Thursday, December 6, 2007

History, revisitied.

So unlike yesterday when a bunch of cool stuff happened, today leaves us with Winona Ryder sentenced to 36 months of probation and 480 hours of community service stemming from her conviction for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue. She was also ordered to pay $10,000 in fines and restitution. And I don't really consider that history cause its about Winona and it was 2002.

But if you want some old school history, in 1884 the Army Corp of Engineers finished work on the Washington Monument. Its pretty cool. I still want to see the obelisk the Hatshepsut built at the Temple of Karnak. Now I aint knockin the Washington Monument, its just a different kind of monument. Those twin beauties that Hatshepsut put up were a real puzzle to figure out. There is still a great debate as to how the Egyptians of yesteryear actually stood the obelisks up with such precision and accuracy. Yes I could talk about obelisks all day and you would get really bored and glaze over like a holiday ham.

ON another historical note, what the hell was Nixon thinking? In 1968 Elvis Presley received one of 66,000 letters that U.S. President Nixon sent out to potential administrative office holders. Now I know everyone loves the king, but do you really want him as a diplomat? Maybe some form of a public relations official, could you see Elvis doing a presser for Nixon? Uh huh.

peace out.

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