"I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps and that I believe our education, such as in South Africa and the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should our education over here in the US should help the US, or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future."
Houston Street, the Lower Manhattan thoroughfare
that put the Ho in SoHo, is pronounced HOW-ston. Unlike the city in
Texas, which was named for the first president of the short-lived
Republic of Texas, Samuel Houston, Houston Street is named for William
Houstoun, a Georgia delegate to the Continental Congress who married
into a powerful Manhattan family that owned some of the land on which
the street is built. The street name was shortened to Houston in the
To call the resignation of Alberto Gonzales as US
attorney-general overdue seems barely adequate. From the outset, he was
the most delinquent and incompetent holder of that vital office in
living memory. Yet to the end, President George W. Bush seemed blithely
unaware of Mr Gonzales’ limitations, calling him “a man of integrity,
decency and principle” who was “impeded from doing important work as
his good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons”. One
can only hope Mr Bush was insincere, wishing to show kindness to a
humiliated friend. If those remarks really do express the president’s
understanding of the matter, his incapacity to learn from mistakes is
The CIA had an opening for an assassin. After all the background
checks, interviews and testing were done there were three finalists:
two men and a woman.
For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large
metal door and handed him a .45 revolver. "We must know that you will
follow your instructions, no matter what the circumstances. Inside this
room, you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Kill her!"
The man said, "You can't be serious. I could never shoot my wife." The agent said, "Then you're not the right man for this job."
The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and
went into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. Then the man
came out with tears in his eyes. "I tried, but I can't kill my wife,"
the man said. "You don't have what it takes. Take your wife and go
Finally, it was the woman's turn. She was given the same
instructions to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the
room. Six shots were heard, one shot after another. The agents heard
screaming, crashing and banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all
was quiet. The door opened
slowly and there stood the woman. She wiped the sweat from her brow,
and said, "This gun is loaded with blanks. I had to beat him to death
with the chair." (Car Talk - h/t David)
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In a marketing first, KFC is highlighting the launch of its $2.99 Deals by placing the mouth-watering aroma of Kentucky Fried Chicken in the halls and offices of corporate America.
Forget television integrations or corporate naming rights, Kentucky Fried Chicken's first-ever "scent-focused" pilot program teamed KFC with corporate mail rooms nationwide. Along with carrying inter-office mail, overnight packages and bills, mail carts in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Dallas delivered the aroma of freshly prepared Kentucky Fried Chicken during pre-lunch mail drops.