Indigo Insights

Sunday, May 23, 2004
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. - Pete Seeger


>^..^< There's not a synapse in my cranium that has a connection with THIS. Nevertheless, it's comforting to know that the Blogger Brotherhood is not something to "mess" with - to paraphrase McGehee.

>^..^< Jim says find two hours to read this. It's earmarked for my next two hours.

>^..^< Wonder if Jack has a little thin french moustache yet? [G]

>^..^< Thanks to The GOC for sharing "Thanks For the E-mails" from Donna. It has been shared with my e-mail buddies too!

>^..^< He's not back -- just teasing his fans.

>^..^< Wazzup with all the jaded bloggers? Including yours truly. Don't know, but it seems to have Serenity in the cross hairs now. And in reference to the recent Indigo furlough, guess who missed me? My good ole liberal buddy, Reality Check. Thanks, RC.

>^..^< "Bloggerblahs" definitely needs a ™. Question is, does it belong to The Argghhh Guy or The Drama Queen?

>^..^< Don't know how I missed this awesome blog for so long. Thanks for the road map from Straight White Guy.

>^..^< "Why is the sexual abuse and humiliation of American prisoners on a massive scale accepted and ignored, yet similar mistreatment of some terrorists in Iraq is such an outrage?"

>^..^< How's your spelling? (You know who you are!)

>^..^< And did you hear about the agnostic dyslexic insomniac who laid awake nights wondering if there really was a Dog?


11. "Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold them all together."
12. "A gross ignoramus...144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus."
13. "He doesn't have ulcers, but he's a carrier!"
14. "I would like to go hunting with him sometime."
15. "He's been working with glue too much."
16. "He would argue with a signpost."
17. "He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room."
18. "When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell."
19. "If you see two people talking and one looks bored, he's the other one."
20. "A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on."
(continuing series -- more to come)

Priceless Quotes From Kids - Volume IV

The following excerpts are actual answers given on history tests and in Sunday school quizzes by children between 5th and 6th grade, in Ohio. They were collected over a period of three years by two teachers. Read carefully for grammar, misplaced modifiers, and of course, spelling! Kids should rule the world, as it would be a laugh a minute for us adults and therefore no time to war or argue. -- D. Cathers

Johann Bach wrote a great many musical compositions and had a large number of children. In between he practiced on an old spinster which he kept up in his attic. Bach died from 1750 to the present. Bach was the most famous composer in the world and so was Handel. Handel was half German, half Italian, and half English. He was very large.

Bethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf that he wrote loud music and became the father of rock and roll. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died for this.

The nineteenth century was a time of a great many thoughts and inventions. People stopped reproducing by hand and started reproducing by machine. The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up.

Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick raper, which did the work of a hundred men.

Louis Pasteur discovered a cure for rabbits but I don't know why.

Charles Darwin was a naturalist. He wrote the Organ of the Species. It was very long and people got upset about it and had trials to see if it was really true. He sort of said God's days were not just 24 hours but without watches who knew anyhow? I don't get it.

Madman Curie discovered radio. She was the first woman to do what she did. Other women have become scientists since her but they didn't get to find radios because they were already taken.

Karl Marx was one of the Marx Brothers. The other three were in the movies. Karl made speeches and started revolutions. Someone in the family had to have a job, I guess.
[thanks to Christina, Swansboro, NC, for sending Priceless Quotes From Kids]