More Christmas Eve Madness!

For those who don’t know:

NORAD Tracks Santa is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program, which has existed since 1955, produced under the auspices of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Every year on Christmas Eve, “NORAD Tracks Santa” purports to track Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents to children around the world.

Well guess what my friends? According to the media, some people are just plain “outraged” over what they perceive as “The Militarization of Our Kids” represented by this year’s NORAD Tracks Santa Command Video:

Nelson Mandela – Never Forget…

As I’m sure you all know by now, Nelson Mandela died on Thursday at the age of 95 after a long struggle that included multiple hospitalizations for treatment of a recurring lung infection. I doubt there are many in this world who don’t recognize his name and who don’t know at least a little of what made him such a significant historical figure.

For my own part however, I must admit that many of the details behind his story, as revealed in the following report from last night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, were new to me. And I can’t help but wonder how many of those who are younger than I am know even less than I did…

The Anti-War App?

You know, ever since 9/11 I’ve had this raging debate going on in my head over what to do about the terrifying threat posed by middle eastern extremists. And over the years, as the craziness has gotten worse and worse, my growing outrage has provided more and more ammunition for the side of my internal debate arguing for extreme action. And then came news appearing to confirm the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime against its own people. Well my friends, that pretty much made the case for the side in my head arguing for “radical” intervention…

Sunday Thoughts…

I’m not feeling quite up to doing my usual “big deal” type post today, so instead I’ll just talk a little about one of those “cosmic synchronicity” things, revolving around the number 50, that occurred to me just recently. As I’m sure most of you are aware, particularly those in African-American communities, the term “Five-O”…

Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey!

If you’re as big a fan of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage mini-series as I am, which is only the most widely watched PBS series in the world, then you’re probably well aware of the fact that an all new version, Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, has…

Tornadoes – The Power To Destroy Everything

I found the interesting and informative infographic below in the Tornadoes [infographic] post on Daily Infographic, which had reblogged the original post from The Weather Channel’s Tornado Central blog. [Click To View Original Full Size Image] Reblogged from Tornadoes [infographic] on Daily Infographic andTornadoes: The Power to Destroy Everything (INFOGRAPHIC) on weather.com Also, be sure…

With Friends Like These…

Another one from my friend Rosie’s hilarious forwarded emails: If you were around in 1919 and came upon the following poster: I mean, Seriously, Wouldn’t you just keep drinking? I’m thinking the cure came off as being worse than the disease! 😆 I want ice water. More from the E-Mail Funnies volume

Some People You Know…

I created this post from another of my friend Rosie’s forwarded emails. Each scroll-box contains two images of very famous people. See if you can guess their identities from the first image before scrolling down to see if you’re right…