Tuesday, January 29, 2008


RFB forwarded this to me.

I haven't checked with snopes if it's a hoax.

Who cares, it's beautiful.

(Am I repeating myself?
No, but your inner monologue is becoming alarmingly loud.)

I only know the names of two angels, Hark and Harold.
-Gregory, 5

Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it.
-Olive, 9

It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to Heaven, and then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you got to agree to wear those angel clothes.
-Matthew, 9

Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else.
-Mitchell, 7

My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science.
-Henry, 8

Angels don't eat, but they drink milk from Holy Cows!!!
-Jack, 6

Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The main subject is where you went wrong before you got dead.
-Daniel, 9

When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten. And when he lets out his breath, somewhere there's a tornado.
-Reagan, 10

Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow.
Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter.
-Sara, 6

Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter.
-Jared, 8

All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn't go for it.
-Antonio, 9

My angel is my grandma who died last year. She got a big head start on helping me while she was still down here on earth.
- Lynn , 9

Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets. And if they don't make the animals get better, they help the child get over it.
-Vicki, 8

What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them.
-Sarah, 7

Monday, January 28, 2008


Today is Challenger Remembrance Day at eclectic spaghetti.

I was in my first year of law school.

Had a break in classes from 12:25 to 1:10 and watched replay after replay, in horror.

My civil procedure professor had class start out with a moment of silent reflection. It was a subdued hour and 25 minutes. Professor S. was distracted, we were distracted.

There were more important things to think about. Our connection with this crew, and especially with schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe, was deeper than the "usual" shuttle launch.

Came out of class that day to see Reagan on TV, delivering the most beautiful and life-affirming speech Peggy Noonan could craft.

She crafted well.

And he delivered his lines like a pro.

George W. Bush has done the impossible. I long for the intellectual depth of the Reagan administration.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Psycho Goldfish

We've discussed it before. Albino Blacksheep is a wonderful, and wonderfully subversive, site.

And it's got the best gol' darn minigolf game on the Internets.

Thus saith I.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Funny Pictures

Rough week. Friday is most welcome.

So are friends who send me funny pictures from the Internet.

To wit:


Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Funeral Tale

When the fellow who wrote The Hokey-Pokey died, it was especially tragic for his family.

When they were tring to put him in his coffin, they put his right leg in ...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


A crusty old man walks into the local shul (synagogue) and says to the secretary, "I would like to join this damn shul."

The astonished woman replies, "I beg your pardon, sir. I must have misunderstood you. What did you say?"

"Listen up, damn it. I said I want to join this damn shul!"

"I'm very sorry sir, but that kind of language is not tolerated in this shul."

The secretary leaves her desk and goes into the rabbi's study to inform him of her situation.

The rabbi agrees that the secretary does not have to listen to that foul language.

They both return to her office and the rabbi asks the old geezer, "Sir, what seems to be the problem here?"

"There is no damn problem," the man says. "I just won $200 million bucks in the damn lottery and I want to join this damn shul to get rid of some of this damn money."

"I see," said the rabbi. "And is this bitch giving you a hard time?"

Thanks, as always, to my friend Michel.


If you think someone is depressed, here is a comprehensive site with suggestions about what to do.

If you think that someone is you, here's a good page to start on.

If you think that someone is me, go eff yourself.

No, not really. Just simulating one response you might get --- to warn you that the person you try to help might not exactly welcome it.

Act anyway.

Untreated, depression can be fatal.

But there are remarkably effective treatment options.


Sunday, January 13, 2008


And unspeakably sad.

From today's WaPo.

Has Virginia Tech. learned NOTHING?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Harry Knowles?

Does anyone know why 16 of the last 20 searches landing on my blog have been for someone named Harry Knowles.

Dmarks put a link to a picture of him in a comment many moons ago.

Now today, it seems, the world is looking for him.

Who is he?

Why is he a popular search item today?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2008