Thursday, August 31, 2006

In the News...Lockheed Martin wins NASA "Moon" Contract

My Way News - Lockheed Martin Wins NASA Moon Contract: "If all goes well, the first test flight of Orion will be September 2014 and astronauts could return to the moon by late 2019 or 2020, NASA estimates."

Mark my words...we will not return men to the moon.

- Xan Shui
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Kids say the darndest things!

"Daddy, there's this girl in my three-year-old class who is really made to feel rejected."

- C, age 5, after her first day in Kindergarten

Kids say the darndest things!

C: "We're going to the store to get some bubblegum!"

Daddy: "Yeah, some bubblegum."

C: "And it's gonna be great big bubblegum!"

Daddy: "Yeah, great big bubblegum."

C: "HUGE bubblegum!"

Daddy: "Ha ha, yeah. HUGE bubblegum. The Hugest!"

C: "And it will NEVER lose its flavor!"

- C, age five after her first full day of kindergarten.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Alas, I am finally explained...

ScienceDaily: First 'Encyclopedia' Of Nuclear Receptors Reveals Organisms' Focus On Sex, Food: "Organisms thrive on sex and food, and so do their cells' receptors."

Funny, though, I don't write poems about USDA Prime...

Xan Shui,
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man

Saturday, August 26, 2006

All the hubbub about Careers and Marriage

Careers and Marriage - "Guys: A word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don't marry a woman with a career."

Ok, this article is brilliant in my opinion. First and foremost it did exactly what columns like this are supposed to do - get attention. So it was at least a journalistic success. Second, it is INTERESTING! What a courageous point of view to put in writing nowadays! Of course some are pissed. Growing up in this day and age they can't help but freak out when someone says something that isn't in the mainstream. And, like all FreeThinkerSlaves, they react with exactly what they are conditioned to think.

So anyway, enough rant. Here's my paraphrase of the message of this article in words that even FreeThinkerSlaves can probably accept:

"Don't marry a career woman - they might act just like you!"

Xan Shui,
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Those crazy Austrians!

"Give me the money now and I'll hold you up later."

My Way News: "A would-be robber was arrested after he tried to hold up his local town hall, mistaking it for a bank, Austrian police said Wednesday."

Monday, August 21, 2006

Those crazy Muslims!

My Way News: "Islamic clerics in eastern India have ruled that a woman divorced by her husband in a fit of drunkenness can remarry him only after she takes another husband for one day, police said Monday."

Tomorrow is August 22. Are you ready?

The big day is tomorrow!

Armageddon is tomorrow. Nervous?

Xan Shui,
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man

Saturday, August 12, 2006

And now their failure is complete...

The goal of the attack on the World Trade Center was to strike at the heart of western capitalism and to destroy the US economy. The attack galvanized the US against radical Islam and led directly to the loss of power of the Taliban and a vastly increased US presence in the heart of the middle east. The economy recovered to become even stronger than it was prior to the attacks and now we use the very attack itself to fuel the multi-billion dollar movie industry.

World Trade Center a surprise hit!


Xan Shui,
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Kids say the darndest things!

"My gammaw likes me WAY too much!"

- C (last day of four)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Those crazy Chinese!

My Way News: "Stressed-out Chinese can now unleash pent-up anger at a bar that lets customers attack staff, smash glasses and generally make a ruckus"

Those crazy Germans!

A German scientist has been testing an "anti-stupidity" pill with encouraging results on mice and fruit flies, Bild newspaper reported Saturday.

My Way News

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Kids say the darndest things!

Nanna: "Time to come out from the pool to rest, honey."

C: "Nanna, I can rest under water."

- C (age four)