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January 5th, 2007 // 4 Comments

Appendixes Are So Last Year

New Years Resolutions are for fat kids. No time for sitting around making a list of crap I’ll just end up accomplishing in the first couple weeks of 2007. Then I’ll just have to make a new stupid list with even bigger dreams. I’m way too much of a go-getter for that shiznit. OK, I did make one resolution and that’s to use more super cool words like “shiznit.”

John Lennon once said “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” What if I don’t make any plans at all? Am I still living? Chew on that while you go out and buy the new amazing Beatles Love album (don’t bother with iTunes as the bad Apples are still at war).

It’s looks like a few celebrities may have some resolutions of their own with Britney and Miss USA checking into rehab. As well as Lindsay having her appendix removed (which I think is just an easy ploy to lose all that holiday weight).

The end of 2006 also brought about the deaths of three (why does it always happen in threes!?) prominent figures in American history. The first to go was the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, on Christmas Day. He was followed the very next day by former president, Gerald Ford. A few tense days passed as prominent elders all over the world avoided sleep in fear they might not wake up. But the trifecta was complete on December 29th when everyone’s favorite dictator Saddam Hussein was executed.

I have to admit that my curiosity got the best of me and I watched the unedited footage of the event. Although I was shocked by the graphic nature of the video, I was even more surprised by a tiny button I noticed on Saddam’s lapel. Using my nerdy computer skills I was able to magnify a screen shot:

Who knew?

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  1. fart face

    “A few tense days passed as prominent elders all over the world avoided sleep in fear they might not wake up.”

    Nice.

    I think my grandmother has such delusions of grandeur that she feared she might be prominent enough to be in danger.

  2. mla

    I hear Augusto Pinochet was a major Carpenters fan. No lie.

  3. gozzipguru

    “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” The quote is by James M.Barrie — John Lennon just used it in a song, he didn’t actually originate it.

  4. kiki

    Peter Boyle was the first to die in the trifecta of deaths. Screw Saddam Hussein – he deserved death. Peter Boyle was a funny pot smoking sweet old man – don’t forget him.

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