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Tubby Johnson (Almost) Saves The World (Sort Of)

And all it took was discipline. And diet. And maybe a little megalomania.

This is the story of Tubby Johnson, and how he almost saved the world — and almost destroyed it as well.Tubby Johnson’s real name has been lost to history, but we know something about his early years. We know he was smart, and he was funny, and a little s...

Jackson Goes for a Run, Realizes Why He Hates Birds

A man finds he's the pig in a real life game of Angry Birds.

It was the first legitimate spring day of the season. The air finally warmed, the sun was out and there was not a cloud in the sky. I decided that rather than go to the gym and pretend to be a hamster on the tedious treadmill; I would call my friend James...

The King of Bananas

Nothing is straight forward in the tropics

Resplendent at his bamboo, yellow banana stall, the King of Bananas prepared for another day's business. His pitch, on the corner of Colombo's Duplication Road and Malasekera Mawatha had become an institution. Old sepia pictures of the high-rise-less stre...