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Science Fiction?

Posted Friday, September 18, 2009, at 10:03 AM

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Somewhere along the line, I've kinda lost interest in the newspaper funny pages. Oh sure, there are some cartoons that I've enjoyed, Dilbert being my favorite as his engineering issues and boss reminded me of... well me to some extent. Though I posted a link to a short Dilbert video before, I like it so much that I'm gonna do it again at the end of todays blog.

Now what brings the funny pages to mind was an article I found the other day about scientists "levitating" a mouse in a magnetic field. You can read the article here if you wish, but I'll tell you the title to save time if you're not interested... " Scientists levitate mice using magnets to simulate space travel" Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...

What really made the article catch my attention was the title as it reminded me of a Dick Tracy panel I remember very well from WAY back. Though Dick Tracy has been "off the air" for quite a while, the cartoonist had quite an imagination when it came to crime fighting now and then, and his series about Moon Maid and space travel was pretty fanciful in it's day. Here is the original Dick Tracy cartoon panel from a Sunday long ago that explains space travel by magnetism.... http://drexfiles.files.wordpress.com/200... When you get to the cartoon panel, click on it to see it full size.

So what's my point? For one thing, cartoons seem to have a way of fortelling the future now and then, and well, I'm not even sure if that's my point as I can't seem to decide if I want to blog about technology advancements foretold years ago, or just talk about funny stuff, so I guess I leave off with some funny stuff for this Friday...

Getting To Heaven

I was testing the children in my Sunday school class to see if they understood the concept of getting to heaven.

I asked them, 'If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?'

'NO!' the children answered.

'If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven?'

Again, the answer was, 'NO!'

By now I was starting to smile. Hey, this was fun! I continued...

'Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into Heaven?'

Again, they all answered, 'NO!'

I was just bursting with pride for them. 'Well,' I continued, 'then how can I get into Heaven?'

A five-year-old boy shouted out,

'YOU GOTTA BE DEAD.'

And now... the rerun of the aforementioned Dilbert video... Have a great weekend!


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Now that's REAL rocket science Sceptre

-- Posted by Brian Hoag on Fri, Sep 18, 2009, at 12:23 PM


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