Michael Jackson visions started the other evening on CNN's Larry King Show. In an interview with Miko Brando at Neverland, something was seen in the background. See for yourself. Heavenly visions and sightings often run rampant after a celebrity death, and I don't see any reason why they wont continue. I, myself, have had heavenly visions several times during my life, but most were easily confirmed or proven false the morning after. Which brings me to the subject of drugs.... Large pharmaceutical companies constantly hawk their drugs on television for allergies, constipation, impotence and the like, but I rarely pay attention to them. First and foremost, I think it's immoral for a drug manufacturer to urge one to suggest a drug by name to a physician. It's commercial prostitution at the least.
But, the other day, I heard the announcer mention the side effects of a certain drug for allergies and it boggled my mind. I mean, when I hear someone say, "may cause drowsiness, lethargy, stroke, flatulence, death or even worse, death by flatulence, it seems to me that the end doesn't justify the means. Death is a little bit more of a side effect that I'd like to risk just to stop a runny nose or sneezing.
Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car.
This Date In History: 1822; English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowns at age 29 while sailing in a storm off the coast of Italy. 1853; Four US ships led by Commodore Matthew Perry enter Tokyo Bay to establish relations with Japan, which had been closed to outsiders since the 17th century.
1978; Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler are the first mountaineers to successfully climb to the top of Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. 1889; The first issue of the Wall Street Journal appears. 1951; The city of Paris, France, celebrates the 2,000th anniversary of its founding. 1994; Kim Il Sung, Communist dictator of North Korea, dies at age 82.
A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, 'No change yet.'
Picture Of The Day: Ghosts......They've been in your mind since childhood. For those who remember, Cosmo Topper ia a name that always comes to mind from watching the Topper movies as a child. Of course there was always Casper, but he was a friendly ghost.
If it's not ghosts, it's sightings. Elvis Presley, flying saucers, Bigfoot, J.D. Cooper....it's always someone. I'd like to think that most of it is easily explainable. Remove liquor, drugs and low IQ from the equation and most of it goes away. But, one never really knows for sure.......
Don't join dangerous cults: Practice safe sects.
Birthdays: Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, aircraft designer 1838, John D. Rockefeller 1839, American industrialist. Nelson Rockefeller, 41st vice president of the United States 1908, Martin (Marty) Feldman, Comedian and actor 1934, Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politician and former President 1945.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Did I ever mention that I was dyslexci? 2) I wrote a song called "I'm In The Nude For Love" but some other composer came up with a better selling title. 3) Don't think of it as getting hot flashes. Think of it as your inner child playing with matches. 4) Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines? 5) I miss camping out, both as a kid and adult. I used to camp out quite a bit as a kid, but as I learned when I took my kids camping in the Florida Everglades (picture above), sleeping on the rocky ground with a swarm of mosquitoes attacking is more easily dealt with by children.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A husband and wife were having dinner at a very fine restaurant when this absolutely stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a big open mouthed kiss, then says she'll see him later and walks away. The wife glares at her husband and says, "Who the hell was that?" The man replies, "Oh, she's my mistress." His wife says "Well, that's the last straw. I've had enough and I want a divorce!"
Her husband says, "I can understand that, but remember, if we get a divorce it will mean that we'll have to sell the mansion, no more shopping trips to Paris, no more wintering in Barbados, no more summers in Tuscany, no more Infiniti or Lexus in the garage and no more yacht club. But the decision is yours."
Just then, a mutual friend enters the restaurant with a gorgeous babe on his arm. His wife asks "Who's that woman with Jim?" The husband replies "That's his mistress". The wife says, "Ours is prettier."A father put his 3 year old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers which ended by saying, "God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Grandma and goodbye Grandpa." The father asked, "Why did you say goodbye Grandpa?" The little girl said, "I don't know daddy, it just seemed like the thing to do." The next day grandpa died.
The father thought it was a strange coincidence. A few months later the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers which ended, "God bless Mommy, God Bless Daddy and goodbye Grandma." The next day the grandmother died. The father thought, "Holy crap, this kid is in contact with the other side."
Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed the dad heard her say, "God bless Mommy and goodbye Daddy." The father practically went into shock. He couldn't sleep all night and was nervous as a cat all day. He figured if he could get by until midnight he would be okay. He decided to stay in his office until midnight.
Finally, midnight arrived. He breathed a sigh of relief and went home. When he got home his wife said, "I've never seen you work so late, what's the matter?" He said, "I don't want to talk about it. I've just spent the worst day of my life."
His wife said, "You think you had a bad day, you'll never believe what happened to me. This morning my golf pro dropped dead in the middle of my lesson!"
That's it for today my little ghostbusters. Today's Hump Day and a well deserved trip to AREA 51 is definitely in order. More on Friday.
Stay Tuned !