Monday, May 10, 2010

Nutcase Gossip

Something to relax you:
I had a confrontation with the nutcase on the second floor. He left another of his "anonymous" notes on several doors on the third floor, complaining about someone moving furniture. So, I wrote on the back of his note, my note: "There is a nutcase on the second floor who persists in leaving anonymous notes on my door". There was a bit more but that was the main theme. He then brought that note up and taped it to my door. I wrote: As long as you got the message (which he obviously hadn't) and taped it to his door. Somehow, he managed to come out, find the note and accosted me in the hallway before I could even make it back to my place. Apparently, he took offense at the word "nutcase", but then promptly proved it to be valid by threatening to call the police and the IRS. The IRS? Excuse me while I take a minute to stop laughing. Then followed that by wishing death for me and Robb by some means that I didn't hear because I was laughing. Needless to say, my laughter only enraged him further, and he left in a huff while calling me an "asshole".
Saturday was the day that letter carriers and others collect food for the poor. Robb and I were wondering how the government can spend billions on an illegal war, but can not take care of the homeless and hungry.
More gossip. In the ongoing saga of Geoff The Enraged, he is now pretty much not speaking to anyone. Perhaps the nutcase on the second floor and, maybe Pascal, but I'm not sure about that because Pascal is a member of the Board of Directors. Geoff was on the BOD but got pissed at something, sent them all a nasty email and resigned from the Board.
If you want to make the degree symbol (400°), hold down the left Alt Key and type 248. It also works if you type 0176.
Hawking: Time travel will happen. In a new documentary series for the Discovery Channel, Stephen Hawking has already considered how man might truly conquer space. Or, indeed, how spacemen might come down to our meager Earth and dismember us as so much fast food. Read more.
Currently reading - God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens. I couldn't agree more.
Rekers Paid $60K for Gay Adoption Testimony. Rekers, a cofounder of the Family Research Council, is now ensnared in controversy for hiring a gay male escort to assist him on a European trip. I would have bet money on that.
Frankincense: Could it be a cure for cancer? Scientists have observed that there is some agent within frankincense which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells to close themselves down. Mahmoud Suhail is trying to find out what this is.
See Better by Believing You Can. "Eyesight markedly improved when people were experimentally induced to believe that they could see especially well, Langer and her colleagues report in the April Psychological Science. Such expectations actually enhanced visual clarity, rather than simply making volunteers more alert or motivated to focus on objects, they assert."
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he has 'documented evidence' that Washington and Israel are linked to leading terrorist organizations in the world. US root of global terror: Ahmadinejad.
Bill Maher - Just went to the Smithsonian natural history museum in D C - getting those huge dinos on the ark - man that Noah was good!
Dark matter claims thrown into doubt by new data. Previous claims that dark matter had been detected are being called into doubt now that a powerful new experiment has failed to see any of the elusive particles. Read more.
Church Bulletins:
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you.
À la prochaine, mes amis


Jacob said...

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your comments on Paree!

Thanks too for the info on the degree symbol...

I agree with most of what you write...just did a couple of things on Rekers on Contextual Criticism ( and am finishing a piece on another master hypocrite, Ergun Caner, today...

Also, another super book (esp. if you were raised in a fundamentalist Xtn milieu is Dan Barker's "Godless."

Have a great day and try to keep your distance from "nutcases." Sometimes they become crazycases!

Peter said...

I really enjoy reading when you do this kind of post; an opportunity to learn a lot about “anything”, including about you and your life philosophy. … and please stop moving the furniture around! :-)