The h2g2 Post 22.02.10

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Posted: 22th February 2010



All men are created equal

Well, it's what it says on the tin, but it's still not in the tin. My son is still doing his conscription. He asked me to cut his hair again. It's not even long, just curly, which apparently is considered 'unruly' by his superiors. So I got the scissors out again and shortened the hair in the ear and neck area. Just why the men have to have their hair that ridiculously short while at the same time the women don't have to cut their hair at all is beyond me.

My youngest son was appointed to his medical examination on Friday. He is still not sure whether he'll do his conscription or do community service instead. I hope he'll go for the latter, I'm not sure I can endure all this hassle with the German Bundeswehr all over again.

But enough of my Sunday woes, on to nicer things. I browsed the Post archives a bit, as you do. There are so many gems in there, it's a shame they should be all forgotten and never see the light of day again. I'll try to pick one of those gems more frequently and give it a new airing. Today, we'll start with the 'Word of the Week'. I thought it was absolutely fitting, as we went from the Word of the Day to word of the Week to Quote of the Day to Quote of the Week on the h2g2 Front Page within the last ten years. Who knows, maybe Demon Drawer would like to take the column up again or somebody else may want to take it on?

Whatever the outcome, please enjoy the current issue of the Post.






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