Monday, December 22, 2003

Just Another Trip to the Store

I took the kids to Autozone to get a part for the car and sat James down on the counter while the girl looked up the part for me. Joshua was wandering all over touching everything so I called him over to stand next to me and he took his sweet time doing it. Ever helpful, James called him again ... "Hey butthead, get over here!"

100 Years Ago

Some interesting statistics from 1902. Here are a few I think stand out.

The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47.

More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home.

Most women washed their hair only once a month and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo. What was that like?

Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason. I think that's funny. Socialists.

The population of Las Vegas, Nev., was only 30.

Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic.

There were only 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.

Apocalypse Now

Dean, Kerry Want Clinton to Broker Mideast Peace

Yeah, that will work.

What Are These People Thinking?

Man with blades in shoe arrested at airport

The incident was at least the fifth time that razor blades or similar items were found in passengers' shoes in the past three to four months, said Rick Thomas, the Transportation Security Administration's federal security director at Miami International. Last week, two loaded guns were confiscated at MIA checkpoints, he said.

And What Is He Thinking?

Michael Jackson a Muslim?

Michael Jackson, a man who once thrilled us all with his dancing, having now become one of the most discredited men on earth. And what does he do in order to re-establish his credibility? Why, he teams up with Louis Farrakhan. He would probably have gotten more credibility had he become a Jedi Knight, chosen Obe Wan Kenobe as his master and paid homage to the Force.

Just another chapter of weird.

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