Monday, December 20, 2004

From Around The Web

The Mormans are preparing to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith's birth, and things are starting to get interesting. Some are even starting to suggest (egad!) that he made up the whole golden tablet/"revising" the scriptures/polygamy is fun/we're all gods in embryo thing. As a genealogist, I've gotta give the LDS folks tons of credit. They have a tremendous belief in the importance of family and the family unit. Their contributions to family history research are unsurpassed. But when it comes to their beliefs about God, I just don't get it.

Meanwhile, Samsung has announced the development of its 102-inch plasma screen. That's a man's TV.

In Vatican City, St. Peter's Basilica now has a coffee bar. No, it's not a Starbucks. In other news, you can now fire off an e-mail to Pope John Paul II. Wouldn't you like to see some of the spam he gets?

Still no official word on what caused the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (not that too many people actually care), but his associates are suspecting he was poisoned. They think the poison might have been administered last year - by handshake.

Even a tropical paradise can have its little drawbacks. Seems people in Hawaii are paying upwards of $200 for Christmas trees. Life is so unfair...