Deep as a bottle top

Unlike my excellent Dolce & Gabbana joke, the “There Is No Spoon” wasn’t anything funny. The only reason I thought that whole story was worth telling was this… movie fans are a weird species. Not only do we often converse among ourselves using quotes and lines from the films we have all watched, but, even worse, even more self-absorbed and even more myopic of us, we never consider the chance that there are normal people out there who do not share our obsession.

Seriously, we honestly believe that everyone has watched The Matrix.

And consequently, when the opportunity to utter one of the lines from the movie The Matrix, (that line, in this case being “There is no spoon”) we utter away, then be shocked to discover that some people had better things to do with their lives than be there mbu

watching Keanu Reeves be a kung fu philosopher.

So, beloved, that’s it. Not a terribly sophisticated joke. Just a line from a movie. Now Cheri, you can kusooza and say, “Kale why was he wasting my time?”

Why indeed.

Have you noticed, by the way, that there is something more airy and languid and lackadaisical about the blog today? To whit, that I am not even making any effort at this and am totally phoning it in, shamelessly typing on even though I clearly have nothing to

say? It is because, folks, I am on leave. I am on vacation. I am not at work.

For the next two weeks I will be slouch on the couch growing fat on rolex and safi, keeping my interaction with the rest of Kampala to an absolute minimum.

When a bald, love-handled, halitotic, scabied creature returns to the city on the twenty-seventh, you will not need to ask, you know that it will be me. Sayonara friends. All my haters, tough noogies.



  1. Mschtttzzs, kale why is he wasting my time…

    Baz, I don’t do sci fi…never even done the Matrix, star Wars etc…I like to believe stuff.

  2. Kale I have watched the matrix but I swear that line is not in there. Lol, Cheri, where did you get the spelling of kusoozaring?

  3. Baz on leave in Bweyos? Add backawad to the description of the thing that will return to town on the 27th. What a waste of good leave time – CHOGM gave us 23rd and 24th off, but you will be on leave

  4. Je ne pense pas à ce chemin est prêt pour Chogm, aucune manière bonnes vacances et j’espère que vous obtenez des troubles de l’estomac avec votre rolex.

  5. Oh, oh. I meant to sign as Samantha and Mudamuli showed instead. Sorry M.N.N. By the way, M.N.N. your name is…well, plain ho-hum. Just incase you didn’t know.

    Otherwise, I would laugh at anything Baz said whether I got the joke or not. Because of the expression on his face.

  6. What’s in a name, after all?? M.N.N by any other name would smell just (?sweet?) Your current name gives me visions of Ragga Dee dancing, mixed with a traditional medicine man complete with leopard skin and five headed pipe…you can imagine. Anything almost would be better. Though I am sure the person behind the name needs no changing.

  7. Victoria, Victoria!

    Hmm! Very funny. Well, the name Mudamuli came about when I was about 2 years old. My aunt and brother would keep calling my name which was Samali then. When I got tired of responding to them, I would say “Ntikita Ntikita!” I don’t know what that meant. But perhaps it was my way of saying, ‘I am responding, people!’ So, my aunt and bro began calling me Samali Mudamuli Ntikita Ntikita. I guess what they meant by that was ‘Samali the one who responds Ntikita Ntikita’ and so the name stuck.

    Right now, my aunt is far away. Married to a man from the land of the free with 5 kids. My bro is also far away with 2 kids and a wife from Denmark. The kids now know me by this name and it has become special to me. Please bear with moi.

  8. i’m just wondering why no one has yet snorted with derision at the expression ‘my excellent Dolce & Gabbana joke’… allow me to be the first;-)

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