Month: March 2012

2-4-23-38-46: Numbers that shall live in infamy

2-4-23-38-46, Mega Ball 23. If your Mega Millions ticket sported that combination last night, please know that you are loathed and envied all across the Fruited Plains and from sea to shining sea. Of course, if you just won a world record jackpot, you aren’t reading this little blog. So, never mind. What a crazy world we live in. While the current administration works to make capitalism and the American ideal of a little person pulling himself up by the bootstraps to become a grand success a thing of the past, most of these united states endorse a game of luck to make someone a multimillionaire just because they either chose or were randomly issued the right combination of numbers. It was fun while it lasted though, wasn’t it? Yesterday, I listened to my coworkers imagine themselves super rich. The things they would do with that money! I think the odds of winning were something like one in 136 million. (These are still better odds than evolution, so I don’t doubt the Darwinians were all over this.) That reminds me of the interchange between Lloyd (Jim Carrey’s character in the movie, Dumb and Dumber) and the girl by whom he was smitten…    While some folks in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland decide what to do with their cut of the $640 million, I will get back to work on...

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God Bless the Lesser Lights: The Undistinguished, Unextinguished.

  Lesser Lights | An Original Poem God bless the lesser lights: Those lives lived on a small scale; Those names that never lit a neon sign, Nor graced a magazine cover, But are forever etched in stone— In mostly-neglected, weed-strewn tombstone; Whose memory is faded, even to those that loved them. Their time here too short. Their time gone too long. [br] God bless the forgotten: Their lives unremarkable; Their achievements unrecorded; Their influence unstated, underestimated, under-appreciated, But not unfelt, Not unimportant. [br] God bless the too-soon departed— The light they gave, The light they give, The lives they touched… And touch...

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