Archive for August 2008

Unlikely Heroes

August 26, 2008

I am doing a bunch of writing these days, and one project I am working on is a Student Guide/Journal for the PlanetWisdom Events. It will help students respond and reflect through out their weekend experience. The theme for the event is Unlikely Heroes, inspiring students to take an active role in changing the world.

I have found a bunch of interesting (and some funny) quotes I am considering putting in the journal:

“Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person.” –Wilferd A. Peterson

“Here I come to save the day!” – MIghty Mouse

“Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They’ll hate you for it. But that’s the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice.”
– Alfred,  Batman: The Dark Knight

“Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: “With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift, my curse.” – Peter Parker, Spiderman 2

“I’m sure millions of viewers are wondering what it is like to wear the tights of justice. Well, it’s tingly and it’s uncomfortable.”
– The Tick

“Heroism is not just pulling a child from a burning house or a driver from an icy river or a kitten from a tall tree. Heroism is also holding the door for a frail elderly and driving courteously and cooperatively and listening with an attentive heart to a friend’s words. Small daily acts of love are as heroic as big once-in-a-lifetime acts of rescue.” – L. M. Heroux

Any good hero quotes I am leaving out?

Rogue Pooping Wieners Require Drastic Measures

August 15, 2008

(If you haven’t watched the video above, this post will not make sense. Then again, it might not make sense either way…!

The victim described the person calling as having a “graspy” voice – is that a combination of gravely and raspy? And the ransom note was so polite… no cussing… “please clean up the poopie from your wieners – this has upset us greatly.” The “i”‘s were even dotted with big bubbles! This had to be some junior high girls during a Miley Cyrus Sleepover Party Jam. Tee hee hee!

Wait a minute… I already thought Jesus paid the ransom? Alright… sorry… not funny.

Maybe she should hire Dog the Bounty Hunter to sniff them out… smoke them out of their holes and bring them to justice… like the The Lone Biker Of The Apocalypse.

I have a feeling that if she doesn’t comply… something drastic will happen… Jesus’ cement mustache will show up in her mailbox in a plastic baggie with a note: “BE WARNED… no more wiener turds – we mean business.” Good heavens, I think those girls got a hold of Dad’s Dremel tool… what will they do next?

At least it sounds like the plan is working… she is cleaning up all the little coils parked across the neighborhood by her precious wieners. Finally some real justice. Maybe I should try this with my neighbors… I think they have a Buddha statue in their garden…

[hit to drew]

Hidden Population of Gorillas Discovered

August 6, 2008

Reported today in the Assoc. Press — Wildlife researchers were surprised to discovered the existence of a hidden population of 125,000 lowland gorillas in the Congo Republic. This is really good news for this endangered primate.

A few months back I posted a video I shot of two lowland gorillas, mother and child, wrestling at Brookfield Zoo. I think they are the same two pictured in today’s Chicago Tribune (above).

(Tribune photo by Alex Garcia / August 5, 2008)