Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy Bi(cycle)rthday!!

Eskimos are well known for sending those tribe members who were seen as drains on their society (mostly the old and infirm, of course) out on ice floes to die (as an aside, it is questionable if such a death would count for Death Pool). People in Tennessee evidently think the best way of getting rid of the elderly is by making them rake leaves.

On that happy note about very old people....

Today is somebody's birthday! Whose Birthday? Swiss Scientist and Inventor of LSD Albert Hofmann's Birthday. How Old Is He? 1,2,3,4... 102! And Never been Kissed By... Death

Albert Hofmann's name appears on 9 2008 Death Pool Rosters (second most frequent pick)

  • April 19, 1943 is known as "Bicycle Day" after Hofmann's bicycle ride home that day while under LSD's influence for one of his first times.
If I knew about that, maybe I would've kept on riding my bike past 4th grade. Or it may have been that neon pink helmet my mom made me wear.

... And Many More!

1 comment:

Papa Narsh said...

I wonder if this is what Ben Stiller had in mind in Happy Gilmore "Oh, well, now your back's gonna hurt, 'cause you just pulled landscaping duty. Anybody else's fingers hurt?... I didn't think so."

I bet Lillian wishes that her fingers hadn't hurt so much from Arts & Crafts.