Friday, February 1, 2008

How to Steal a Million (or a Playstation)

Important lesson for all readers looking into a career in burglary: The best way to not get caught by the person you're robbing is for him to be dead when you get there. Dead people are terrible at catching thieves.

Important lesson for all readers looking for a cheap and easy birthday present: rob a dead person. Sometimes they have good stuff.

Today is somebody's birthday! Whose Birthday? World War I Veteran Frank Buckles' Birthday. How Old Is He? 1,2,3,4... 106! And Never been Kissed By... Death

Frank Buckles' name appears on "Tomb Raiders Redux (This Time with Candy)'s" roster

  • In the Second World War, in the 1940s, Buckles was a civilian working for an American shipping line. He was captured by the Japanese, however, and spent three years in a Japanese prison camp during most of that war.

Rough break. You figure you've fought in one World War you can sit the second one out. On a happier note for him, many Japanese-Americans were also sent to internment camps for no reason during WWII, so he wasn't alone in getting screwed.

Today is somebody else's birthday! Whose Birthday? Gospel Singer/Songwriter George Beverly Shea's Birthday. How Old Is He? 1,2,3,4... 98! And Never been Kissed By... Death

George Beverly Shea's name appears on "Blue's", "Oldies But Goodies'", and "The Kick the Bucket List's" rosters

  • Arguably Shea's most popular hymn is "The Wonder of It All", the title of which was also used by the University of North Carolina Center for Public Television for their 1998 production of his life story.

They really "took a chance" with that production. From what I understand, though, they "made it happen."

Today is somebody's else's else's birthday! Whose Birthday? Welsh Comedian Terry Jones' Birthday. How Old Is He? 1,2,3,4... 65! And Never been Kissed By... Death

Terry Jones' name appears on "Future Corpses of America's" roster

  • Jones wrote the screenplay for "Labyrinth," which was also the final feature film directed by Muppet-Master Jim Henson before his death.

Some say David Bowie's makeup in this movie was Jones' greatest comedic achievement.

... And Many More!

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