Monday, July 27, 2009


Click the header. Go on. I'll wait.
I wonder how Neil feels?
WAPAKONETA, Ohio - Officials at an Ohio museum dedicated to Neil Armstrong said a cheddar cheese sculpture of the astronaut softened and fell from its base.
Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum officials in Wapakoneta said the facility's air conditioning unit turned off automatically overnight and the resulting heat caused the sculpture to soften, resulting in the nearly one ton of cheese falling from its base, WHIO-TV, Dayton, Ohio, reported Tuesday.
The statue was carved during the course of 59 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday by artist Sarah Kaufmann as part of festivities marking the 40th anniversary of Armstrong's walk on the moon.
"Quick, call the wine and cracker vendors!"
I can't stop laughing
From The Daily Telegraph in a piece headed "Brussels Pays 200,000 Pounds to Save Prostitutes":
"... the money will not be going directly into the prostitutes' pocket, but will be used to encourage them to lead a better life. We will be training them for new positions in hotels."
And I thought they knew the positions.
Not a rarity at all
"A young girl, who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth, was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coast-guard spokesman commented, 'This sort of thing is all too common these days."
You don't want to hear about uncommon things, then.
Sotomayor squashed journalist's rights
You still don't want to hear about uncommon things.
********************************************************************************* Economics Class
It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea.
It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted.
It is tough times, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit.
Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.
He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.
The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.
The Butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig grower.
The pig grower takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.
The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the town's prostitute that in these hard times, gave her "services" on credit.
The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 Euro note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.
At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms and takes his 100 Euro note, after saying that he did not like any of the rooms and leaves town.
No one earned anything.
However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is economic recovery stimulus.
Obama economics 101
Today's govermental efficiency
There is an old saying that goes...the most frightening thing a person can hear is, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
The government is famous for world class screw ups, and while this one may not be world class, I think we could all see this one coming a mile away. It came out last week.
An 83-year-old Maryland man said he was shocked to receive a federal stimulus check addressed to his mother, who's been dead since 1967. Social Security Administration officials said the mid-June deadline for mailing out the checks does not leave enough time for thorough examinations of the program's records. They said an estimated 10,000 of the 52 million checks that have been mailed out were addressed to deceased people. And just today I saw a story on that pretty much said the same thing. In their story, Antoniette Santopadre of Valley Stream was expecting a $250 stimulus check, but when her son finally opened it, they saw that the check was made out to her father, Romolo Romonini, who died in Italy 34 years ago. He'd been a U.S. citizen when he left for Italy in 1933, but only returned to the United States for a seven-month visit in 1969.The feds blame a rushed schedule, because all the checks have to be cut by June. The strange thing is, some of the checks were made out to people -- like Romonini -- who were never even part of the Social Security system.
So apparently there are so many holes in the system that dead people from Italy are drifting in. That should make you feel confident!
I have nothing but confidence in the Obama administration. (Crossing fingers behind back.)
This'll get your attention
Whadda ya mean racist?