In Sanity We Trust
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922-2007), Satirist, author of "Slaughterhouse 5" "Cat's Cradle" "Breakfast of Champions" and "Mother Night", one of only seven American POWs to survive the allied firebombing of Dresden.
In Sanity We Trust Blog which is just where I'm going to put all that mundane stuff about why I've been so piss-poor at maintaining the site lately. Most recently the Saga of Toerag and Shit-for-Brains (a couple of wankers).
Brisbane Times: Thousands of Japanese swindled in a scam in which they were sold Australian and British sheep and told they were poodles
Remember it takes a college degree to fly a plane, but only a high school diploma to fix one. Quantas Pilots Gripe Sheet
Everyone loves Pac Man eh!
The recent murder of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer at the World Cup of Cricket in the West Indies has once again raised the ugly spectre of match-fixing in the sport. Previously respected players such as Hansie Cronje (S. Africa), Salim Malik (Pakistan) and Mohammed Azharuddin (India) have already received life bans for receiving payment and gifts from book makers in return for fixing the outcome of matches, actions which have tarnished the reputation of the sport.
Match-fixing is nothing new though, and has been around probably as long as people have been betting on the outcome of sports matches. The 1919 Baseball world series between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds, won by the Reds, also resulted in life bans for eight White Sox players including stars "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, and Claude "Lefty" Williams. The White Sox subsequently became known as the "Black Sox". It also gave rise to the expression "Say it ain't so, (Joe)." supposedly uttered by a tearful young fan to Jackson on the courthouse steps.
Do the names Paul Gadd, Harry Webb and Reginald Dwight ring any bells? Try Gary Glitter, Cliff Richard and Elton John.
More singers real names....
"One of the interesting things about sweating or working out up here is that the stuff doesn't evaporate off you or drop off you. The water just sort of stays on you until it makes a big enough glop that it kind of floats away."
- Suni Williams, U.S. Astronaut planning to run a marathon in space.
The pubs are all closed. I'm still trying to figure out what's good about that but anyway.....on with the show!
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards discloses in the latest edition of NME that he once snorted cocaine laced with his father's ashes. He also had this to say.....
"I was No. 1 on the 'Who's likely to die' list for 10 years. I mean I was really disappointed when I fell off that list. Some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral."
and on the current stable of popular music acts.....
"Everyone's a load of crap. They are trying to be some body else and they ain't being themselves. Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Party Bloc? Load of crap, load of crap. Posers, rubbish!"
Richards says just a joke eh!
Bollywood actress and former Miss world, Aishwarya Rai, 33, married a banana tree on the advice of astronomers. Rai, who recently announced her engagement to 31 year old actor, Abhishek Bachchan, is classed as a "manglik" meaning her husband faces ill health or an untimely death. It is hoped that the curse will affect the tree instead.
The museum of hoaxes have released their top ten list of famous April Fool's Day Hoaxes.....
#1: The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest:
In 1957 the respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in, and many called up wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti trees. To this question, the BBC diplomatically replied that they should "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best." Check out the actual broadcast archived on the BBC's website (You need the RealVideo player installed to see it, and it usually loads very slowly). -More-
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