Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I wish I had known that the senate seat was for sale.

It would have made the perfect gift for some many people that I know.


Christmas video countdown -

Today in History -

December 10, 1520 -
The heretic Martin Luther burnt the papal bull issued by Leo X, titled "Exsurge Domine", demanding an end to his heresies. Luther had published 95 points against the practice of granting indulgences, and the Catholic Church only had 94 points in favor of them. Although technically he was the winner, Luther was subsequently excommunicated.

Luther went away mad and started his own religion.

December 10, 1936 -
Edward VIII, abdicates the English throne to marry the twice divorced, horsy faced (and possibly transvestite) Mrs Simpson - the woman he loved.

Many in the government are secretly relieved, fearing having to share a bathroom with Mrs. Simpson.

December 10, 1958 -
Krishna Venta (born Francis Herman Pencovic) died in Chatsworth, California in a suicide bombing when two disgruntled former followers (Peter Duma Kamenoff and Ralph Muller) who, although never offering any documentary evidence to support their claims, charged that Venta had both mishandled cult funds and been intimate with their wives.

Venta's remains are only ever identified through dental records. They blow'd him up real good.

December 10, 1967 -
Soul singer Otis Redding plus four members of the Bar-Kays are killed when his airplane crashes into Lake Monona near Madison, Wisconsin.

So, poor Otis was spread out all over the dock of the bay.

December 10, 1993 -
Adolf Hitler is baptized by proxy into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in their London temple. Mormons also contunie to vicariously baptism victims of the Holocaust over the strenous objections of variuos Jewish groups such as the Simon Wiesenthal Center (even Simon Wiesenthal has had a baptism performed for himself after his death.)

While this is terribly unfair, please keep it in mind if you are going to vote for Mitt Romney in 2012.

11 more shopping days until Hanukkah, 14 more shopping days until Christmas.

And so it goes.

1 comment:

Shawn Sutherland said...

In regard to Krishna Venta, see also: