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I don't think Keith has read this on Countdown yet, so here goes:

 

“The Glass In The Field” By James Thurber

 

A short time ago some builders, working on a studio in Connecticut, left a huge square of plate glass standing upright in a field one day.  A goldfinch flying swiftly across the field struck the glass and was knocked cold.  When he came to, he hastened to his club, where an attendant bandaged his head and gave him a stiff drink. 

 

“What the hell happened?” asked a sea gull. 

 

“I was flying across a meadow when all of a sudden the air crystallized on me,” said the goldfinch. 

 

The sea gull and a hawk and an eagle all laughed heartily.  A swallow listened gravely.  “For fifteen years, fledgling and bird, I’ve flown this country,” said the eagle, “and I assure you there is now such thing as air crystallizing.  Water, yes; air, no.”  “You were probably struck by a hailstone,” the hawk told the goldfinch. 

 

“Or he may have had a stroke,” said the sea gull.  “What do you think, swallow?” 

 

“Why, I—I think maybe the air crystallized on him,” said the swallow.

 

The large birds laughed so loudly that the goldfinch became annoyed and bet them each a dozen worms that they couldn’t follow the course he had flown across the field without encountering the hardened atmosphere.  They all took his bet; the swallow went along to watch.

 

The sea gull, the eagle and the hawk decided to fly together over the route the goldfinch indicated.  “You come, too,” they said to the swallow.” 

 

“I—I—well, no,” said the swallow.  “I don’t think I will.”

 

So the three large birds took off together, and they hit the glass together, and they were all knocked cold.

 

Moral >> He who hesitates is sometimes saved.



 


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A Little Bit About Me

I'm Joe, a 27-year-old Texas boy.

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The following lists are done in no particular order.

I LOVE:
-Doctor Who
-Donald Strachey Mysteries
-The 'Kyle and Fish' storyline on One Life To Live
-Super Mario Brothers
-The Legend Of Zelda
-Super Monkey Ball
-24-Hour Cable News Channels
-The Discovery Channel show "Stormchasers"
-Visual graphics
-The show "Sports Night," which NEVER should have been cancelled!
-Severe weather
-Severe weather coverage on the news
-Creating my own birthday cake top on Microsoft PowerPoint
-The paranormal, especially ghosts
-Science-fiction
-The computer game "Word Mojo"
-The original 1959-64 Twilight Zone
-MSNBC's "The Dylan Ratigan Show"
-The theme music from Robotech

IF I COULD INVITE ANYONE - LIVING, DEAD, OR FICTIONAL - OVER FOR A HUGE DINNER PARTY, HERE WOULD BE THE GUEST LIST:
-Rachel Maddow
-Anderson Cooper
-Shepard Smith
-Judy Shepard
-Dylan Ratigan
-Jim Cantore and Dr. Greg Forbes from The Weather Channel
-The 10th Doctor from "Doctor Who"
-Captain Jack Harkness
-David Tennant
-John Barrowman & Scott Gill
-Chad Allen & Jeremy Glazer
-Donald Strachey & Tim Callahan
-Kyle Lewis & Oliver Fish
-The main characters from all 5 Star Trek franchises (The Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise)
-The main characters from "Sports Night"
-The Super Mario Brothers
-Link from The Legend Of Zelda
-Captain Falcon from F-Zero
-Professional storm chasers Reed Timmer and Sean Casey
-Rod Serling

SOME OF THE MUSIC ON MY MP3 PLAYER:
"I'll Stand By You" - Carrie Underwood
"Danger Zone" - Kenny Loggins
"Faith Of The Heart" - Russel Watson's version in its entirety, as created for 'Star Trek: Enterprise'
The theme music from the Legend Of Zelda video games.
The Doctor Who Theme
"Bring Me To Life" (theme from the movie, 'Daredevil') - Evanescense

Yes, I am a young gay gentleman. And not only do I support same-sex marriage, but I hope and am looking forward to have a spouse of my own someday! ;D
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