August 12, 2005

Friday's Musings

Pushing back the frontiers of ignorance.......................

The New York Times hit a new low this week when the editor criticized the attire of the children of the candidate for the Supreme Court. If "Pinch" Sulzberger hadn't inherited that rag he would be working in the New York City sewer system where he belongs.


Miki's meanderings............................

Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.

It's true that gray hair makes you look distinguished. It distinguishes you from the younger-looking people.
Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?

Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.

To write with a broken pencil is pointless


Actual Headlines.........................

United [Airlines] Losses Blamed on Bankruptcy" -- Denver Post headline

Sudden Rush to Help People Out of Work

Deadline Passes for Striking Police


Sara's Section.............................

August is National Get Acquainted with Zespri New Zealand Kiwi Fruit Month

August is also National Catfish Month

This is Weird Contest Week

August 14 is...National Creamsicle Day

August 15 is...National Relaxation Day [I'm taking the day off]

August 15 is...National Failures Day [Now you know why]

August 15 is...National Relaxation Day

August 16 is...Bratwurst Festival

August 16 is...Joe Miller's Joke Day

August 16 is...Sandcastle & Sculpture Day

August 16 is...Vinegar Day

August 15 is...Watermelon Day

August 17 is...National Thriftshop Day

August 18 is...Bad Poetry Day [There was a hermit named Dave]

August 18 is...Petz Day

August 18 is...Stay Home With Your Kids Day

August 19 is...Aviation Day

August 19 is...Potato Day

August 20 is...National Radio Day

August 20 is...National Forgiveness Day [Remember this when you read this email!]


Did you know................................

Grant Wood's famous painting of an old Indiana couple posing in front of their farmhouse is considered the definitive portrait of the Midwestern farmer. In actuality, the man and women aren't really a couple nor are they farmers. Also, the "farmhouse" in the picture was once used as a bordello.

William Eno is considered to be the "Father of Traffic Safety." He supposedly originated stop signs, one-way streets, taxi stands, pedestrian safety islands and traffic rotaries. What is not known is that he never learned to drive and he considered cars to be a passing fad.

The Beach Boys, who were considered to be the "Kings of California Surfing," started a national surfing craze in the early 1960's. Four of the original members of the band knew nothing about surfing and the only one that did, drowned in 1983.


Latest news from Absurdia.............

The boy mayor of Absurdia wants the city to Build and OWN (called the O'Malley Arms?) and RUN a hotel! We could just sit back and laugh but when it fails, we will have to pay for it with higher taxes. I'm applying for a plywood distributorship to board up the whole thing when it falls on the voters.


That's all the news from Absurdia, the capital city of The Peoples Republic of Absurdistan. Your embedded reporter is going to embedded!


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