An Ocean Park presentation this week on the ins and outs of dolphin breeding gave Backbites a surprise when chief vet Dr Reimi Kinoshita rhapsodised about the importance of studying the marine mammals' 'bondage behaviour'. The group had already been told dolphins - along with humans and apes - were the only members of the animal kingdom who had sex for fun. So many were left wondering exactly what kind of kinky behaviour went on in the dolphins' private pools when the beasts were not performing. Stumped One of Hong Kong's more successful cricketers who has just left these shores recently for a top coaching job abroad will be remembered more for his brawn than his brain. The Australian, a big run getter, was once told of an annual game here between local players originating from the northern and southern hemispheres. Excited by the prospect, the antipodean was stumped by one thing. 'Which team am I on?' he asked. As fellow players howled in derision, the embarrassed batsman was caught out again. 'How should I know? I never studied geology.' Poppy pride Congratulations to the Government for giving such sterling support to the veterans who will be holding their annual Remembrance Day service next week. With the departure of the British Forces who used to organise the ceremony, arrangements have been handed over to the volunteers at the Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association. The Government has managed to turn its back on the service without seeming to - Tung Chee-hwa and all his top people are obviously far too busy at 11am on a Sunday to stand for two minutes in honour of all those who died in wars, including defending Hong Kong, though Mr Tung has ordered there will be no lie-in for his aide-de-camp who will be one of few official SAR representatives. And next year it's been announced that the ceremony will be shifted to an out-of-the-way venue at City Hall. While it is right and understandable for Hong Kong to be making a fresh start this year, there is the old saying of throwing the baby out with the bath water, and in their haste to say goodbye to all things colonial it seems leaders are forgetting the sacrifices made by Hong Kong people to preserve this place more than 50 years ago so Mr Tung and his cronies could offer ritzy birthday parties to each other now. And showing how small-minded so many of them are, the Government, with all its billions, is not even paying for the programme of the service. So buy your poppy and wear it with pride - sadly not all donations will be going to the needy veterans, but you'll be making a private printer happy. Tea not tee Developers of a new golf course near Tseng Tau Village in the New Territories certainly know how to treat the locals. As a sop to villagers who may lose some land and possibly their homes to the massive project, they have built a facility rather grandly named, The International Family Golf Centre. But a visit there certainly doesn't evoke memories of the Old Course at St Andrews or the sprawling Scottish majesty of Gleneagles. No, Tseng Tau's International Family Golf Centre consists of one ramshackle hut, a rickety table and a handwritten notice announcing the grandiose title. The only caddie in site is a tea caddy. Chopper news Well, the Government is obviously so strapped for cash it's given up the principle of freedom of information. On Friday it published a report into a helicopter accident, a copy of which would normally be sent free to news-gathering organisations. But, perhaps after too much gambling on the stock market, this practice has been scrapped and journalists were told that the report, no longer than a couple of dozen pages, had to be bought for the princely sum of $208. That just goes to show that in Hong Kong, even if information is available, it certainly isn't free.