August 26, 2005

Friday's Musings

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

It has occurred to your humble reporter that there are no public celebrated holidays during the month of August. We must change that! We are looking for YOU to suggest ideas that we can submit to Congress before next August!

How about "YoMamadan" or "False Labor Day" or "Appeasing French Day" or "ChakaKhanukkah"

We await your ideas!


Miki's Meanderings....................................

Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway.

When you dream in color, it's a pigment of your imagination.

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Dijon vu - the same mustard as before.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?


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

August is National Catfish Month

This is National Waffle Week

August 28 is...World Sauntering Day [So - Saunter away!]

August 28 is...Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day

August 29 is...Banana Split Day invented- Latrobe PA 1904

August 30 is...National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31 is...National Trail Mix Day

August 31 is...Love Litigating Lawyers Day [Fat chance of that!]

September 1 is... Emma M. Nutt Day

September 2 is 1969 Internet born between Sigma7 & IMP at UCLA

September 2 is... National Beheading Day [Ok so I didn't make this one up either]

September 2 is...Another Look Unlimited Day

September 2 is...Bison-Ten-Yell (Bicentennial?) Day [I luuuuv it!]

September 3 is...Skyscraper Day


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

In October 1994, "Weekly Reader" magazine ran an article that "discussed smoker' rights and the harm done to the tobacco industry by smoking restrictions. The article said nothing about smoking being the cause of lung cancer. Turns out the magazine is owned by the largest shareholders in RJR Nabisco, makers of Camel cigarettes. Imagine that!

It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer!

A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie. [Email is non-fattening!]

Cat's urine glows under a black light.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. [Or husbands either!]


Latest news from Absurdistan......................

Your reporter is proud of his family tradition. My ancestors had come to America on the Mayflower. My line had included Senators and Wall Street wizards. I had decided to compile a family history, a legacy for my children. I hired a fine author.

Only one problem arose: how to handle that great-uncle who was executed in the electric chair. The author said he could handle that chapter of history tactfully.

The book appeared. It said that "Great-uncle George occupied a chair of applied electronics at an important government institution, was attached to his position by the strongest of ties and ... his death came as a real shock."


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