Thursday, August 16, 2012

Aw, To Hell With It . . .

Tucson Weather Today


The owner of the blog Quarkscrew wrote:"Harry Harrison, author of The Stainless Steel Rat series among others, has died aged 87."

More here

After reading that, I went shopping and bought:

The Harry Harrison Collection: 11 Novels and Short Stories in One Volume (Halcyon Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Kindle price: $1.99

Check it out


NBC News last night reported that the droughts of 2012 are threatening catastrophe for the producers and users of corn and corn products.

If I was a religious person I would probably now be fearing that God was sending a message to the inhabitants of Earth, especially to those who have been celebrating the adaptation of agricultural plant life (field corn) into a reliable and renewable energy source  (ethanol) -- The message? "I determine what is renewable."

Also, to wrap up last night's NBC News at 5:30, Chelsea Clinton, in narration, described how a woman in Africa is working to provide a home for abused and abandoned elephants.


Maybe our world is another planet's hell, said Aldous Huxley, and that could be the main thrust of a modern Science Fiction story. (But not a Fiblet.) It  might even make a compelling full length novel. It could even be injected with some profundity and counted as literature.

I can't write it, but I certainly would like to read it.

If it were written well, that is. The title might be:




perdition [puhr-dish-uhn]
Eternal damnation; Hell.

(In Christian theology) A state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unpenitent person passes after death.

Hell is generally defined as the eternal fate of unrepentant sinners after this life. Hell's character is inferred from biblical teaching, which has often been understood literally. Souls are said to pass into Hell by God's irrevocable judgment, either immediately after death (particular judgment) or in the general judgment. Modern theologians generally describe hell as the logical consequence of the soul using its free will to reject union with God. It is considered compatible with God's justice and mercy because God will not interfere with the soul's free choice.

Calvary Baptist Church of Tucson reveals:

Hell simply means the grave.

Sheol (translated from the bible) means the underworld.

Gehenna (translated from the bible) refers to the trash dump.

Hell is not perpetual torment, but it is perpetual death.

Hell (the grave) is The End.

Strangely enough, that is what Atheists, for the most part, also believe.




Born Aug 16, 1958
Age: 53 years old.

Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and entrepreneur. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. Considered to be one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, she is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also served as a lightning rod for controversy.

Fess Parker

Born Aug. 16, 1924
Died Mar. 18, 2010

Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–56 TV mini-series and as TV's Daniel Boone from 1964 to 1970. He was also known as a wine maker and resort owner-operator.

Julie Newmar

Born Aug 16, 1933
Age: 78 years old.

Julie Newmar is a U.S. actress, dancer and singer. Her most famous role is Catwoman in the Batman television series.

Robert Culp

Born Aug. 16, 1930
Died Mar. 24, 2010

Robert Martin Culp was an American actor, scriptwriter, voice actor and director, widely known for his work in television. Culp first earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on I Spy (1965–1968), the espionage series in which he and co-star Bill Cosby played a pair of secret agents. The 1980's brought him back to TV again, starring as FBI Agent Bill Maxwell on The Greatest American Hero. He also had a recurring role as Warren Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond. In all, Culp gave hundreds of performances in a career spanning more than 50 years.


Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
--William Shakespeare

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