Friday, March 13, 2009

A Brick In The Mouth


Summit County, Colorado
Gary Lindstrom gary@garylindstrom.com

Brick In The Mouth To You

This morning on NPR they interviewed an archaeologist from Italy about a find where a corpse from the Black Plague was found to have a brick in its mouth. They believe that the superstition of the day was to put a brick or a rock in the mouth of the dead person to prevent them from eating the flesh and the souls of the other dead folks in the crypt. Sounds kind of harsh to me. I suppose that if they had had some duct tape they might have used that.

Anyway, a brick in the mouth to any or all of you who might think that today, Friday the 13th, is unlucky because it is not. As Pogo used to say, "Friday the 13th falls on Friday this month" and that is where it ends. I promise all of you that today will be the luckiest day of your life. Go buy a lottery ticket or some scratch ticket and prove me wrong. The fact that you can read this is a good indication that you are fortunate indeed. g

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