Speaking of the G8 conference, today's lead photo shows our fearless leader Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in a lecherous gaze at the young lass on the left. Maybe this sweet young thing is part of Obama's rumored second stimulus package.
In Obama's defense, a replay of the video shows that he had just given a arm to the young girl in the black dress and sun glasses behind him. As to Sarkozy, well....he's French! Continuing with odd pictures, the continuing photos of CNN Democratic analyst James Carvill abound, this time showing the infamous and inept Carville and a look alike cat. Carville, who may have been the banjo playing kid in the Bert Reynolds movie, "Deliverance." is a perfect example of why you shouldn't marry your cousin.
Illinois Senator Roland Burris, appointed by Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich, has next to no campaign cash, no political operation and no support from any major Democrat in Illinois or national politics. Burris will not run to keep the seat in 2010 and made this announcement at a press conference today. Burris raised little more than $800 in the first quarter of the year, and his second quarter only yielded about $20,000. I wonder how much money he had to pay Blagojevich?7-11 is giving away free Slurpees tomorrow (true). Stop by any 7-Eleven on Saturday (7/11) between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. for a FREE Slurpee (7.11 oz) on 7-Eleven Day to celebrate the chain store's 82nd birthday. I normally would have a quip for this but it happens to be true and I thought I'd post it for those of you who have children. Tell Ahmed that Jimmy says "Hey." This Date In History: 1913; The National Weather Service records a temperature of 134° F in California's Death Valley, the highest temperature ever measured in the United States. 1925; The so-called Monkey Trial of teacher John Scopes for teaching evolution begins in Dayton, Tennessee. The trial matches nationally famous lawyers Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan. 1943; British, United States and Canadian armed forces invade Sicily by air and ship, resulting in Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini's fall from power two weeks later.
1953; Four months after the death of Joseph Stalin, Soviet leaders arrest Lavrenty Beria, his longtime head of security. Beria is executed later that year for treason. 1976; A chemicals factory leaks weedkiller near Seveso, Northern Italy, killing 40,000 animals and causing skin lesions on more than 400 people.
1985; Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior is struck by two bombs in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand, killing one crew member and singing the 40m-long ship.
Picture Of The Day: It's been a fun day of finding some great photoshop pictures from around the Internet. I always get a kick of some of the really excellent work these artists come up with. The media photographers are also there to catch every misstep anyone makes and always have something funny to print.
Speaking of funny pictures, who do you think the pup pictured below looks like?
Birthdays: John Calvin, Protestant theologian 1509, Sir William Blackstone, legal scholar 1723, James McNeill Whistler, painter 1834, Mary McLeod Bethune, educator 1875, Kurt Alder, German chemist and Nobel laureate 1902, Alice Munro, writer 1931.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I think I'm a lesbian. 2) In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. 3) I miss not seeing my new friend from The Billiards Club. 4) I have not yet found the time to respond to the continuing emails from my pals in Nigeria, notifying me of the various monies I have inherited or won. I have to wait for my check from Publisher's Clearing House who assured me that I may have won $10,000,00. I hope the Nigerians understand. 5) Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:A mother and her son were flying "Southwest Airlines" from Kansas to Chicago. The son (who had been looking out the window) turned to his mother and said, "If big dogs have baby dogs and big cats have baby cats, why don't big planes have baby planes?" The mother (who couldn't think of an answer) told her son to ask the stewardess.
So the boy asked the stewardess, "If big dogs have baby dogs and big cats have baby cats, why don't big planes have baby planes?" The stewardess asked, "Did your mother tell you to ask me?" He said that his mother had. So the stewardess said, "Tell your mother that Southwest always pulls out on time."
A travelling ventriloquist on the road in between jobs decided to practice his craft before his next show. He stopped at a farmhouse and approached the farmer who lived there. "Hello there sir, I was just passing by and I was wondering if I might speak to your dog." The farmer replied, "Well, you know, dogs don't talk." The ventriloquist said, "You'd be surprised what a dog might tell you. Can I speak with him?" The farmer, eyeing the ventriloquist suspiciously, called his dog.
The ventriloquist, "Hi Mr. Dog. How does the farmer treat you?" To which the dog replied, "Oh, he's great! He throws a stick for me, scratches my belly, and I just love him!!" Needless to say, the farmer was dumbfounded. Wanting to see if he could fool the farmer again, the ventriloquist asked if he could speak with the farmer's horse. "Well, you know, horses don't talk." Again the ventriloquist said, "You'd be surprised what a horse might tell you." So the farmer brought out his horse.
The ventriloquist said, "Say, Mr. Horse, how does the farmer treat you?" The horse then replied, "Oh, I think he's great. He feeds me oats, he puts a blanket over me at night, and I just love him!"
Again the farmer was amazed. Wanting to try his luck a third time, the ventriloquist said, "Mr. Farmer, would you like to hear what the sheep has to say about you?" The farmer said, "Sheep lie, ya' know."
That's it for today my little banana peels. AREA 51 beckons and I will heed the call and stop by for Happy Hour and announced that I, too, will not be running for the Illinois senate seat. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
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