Ro’sh hashShanah (one of the Jewish new years) is going to be this Friday night until the following Sunday night. In the proper spirit of the season, I hereby unconditionally forgive those that have inadvertently transgressed against me this past year, and I humbly request the forgiveness of those I have inadvertently transgressed against. We are all fallible creatures, and there is no point in holding onto ill-feelings that in the end are pointless.
Relevant to today’s holiday: Wikipedia’s article on the United States Constitution. This is a topic which George W. Bush needs to review desperately.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Microscopic Art”
- “Senate rejects amendment for medical funding for 9/11 responders” (Bad Senate! No chocolate for you!)
- “Pope stops short of apology to Muslims” and “Churches attacked in Gaza, W. Bank” (Submitted by Barry. No chocolate for the Muslims either! Whether one agrees with the Pope’s quoting of a medieval text critical of Muhammad or not, attacking churches and threatening suicide bomber attacks on the Vatican is a grossly inappropriate response. The violence also does justice to the claim, from the text’s reports of the claims of a Byzantine emperor, that Muhammad was “evil and inhuman” and “his command to spread by the sword the faith.” This is also not the first time they have rioted based on criticism.)
Notes For The Milkman
These are actual notes left for the Milkman
I've just had a baby, please leave another one."
"Please leave an extra pint of paralyzed milk."
"Please don't leave any more milk. All they do is drink it."
"Sorry not to have paid your bill before, but my wife had a baby, and I've been carrying it around in my pocket for weeks."
"Sorry about yesterday's note. I didn't mean one egg and a dozen pints, but the other way 'round."
"When you leave my milk, knock on my bedroom window and wake me because I want you to give me a hand to turn the mattress."
"Please knock. My TV's broken down, and I missed last night's SOPRANOS. If you saw it, will you tell me what happened?"
"My daughter says she wants a milkshake.
Do you do it before you deliver, or do I have to shake the bottle?"
"Please send me a form for cheap milk, for I have a baby two months old and did not know about it until a neighbor told me."
"Milk is needed for the baby. Father is unable to supply it."
"From now on please leave two pints every other day and one pint on the days in between, except Wednesdays and Saturdays when I don't want any milk."
"My back door is open. Please put milk in 'fridge, get money out of cup in drawer and leave change on kitchen table, because we want to play bingo tonight."
"Please leave no milk today. When I say today, I mean tomorrow, for I wrote this note yesterday... or is it today?"
"When you come with the milk please put the coal on the boiler, let dog out, and put newspaper inside the screen door. P.S. Don't leave any milk."
"No milk. Please do not leave milk at No. 14 either as he is dead until further notice."