Thursday, November 30, 2006

French fries or French kissing?

The joys of getting my news from reading the paper through the vending machine. Today's Chicago Sun-Times features a huge banner headline proclaiming "There is a God." Next to it was a large picture of disgraced former Illinois Governor George Ryan. Apparently, George Ryan is God. Looking a little closer, it says, "A Sneed exclusive, George Ryan says... There is a God." Ah, so George Ryan is the pre-eminent theologian and philosopher of the era...

In other Chicago news, Barak Obama and Ludacris held a joint summit at Northwestern University on AIDS. I'm not making this up.

This week's theme:
Oh the places I've been!

For a few years, my parents were really into picking a random state and going there. One year, we did Westmoreland, Virgina. It was a nice place, although a little... rustic. While we were there, we went to the birthplace of George Washington, which oddly enough is just down the street from the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. I suppose that since I'm reading Battle Cry of Freedom, I should appreciate the deep historical connection. Maybe the joke is too high-brow.

On to the news:

Kazahstani journalist makes a documentary about America

A spray-on condom?
(I have neither the time nor the energy to make this stuff up)

Blind 94-year-old woman bowls a 244 game
(This is only funny because when I bowl, I rarely break 100)

Bright, shiny objects:

Would you like fries with that?
(I took a similar picture of myself with Ronald a few years ago)

10 seasons of Friends in 90 seconds
(The one where it all makes sense)

Today's random "next blog":

A couple blogs about their trip around the world
(Why not, after all... they also are recently engaged)

Today's strange anniversary:

November 30, 1983 - Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip). That's what we use here at FIF central.

Fun fact of the day:

Sheriff came from Shire Reeve. During early years of feudal rule in England, each shire had a reeve who was the law for that shire. When the term was brought to the United States it was shortned to Sheriff.

And finally:

They start so young!


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Chris said...

"I shot the Shire Reeve" just doesn't have the same Bob Marley sound, does it?

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