Found Buried In The Paper ~

You know how newspapers sometimes have very interesting items buried in the depths? Here’s a couple of interesting articles I ran across on the web, that I could imagine finding where I least expected.

Successful Politician
(or someone with a grasp of “make-em love me” theory)

Germany’s RPR1 radio station received some 12,000 answers to its question “What would you do for 100,000 euros?” But it was Marko Hilgert’s answer that stuck out from the rest: Throw it out the window.

“”It was just a crazy idea,” Hilgert said. “I never thought I’d actually win.”

But enough listeners liked the idea and voted for him, and probably for their own chances at collecting some of cash as well, the radio station said.

The 49-year-old trailer truck driver had the chance to make the dreams of free money come true in the western German city of Kaiserslautern, when he climbed into a bucket truck and showered the town’s square with 75,000 euros ($97,222.97) in 5-euro bills over the course of several hours.
He’ll be keeping the remaining 25,000($32,407.53) euros to pay off part of his mortgage.

The Next President Will Protect Us From Mind-control Weapons
( an “all your base are belong to us”** press release)

U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is a well-known “congressional irregular” and 2008 presidential candidate. In 2001, he proposed legislation to ban space weapons. Such bills are regularly floated and shot down in Congress. However, Kucinich’s bill was slightly different. He added a special section aimed at those of his ..uh.. irregular(?) constituents perhaps receiving radio transmission in their fillings:

(2)(A) The terms `weapon’ and `weapons system’ mean a device capable of any of the following:

(ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a person (or the biological life, bodily health, mental health, or physical and economic well-being of a person)–

(II) through the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood management, or mind control of such persons or populations…

Please remember to vote Kucinich for president.
This message was brought to you by the Mind Control Division via psychotroic means

**from the opening cut scene of the English version of the 1989 Japanese video game Zero Wing by Toaplan…it quickly became part of the language of gamers and non-gamers alike.

both stories from abelard.org

But I Did Wash – I Promise!!

We all were told to wash up – before dinner, before going out and especially after using the bathroom. Of course, we all promised that we did…even if we didn’t! However, someone with a lot more time on their hands did a survey and found out that even though 92% said they washed their hands after using the bathroom 34% were lying. (and I thought the government was spying on other things!!!) So, the JWT agency in Toronto decided to come up with a more direct campaign to encourage ablutions of the right sort.

I’m not sure how effective it will be, but it would be interesting to see people’s reactions on turning the knob!!

picture from Houtlist covering non-profit advertising campaigns –
http://blogger.xs4all.nl/marcg/