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21 May 2015

“Good morning, Chuck. It’s another cold one.”

“Yes, it sure is. I brought my extra jacket, but it’s packed away in my bag. I’ll put it on later. Another thing I’m kicking myself for is I forgot my bottle of water.”

“I can get you a bottle of water, Chuck.”

“No, I’ll have another look.” He rifled through the bag hung on the side of his chair. I found something, no it’s my water from yesterday. I usually empty my bottle and fill it with ice. I like to chew on the ice.”

I said, “This is crazy, I remember when I was a kid, the swimming pools opened on the 24th of May and they’d be packed.”

Chuck said, “I remember way back when we used to swim in the Tay River. Nobody swims there now, it’s too polluted. I keep hearing about global warming, but I tell people that it’s bullshit. We’re going into another Ice Age. You can bet that the weather all year is going to be crazy. They say that if we have major eruptions from four volcanoes, maybe even three, that would be enough to wipe out the population of the earth.

“I was watching a science program on TV. They were saying that a supernova is heading towards the earth. Its path is on an angle of forty degrees away from the earth, but if they have their calculations wrong, we’re in trouble. When it explodes we’ll have dust in the air for four months.”

I asked, “Is there a name for this supernova?”

“Yeah, it’s Beelzebub, it’s a German word.”

Beteljeuse, actually. It means “armpit of the giant” and is a red star in the constellation Orion. It is too far away to do us any harm, but when it supernovas we will be treated to a very bright star – perhaps even visible in the daytime during some months (in the summer it is behind the sun). No one is sure when that may happen – it is “soon” astronomically, but that could mean tomorrow, or a million years from now. (from Kita Sparkles)

I asked, “Isn’t that the reason that the dinosaurs were wiped out — something hitting the earth near death valley?”

“It was a comet. It didn’t hit the earth it landed in the ocean near the Yucatan Peninsula. The water is very shallow there. They said that most life died within forty-eight hours. The dinosaurs died from breathing the hot air. It scorched their lungs. The only thing that survived was the cockroaches and bed bugs. Those we could have done without.

“When I looked at the sky this morning I could see a quarter moon, venus and vaguely mercury. I’m hoping to see them align. Later on in the year I should be able to see Jupiter.

“Did you hear about the Quebec student linked to a terrorist organization?”

U.S. court documents have already revealed that an undercover agent played a crucial role in the arrest of Abassi, a 26-year-old student at Quebec’s Laval University.

Abassi was allegedly in regular contact with the agent, who secretly recorded them discussing a plot to attack a Via Rail passenger train; to cause the death of “up to 100,000 people” by contaminating the air or water; to provide financial support and weapons to anti-government fighters in Syria, and how to recruit other terrorists in North America.

“That’s going to keep happening because they didn’t finish the first Iraq War. They should have sent in two million ground troops and wiped out the whole area. Genghis Khan did that.”

Genghis Khan led campaigns … accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations … By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.

His descendants extended the Mongol Empire across most of Eurasia … Many of these invasions repeated the earlier large-scale slaughters of local populations. As a result Genghis Khan and his empire have a fearsome reputation in local histories. (Wikipedia)

“Have you heard that they’re now allowing girls on boy’s hockey teams? That’s just wrong. I’d like to shoot the politician that first allowed women in men’s taverns. If it’s a men’s tavern then it’s a men’s tavern. What’s hard about that?

“Is that a ten dollar bill in the street. It’s too far away for me to see properly?”

I took a closer look and said, “No, there’s no printing on it, so it’s not money.”

“I find a lot of money on the street. My friends asked me how I do it. I said, “You bastards keep looking at the sky. If you look down, that’s where you find the money. One day I saw a cop drop a twenty when he left the cash machine. I was behind him in seconds. He had his nose in the air and didn’t notice a thing.”

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Comments
  1. Beteljeuse, actually. It means “armpit of the giant” and is a red star in the constellation Orion. It is too far away to do us any harm, but when it supernovas we will be treated to a very bright star – perhaps even visible in the daytime during some months (in the summer it is behind the sun). No one is sure when that may happen – it is “soon” astronomically, but that could mean tomorrow, or a million years from now.

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