Late Friday, O. J. Simpson was found guilty of kidnapping, armed robbery and 10 other charges for gathering five men a year ago and storming a room at a hotel-casino to seize Simpson sports mementos. The crime took place on September 13, the jury deliberated 13 hours on the 13 day trial and the conviction happened on the13th anniversary of his Los Angeles acquital of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole, and Ronald Goldman.
While I'm sure that the conviction will be appealed and "Podium Al" Sharpton will be scurrying from his garbage can to scream racial prejudice, I revel in the thought that a dose of poetic justice has been served to O. J. Simpson.
This Date In History: 1683; The first German Mennonite settlers arrive in America. They will establish Germantown, outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1876; A group of public and university librarians establish the American Library Association to promote the enjoyment of reading.
1927; The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, debuts in New York. It is the first "talkie," or full-length film featuring audible dialogue. 1973; Full-scale war erupts in the Middle East, as Egypt and Syria attack Israel while Israelis are observing the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur. 1981; Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated by Muslim extremists.
Birthdays: My pal, Nancy, author of NancyLuvsPix. Happy Birthday, sweets (19XX), Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano singer (1820), George Westinghouse, American Inventor (1846), Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (1905), Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian anthropologist (1914).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A guy phones a law office and says, "I want to speak to my lawyer." The receptionist replies, "I'm sorry but he died last week."
The next day he phones again and asks the same question. The receptionist replies, "I told you yesterday, he died last week." The next day the guy calls again and asks to speak to his lawyer.
By this time the receptionist is getting annoyed and replies, "I keep telling you that your lawyer died last week. Why do you keep calling?" The guy responds, "Because I just love hearing it."
A young newlywed couple wanted to join a church. The pastor told them, "We have special requirements for new parishioners. You must abstain from having sex for two weeks." The couple agreed and came back at the end of two weeks.
The pastor asked them, "Well, were you able to get through the two weeks without being intimate?" The young man said, "Pastor, I'm afraid we were not able to go without sex for the two weeks."
The Pastor inquired, "What happened?" The young man replied, "My wife was reaching for a can of corn on the top shelf and dropped it. When she bent over to pick it up, I was over come with lust and took advantage of her right there."
The Pastor said, "You understand, of course, that this means you will not be welcome in our church," The young man said, "That's ok, we're not welcome at the grocery store anymore either."
That's it for today my little chitlins. More tomorrow.
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