Saturday, January 29, 2005

Unearthing the Secrets of the Past: Remains Found By Workers at Georgetown Home

The masonry workers carefully removed part of the old rowhouse's brick foundation and began excavating the dirt on the other side. First they came across some wooden planks. Then they found what looked like human remains -- a jaw, most teeth still intact, several joints, some ribs... She knew that a human skull had been excavated in her neighbor's yard nearly half a century earlier and that the park across the street stood on the site of one of the city's oldest and most prestigious burial grounds...

I saw this film. In the next scene, the chairs are found mysteriously stacked on the kitchen table and the TV starts disgorging the walking dead.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Annoying Neighbors : Humor and Horror Stories In Your Town
I haven't been able to post for a day due to some poltergeist in Blogger cyberspace. Here's something not to be missed. A sample:

jenkintown, Pennsylvania, United States
Last Updated: 10/1/2004 10:03:38 AM
I have this neighbor who has lived on the street since she was 7-get a life! Anyway she thinks she owns the block and she is the mayor or something. Well, it just kills her that I can't stand her and have basically said so. Then yesterday I get this page out of a self help calendar in the mail with no return address...can you say wacko? Anyway, I wrote on it that she wins, she is crazier than I thought and mailed it back to her! What a nutcase.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Macomb Daily : Former Marine vows to continue fight to fly flag 01/23/05
A Macomb Township man said he will appeal a recent court ruling that forced him to remove a Marine Corps flag from the front of his condominium.
John O'Brien, a former Marine, said increasing and anticipated support from fellow Marines locally and across the nation contributed to his decision to appeal the December ruling in which a Macomb Circuit Court judge ordered him to take down the flag because it violates condominium association rules.

O'Brien argues that no rule exists preventing the flag, and the order violates his First Amendment right to free speech.