Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday Musings

Every Monday stop by for jokes, links to stories you might have missed, amusing photos and video, and more. Contributions and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. Click on the "Email Me" link on the right to contribute.

Joke of the Week:
Guns & Doctors. Contributed by my Republican friend "A."

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.

Now think about this:

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
(Yes, that's 80 million)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.
Statistics courtesy of FBI

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.' FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR. Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!! Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention!

Stories You Might Have Missed

1. Drew Peterson's lawyer reaches new low
(You won't believe his response to an angry e-mail. I'm pretty unshockable, but this even shocked me.)

2. Drew Peterson's secret admirer
(See if you can guess what made me laugh in this story.)

3. A GOP operative creates a new anti-Hillary group.
(Another shocking story. You won't believe the acronym of this group. I'm not exactly a Hillary fan, but these guys--who are pretty mainstream Republican fundraisers--are going waaaay over the line.)

4. Sangria is against the law in Virginia?
(Yes, and it has been since 1934)

5. Obama's Top Ten Campaign Promises
(This is the top ten list he delivered on Letterman Friday night. Very funny.)

Yikes, we lost two more this week. Sad stories...

Chicago News Anchor Randy Salerno dies in snowmobile accident
(He was only 45)

VIDEO: One of Heath Ledger's last interviews, talking about upcoming Batman movie
(He was only 28)

Video of the week: Contributed by "E". Movie predicts NFC Championship Game twenty years before it occurs.

Picture of the week: Contributed by many. Best gravestone ever...

Reader Response

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358 days until we get a brand new President