Wednesday, November 15, 2006

In His Image, "If I Did It," -and- Alien Chicken

In His Image - Jesus dolls rejected by Toys for Tots
"If I Did It" - O.J. Simpson interviewed on Fox News
Alien Chicken - KFC targets ETs with huge logo

On this day in history: November 15, 1990 - Producers acknowledge that Milli Vanilli (the 1990 "Best Artist" Grammy Award winners) did not sing on their album.

Born on this day in history: November 15, 1887 - Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986) painter. She was one of the founders of Modernism and best known for "Black Iris," 1926 and "Cow's Skull," 1931.

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For some reason (perhaps the late-night snack of Peanut M&Ms is a contributing factor), my dreams are generally odd. Last night was no exception: I lived in a gated community. I backed my red Dodge Viper out of my garage, closed the garage door with the remote control, and backed into the street in front of my home. As I prepared to depart, a young blond woman appeared and said, "Good morning. My name is Alicia. I just bought the house next door. The moving company is arriving this morning with my furniture and my car, but I must get to work. Could I trouble you to drop me at work? It is near your office." I agreed—not questioning how she knew where my office was (this was, after all, a dream)—and told her to hop aboard. She directed me to her real estate office, thanked me, got out of my Viper, and entered her office. I drove to my office. It was a short distance from her office. From the window of my office, I could see the Viper and her office. At the end of the business day, I saw Alicia walking across the parking lot toward my office. I suddenly realized that the Viper was gone. Alicia entered my office and said, "I thought you might have gone already. I didn't see your car outside." "Apparently," I replied, "someone has stolen it." Alicia looked very sad, tears fell from her eyes, and she said, "I'm so sorry. It was a beautiful car." "Do not concern yourself," I said. "This is only a dream. I really do not own a Viper, so no one could have really stolen it from me." Alicia appeared not to understand and said, "Do you mean you don't think any of this is real?" "I will show you," I said—at which point I awakened.