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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

V-Wonder: When to Get Married?

Since last weekend was my cousin's wedding,
so I'll share some thoughts on when to get married.

"Seeing the newly wed going from table to table toasting,
and people shouting their lungs out -
"YYAAAAMMMM *takes a deep breath* AAMMM SEEEENGGG!!!!"

(chinese way of toasting)


the groom bottoms-up his glass..."

~I began to worry~

It's not that I'm old, and should already be married,
it's just that whenever alcohol runs through my body system,
NO, I don't get extremely high/drunk...

...but I'll get really red and really really red.

Yeap~ something like this, but not TOO HoRny~ ;)

Enough said...

When to Get Married??
  1. Your girlfriend asks you to keep the 19th of September 2008 free.

  2. Your girlfriend's father is making hints with a shotgun.

  3. Your girlfriend attends every friend's wedding banquet just to catch the bouquet of flower.

  4. You have been engaged for six years, and you still live with your mother.

  5. Your parents start playing with baby dolls again, making funny baby talks to the doll.

  6. All your colleagues show up with at least 3 kids when you meet up at your college reunion dinner.

  7. If you are a guy, you are ready to inherit a disease called "onegina". If you are a lady, "onewenis".

  8. If you are a guy, you are ready to purchase 4 types of "Ring" - engagement ring, wedding ring, suffe-ring, and endu-ring.

  9. You have overseen the excitement of marriage life, in which the 1st year, the man speaks and the woman listens; the 2nd year, the woman speaks and the man listens; and the 3rd year, you both speaks and the neighbour listens.

  10. Despite of all above, the both of you are still in love... Awww~

*sniff*sniff* I smell something... It smells like....

Still, it's nice seeing two loving people on their wedding day.

!!Congratulations to ALL Newly-Weds!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Samurai

"For these guys, surrender was NEVER an option"

Anime: Rurouni Kenshin (Battousai the Slasher)

...looks cooler than...

Who He Was

An upper-class warrior in feudal Japan also called a bushi or "war-man". Samurai were bound to a strict code that saw them preferring to fight to the death or commit ritual suicide (seppuku/harakiri) rather than surrender.

Samurai were allowed to wear two swords, a longer katana and a shorter wakizashi and had the right to cut down anyone who rubbed them up the wrong way. The oldest swords were straight, but a desire for tougher, sharper swords gave rise to the curved blade we know today.

The finest blade in history, the sword was a three-ply combination of iron and carbon cooled at different rates to produce a weapon that was frighteningly sharp, yet flexible. A blade was tested by cutting through the bodies of corpses or criminals. A single blow could slice a person into two!

For Honour and Glory!
The samurai were experts in fighting from horseback and on the ground and also practiced unarmed combat. The early samurai fought with the bow and arrow but encounters with Mongol invaders in the 13th century led to a change in fighting style. Samurai then began to use their swords more as well as the naginata (a pike-like weapon).

Golden Moments
In 1185, the Minamoto clan defeated their enemies the Taira, with the help of their samurai. Their leader Yorimoto became the first shogun, or overlord, with the emperors reduced to figureheads for the next 700 years.

Samurai gradually lost their military role. By the end of the shogun era, most were bureaucrats. In 1867, samurai were banned from carrying swords and the last shogun was toppled in 1868. Former samurai revolted during the next few years, but these uprisings were pointless against a new national army with modern weapons.

Catch Him in Action in
Th historic Tale of Genji, the saga of the Minamotos, and the world's first novel. On screen, watch Akira Kurosawa's samurai classics of the 1950s, or try The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

V-Review: TV - How I Met Your Mother S03E05

Future Ted is retelling the story about him dating a girl which he forgot her name was, back in 2007. So, for the sake of the story, he names her ______ . (you can easily guess it - starts with 'b', ends with 'a' and 'l' in between; then, say it twice)

Ted and ______ met online, but being embarrassed, she exaggerates on how she met Ted. Describing it as though it is a fairy tale meet up. Barney claims that she is crazy, even positioning her in the HOT/CRAZY Scale.

There are specific names for the line and certain area

From then on, Ted, Marshall, Lily, Barney and Robin tell their story on how they met one another.

1. Marshall and Lily:
  • Lily wanted help to fix her stereo, somehow she was drawn to Room 110 where Marshall stayed. It was love at first sight. Aww...~ (Perfected story over the years)

2. Ted and Marshall:
  • Marshall was 'eating sandwich' (smoking weed actually) when Ted enters the room, but Marshall thought Ted was the Dean.

