Thursday, June 05, 2008

Obama by Mapplethorpe
The Lost Photographs

This Day in History

Sirhan B. Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies the next day.

AIDS in the media, 1981

June 5, 1981

The Center for Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays.

AIDS in the media, 1987

"Nightline" presents its first "Town Meeting;"
the subject is AIDS and the show runs until 3:47am.

Suze Woman Orman
Either way, Happy B-Day!

Well, you say you need something
to help you when you're down...

I believe that you told me...

a promise laced with lies...

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Obama by Mapplethorpe
The Lost Photographs

Happy Birthday, Home Girl!

photograph of Rosalind Russell by George Hurrell

Quite possibly a "snuff" film?

"if you would like to kill yourself send us an e-mail and we'll film it!"

A couple decided to push the boundries of reality filmmaking by setting up a website and offering depressed and lonely people the chance to become immortalized on film in their last breath. They were amazed by the sick and demented ways that people wanted to kill themselves. Just as you will be amazed as you try to decide whether these are really amazing special effects or something much, much more disturbing!

This Day in History

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Senator Barack Obama
Living The Dream

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,085
Hitting Home

Body of Marine killed in Iraq expected to arrive home Wednesday

The body of a 20-year-old Marine from Waterbury who died in Iraq is expected to arrive home Wednesday.

Marine Cpl. Christian S. Cotner, of Crescent Street, died last Friday in Al Anbar province in what the Department of Defense is calling a "non-hostile incident." A brief official release states the military is investigating Cotner's death.

Cotner was part of the III Marine Expeditionary Force based in Okinawa, Japan.

On Monday, Gov. M. Jodi Rell ordered flags to half staff until after the conclusion of services for Cotner, the details of which have not been finalized.

Mayor Michael J. Jarjura said Cotner's body is expected to arrive at Bradley International Airport on Wednesday. Local police will help escort Cotner and his grieving family back to the city, Jarjura said.

Cotner was a field radio operator, and had earned several citations, including: the national defense service medal, global war on terrorism medal, sea service deployment ribbon and meritorious mast.

By The Associated Press
Article Created: 06/02/2008 04:48:52 PM PDT

As of Monday, June 2, 2008, at least 4,085 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,330 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is one fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Monday at 10 a.m. EDT.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

— Marine Cpl. Christian S. Cotner, 20, Waterbury, Conn.; died Friday from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province; was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

A Baker's Dozen!

The Original Birthday Baker!

Just because it's a beautiful song,
and the breeze is perfect...

I'm so in love with you
Whether it is right or it's wrong
I'm too weak to be strong
I'm so in love with you
Well you say you need something
To help you when you're down, to take your fears away
Yeh you say you'd do anything
To keep your feet off the ground
And help you on your way
You're all I need
Yeh you are all that I need
I'm so in love with you
I'm so in love with you
Whether it is right or it's wrong
I'm too weak to be strong
I'm so in love with you
When you see your reflection
You say it isn't you
Then you turn the other way
And I'm watching you suffer
Yourself and your pain
Please don't fade away

I touched The Stanley Cup
The REAL One!

Bal Harbour, at that ritzy hotel which was torn down for a ritzy monstronsity. It was there, I had my friend distract the guard, and I reached over the velvet rope, and put my fingerprints all over it. Big deal. I had fun!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Dot-Mac.....WHEN IT WORKS...

and when it doesn't work,
and I can't access my emails,
it's my loss of business, not theirs.

Thanks Apple.
You can always fuque something up...and walk away.

I believe we are making progress.

Kissin' Cousins

Designer of Pringles can is buried in his invention

• Designer/chemist/food storage technician Fredric Baur died May 4 at age 89.
• Baur was proud of design for packaging Pringles chips in a tube, his children say.
• At his request, part of Baur's cremated remains were placed in a Pringles can.
• Can was buried along with the rest of his remains in Springfield Township, Ohio.

Birthday Beatings.

Hey. Is today the birthday of the Marquis de Sade?

Huh? Sade?

No. The Marquis de Sade.

I dunno. Beats me.

Bo Diddley 79

Yves St Laurent 71

Marine, back from Iraq, shot dead in his home town