Friday, March 29, 2013

Today Is Good Friday, I'm Told

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So, once again We The People are being deluged by Religious Organizations, Retail Outlets, and The Mass Media with the idea that today is Good Friday and thus is a special day, a Holy Day.

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Black Friday.

And to celebrate the cruel crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Christians are persuaded to buy overpriced sugar-filled Candy Easter Eggs for their kids and expensive, glittery gilded Greeting Cards to send to family and friends.


What do these two women have in common?

If you don't know, just ask me and I'll tell you.


Historical Incident

On  March 29, 1973 the U.S. withdrew from Vietnam

Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America's direct eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War was at an end.

The Vietnam War was the longest and most unpopular foreign war in U.S. history and cost 58,000 American lives. As many as two million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians were killed.



The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess.

Hypocrisy is the state of promoting or trying to enforce standards, attitudes, lifestyles, virtues, beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually hold.



Marina Sirtis
 Born Mar 29, 1955
Age:   57 years old

Marina Sirtis is a British-American actress. She is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the four feature films that followed.

 Born Mar 29, 1943
Age:   69 years old

Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, writer and comedic composer. Idle was a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of the Rutles on Saturday Night Live, and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot.

 Born Mar 29, 1968
Age:   44 years old

Lucy Lawless (born Lucille Frances Ryan) is a New Zealand actress and musician best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series Xena: Warrior Princess.

She is also widely known for her role, D'Anna Biers/Number Three (Cylon), on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. Most recently she appeared on the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Spartacus: Vengeance. She plays the major character Lucretia.

 Born Mar 29, 1964
Age:   48 years old

Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body". She is also known as the founder primary model and creative director for a series of business ventures, including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and The Body, a line of skin care products.


"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
--Roger Allen LaPorte

Note: Roger Allen LaPorte is best known as a protester of the Vietnam War who set himself on fire in front of the United Nations building in New York City on November 9, 1965, to protest the United States involvement in the war.

In front of the Dag Hammarskjold Library at the United Nations in New York, he composed himself in the position of the Buddhist monks who had immolated themselves in Vietnam earlier, doused himself with gasoline, and set himself aflame.

La Porte died the next day from second and third degree burns covering 95 percent of his body. Despite his burns, he remained conscious and able to speak. When asked why he had burned himself, La Porte calmly replied, "I'm a Catholic Worker. I'm against war, all wars. I did this as a religious action."

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