Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Random Patterns - Capitol Punishment Edition

O.J. is out on bail after being charged with one short of a dozen crimes. Some strange twists in the case happened the last few says. Alfred Beardsley, one of the two men O.J. is charged with robbing, has been arrested for a parole violation. The other man, Bruce Fromong, is in critical condition after having a massive heart attack, and before the heart attack Fromong admitted he had offered to help O.J. hide his money from the Goldman's in offshore bank accounts. It sounds like all of the parties should be led out to a forest and made to dig a hole, Stalin-style.

Just hours after a judge ordered Britney Spears to submit to twice-weekly random drug tests, in addition to parenting and counseling classes, the mother of two was spotted out partying in public at a nightclub. How a judge could hear testimony of her repeated drug and alcohol problems and not take her children away is harmful to the children. The judge should be tested weekly for drugs and alcohol as well. As for Britney, she should be stuffed on a plane along with Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Nicole Richie and dropped off in Iran.

While we are on the subject of Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's request to tour the site of the former World Trade Center later this month while on a UN visit was denied. A nutjob wacko who was alledgedly one of the hostage takers in the late 1970's and has called repeatedly for the destruction of Israel shouldn't be allowed anywhere in this country. While declaring war with Iran would be a mistake, the truth is Bush cried wolf over Iraq for so long nobody trusts him. Even if there really is a case for a pre-emptive strike that makes military sense, Bush has blown it by making a mess of two middle-eastern countries and losing any goodwill the rest of the world once had for America. Starting another war now would be perhaps the single dumbest move Bush could make, short of announcing he's just initiated the codes to nuke Russia.

And finally, today is the 25th anniversary of the invention of emoticons. Thanks to a college professor who likely was dropping acid or some other mind altering substance, the world can feel safe knowing we have :-) and other crap.

And that brings us to our picture of the day. This was recently featured on eBay for a table that was for sale. However, there is one serious problem with the picture. See if you can notice:

Hint: look in the mirror. You can click on the picture for a larger look, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Until next time.