3. Ted and Barney:
  • They met at the urinal.

4. Ted and Lily:
  • There are two variations to this:
    a. Ted made out with Lily at the freshmen party.
    (Ted: Too-Much-Tongue-Guy; Lily: Reasonably-Small-Mouth-Opening Girl)
    b. Ted was on the phone, crying, when Lily and Marshall walked into Room 110.

5. Marshall and Barney:
  • In the bar, Barney took Marshall as his student to teach him how to live.

*Plot Twist*

Marshall confirms the variations of how Ted met Lily. The girl Ted is dating gets even crazier, and tells Ted not to talk to her online anymore while playing World of Warcraft.

(Ted's character is the one on the right)

The episode ends with Ted, at his college reunion in 2020, knowing the real truth on how he actually met Lily.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Black Friday

When I first saw "Black Friday", I thought it was another perilous Friday believed to cause havoc, fear, whatever nonsensical stuff that anyone can think of - similar to the Friday the 13th.

And that first time was LAST WEEK... (yea, yea...laugh all you want~)

Com'on, Friday is always associated with something bad - there's a story behind it.

  1. To those who already know, you can continue laughing until your jaw starts to lock.
  2. To those who has the same fate as me, enlighten yourself by reading on...

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, in which in this very day, U.S. consumers begin their Christmas shopping spree. As Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursdays in the U.S., Black Friday may be as early as 23rd of November or as late as 29th of November. This day is heavily promoted by retailers, opening as early as 5 a.m., and offering good deals/discounts to attract customers.

The origin of Black Friday comes from the shift to profitability during the holiday season. Black Friday was when retailers went from being unprofitable, or "in the red," to being profitable, or "in the black", at a time when accounting records were kept by hand and red indicated loss and black, profit.

Friday, November 16, 2007

V-Tip: Saving Petrol

(Feeling a little cranky - Sleep Less Nights *been saying that a lot for the whole week*)

From the NEWS:
SOUTH WESTERN EASTERN OF DORKSTINGTON, November 16, 2007: A deranged man in his mid forties was causing a ruckus at the neighbourhood's petrol kiosk when he threatened to shoot a customer with the nozzle after he realised that the price of petrol had risen again. He later tore the clothes he had worn, and went off running nude before the police settled the commotion.

However, it was known that he escaped from the grips
of the police, and fled into the woods nearby. If you happen to see a naked man running freely in your neighbourhood, please call immediately this toll free number: 1-600-800-12155. Becareful! He shows no mercy!

Ok, Drinking Saving Petrol...

Guidelines to Petrol Saving #1:
Fill up your car or truck in the morning when the temperature is still cool.

Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground; and the colder the ground, the denser the gasoline. When it gets warmer gasoline expands, so if you are filling up in the afternoon or in the evening, what should be a gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and temperature of the fuel (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products) are significant. Every truckload loaded is temperature-compensated so that the indicated gallonage is actually the amount pumped. A one-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for businesses, but service stations do not have temperature compensation at their pumps.

GtPS #2:
If a tanker truck is filling the station's tank at the time you want to buy gas, do not fill up.

Most likely dirt and sludge in the tank is being stirred up when gas is being delivered, and you might be transferring that dirt from the bottom of their tank into your car's tank.

GtPS #3:
Fill up when your gas tank is half-full (or half-empty).

This is because the more gas you have in your tank, the less air there is, and gasoline evaporates rapidly, especially when it is warm. (Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating 'roof' membrane to act as a barrier between the gas and the atmosphere, thereby minimizing evaporation) .

GtPS #4:
When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to the high setting.

If you look at the trigger you will see that it has three delivery settings: slow, medium and high. You should be pumping at the slow setting, thereby minimizing vapors created while you are pumping. Hoses at the pump are corrugated; the corrugations act as a return path for vapor recovery from gas that already has been metered. If you are pumping at the high setting, the agitated gasoline contains more vapor, which is being sucked back into the underground tank, so you're getting less gas for your money.

"Save the Petrol, Save the World"

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

V-Review: TV - How I Met Your Mother S03E04

This episode is mainly about the showdown between Ted and Barney on who has more 'GAME'.

Definition of 'GAME' : The ability to score with quality hot women with own effort. (well, more or less)
" can't spell GAME without ME, and ME has the best game..."

