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Friday, April 01, 2005

  Lost Howard Hughes papers found!

Shortly after midnight last night, I finished digging up a very mysterious, ornate wooden box from the back part of my garden. On the outside was stenciled: "HRH". Could it be? Howard Hughe's famous stolen papers from 1973?

It was!

I hurriedly broke the lock, and rooted through the contents, looking for the will.

No will, damn it - Unless it was written in invisible ink on the complete blueprints for the Glomar Explorer, or on the back of one of the 8x10 glossy photos of the two Kennedys in various angles of attack on Marilyn Monroe. (The inscription: "Dear Howard: I loved all those helicopter rides! - kisses, Marilyn")

The rest of the contents of the box were also remarkable. An envelope marked "bribe money, 1972", stuff relating some events at Roswell, a few hundred still-good scripts for valium and codeine under various names...

I've gotta this box up on ebay before the day is out!
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2005

  Last year's election, in pictures that you'll never see in life

Via Sandhill Trek:

A telling photojournal of why Kerry lost.
 
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