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  •  First sighting of Falwell in afterlife (9+ / 0-)
    At around 10:50 AM ET today, my longtime companion Barbara announced that she had just been visited by a "Terror Bird" in her dreams before awakening. She has a long history of dreaming of men as they die, including Hirohito and Yul Brynner, though it did not occur to me until later that this was

    It squawked at her, wanting to do her harm, but was not very large.

    Falwell was, of course, infamous for his remarks about the second attack on the World Trade Center, for which he later apologized: "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.'"

    Barbara had a meeting scheduled in a high floor of the north tower of the WTC, early on morning of 9/11, which was canceled at the last minute.

     

    According to Wikipedia, the Terror Bird, or Phorusrhacidae, went extinct in the Cenozoic Era, before Homo sapiens evolved.

     

    Peace.

     

    "To such thinking you have only to say 'the land you loved is doomed' to excuse any treachery, indeed to glorify it." -Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories, 1938.

    by Yamara on Tue May 15, 2007 at 11:14:13 AM PDT

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    •  All true, too (2+ / 0-)
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      Apart for the presumption of the post's title and the typos ("it did not occur to me until later that this was Mr. Falwell") the above post is all true and accurate.

      "To such thinking you have only to say 'the land you loved is doomed' to excuse any treachery, indeed to glorify it." -Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories, 1938.

      by Yamara on Tue May 15, 2007 at 11:27:21 AM PDT

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    •  If she gets any dreams (1+ / 0-)
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      about next week's California Lottery, let me know... :)

      (Reminds me of one of the scenes from The Last Mimzy -- the guy wakes up from a really vivid dream, and his girlfriend asks, "Did you see any numbers?")

    •  Your anecdote shows that Falwell was wrong... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...since Providence kept your companion out of danger.  And since you didn't say "wife", I am assuming Barbara was someone you were "living in sin" with or your queer partner.

      9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

      by varro on Tue May 15, 2007 at 12:20:35 PM PDT

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