Friday, March 5, 2010

Gimme re-write

In Minnesota, “spring is more of a theory than a reality,” says Meteorologist Paul Douglas in the Star-Tribune.

Hot investment tip: asphalt. After such a brutal winter, we’re going to need tons and tons for pothole repair across the nation.

Harlequin’s book titles say a lot. The Guardian reports: Analyzing a total of 15,019 books, Anthony Cox from the Center for Psychology and Computing in Dartmouth, Canada and Maryanne Fisher from the department of psychology at St Mary's University in Nova Scotia found that "love" was the most frequently used word in Harlequin romance novel titles (occurring 840 times), followed by "bride" (835), "baby" (696), "man" (672) and "marriage" (612). Other frequently used words included "cowboy" (314), "night" (340) and "nurse" (224). Delving deeper, into the most popular professions in the romance books, they found that "doctor" topped this count with 388 making it into titles, followed by "cowboy" (314), "nurse" (224) and "boss" (142). "Prince", "rancher", "knight", "king", "bodyguard", "sheriff", "pirate" and "midwife" all came in behind.

Writing in Vanity Fair, professional atheist Cristopher Hitchens, says there are three or four versions of the Ten Commandments in the Bible and he suggests it’s time for a good re-write man to have a go at new rules. I would like to see something about "and thou shall have universal health care."

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

About going to hell...

I will tag along. Bill

Ken said...

Far better company down there, don't you think? (How'd you like to be in "heaven" surrounded by religious zealots?)

Anonymous said...

Amen!!!!!

Paula said...

Gee, since you're asking, lemme think about that list for a while. Hmmmmm...

Paula said...

BTW, the thermometer on my dashboard hit 48 today. Turned on the AC. Must be spring.

Nance said...

Some of the Ten Oldies are still goodies that we can apply to healthcare reform; most of those Thou Shalt Nots can be said to be part of the bill that awaits.

Nance said...

Some of the Ten Oldies are still goodies that we can apply to healthcare reform; most of those Thou Shalt Nots can be said to be part of the bill that awaits.

Dick Klade said...

Should that be shalt?

Blog of Ages said...

Ah, a King James man.

I was reading from the Charlton Heston version.

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