Saturday, September 04, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

This doesn't seem to have hit the news sites...

...but on Facebook Alex Bennett is saying that comedian Robert Schimmel has died in the hospital following this car accident.

A Modest Proposal:

Via the H-Post:

BP is warning Congress that if lawmakers pass legislation that bars the company from getting new offshore drilling permits, it may not have the money to pay for all the damages caused by its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Okay, BP, how about this. You don't have to pay any money. However, all your executives are required by law to wear big, impossible-to-mistake letters "BP" at all times. The rest of us are free to beat you bloody with tire irons whenever and however many times we see fit.

Sound good?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Your final reminder

Tomorrow, September 1, is my birthday. My Wish List can be found to the right of these very words.

And if you find these frequent pesterings annoying (I know I would), just wait till October rolls around. Then you're gonna get so many Saw references you'll be begging me to go back to wheedling for some token of your approval--begging, I say!

I want to play a game (and no, this isn't a Saw post)

Those are coming in about a month.

The game I want to play is that I want you to read the opening paragraphs of this news item...

NC farm produces emerald shaped into massive gem

An emerald so large it's being compared with the crown jewels of Russian empress Catherine the Great was pulled from a pit near corn rows at a North Carolina farm.

The nearly 65-carat emerald its finders are marketing by the name Carolina Emperor was pulled from a farm once so well known among treasure hunters that the owners charged $3 a day to shovel for small samples of the green stones. After the gem was cut and re-cut, the finished product was about one-fifth the weight of the original find, making it slightly larger than a U.S. quarter…....

...and tell me honestly: How many lines into it did you have to get before the words "meteor;" "crystal;" "Superman" and/or "Kryptonite" crossed your mind?