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.
They start so young!