The month of December is upon us. I like this time of year and the good times that come with it. One of the reasons that this December will be better is the fact that my pals, Anne and Doc, sent me a Christmas CD with the songs of the season. Being a musician, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the songs are done in a soft jazz type of arrangement. I am playing the CD as we speak and thoroughly enjoying it ! Thanks, Anne and Doc !
Evel Knevel died over the weekend at the age of 69. Although I'm not a big fan of daredevil (aka suicidal) feats, I must admit that when he was attempting something, you somehow knew it was either going to be great or painful. Two of his daring misfortunes I witnessed on television, the first being the ill-fated jump over the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and the other, the fiasco jet powered rocket attempt over the Snake River. How he survived those attempts boggles the imagination. Rest In Peace, Evel.
Sean Taylor played professional football for the Washington Redskins until last week when he was murdered by four armed thugs in a botched robbery attempt at his home in Palmetto Bay, Florida. His girlfriend and baby hiding were hiding in the bedroom and heard the commotion and gunshots that fatally wounded Taylor. Four of nature's abominations have been captured, with a possible fifth on the loose. Here's the booking photograph's from the Miami-Dade County Police.
Take a good look at these assholes, because the next time you see them, the "we bad" look will disappear. Like the garbage that they are, I assure you that they will rat each other out. Then, they will all get close-cut haircuts, new suits, and will appear before a judge with their court-appointed attorneys, which will be paid for by us, the tax paying public. I'm not too sure if the haircut and new threads will help the neanderthal in the lower right.
It's too bad the fellow in Texas, who shot the two thieves to death as they ran from a neighbors house after robbing it, wasn't Mr. Taylor's next door neighbor when the break-in occurred. If he had been, all four would have been shot dead as they ran fron Mr. Taylor's home.
By the way, all four of these scumbags have prior criminal records. Uh...duh ! Where's "Podium Al" Sharpton when you axe for him?
The Pictures: Today's pictures are the remainder of the collection I showed you in the last two entries. I've also added a few unusual photographs that I found over the weekend and, as usual, a few strange ones.
This Date In History: 1818; Illinois enters the Union as the 21st State. 1967; South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard, performs the first heart transplant operation. The patient, Louis Washkansky, survives for 18 days.
Birthdays: Gilbert Stuart, American portrait painter (1755), Joseph Conrad, Polish-born English novelist (1857), Maria Callas, operatic soprano (1923).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A girl walked up to the information desk in a hospital and asked to see an "upturn." "I think you mean the intern, don't you?" asked the nurse on duty. "Yes," said the girl. "I want to have a contamination." "You mean examination," the nurse corrected her. "Well, I want to go to the fraternity ward, anyway." "I'm sure you mean the maternity ward." To which the girl replied, "Upturn, intern, contamination,examination, fraternity, maternity what's the difference? All I know is I haven't demonstrated in two months and I think I'm stagnant."
A farmer finally decided to buy a TV. The store assured him that they would install the antenna and TV the next day.
The next evening the farmer turned on his new TV and found only political ads on every channel. The next morning he turned the TV on and found only political ads again.
When he came in to eat lunch he tried the TV again but still only found political ads
The next day when he still found only political ads he called the store to complain. The owner said that it was impossible for every channel to only have political ads, but agreed to send their repairman to check the TV.
Stay Tuned !