Blogfest Day 19 ~ S is for Sensationalism or Stupidity ?

The human psyche is amazing , unfathomable , unbelievable , mysterious … sometimes ludicrous , crazy , whacky … Makes me think of the famous quote : If my mind can conceive it , and my heart can believe it , I know I can achieve it ! It means that whatever you think you can succeed in , you can actually make it a reality ! (Quite a frightening notion , when you think deeply about it ; and considering all the whackos running around aimlessly out there …) But the following example of these words is really the "cherry on top of the cake" !

It was the end of 2010 , when I read about the 49-year-old Spanish woman who claimed ownership of the sun . Yep . The same four-and-a-half-billion-year-old heavenly body that has an average surface temperature of around 6000 degrees centigrade . She registered the star at a local notary . She filed paperwork – had the documents to prove it .

Why on earth would any normal , sensible , rational human being want to own the sun ? I mean , the sun , of all the things to choose from ! What a selfish notion !! And greedy !! *sighs* Whatever happened to sharing ? *sighs again* Where does such an idea originate from anyway ? Is it a sudden brainwave ? A vision ? A life-long ambition ? A burning desire ?(pun definitely intended) *giggles* Is the goal of ownership to generate money ? Is it a publicity stunt to attract fame and (hopefully) fortune ? Or is it the action of a slightly unbalanced mind ? After all , it has been said that the line between sanity and insanity is a fine and fragile divide … You never know when you have crossed over to the other side …

And Madame Spaniard intended to slap a fee on every person who used the sun . It would be really hilarious , if it weren't so damn stupid ! I remember reading something a few weeks after the sun story , that a religious group claimed ownership of yoga . I wonder if they filed any papers ?


  1. tara tyler on April 23, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    you come up with some silly ponderings!
    happy s & t days =)

    • mish on April 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      I will admit that I was at a bit of a loss for the S post ~ then I remembered this sun story ! But think about it ~ it’s a crazy notion to think you can actually own the sun …

  2. Beverly Diehl on April 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I wonder how she covers the liability insurance for all the peops the sun gives skin cancer to, or even a mild sunburn.
    On the other hand, in the USA, the native American THOUGHT they were leasing use of the land to the English settlers, not selling it, because who could own the land that was here before any or us were born and will be here after we are long gone?

    • mish on April 25, 2011 at 8:44 am

      I wonder if the public can sue for poor service delivery when it rains ? Imagine when it rains non-stop , for days on end ..? What then ? Thanks for popping in and enjoy the rest of A~Z .

  3. 2mara on April 26, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I think I should sue that lady… I got a sunburn today 🙁

    • mish on April 26, 2011 at 7:06 am

      You can sue her for “excessive service delivery” … 🙂

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