Hello Kitty not a cat, company says.

My word this is news to me. Has my world turned upside down? Are we in an alternate universe? Never mind, Japan never ceases to surprise me.

According to Sanrio, Hello Kitty is a human girl in a perpetual state of being a 3rd grader. I know this will come as a shock to some of you, breath deeply into a paper bag if needed.

Some other facts:

• She’s British.

• She is a Scorpio.

• She loves apple pie.

• She has a twin sister, and is a perpetual third-grader.

• Her actual name is Kitty White.

How will I explain this to Rosie?

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/08/28/hello-kitty-not-cat-expert-says/

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Girl kills gun instructor with an Uzi

A 9 year old girl was given full control over a fully automatic weapon. According the the news release she started firing and the recoil pushed the gun up over her head, killing the instructor in the process.

It appears that no one asked these questions:

  • Is she strong enough to handle the recoil?
  • Should children even handle a fully automatic weapon?
  • How adept is she with a gun in general?

The question that they did ask:

  • I’m here, what’s the worst that can happen?

http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Girl-accidentally-kills-gun-instructor-with-Uzi-5715518.php?cmpid=hp-hc-nationworld

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A little Led Zeppelin

My cousin Robbie recently bequeathed unto me a little piece of Led Zeppelin history.

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This pendant came from the May 4th 1973 show in Atlanta. I doubt it was official merchandise, but it’s something that I will treasure forever. I took it to a jeweler to replace the clasp ring on it with a soldered one so it will stay on a chain. I can tell you exactly where my cousin was 05/04/1973 at 8:00PM :)

Here’s some other cool stuff from that show.

And lastly, some reel footage from WSB-TV, Atlanta

http://dbsmaint.galib.uga.edu/cgi/news?query=id%3Awsbn21818&_cc=1

 

-Patrick