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Notes From All Over March 12, 2008

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.
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“Police say a man is in critical condition after the deadly toxin ricin was found in his Las Vegas motel room.

“Las Vegas police Lt. Lewis Roberts says the man has been in a coma since he was found in his room at the Extended Stay America Motel on Thursday.”

Gives a whole new meaning to the term “extended stay”.

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Wikipedia:  “Some sources have reported that there is a ‘floating continent’ of debris that is roughly twice the size of Texas. Researcher Dr Marcus Eriksen believes the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is in fact two massive areas of swirling rubbish that are linked. Eriksen says the gyre stretches from about 500 nautical miles off the coast of California, across the Northern Pacific to near the coast of Japan.”


So, can we smush the floating plastic down from the North, and up from the South, and then when it’s about 100 feet wide, melt it all together, paint a yellow line down the middle, and turn it into a Trans-Pacific Highway?  Gotta be cheaper than airplanes!  And with less CO2 emissions!

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From News of the Weird dot com: “In a spectacular one-car wipe-out along an airstrip near Ocala, Fla., five young men were killed when their supercharged BMW M5 left the road at 120 mph, sailed 200 feet, and smashed into a tree. In the days after, visitors to an Internet forum of M5 drivers recalled a question posed on a message board on Jan. 25 [2008] from an 18-year-old seeking advice about handling the car when shifting gears at super-fast speeds. He signed on only as “Josh,” which is the first name of the 18-year-old driver killed on the airstrip. [Gainesville Sun, 2-5-08; Lakeland Ledger, 1-29-08] “



That car costs $90,000 +, and runs at 150 mph right out of the box. Josh and his friends were 18 years old. And the airstrip is a private one, connected to John Travolta’s house with his two airplanes and other friends of Marie Antoinette who have their own air forces, too.

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1. gregquill - March 13, 2008

Sandy,

Yes, frightening. As are, I might add, the undergarments on the statue gracing one of your recent posts. The good Sisters in my grammar school would have prescribed such attire for the girls in my 7th and 8th grade classes, to prevent close slow dancing.


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