Thursday, December 07, 2006
PEARL HARBOR IS A SENIOR CITIZEN THIS DAY!
Imagine that! Pearl Harbor happened to this amazing country sixty-five years ago this day at 7:03 am: a quiet Suinday morning! I guess that makes it a senior citizen. And sixty years later, we were attacked again in New York City and Washington DC. on September 11th, 2001. Both times, we were not at war! Both times, we were in a period of advocating peace. One wonders about the ambitions of men who wish ultimate power. Why? Have they not learned the folly of this persuit. I have a friend who is writing a time travel story in which a pilot goes back in time with the Enolla Gay-- the plane that dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima in August of 1945. He goes back in time to Sunday afternoon with that same plane and that same bond and drops the atomic payload four years earlier on an unsuspecting Japan! Well, I guess that would have really changed the world-- but I wonder how much and in what way! Interesting to think about I would say! I was amused this morning to find out that the milk council plan's to increase milk awareness and milk purchase by putting the smell of cookies in a bus shelter has met a lot of complaints. If you are wondering why the reasons given are that the smell of cookies could give alergic reactions-- pure rubbish and that it is unfair to the homeless and poor who can't afford to buy milk and cookies. Now I really laughed at this one because I have been homeless in my life and trust me when i tell you that if you are homeless and broke, you are not about to sit in a bus shelter when you have no money to pay for the bus. The smell of cookies in these shelters will NEVER reach your nose, if you are not sitting on the damn bus bench! If you don't have a dollar to buy a cookie and starve off hunger for three hours or so, you are not about to use whatever limited funds you may have to take a bus a couple of miles down the street! Ah, Mark Twain said it best "I think God created man, because he was disappointed with the monkey!" What inane thinking would complain about the great smell of cookies. Complain about the smell of cookies-- somebody give me a break. Longfellow said "A critic is like a lazy chimney-sweep-- he compalins about everything on his way up and then stands on the roof boasting as if were responsaible for everything he can see from the rooftops". That idea was pretty damn creative! Oh well. Last night I watched Walt Disney's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea!"-- an incredible Disney classic motion picture with amazing performances directed by Richard Fleisher son of Max Fleisher-- a pioneer animator and rival of Walt in the 1930's. It was great to learnthat the two who had never met (and were enemies) while they were rivals had a chance to finally meet after this picture was made and became great friends! Peace lost and peace gained! Well until next time