Pssst! Let Our Man let you, trusted confidante reader, into an open secret: He's run out of ammo yet again on the old post-writing front. When this happens he usually reverts to one of three tried and tested acts of subterfuge: 1. Post someone else's work. 2. Do a Top 10 List or 3. Do a Readers' Competition. Well, this time he's gonna combine all three for the mother of all guerrilla tactics: A rehash of other people's opinions into a Readers Top 10! Nifty huh? Here's the deal:
Our Man was reading through his e-mail the other day (he does that sometimes) when he came across some nuanced discussion (folk who went to good colleges mouthing off) about the "secret" 1960 nuclear pact that states (in invisible ink) that the Yanks can park their nuke-powered, nuke armed Flatops (lets call them "Buicks") in the ports of Japan, without Japan kicking up a fuss (Japan, you remember has a thing about nukes and all). Well, can't be that secret if Our Man knows about it.
Anyway, it got Our Man to thinking: What other secret pacts have Japan and the US signed/not signed/done with a secret handshake/but doesn't count cos Kissinger had his fingers crossed? It's crying out for a Top 10, donntcha think? Our Man will get you started:
10. You can park your nukes here, Uncle Sam. When you say USS Kitty Hawk, we'll just say Hello Kitty.
Er, can you help with the next nine?
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