Friday, June 26, 2009

Wow, what a week, eh? RIP to all the various people, famous and not so famous, who have left this plane of existence.

Friday means links from others. Many thanks to everyone!

From Julie: photos of what may be one of the world's earliest musical instruments. Also, Neanderthals may have been eaten by homo sapiens, which would have spawned many an ethical argument on the internet if such a thing had existed at the time.

From Danny: eight European places that still feel "untouched" by commercialization. He vouches for Leiden!

From Cassandra: ten inventions that changed the world, investigating the chemistry of love, and the stalking habits of great white sharks.

Have a spiffy weekend and week, everyone! Posts may occur here, but they're more likely to be over on Twitter (and be more of the "hey, we're in a town and just saw a squirrel" variety). See you soon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I heard that Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died on the same day, three thoughts immediately jockeyed for position.

(1) The Angel(s) of Death work for a huge conglomerate. Headquarters issued a directive, something like, “You know, the ultra feminine entertainer who, at one time, was beautiful but went on to have way too much “work” done. Come on, don’t waste my time, you know who I mean! Millions of teens plastered their walls with posters of this character. Don’t bother me with details, just go do it!” Hence, FF and MJ, due to a clinical error, were taken by the Grim Reaper’s contractors on the same day. Wars and struggling economies effect everything these days, even the death industry.
(2) Poor Farrah, wouldn’t it be just her luck to die on the same day of MJ. How will people choose which funeral to attend? He stole her thunder! That is NOT fair.
(3) Michael Jackson adores his ladies - Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, and the psycho woman from the Supremes, maybe he loved Farrah, too? Maybe he died from a broken heart. “NOOooooooooo! NOT FARRAH,” he cried as he clutched his dying heart.

I’m just sayin’…

Have a fun trip! Can't wait to see your pictures.