September 5, 2008
Did you know?
...that ancient Greeks sent messages to dead relatives and friends by giving a message to a slave, then cutting his head off?
...that if something was forgotten, he sent another decapitated slave as a P.S.?
...that it was very dangerous to be owned by a forgetful master?
...that the Persian king, Astyages ordered Harpagus to eat the head of his own son, and Harpagus replied that whatever a king did was all right with him?
...that we have many fools like that alive today who think the authorities can do no wrong?
...that there are others who think authorities can do nothing right?
...that Mia Farrow's dog has a shrink to whom she pays $150.00 an hour to treat?
...that Mia Farrow has more dollars than sense?
...that maybe the shrink could be of more help to Mia than her dog? (Incidentally, Mia Farrow happens to be an actress)
...that four times as many people die from infections picked up in a hospital than are killed in auto accidents?
...that plain rubbing alcohol is a natural deodorant?
...that steamed carrots provide you with more beta-carotene than raw carrots?
...that the average time a patient is allowed to speak before being interrupted by his doctors is 18 seconds?
...that if you foul-up in life, it is your own fault, not your parents so accept the blame, learn from your mistakes and move on with your life?
...that a politician said, "There comes a time to put principle aside and do what's right."?
...that another one said, "Remember, if you conquer yourself, you conquer the greatest evil on Earth."?
...that another one said, "This bill is the worst misjustice of carriage I have ever seen."?
...that "politics" breaks down as "poly" (many) and "tics" (parasitic blood suckers) so does that mean politicians are "blood sucking parasites"?
...that in ancient Greece, they required any man who proposed a new law to speak with a rope around his neck, so that, if his motion failed, he might be hung with a minimum of public inconvenience?
...that the above policy might be workable in the Sri Lankan Government?
...that we have some idiots running our government?
…that some people feel that the entire government consists of idiots?
...that there is no such thing as a homosexual, only heterosexuals who practice sodomy?
...that when Columbus landed at San Salvador, he thought it was close to Japan?
...that evolutionists are like a blind man in a dark basement looking for a black cat-that isn't there?
...that mirrors don't lie, and we should be thankful they don't laugh?
...that it is better to have a true enemy than a false friend?
...that the Roman Republic considered dancing as disgraceful?
…that an island in the Indian Ocean bans the sale of meat and liquor, and expects movie theatres to be closed every full moon day?
…that very few of the Island’s inhabitants observe this rule?
...that historian Will Durant wrote that Caesar and Christ had met in the arena, and Christ had won?
...that some naive Sri Lankans think Prabahakaran is dead; a loaf of bread will be sold for five rupees again and that some day American women will work as housemaids in Sri Lanka!
...that when you feel good, your brain manufactures serotonin that is known as your body's "natural healer"?
...that in the Fourth Century Roman Empire, taxes were so high that peasant shop owners left their overtaxed shops to become hired laborers?
...that salt was traded for slaves in Greece and a good slave was "worth his salt"?
...that in Sparta, citizens under 60 were considered too immature to serve in the Senate?
...that Sparta mothers sent sons into battle saying, "Return with your shield or on it."?
...that the mothers of Sparta knew that their sons couldn't run with a heavy shield?
...that Pliny thought a man, especially if fasting, could kill a snake by spitting into its mouth? (He doesn't explain how to get into the face of a snake without being bitten.)
...that it was said by King Herod's enemies (after his death), "He stole to the throne like a fox, ruled like a tiger, and died like a dog."? (Doesn’t it remind you of a few of our politicians closer to home?)
…that according to Murphy’s Law, if something has to happen, it will happen!
(Like the recent Tsunami that devastated a few South East Asian countries).
…that there is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.
…that there is a board coming up in every hotel in Sri Lanka that was affected by the Tsunami which says:
In case of Tsunami or tidal wave:
1. Stay Calm.
2. Pay your bill.
3. Run like hell!