Naked bone of an echo

And to think I sit here in my office attempting to eek out a living.



An Italian couple stole 50,000 euros from a woman in the Sicilian city of Palermo after convincing her they were vampires who would impregnate her with the son of the Anti-Christ if she did not pay them.



The man, a cabaret singer, and his girlfriend took the money from their victim over four years by selling her pills at 3,000 euros each that they said would abort the Anti-Christ's son.

Police uncovered the fraud after the 47-year-old woman's family became concerned when they discovered she had spent all her savings, local news agencies AGI and ANSA reported. * Source - Reuters


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Brilliant!
Naked bone of an echo

Never trust a man in a blue trench coat



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There is apparently a new hotel in Copenhagen called Hotel Fox where each room is an individual piece of art.



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The weekend was of course too short and I woke up yesterday with some sort of weird head cold thing which led to me staying home and nursing myself.

This somehow included listening to copious amounts of Cuban folk music and Django Reinhardt in between bouts of napping with our kitty kats. Was good medicine. I highly recommend Django for all your head cold ailments ;)

A cup of coffee is calling me in sultry tones...


Current Mood: Hip flutter, tail shake
Current Music: Django Reinhardt - Manoir de Mes Reves
Naked bone of an echo

When is the answer *not* Statler and Waldorf?



The box of oatmeal supplying a week's worth of breakfast to ensure that I don't collapse on the train on the way to work every morning : $3.89

Metrocard fare per commute : $2.00

Watching a young couple argue loudly over names of characers on the original Muppet Show (!) across from where I was sitting on the train this morning and hearing the answer to their question *answered* by the what-appeared-to-be-homeless bum sitting in the corner of the car (away from everyone who had moved away from his smell which preceded him and the large puddle of what appeared to be urine and newspapers) thereby silencing everyone included said couple on the car while they contemplated the answer....: Priceless

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New York : Where everyone's forte is obscure trivia.
Naked bone of an echo

Oh my...



I have seen this link in a couple places today and I think I just had a visual multi-gasm (yes...more than one most definitely...;)...)



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and she has an *accordion*...oh.my.goodness. .....*dies*

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Goes back to gawking...:D
Naked bone of an echo

Who knew that stomach aches ,sore throats and the flu could be so damn cute????....and plush....;)




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"We make stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes—only a million times actual size! Now available: The Common Cold, The Flu, Sore Throat, Stomach Ache, Bad Breath, Kissing Disease, Athlete's Foot, Ulcer, Martian Life, Beer & Bread, Black Death, Ebola, Dust Mite, Bed Bug, and Bookworm.

Each 5-to-7 inch doll is accompanied by an image of the real microbe it represents, as well as information about the microbe. "

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I shall now entertain visions of snuggly microbes....

and don't think I am not getting the display box too.

;)
Naked bone of an echo

A lethal dose of nuclear nightmares can be good at times....

I had seen Atomic Cafe and Threads earlier this past spring. Both are films about nuclear war, but they are very different in the ways that they explore the subject.


Atomic Cafe is an absolutely amazing film that explores life during the atomic age through a dark collage of newsreel footage, government archives, military training films and music. While it is highly amusing at times, it is also a bit staggering to realize that this was indeed the reality for many americans during this time period.


Threads is a documentary-style film from 1984 which explores the possibility of a nuclear strike on Britain and the effects of this attack on those unfortunate enough to live through such an occurrence.

Threads is one of the most unbelievably effective films I have ever seen which tackles such a weighty and upsetting subject as nuclear annihilation. It does not tiptoe around the after effects and instead offers a very realistic and horrific glimpse into a life after a nuclear attack. There are images in this film that will forever be seared into my consciousness. What makes it so effective and so brutally amazing is that it is still topical today as the reality of such an occurrence is most definitely present.

Rewatching it last night made me ponder the situation in North Korea which was quite sobering since nuclear threat is even more prevalent in our society today.Living in NY seems to keep most New Yorkers in a constant state of alertness but it cannot be denied that the vulnerability level here is quite high.

We are more informed and more on guard, but the stakes are higher in this day and age.With terrorism looming and major advances in technology and science, the threats of attack are higher. While our level of preparedness is better,it is also in direct proportion to the complexity of the weapons involved.

It is a sobering thought but a necessary one.
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