Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Keep the Faith, Hot Air, -and- Animal Kingdom

Keep the Faith - Texans vote to add "God" to state pledge
Hot Air - global warming not the end of the world as we know it
Wild Kingdom - brown bear kills moose 20 feet from home

On this day in history: May 9, 1950 - L. Ron Hubbard publishes the first edition of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. This follows on the heels of a feature article in the pulp sci-fi magazine Astounding Science Fiction. A book review in the The New Republic describes the work as "a bold and immodest mixture of complete nonsense and perfectly reasonable common sense, taken from long-acknowledged findings and disguised and distorted by a crazy, newly invented terminology." The subsequent movement goes on to become one of the scariest, most powerful pseudo-religious cults in modern history.

Born on this day in history: May 9, 1949 - Billy Joel (1949 - ____) singer, songwriter. He had five #1 songs from his album "An Innocent Man," 1983.

Today's Video: AK-47 - 300 Rounds and on Fire - submitted by Frank

VIDEOS: The videos are now available via the link "Amazing and Amusing Videos" in the Links section, below the visitor counter.

Excellent Resource: Break the Chain - this is an excellent resource for information on email chain letters.

Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, and Quasimodo were all talking one day.

Sleeping Beauty said, "I believe myself to be the most beautiful girl in the world."

Tom Thumb said, "I must be the smallest person in the world."

Quasimodo said, "I absolutely have to be the most disgusting person in the world."

So they all decided to go to the Guinness Book of World Records to have their claims verified.

Sleeping Beauty went in first and came out looking deliriously happy. "It's official, I AM the most beautiful girl in the world."

Tom Thumb went next and emerged triumphant, "I am now officially the smallest person in the world."

Sometime later, Quasimodo comes out looking utterly confused and says, "Who is Rosie O'Donnell?"