Thought for the day

"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin

The Tragic Accident of Hank Williams, Jr.

On August 8, 1975, Williams and his friend, Dick Willey, set out to hike Ajax Peak, a 10,000-foot mountain near the Idaho-Montana border. About 1,000 feet below the summit, the two friends came across an ice field, but as Williams crossed it, the snow suddenly gave way under his feet. He fell about 500 feet down the mountain, smashing his face onto a boulder along the way and suffering several horrific injuries, including fractures to his face and skull, a broken jaw and nose, and broken teeth. One of his eyes was hanging free from a broken socket, and a fracture in his skull was so bad that his brain was exposed.

 

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