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Thursday, December 21, 2006


Circle of Life Thursdays

"There's a passage I got memorized: Ezekiel 25:17. 'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.' I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before you popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd. " -- Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction

Born Today:
Thomas Becket, Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of Canterbury (1118); Phil Donahue, talk show host (1935); Frank Zappa, music icon (1940); Samuel L. Jackson, aka Mace Windu (1948); Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks dreamer (1950); Chris Evert, tennis champion (1954); Julie Delpy, Before Sunset actress (1969)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby author (1940); George S. Patton, U.S. general (1945); Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher (1959)

On This Day:
1620 - The Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock.
1913 - The first crossword puzzle is published in the New York World.
1937 - The film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premieres.
1958 - Charles de Gaulle is elected President of France
1988 - A bomb explodes on Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie killing 270.



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