Jan 14, 2011

Friday Free for All

OK - about the free stuff
from: http://momspotted.com/2011/01/affordable-scarves.html
This was originally posted on January 13th, but the giveaway goes through February 6th.  Affordable Scarves Giveaway. The rules are found after the fourth large scarf picture.  They look pretty neat, so good luck.  Please Note: This is only available in the United States (sorry).

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his English class one day. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."

I'm reading The Bottoms by Joe Lansdale and it's good, really good.  He places you in the East Texas bottoms in the 1930's, has mysterious and outrageous characters, deals with persecution and discrimination and does it while using a cast not too dissimilar to the Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird.  Now I'm not accusing him of plagiarism, nor am I saying his novel should have been put up for the Pulitzer.  It did win the Edgar for best first mystery novel and it certainly deserved the award.


I did research about people who have been scapled and survived.  There is an excellent picture of such a person on the Internet and it looks like the fellow's head is wrinkled and sunburned, a lobster red sunburn with a distinct crown shape as though he'd put a solid barrier over his forehead to protect it from the sun but forgot he had nothing to protect the top - and it cooked, medium rare.  Also found in my research, did you know that other countries in the wester hemisphere sent their Japanese citizens to the United States during World War II so that we would put them in internment camps?  But not Mexico - they liked their Japanese citizens and after the war they did a significant amount of exports to Japan.  See, it pays to be nice to people.

Now I need to find a psychological reason criminals seem to be so dumb.