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I know this is sorta old news, but I vividly remember as a kid in Michigan seeing what we were told was a meteorite. We were out playing in our back yard at night. Suddenly the entire sky was lit up and it flew directly overhead. It seemed so close we ran to the back of our yard, thinking we could catch up to it and watch it crash. Look at the last picture in the pictures of the following site: it shows the entire sky totally lit up. That’s exactly what I remember seeing. But we never heard it crash. And we didn’t have any video cameras (we still had black and white TVs, and rotary phones, and mimeograph machines to make copies with). I’d put the date as sometime between 1964 and 1968. Since I didn’t read the papers back then, or watch the news, I never heard anything about what it was.
UPDATE: WHOA! Did I observe a UFO? After initially posting this article, I decided to do a Google search to see if it had made the news. I guessed it occurred in 1965, so I googled Meteor Michigan 1965. I found a site that says bits of something were found in Lapeer Michigan (I lived approximately 5-10 miles from there at the time, in Burton Michigan). Continue reading
I couldn’t sleep this a.m. so I got up and watched a TIVO of “Bad Santa.” I laughed out loud about every two minutes while watching it. Don’t watch it with kids or if you are offended by sex, profanity and immorality. But I love it. Billy Bob Thornton plays a drunk Santa. It even has a happy ending.
There is even a webpage devoted exclusively to memorable quotes in the movie! Continue reading
Whenever the press wants to impress upon us that some bunch of dorks is unhappy about something, the press uses the word “outraged.” Continue reading
I’m serious. Since the election, after all the salivating by the mainstream media died down a little, during the lull before they start it up again when he is inaugurated, it is as if the country has let out a collective sigh of relief that it is over. The election. The Bush Administration. The peaceful transfer of power from one party to the other. Everything. Continue reading
Some things that I don’t like, in no particular order: Continue reading