My parents may be getting on a bit, but that’s still no excuse for just how badly tonight’s phone conversation went…

Them: How are you feeling?

Me: Shit.

Them: About the protests?

Me: No, about Jeffrey Epstein’s cat. COURSE about the protests.

Them: What’s the worse that could happen?

Me: Are you serious??

Them: The PLA will march in and Hong Kong will become the New Shanghai!

Me: I think you’re missing the point.

Them: Lots of people love Shanghai!

Me: Yeah, Mainlanders.

Them: No, Hongkongers move there, too! They love it!

Me: Well, if Hong Kong’s the New Shanghai, there’d be no point moving to Old Shanghai, would there? Might as well stay put.

Them: You said 15 years ago that you’d like to live in Shang.

Me: No, I said I’d like to live in THE Shang, as in Shangri-La, as in hotel, as in harbor view, as in Hong Kong, as in not in Sai Kung.

Them: Wouldn’t the protests put you off?

Me: Look, I’ve gotta go. Dog…hair…house…pants on fire.

Them: Ok, have a lovely evening!

And they call themselves Liberals.

Let's Pretend None of This Ever Happened..
I am trying…

It’s both gratifying and petrifying that I very nearly predicted this one right! Penned the day before the 2016 UK referendumb and way before Trump took a dump on the world stage. There’s a lesson here…

Be careful what you don’t wish for!

Ahh, that’s it.

https://missadventurerthk.com/2016/06/22/the-future-of-democracy/

tink-oops

Nostradammit

My predictions for the UK:

2016 Britain breaks from Europe
2017 Scotland breaks from Britain
2018 Northern England breaks from Britain and joins Scotland. Northern Ireland considers joining Eire, before a referendum decides that they join Scotland
2019 Wales declares itself a sovereign state. Two weeks later, North Wales declares itself a separate sovereign state to South Wales
2020 What’s left of England reverts to Wessex
2021 Cornwall revolts and declares independence from Wessex. Devon and Somerset follow. Jacob Rees-Mogg proclaims himself King of Somerset
2022 London’s Eurocrats declare London a province of France and the former Capital becomes known as Northern North France. Hackney revolts and joins Syria
2023 The Prime Minister declares Winchester the Capital of Wessex
2024 Scotland invades Wessex and Glaswegian becomes all former Britons’ mother tongue

My predictions for the US:
2016 Trump triumphs and is declared the most powerful man on earth
2017 California revolts and declares itself Greater Mexico. Meanwhile, New York joins Canada
2019 Florida declares itself a province of Cuba
2020 Sarah Palin declares Alaska a province of neighboring Russia
2020 Trump is declared the most powerful man in his bathroom

The Entire Democratic World:
2020 Teenagers, realizing Democracy is in crisis, declare their bedrooms independent sovereign states of which they are the sovereigns
2025 We must carry a passport at all times, just to move from room to room in our own homes

Democracy. It’s a wonderful thing. We must never lose it. What would Kim Jong-un have to laugh at then?

Little Rocket Man
Thanks to Trump, Kim’s ratings have never been higher!