First things first… I missed the "Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest". What a bummer… 🙁 Life just got in the way and I've been super-hectic ever since… so there you have it…
At this time of the year, I think the wise thing would be to schedule posts, especially bloghops/blogfests and other posts that can be planned/written in advance… as simple as that. Problem solved.
I leave you with something to think about…
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 that inspirational quote, 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?
(This article is a re-post from way back… at that time, after I posted it, I noticed that it generated lots of spam…)
So what do you think? Have you heard of any similar stories?