The second week of 2013 (or if you’re Oriental and adhere to more awesome ways of mapping time, the Year of the Dragon) brought us new things of interest. For starters, the Netherlands fulfilled its duties by coming to the aid of its NATO ally Turkey, and send them a package of shiny things that go ‘BOOM!’.

 

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Bringing peace and stability to the region, one 200 pound warhead at a time.

It was also the week that reminded us that karma is a total bitch: some poor devil saw his day get a false start when he got involved in a car crash. Fortunately for him, an ambulance quickly arrived to patch him up, but then the Universe got the munchies for a good shot of irony…

If you listen carefully, you can hear the muffled chuckles of God.
If you listen carefully, you can hear the muffled chuckles of God.

And last and least, it once again proved mankind’s ineffable capability to give a shit about the personal life of people they’ve never seen without having to pay an entrance fee first. Some overpaid sport star and his glossy girlfriend decided to euthanize their marriage and for reasons I don’t want to know, they made headlines.

Sporty and Glossy, I'll leave you to guess which is which. (and yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy in drawing further attention to this).
Sporty and Glossy, I’ll leave you to guess which is which. (and yes, I’m aware of the hypocrisy in drawing further attention to this).

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