Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Kids say the darndest things!

C: "What are those flowers for?"

Mommy: "The flowers are for all of us!"

C: "For ALL of me?"


There are times when nature is more civilized than man.

A 12-year-old girl who was abducted and beaten by men trying to force her into a marriage was found being guarded by three lions who apparently had chased off her captors, a policeman said Tuesday.

She was beaten repeatedly before she was found June 9 by police and relatives on the outskirts of Bita Genet, Wondimu said. She had been guarded by the lions for about half a day, he said.

"They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest," Wondimu said.

"If the lions had not come to her rescue, then it could have been much worse. Often these young girls are raped and severely beaten to force them to accept the marriage," he said.

- from the article.

The Onion 2056 - Ok, this is about as funny as I've seen them.

CAUTION - SOUND - Turn down speakers if in a sound-hostile environment or if you should be working!

The Onion 2056

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

In the news: A woman's brain shuts down during orgasm!

Scientists discovered that the part of a woman's brain dealing with fear and anxiety are shut down during female orgasm.

Who knew?

Funnier still: They got no valid conclusions about male orgasm because it doesn't last long enough!


And the master said:

Pope Blasts Europe for Excluding God:

"[In the new book,] he criticizes parents who think their rights to freedom trump the rights of the unborn child, saying 'they become blind to the right to life of another, of the youngest and weakest who don't have a voice.'

'Accepting that the rights of the weakest can be violated, means that you accept also that the right of force prevails over the force of rights,' he writes."

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Some samplings...

"The classic form of the big bang theory really says nothing about what banged, what happened before it banged or what caused it to bang."

- Alan Guth, MIT

"Most people come at this iwth the nieve notion that there was a beginning. That, somehow, space and time emerged from nothingness into somethingness."

- Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study

"Do I really believe that the universe was a big bang out of nothing? I'm not a philosopher so I won't say, but I would imagine to a philosopher that is a problem. But to a physicist I think it's also a problem."

- Burt Ovrut, University of Pennsylvania

"I actually find it rather unattractive to think of a universe without a beginning. It seems to me that a universe without a beginning is also a universe without an explanation."

- Alan Guth, MIT

"It's an intruiging idea. Unfortunately, there are a few technical problems."

- Brian Greene

"As promising and exciting as the theory is, we don't entirely understand it."

- Briane Greene

Science: The Elegant Universe on TV!

Check this out. If you haven't read Brian Greene's book THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE, and are even slightly curious about why you can clap your hands together without the atoms in one hand passing through the vast spaces between the atoms in the other, or string theory, or how many dimensions our universe contains, then you definitely should.

But now you can watch the book instead! They've turned it into a television program on PBS that you can view freely on the web!

NOVA | The Elegant Universe | Watch the Program | PBS

Friday, June 17, 2005

Kids say the darndest things!

Dad: "You have a lot of attitude for a three-year-old."

C: "My attitude is four!"

Fortune Cookies

"Fortune not found: Abort, Retry, Ignore?"

- from a fortune cookie

In the news: We will never learn.

komo news | Chilling List Could Lead To Biggest Molest Case Ever: "Chilling, handwritten lists of more than 36,000 suspected sex acts with boys has led investigators to what may be the most extensive case of child molestation in U.S. history."

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Kids say the darndest things!

"I'm three years old....and that's a lot of little."

- C

Fortune Cookies

"Help I am being held prisoner in Chinese fortune cookie factory!"

- from a fortune cookie

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Fortune Cookies

"Including others in your life will bring you great happiness."

- from a fortune cookie

Kids say the darndest things!

C (with a toy phone): "Ring ring!"

Daddy (with a pretend phone): "Hello! Who is it?"

C: "Hello, it's C."

Daddy: "Oh, hello, C. What are you doing?"

C: "Something terrible. Hee hee hee!"

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Fortune Cookies

"Be prepared to accept a wondrous opportunity in the days ahead."

- from a fortune cookie

Monday, June 13, 2005

Fortune Cookies

"You are only young once, but immaturity can last a lifetime."

- from one of my fortune cookies

In the news: Jacko Found Not Guilty on All Counts

Respect for the rule of law. He's innocent.

Jesse Jackson has my apologies. - Foxlife - Jacko Found Not Guilty on All Counts: "Michael Jackson (search) has been acquitted of all of the charges against him."

And the master said:

"May God’s grace give you the necessary humility. Try not to think—must less, speak—of their sins. One’s own are a much more profitable theme! And if on consideration, one can find no faults on one’s own side, then cry for mercy: for this must be a most dangerous delusion."

- C. S. Lewis

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Kids say the darndest things!

"When I grow up I'm gonna be an astronaut!"

- C 6/9/2005 - Kennedy Space Center

I took the sixties quiz!

Hat tip to Howie.

You can take the sixties quiz here.

I took the sixties quiz, which asks, "Who were you in the sixties?"

My results:
You are a Playboy. You perv.

The punchline: I was two! :-)

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

And the master said:

"Don't sleep on an argument, always share a kiss and hold hands before going to bed."

- Percy and Florence Arrowsmith - revealing the secrets of their marriage on their 80th wedding anniversary.

U.K. Couple Marks 80th Wedding Anniversary - Yahoo! News