The Challenge: Pick up a girl and the first to sleep with her WINS! *Bad influence isn't it...LoL*

(Marshall, wanting not to be left out, tries to convince Ted and Barney that he has GAME too; even saying that he had won the GAME by marrying Lily. Also, also... Marshall runs the numbers of the numbers of times he and Lily have had sex) *this scene is really funny*

Barney approaches the girl, but only to be slapped on the face as he had slept with her about a year ago. So, this gives Ted the upper hand to win the GAME. Soon, Ted begins to date the girl (Stacy). Usual couple stuff - strolling, cooking, watching movie, etc...

The day to win the GAME finally comes. In the bar, Barney sarcastically supports Ted to win the GAME, claiming he knows from his 'experience' with Stacy.

"...kissing what I already kissed, nuzzling what I already nuzzled, going huhbubububuh on what I have going huhbubububuh on..."
-Barney again-

While with Stacy, Ted sees...

So, Ted fails, while Barney actually has a secret mission behind all these *watch to check it out*

Apart from the GAME, Robin dates with another hot guy, set up by Lily. The guy is one of Lily's kindergarten kid's father. Robin, being not a kid-person, finds it difficult to deal with the kid - Doug. Eventually, Robin thinks that Doug thinks that she is pretty cool, and leads to...


After a few dates, Robin wants to break up with Doug's father, in which she definitely needs to break up with Doug too. *There is a plot twist here* It ends up that Robin is the one being dumped.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

V-Wonder: When to Have Kids?

You know it's time to procreate (to multiply) when :

  1. Your dog is called David and he's fed at the dining room table.

    (David~ Say grace)

  2. You spend more time at your sister's place - the one with the two-year-old.

    (More milk please~)

  3. Your wife has been storing the condoms in her sewing kit.

Probably the biggest decision in your life is to have, or not to have kids. The second biggest decision is when to have them. Apart from the obvious need to have a willing mother, the other potential stumbling block in MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!!

By the time a child reaches the age of 18, he or she will have cost the equivalent of a new Porsche 911 Turbo.

Besides the financial commitment, consider the impact it will have on your social life, your job and your relationship before thrusting into that world. (pun intended...LoL)

Looking at the bright side, well, you imagine it yourself...

!!17 KIDS!!
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V-Laugh: OUCH!! That Hurts...

A couple of women were playing golf one sunny Sunday morning. The first of the twosome teed off, and watched in horror as her ball headed directly toward a foursome of men playing the next hole.

Indeed, the ball hit one of the men, and he immediately clasped his hands together at his crotch, fell to the ground, and proceeded to roll around in evident agony.

The woman rushed down to the man, and immediately began to apologize. She said, "Please allow me to help. I'm a physical therapist, and I know I could relieve your pain if you'd allow."

"Ummph, oooh, nnooo, I'll be all right...I'll be fine in a few minutes," he replied breathlessly as he remained in the fetal position still clasping his hands together at his crotch.

But she persisted, and he finally allowed her to help him. She gently took his hands away and laid them to the side, she loosened his pants,and she put her hands inside. She began to massage him. She then asked him, "How does that feel?"

To which he replied, "It feels great, but my thumb still hurts like hell."

Sunday, November 11, 2007

V-Laugh: Firetruck

A firefighter is working on the engine outside the station when he notices Little Johnny next door with a little red wagon. The boy is wearing a fire-fighter's helmet and has the wagon tied to a dog and a cat.

The firefighter says, "Hey little partner, what are you doing?"

Little Johnny says, "I'm pretending to be a fireman and this is my firetruck."

The firefighter walks over to take a closer look. "That sure is a nice fire truck," the firefighter says with admiration.

"Thanks, mister," Little Johnny says.

The firefighter looks a little closer, and notices that Little Johnny has tied the wagon to the dog's collar, and to the cat's testicles. The boy says, "You're probably right, mister, but then I wouldn't have a siren."

Saturday, November 10, 2007

V-Tip: How to Avoid Relationship Break Ups?

Every couple in the world experiences this:
(If you don't, DO tell us...)

(Man: Yea, that's right. I'm Gay!)
*notice the man's posture*

(Woman: aaAAAHHHH!!!)

No, no...not every couple has a homosexual partner.
The point is... they QUARREL.

This guide is NOT to manipulate your partner, but rather to help remind your partner on why the both of you are together, and to keep two happy people together. If the both of you were never happy together, just skip this topic - it'll be deemed useless.

