Monday, September 22, 2008

Fighting Back, ET Phone Home, -and- A Girl's Best Friend

Fighting Back - 8-year-old boy rescues babysitters from robbers
ET Phone Home - woman thinks husband is an alien, attacks with hammer
A Girl's Best Friend - Lesotho mine yields nearly 500-carat diamond

On this day in history: September 22, 1975 - In front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, Sara Jane Moore pulls out a Smith and Wesson .38 revolver and points it at Gerald Ford. Before she can assassinate the President, a bystander named Oliver "Bill" Sipple grabs Moore's arm.

Born on this day in history: September 22, 1958 - Andrea Bocelli (1958– ) Born in Lajatico, Italy, tenor singer Andrea Bocelli became blind at the age of 12 after a sports injury, and later studied law, but decided on a singing career. His break came in 1992 when star opera singer Luciano Pavarotti recorded with him. International success followed.

Scripture of the Day: "To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some." — 1 Corinthians 9:22

Video of the Day: Scuba Cat - submitted by Danica

Go, Sarah! Click to enlarge.

Dear Abby,

I am a crack dealer in Beaumont, Texas, who has recently been diagnosed as a carrier of HIV virus. My parents live in Fort Worth. One of my sisters lives in Pflugerville and is married to a transvestite. My father and mother have recently been arrested for growing and selling marijuana. They are financially dependent on my other two sisters, who are prostitutes in Dallas. I have two brothers: one is currently serving a life sentence at Huntsville for the murder of a teenage boy in 1994. My other brother is currently in jail awaiting charges of sexual misconduct with his three children. I have recently become engaged to marry a former prostitute who lives in Longview. She is a part time 'working girl.'

All things considered, my problem is this: I love my fiancée and look forward to bringing her into the family. I certainly want to be totally open and honest with her.

Should I tell her about my cousin who supports Barack Obama for President?


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