We're halfway through the week and it's hump day, a good excuse for going out for the evening. Of course, any reason will do, but it seems to sound better when you have a reason to celebrate. Midweek excursions have been a little slow lately, partly due to the economy and partly to the weather. Fortunately most of the AREA 51 denizens don't let little things slow them down and we usually have a decent crowd.
Florida has its primary next Tuesday January 29th. Giuliani's banking on Florida but I believe he will not carry the state. It will be a big step in the primaries with Super Tuesday coming the following week, February 5th. After that, most of the handwriting will be on the wall and most of these wannabee's will hopefully disappear into the woodwork. Of course, that merely means that there will only be a few assholes on television instead of many.
The Pictures: Far Out ! No, really ! Some remote places that merit a closer look. I've also included some beautiful covered bridges from my pals Michelle and Nancy. Last but not least, my pal, Carmen sent me some paper art from the Hirshorn Modern Art Gallery.
This Date In History: 1845; The United States Congress decrees the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November to be the universal election day for presidential elections. 1907; Charles Curtis, the first native American to serve in the United States Senate begins his term. He later resigns to become President Herbert Hoover's vice-president. 1968; United Nations relations with North Korea are strained after gunboats seize the crew of the U.S. Navy intelligence ship Pueblo after it had allegedly strayed into North Korean waters. 1973; President Richard Nixon announces over nationwide television that agreement on all terms for a formal cease-fire in Vietnam have finally been reached. 1975; The hit comedy Barney Miller premieres on ABC. 1989; Salvador Dali, Spanish painter, writer and member of the surrealist movement, dies in Figueras, Spain, at the age of 84.
Birthdays: John Hancock, patriot and statesman (1737), Edouard Manet, French painter (1832), Humphrey Bogart, actor (1899), Jeanne Moreau, French theater and motion-picture actor (1928).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: The Zen of sarcasm was sent to me by my pal, Andy.
(1) Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of
me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty
much leave me the hell alone.
(2) The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and
(3) Its always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your
neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it
(4) Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be
(5)Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.
(6) Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
(7) If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple
of car payments.
(8) Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their
shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you
have their shoes.
(9) If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is probably not for you.
(10) Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to
fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
And From Jimmy's Corner: Sooo much cheaper!
A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up and down the aisles. The sales girl notices him and asks if she can help him. He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife. She directs him down the correct aisle.
A few minutes later, he deposits a huge bag of cotton balls and a ball of string on the counter.
She says, confused, "Sir, I thought you were looking for some tampons for your wife?"
He answers, "You see, it's like this. Yesterday I sent my wife to the store to get me a carton of cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco and some rolling papers, because it's sooooo much cheaper. So, I figure if I have to roll my own, so can she!"
That's it for today my little gummy bears. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !