"My little boy was there, he was up at bat, and I started yelling for him, 'Go Matthew [not his real name]! Knock it out of the park!' And another man started screaming for Matthew. Louder than me. I looked over, and I looked at him, and I was like, Who is this guy? And I looked at my son, and I looked at him … and they were identical."
posted by Sticherbeast
on Apr 27, 2007 -
Aleister Crowley, grandfather of George W. Bush?
In late 1924, Pauline Pierce
, Frank Harris
, Nellie O'Hara, and Aleister Crowley
get together in France and experience "Eroto-Comotose Lucidity
." Afterwards Pauline Pierce returns to the states. In June 1925, Pauline Pierce gives birth to a daughter, Barbara
, and again
posted by anticlock
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Revenge of the Third World Virgins!
If you were worth $600 million by age 40, how would you spend the rest of your life? For Larry Hillblom, the "H" in DHL
, the plan wassimple: move to the tax haven
of Saipan, fly restored WWII seaplanes, restore colonial-era resorts
in Vietnam, and -- of course -- bed as many teenaged virgins as possible. When the apparently unmarried and childless Hillblom died in 1995, after the seaplane he was piloting crashed into the South Pacific, his will left nearly his entire fortune to establish a foundation for medical research
at UCLA (in gratitude for their treatment of him after an earlier plane crash). But claims on his estate
were almost immediately made by several of Larry's virgins, who claimed to have borne children by him. Thus began a bitter court battle for Larry's millions, which resulted in four previously penniless
children winning $90 million each after DNA testing
proved his paternity. The money may be a mixed blessing
for his kids
, but considering that Larry almost certainly knew that he could have disinherited them with a few words
, he probably wanted it that way.
posted by banishedimmortal
on Jul 5, 2006 -