Sunday, March 21, 2010

squished face mountain east of Flagstaff and west of Albuquerque. Can you see the face?

Here's a little ditty G the Brit sent me: Take heed, you FOX news watchers! (By the way, FOX news was the channel of choice in most of the "hot breakfast" --meaning they had a waffle machine and a nuker -- hotel/motels in the south. North of the Mason Dixon it was weather channel – another example of fact versus fiction. I could not help but reflect on the works of those social savants George Orwell and Ray Bradbury. "Wake up, people! It's time for your propaganda lesson! Your moment of hate!" What a way to start the day, eh?

Common entertainment [in the 17th/18th century] included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the 'Ace of Spades.' To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't 'playing with a full deck.'

Think twice, you anti tax ranters...

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