Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Squirrel's Nut Cache - 5/21/09

The Nut Cache - a collection of recent things I found interesting, or amusing, or nutworthy.

This goes along with yesterday's post about the supposed "Missing Link." The guessing game as to when life began on Earth continues full force. Notice how many times words and phrases like "might," or "could have," or "possibly" occur in this article about new computer model predictions. When you reject the truth, it's only a question of, "Which lie will you believe?"

So, parents, what did you name your kids? How did you pick the names? Honoring family history? A favorite Bible character, maybe? The popularity of baby names changes slightly each year, but unusual names, or unusual spellings of more common names, are becoming more popular, also. Read the story in USA Today. And here's a wonderful source provided by the Social Security Administration that charts the popularity of the top 1000 baby names each year. (My name, Eugene, was #120 the year I was born. It's #691 this year)

So, you’re the head of a major bank. The bank loses $6.7 billion while you’re in charge. You’ve been forced out, but you still get a chauffeur and private secretary and a generous pension package, worth hundreds of thousands of Euros a year? I want these guys to fire me!

"And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it. Amen.'" Yeah, there's a story here!

I feel very strongly about civic duty. I've served on a jury, as, I'm sure, have many of you. It's never convenient; it's always a bother; arrangements must be made; but we do it. I've got to admit, thought, sometimes doing something like this would be fun! I mean, I can understand why he did it... I just don't recommend doing the same.

Sometimes blood is thicker than chocolate, other times, not. All is not sweetness and light where the Goumas family and their candy businesses (yes, plural) are concerned.

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