Do you have the feeling that your boyfriend/girlfriend (husband/wife) is going to break up with you soon? At times, we know that our partner no longer feels the same, but instead of rectifying the problem at hand, we sabotage it unintentionally by prying tons of inappropriate questions and acting insecure.

RULE #1:
Whoever your girlfriend or boyfriend is, both of you grew an attention to each other when you started dating or first met for various reasons. Maybe you were hilarious, witty, cool headed, or talented in some things. Whatever it was, repeat that history. It can trigger the interest that he/she has always had for you, and help them to realise why they're with you.

Reminisce the best moments in your relationship - the non-stop laughing moment, the first kiss setting. Try replaying those moments again without expecting a spectacular result to arise.

RULE #2:
Whatever your boyfriend or girlfriend says, AGREE with them. If they say, "I think we should be apart for the time being", instead of screaming "NO!! I love you, baby!! Stay with me!", keep your cool and say "I think you are completely right" with a smile. The whole point of it is being genuine and make them believe you are being genuine.

If throughout your relationship you have not been the "agreeing type", they will probably look at you funny or figure out if you are playing a game. If out of frustration, they say, "You're a jerk/loser." Agree with them and say something like, "You know what? You're completely right... I have lots of things I should work on."

To your surprise, your significant other might actually defend you instead. When you agree with them, they will more likely to say, "Look, you're not a jerk/loser, you just make me really angry sometimes." It's hard for someone to take cheap shots at someone who is unguarded. If you defend yourself though and disagrees with them, you are only pouring gas/petrol into a fire.

Do not say "But, I love you!", "We have so many great memories together!", "What will everyone think?" or list off all of your qualities. When you say anything of those or similar to those, all your significant other hears is "Me, me, me, me, me..."

Implication of "I LOVE YOU" - "I care about my feelings. Don't leave me because you'll make me unhappy" .

The last thing on their mind is your happiness. What they need to know is they are right.

Probably unrelated, but enjoy~

Thursday, November 8, 2007

V-Review: TV - How I Met Your Mother S03E03

There are some stories you tell... there are some stories you don't tell...

Ted calls Barney excitedly, proclaiming that he wants to go for the belt. What belt?
It's 'THE BELT'!

Yeap~ That's the Belt! The Championship Belt~

What's the Belt for? It's for First to "ride the tricycle". In other words, a threesome.

Ted, Marshall and Barney are supposed to go down to MacLaren's Bar. Ted suits up, does his hair, which takes him an hour and a half of waxing, tugging, and tweezing to achieve; while Barney and Marshall are on their Nintendo Wii playing the Wimbledon Open.

Ted gets blown off by Barney and Marshall, but meets two beautiful young women who were sorority sisters. Unable to decide who is the most interested, Ted gets Lily to help him figure it out, only to find out that both are equally attracted to him (playing with their hair, touching his hands, etc...)

Meanwhile, Robin is on a date with an awesome new guy who has a British accent, but she did not shave her legs (she wears a pair of boots) with the reason of not wanting to get too intimate in any of her first three dates. However, all that is just talk.. you'll see..

Robin shaving her legs in the restaurant's restroom
...but something happens to her and loses her date...

Back to Ted, he takes the two women to his apartment upstairs, text-ing Barney that they "will be coming upstairs". Barney, Lily and Marshall trapped in the apartment, hides in a place Ted least expects.

Initially, Barney disapproves Ted's conquest to "ride the tricycle", claiming the Belt is his birth right, but later realises that it is his duty to help Ted win it.

Ted's fear starts to build up

Barney tips Ted on how to score

Ted manages to retain his composure, and sets out to win the 'battle'... but... hhm... "Some stories you tell, some stories you don't..."

There are lots of awesome scenes to catch. Get to know Barney's chance of "riding the tricycle" too. Well, the episode ends with Barney being driven crazy by Ted.

V-Wonder #2

Put your thinking cap on and ponder for just a moment...

  • Who tastes dog food when it has a "New & Improved" flavour?
  • Why Noah did not just swat those two darn mosquitoes?
  • Why they sterilise the needle for lethal injections?
  • Why they do not make the whole plane out of the material used for the indestructible black box?
  • Why sheep do not shrink when it rains?
  • Why they are called 'Apartments' when they are all stuck together?
  • Why if con is the opposite of pro, then is Congress the opposite of progress?
  • Why if flying is so safe, do they call the airport "the terminal"?
  • Why the ime of the day with the slowest traffic is called the "rush hour"?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Fart Kills!

Long before your time (actually just couple of years back, maybe?), a terrible diet and room with no ventilation are being blamed for the death of a man who was killed by his own gas. (Yeahahaaa, the intestinal gas expelled from his anus)

However, there was no mark on his body, but an autopsy showed large amounts of methane gas in his system. His diet had consisted mainly of beans and cabbage (and a couple of other things - maybe something died in his stomach too). It was just the right combination of foods.

Beans + Cabbage + Couple of Things NOT Nice





Ok, back to the story...

It appears that the man died in his sleep from breathing the poisonous cloud that was hanging over his bed. Had he been outside or had his windows been opened, it would not have been fatal, but the man was shut up in his near airtight bedroom.

According to the article, "He was a big man with a huge capacity for creating this deadly gas." Three of the rescuers got sick and one was hospitalized.


Monday, November 5, 2007

V-Review: TV - Heroes (Intro)

(From left: Matt Parkman, Hiro Nakamura, Claire Bennet, Peter Petrelli, Nathan Petrelli,
Mohinder Suresh, Niki Sanders, Micah Sanders, D.L. Hawkins, Isaac Mendez, Simone Deveaux)

FYI: Some significant characters are not included & some are dead

Heroes is an American science fiction drama TV series created by Tim Kring, premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. Heroes is pretty similar to Marvel's "X-Men" in that the characters have unique and special abilities, but "X-Men" is more action-and-plot-driven while Heroes is more character-driven.

Fast Fact:
14.3 million viewers of aged 18-49 were glued to their TV when Season 1 of Heroes premiered in the United States, receiving the highest rating for any NBC drama premiere in five years.

Season 1 Synopsis
The series pilots with a diverse group of people who discover their extraordinary powers, or special abilities. The discovery of their powers lead to several changes in their personal lives; some for better, some for worse (*spoiler alert* well, mostly worse :\ ). Also, ordinary people (who do not really have a real job to do) are investigating and finding for people with extraordinary abilities. Mohinder Suresh, a geneticist, continues his murdered father's research, while Noah Bennet represents a secret organization only known as "The Company".

Throughout the season, characters are either being killed by a serial killer - Sylar (to suck their brains out, literally) or being tracked down into The Company's conspiracy, and also the race to stop a nuclear explosion from destroying New York City.

Quote of the Season: "Save the cheerleader, save the world..."

Characters and their Abilities:
  1. Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimigla) - Power Mimicry
  2. Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar) - Self-Propelled Flight
  3. Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) - Space-Time Continuum Manipulator
  4. Ando Masashashi (James Kyson Lee) - No Special Powers
  5. Isaac Mendez (Santiago Cabrera) - Future-Telling Artist *dead*
  6. Simone Deveaux (Tawny Cypress) - No Special Powers *dead*
  7. Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) - No Special Powers, but has antibody that cures an unknown Virus.
  8. Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) - Telepathy
  9. Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) - Spontaneous Tissue Regeneration
  10. Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman) - No Special Powers
  11. Niki Sanders (Ali Larter) - Alternate Personality with Superhuman Strength
  12. Micah Sanders (Noah Gray-Cabey) - Technopath, "Talk" to Electrical Devices
  13. D.L. Hawkins (Leonard Roberts) - Alter Physical Tangibility (able to phase through solid objects) *dead*
  14. "Sylar" (Zachary Quinto) - the Serial Killer with multiple acquired abilities
  15. Others...just watch the show alright :)

Currently, Heroes is airing its Season 2.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

V-Tip: Public Speaking

Got selected for toastmaster/toastmistress?
(don't wanna be sexist... :p)

Legs tremble in front of an audience?

in some extreme rare cases...

You wet your pants while trying to deliver your message?

What can you do to overcome stage fright?
  1. Learn your subject well.
    Fill your mind with information about your subject. If you put in the time to do proper research, you have won half the battle. Your confidence grows along with your knowledge of your subject. But be prepared – that the nervous stomach of yours may not disappear until you actually begin speaking, so do not expect to be anxious-free.

    Actually, some nervousness is good; otherwise, you may become over-confident. However, when you have something to say, and you know what you are going to say, your confidence will shine through.

  2. Be the expert.
    If you have studied, done the research and are properly prepared, then you are the expert. You assume the role as the instructor. Develop the mindset that you are the teacher who is teaching them. You are not being arrogant when you assume the position as the expert. You are simply having the attitude that you have paid the price to speak about your subject and you will deliver.

  3. Never apologise.
    Do not begin a speech by saying you are sorry for being unprepared. As soon as you do, you have the right to speak. You should never start a speech with any kind of an apology. If you are late or lacked the time to prepare like you wanted, simply do not mention it. Just get started with your speech.

  4. Begin your speech without words.
    When you walk up to the platform to make your speech, pause before saying anything. Look your audience in the eyes.

    When you approach the beginning of your speech in this manner, you communicate to the audience that you are in control. You appear not to be nervous and everyone begins to feel secure. They will be more likely to receive your message.

  5. Take your notes, but not your manuscript.

    You will want to take your outline. This will give you a sense of security. You have studied. You are prepared. The outline will be there to guide you. It will help you stay on track.

    But if you take the manuscript, you will have a tendency to read too much. You may even get lost in all of the writing you have before you. Consequently, you may find yourself filled full of fear.

    Do not attempt to memorise your manuscript either. You may forget where you are in your speech. Your mind may go blank, or you may simply look very unnatural as you deliver your memorised script.

V-Wonder #1

Put your thinking cap on and ponder for just a moment...

  • Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
  • Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?
  • Why you don't ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
  • Why "abbreviated" is such a long darn word?
  • Why all doctors call what they do "practice"?
  • Why you have to click on "Start" to stop Windows?
  • Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavour, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?
  • Why the man who invest all your money is called a broker?
  • Why there isn't mouse-flavoured cat food?

More to come...stay tuned...

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Snowball the Man-Killing Goat

Carl Hulsey, a 77-year-old retired poultry worker from Canton, Georgia was determined to turn his white billy goat, Snowball, into a watchdog, whether Snowball wanted to be one or not. To that end, Hulsey took to beating Snowball with a stick to make it more aggressive. "Pa, this goat's going to kill you if you keep that up," Alma Hulsey warned her husband. Little did she know, she turned out to be right.

On 16 May 1991, Hulsey once again approached the goat, brandishing a stick. This time Snowball landed the first blow. The 110-pound goat attacked its tormentor, headbutting Hulsey in the stomach, twice knocking him down. Hulsey scrambled onto the porch in an effort to get away. The goat bounded up the steps after him. While Alma Hulsey watched, Snowball rammed its master over the edge. Hulsey fell to the ground five feet below, and died where he landed. "Blunt trauma to the abdominal cavity," said the coroner. Snowball had ruptured Hulsey's stomach.

As a dangerous animal who might harm another, by rights, Snowball should have been put to sleep. Once the goat's story was known, however, the officials who were to decide Snowball's fate were inundated with pleas to spare the creature. More than 500 protesters from around the nation called Cherokee County animal control after it was announced Snowball might be put to death. Many offered to adopt Snowball.

Some even made death threats. "What happens to the goat, happens to you," one caller reportedly warned. There was also talk of a bomb being planted if the goat did not walk. (aren't they taking this a little too seriously, all for a goat?)

Snowball got let off. It was sent to Noah's Ark, a private animal shelter for neglected, and abused animals in Locust Grove, a little town south of Atlanta. Four hours after its arrival, it was laid on a kitchen table and neutered, an operation intended to make it less aggressive. It was also rechristened "Snow."

Why this furor over a goat and the seeming lack of concern for the man whose life the goat had ended? In the small community Hulsey had been part of, he was well and truly mourned. Yet outside that pocket of acquaintance, sentiment ran the other way - many animal lovers saw a certain divine justice in his fate. He'd brought harm to an animal, and the animal had struck back.


Thursday, November 1, 2007

V-Laugh: The Untold Chapter of Genesis

Adam was hanging around the garden of Eden feeling very lonely.

So, God asked him, "What's wrong with you?"

Adam said he didn't have anyone to talk to. God said that He was going to make Adam a companion and that it would be a woman.

He said, "This pretty lady will gather food for you, she will cook for you, and when you discover clothing, she will wash it for you. She will always agree with every decision you make and she will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you've had a disagreement. She will praise you! She will bear your children, and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them.

"She will NEVER have a headache, and will freely give you love and passion whenever you need it."

Adam asked God, "What will a woman like this cost?"

God replied, "An arm and a leg."

Then Adam asked, "What can I get for a rib?" ... "(-.-) if only...

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