A treat for Douglas Adams fans if you haven’t been there already:
The Private Life of Genghis Khan
” For a moment a strange green fire seemed to flash from the eyes of the Mongol leader. A heavy deadly kind of a thing that you could hardly call a smile drew itself through his fine wispy beard. The strange kind of smiley thing would signify (briefly) to anyone who was stupid enough to look that there was nothing a Mongol warlord liked better after a day hacking people to bits than a big night out.”
From Godz Monkey:
“I went out for a walk yesterday just after 7pm. The Anaheim PD was already out in force! Harbor is 3 lanes wide in each direction, they had 3 cop cars side by side cruising the boulevard. Not to mention the random cars up and down Orangewood. I guess they were getting their message out that no one should be celebrating their freedom too much!
Creepy? No good citizen wants to abuse their freedoms! Sometimes they need the guiding hand of Uncle Big Brother Sam to put them on the straight and narrow.
They are governing for YOU. And you call them creepy?
We’re calling Homeland Security.
From the Farmer’s Almanac:
“DOG DAYS BEGIN (JULY 3)
The Dog Days (a period of 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11) are named for the Dog Star, Sirius, which is visible with the rising Sun at this time of year. Ancients associated this sky picture with the hot days that coincided with it. Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Greater Dog).
Dog Days bright and clear,
indicate a happy year.
But when accompanied by rain,
for better times our hopes are in vain.”