A brief sample of things found on the Internet which may bring a smile or a grimace --
An American takes 15 million ice cream sticks, then 5 years of work from 5,000 students and makes a replica of a Viking ship which is setting sail. The ship, called The Sea Heart Viking, is loaded with toys and headed to London to visit some hospitals, too.
More information about the mission is here at the Sea Heart Foundation.
Oh, those political games about the most political of games, the Olympics and its flame:
"The sportive, knightly battle awakens the best human characteristics. It doesn't separate, but unites the combatants in understanding and respect. It also helps to connect the countries in the spirit of peace. That's why the Olympic Flame should never die."
A most prolific American writer earned a Pulitzer prize this week, though some care little for the way he sings his words. But the words have been the subject of endless debates and discussions. One of my favorite lines is:
"There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief,
"There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth."
and his take on an artist abroad has always been one of my favorites:
" Train wheels runnin' through the back of my memory,
When I ran on the hilltop following a pack of wild geese.
Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody
When I paint my masterpiece."
Kudos to Mr. Zimmerman.
Speaking of music, did you know that Pat Summit is a Rock Star?
She is indeed.
Dear Mr. Putz@OpenRecords.com