It's AREA 51 day for everyone and I, for one, am chomping at the bit for some nightlife. It's karaoke night tonight and Lakes Cafe and Pub should be rockin'. I was kind of hoping one of my lady friends would call, but the phone's been dead all day. I know every once in a while they have to go out with their husbands or boyfriends, but really! It's a damn good thing I'm not the jealous type.
That's ok though. It gives me a reason to check out the field and make sure that everyone's doing well. I feel kinda lucky anyway. I hope everyone has a great Friday and don't do anything I wouldn't do. This option, of course, will not restrict your actions, but guidelines are guidelines.
A Federal Grand Jury has indicted Lori Drew of Missouri for her alleged role in perpetrating a hoax on My Space against a 13 year old neighbor girl who then committed suicide. Drew created a fictitious boy named Josh Evans and thirteen year old Megan Meier began online chats with him.
Drew, whose daughter is a former friend of Meier, then sent cruel messages to the teen, the last of which said that "the world would be better off without her." Megan Meier committed suicide in October 2006 after receiving the last message.
Last month, an employee of Drew, 19 year old Ashley Grills, told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she created the false My Space profile, but Drew wrote some of the messages to Megan.
Drew was charged with one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to obtain information to inflict emotional stress on the girl. Each count in the indictment carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
If that had been one of my daughters, I would have shot the bitch, but that's just me !
The Cats Ass Trophy: There are two nominees thus far, for this week's CAT Award. The first nominee is Howard Stern, nominated by Linda. Stern's apparent doctoring of Dolly Parton's audio book reflects Ms. Parton seemingly making racist remarks and accusing Kenny Rogers of violating young boys. The country singer is livid and threatening suit.
The second nominee is Lori Peters, nominated by myself. Peter' story appears in today's entry. Ms. Peters' My Space hoax allegedly cause 13 year old Megan Meier to commit suicide.The nominations remain open until Monday at 12 noon.
If someone comes to mind, please feel free to nominate. I'd also be interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions of this week's nominees.
The Pictures: If you like cars, you enjoy the photographs of a diamond encrusted Mercedes Benz belonging to one of those camel jockeys in a middle east oil producing nation. It's nice to know all our gasoline dollars are going to help feed and clothe the citizens of these countries. As usual, there's a few of my special pictures. I've even included a couple for the hard of understanding.
This Date In History: 1770; At Versailles, Marie Antoinette marries the future King Louis XVI of France. Personally, I think she lost her head. 1887; U.S. Congress votes to replace the half-dime with a five cent coin called the nickel. 1929; The first Academy Awards are presented in Hollywood, California. The film "Wings" wins best picture. 1975 Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei is the first woman to climb to the top of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.
Birthdays: William Henry Seward, U.S. statesman (1801), Henry Fonda, actor (1905), Wiladziu Valentine Liberace, pianist (1919), Olga Korbut, 1972 Soviet Olympic gold medal winner (1956), Janet Jackson, singer (1966), Gabriela Sabatini, tennis player (1970).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Today's jokes are rated PG. I don't know why I tell you this because I know you're going to read them anyway.
The aging queen went to the emergency room complaining about rectal pain. Upon preliminary examination, the doctor said, "Mr. Jones, I can see the problem. You've got a dozen long-stemmed roses in your ass. The old queen replied, "Is there a card?"
And God created woman. And she was good. And she had two arms, two legs and three breasts. God asked woman what she would like to have changed about herself. And she asked God to remove her middle breast. God removed the middle breast. And it was good. She stood there with her third breast in her hand and asked God what should be done with this useless boob.... And God created man.
Two old ladies have played bridge together for many years and naturally, they have gotten to know each other pretty well. One day, during a game of cards, one lady suddenly looks up and says, "I realize we've known each other for many years, but for the life of me, I just can't remember your name. Can you please tell me again?"
There is dead silence for a couple of seconds, then the other old lady responds, "How soon do you need to know?"
That's it for today my little klondike bars. Have a safe and great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !