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Friday, March 16, 2012

What a World, What a World

No time to chat much today, busy busy busy. It would've been my Mom's 88th birthday today, so that's on the family's mindscape. Aside from that, it's the details of life that consume the hours. Without further doodoo, here's some news items:

The Nude Revolutionaries Calendar
http://bigthink.com/daylight-atheism/the-nude-photo-revolutionaries-calendar

China's air pollution
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/16/air-pollution-biggest-threat-china

Greg Lake's tour keeps growing:
http://greglake.com/tour_tour.html

Lone gunman in Afghanistan killings?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/16/karzai-doubts-us-village-massacre

The verdict is in: Santorum's a nut
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election-2012/rick-santorum-declares-war-pornography-i-ban-hardcore-porn-elected-president-article-1.1040728

Schmear for all
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/15/1074874/-Defender-of-Marriage-caught-in-affair-threatens-to-sue-state-and-exposeothers

It's an evocative product name, anyway...
http://lockerz.com/s/192785300

The unnecessariness of it all...
http://www.npr.org/2012/03/16/148737642/pope-benedict-has-his-own-custom-cologne?ft=1&f=3

12 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Are you serious? It would have been Dads 89th today.

Austan said...

Lawless- Tell me your Mom's was Sept. 7th and I'm pouring a drink!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

No, it was September 3rd.

Austan said...

That's still scarily close.

The Elephant's Child said...

The Pontiff's cologne freaked me out. Next we will be seeing him on billboards selling it. Truly weird.
Have a great day.

Austan said...

EC- I can't figure why a pope needs a scent of his own. Isn't he supposed to give up earthly things? Did St. Peter have a signature cologne? This is what little old ladies are tithing themselves for?

klahanie said...

Hey Laura,
And with your reflective mood upon the anniversary of your mother's birthday, I send you peaceful thoughts.
Now then, I note, as of now, that Greg doesn't seem to have Vancouver as part of his tour dates. Perhaps I should remind him of the sell-out concert in Vancouver in 1973 when I watched him and the rest of ELP perform their "Brain Salad Surgery" tour. That was the loudest and one of the best concerts I ever experienced!
Take good care and keep smiling.
Gary
x

Geo. said...

Since both my parents died, everywhere I am is in some small degree an orphanage. Here's to love outliving life.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

No need for a poll, Santorum is a nut - and a rather scary one at that.

Not going into the Pope's scent, that is even more scary.

Austan said...

Gary- If you'd like to do that, I can give you an email addy to one of his staff. :) He actually likes that sort of thing.
And you take good care of yourself and dig for the funny...
Laura
x

Austan said...

George- That was perfectly and succinctly beautiful. Because it's a harsh truth. And I'll clink to that.

Austan said...

Arleen- Can you believe the crazy conga line they're running these days?
I heard someone today say the Pope already has a scent- old man head!