Sunday, June 18, 2006

Stop the world, I'm getting dizzy!

Kazakhstan launched its first communications satellite into orbit on Sunday. The satellite will be used for television broadcasting and other communication services in Kazakhstan and elsewhere in Central Asia. And, now for the surprising part: Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world, and among the top 20 oil producing countries. Yes, Kazakhstan. Source: Reuters

A man in Wisconsin is building a memorial to Adolf Hitler, in Wisconsin. How this guy even got into this country is unclear: He was a volunteer in the German Waffen-SS during WWII. The Waffen-SS was the fighting branch of the Nazi party’s dreaded paramilitary unit, the Schutzstaffel. Commonly known as the SS, the unit acted as a special police force and was involved in some of the worst crimes committed in territory under Nazi control during World War II. He says his goal is to clear up what he describes as inaccuracies about the war and Hitler’s role in it. “I like the U.S.,” he says. “I can’t understand why people don’t know the truth. This is for understanding, not hate.” Some veterans groups might disagree. Source: MSNBC

Dustin Diamond, best known as Screech on "Saved by the Bell," is selling T-shirts with his photo on them to raise $250,000 so he doesn't lose his house in Wisconsin under a foreclosure order. He needs to sell nearly 30,000 shirts — at $15 or $20 (autographed) each. The T-shirts have a photo of Diamond holding a sign that says, "Save My House." The back of the shirt reads, "I paid $15.00 to save Screeech's house." (The third "e" was added to get around copyright laws.) He's selling the shirts on his Web site: www.getdshirts.com. Source: CBS News

The photo is from SI.com -- Italian World Cup fans.

3 comments:

Bruce said...

I wonder if that dude from the SS is related to the late Marge Schott, former owner of the Cincy Reds. She once said, and I'm paraphrasing her, "that when he started out, Hitler was a good man..."
Umm...ok, Marge.

The Phoenix said...

Sounds like Screech is going to lose his house. Too bad. Maybe he can ask Zack Morris for some money.
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Zack was a rich kid, but his father was a wimp, then Zack died his hair black and became a cop --

Screech blames his parents, of course, but the Jackie Coogan Law should have protected 1/2 of his Saved by the Bell earnings from his parents.

Jeff said...

During the interview on Howard Stern he casually mentioned that he has an enormous thingy- as in HUGE.

That'll help get the male dominated audience donate to your silly cause.
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Johnny Galecki always wore really baggy outfits, with oversize shirts hanging low, when he played David on Roseanne -- his bio says 5'5" tall, which means probably 5'3" -- he did a play in NY recently with a nude scene -- apparently the phrase "
enormous thingy" would not have done him justice -- that's my "size of male stars" factoid for the day.

while most of my commentors are male, a majority of the regular visitors are women