Flannery Correspondence

July 22, 2011

Good News Vs. the Blues

Filed under: Good News for a Change — BrianOFlan @ 18:10

There are plenty of reasons to be down. Just read the news! The news is full of horrifying atrocities. Bad news, danger, wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, famines, genocide, celebrity idiots, politics, blah, blah, blah. We’ll all be blown up in the next few days, I shouldn’t wonder.

When it seems like the whole world is falling apart and the future is nothing but bleak, consider the following rare journalistic oddities: Good news (current as of this morning).

I guess it’s not all bad after all.

More good news:
http://goodnewsnetwork.org
http://www.happynews.com
http://www.goodnewsblog.com

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July 4, 2011

How Terminator 2 Taught Me How to Live

Filed under: Ever Wonder, Funny or Odd, Survival — BrianOFlan @ 16:00

Chin-ups on an upturned hospital bed.  Desert cache of weapons.  Artificial intelligence and advanced computer chip technology.  Minimizing civilian casualties.  Bilingualism and friends who will help you when you’re on the run.  Tough women who approach motherhood with the same tactics they use to avert nuclear apocalypse.  How to treat unstoppable opponents.  What to do when a sniper opens fire on your family home.  How to prove you’re from the future.  How well a shotgun fits in a box of long-stem roses.  How to outrun a semi-trailer.  How to run backwards in bare feet on a smooth floor.  How to save time by checking for injuries while hugging.  How to spend your last breaths saving lives while controlling the explosive demolition of a corporate headquarters.  How to pump a shotgun with one hand.  How to love a machine enough to kill it slowly.

No fate but what we make.

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