A Little Friday File Fun (12/05)

December 5, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand worth…

The latest spiritual sighting is that of a bearded man’s face on a Washburn Dreadnought D46SP acoustic guitar in the Instrumental Music And Sound shop in Ludington, Michigan.   Comparisons to Jesus Christ – or at least artist renderings of Jesus Christ – were, perhaps inevitable.  

If you can’t view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfymRjcRgXI&eurl=http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/jesus-found-on-a-washburn-guitar-185267&feature=player_embedded

or you can view a still shot at http://mos.musicradar.com/images/Product%20News/Guitar/dec08/jesus-washburn-main-200-80.jpg

and here's a thousand...

- - - InLismore, Australia , Denis and Marie Matthews, who work for the Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens here, were trying to print envelopes for their newsletter - - - but were confounded by a printer jam - - - when they went to check it out, they found something one doesn't normally expect to find in a printer - - -


OK, if you've come this far, you may be interested to know that the three-foot long brown tree snake was finally "encouraged" to move - - - but is suspected to still be lingering in the computer room - - - as Denis still "frequently" finds small objects knocked from shelves - - - the breed, also referred to as the night tiger, is usually very aggressive when confronted - - - and is venomous (though thanks to the fangs being at the rear of the snake's mouth and also that the fangs are grooved rather than hollow, it is generally regarded as of little danger to adults)


...and here's a thousand...

- - - Near Newport, Rhode Island , Patrick Marks, 39, caught an unusual lobster - - - a 1.5 pound lobster - - - with a large crusher claw and three pincher claws - - - instead of the usual one - - - you can see it at http://920whjj.com/cc-common/mlib/1160/12/1160_1228312443.jpg

- - - In Reno, Nevada , April Westfall, 40, apparently forgot to replace the nozzle after filling her Subaru's gas tank - - - at least that's how thing appeared to an ambulance crew, who saw her driving on U.S. Highway 395 - - - with a fuel hose and nozzle sticking out of her gas tank - - - April, as it turns out, failed to pass a sobriety test - - - and officials are still trying to find the service station that is missing the nozzle and about 6 feet of fuel hose - - - you can see it at http://cmsimg.rgj.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=J7&Date=20081202&Category=NEWS18&ArtNo=81202016&Ref=AR&MaxW=318&Border=0&q=100

TRIVIAL PURSUITS :   Before they made cars, Studebaker was well-known for its work as a…

Wagon maker.

The Studebaker story began when brothers Henry and Clement Studebaker opened the H & C Studebaker blacksmith shop at the corner of Michigan and Jefferson Streets in South Bend, Indiana, on February 16, 1852 - with $68 in capital and various blacksmith tools. Their wagons became known for quality and longevity.  By the end of the American Civil War, the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company (which made wagons for the Union Army) had become the world's largest manufacturer of horse-drawn carriages.

Indeed, Studebaker carriages were highly prized, and counted U.S. presidents among their passengers - including Abraham Lincoln, who was transported to Ford's Theater the night he was assassinated in a Studebaker carriage - as well as Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Benjamin Harrison.

In 1985, the single "Superbowl Shuffle" by the Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew was released.  Interestingly enough, the "Superbowl Shuffle" song and video were produced the Tuesday after the Bears first (and only) loss of the 1985 season.  

In their "unlucky" 13th game, the Bears were defeated by the Miami Dolphins, in Miami, 38-24, on Monday night.

Anyway, here's the video:

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJNC3dgreaU