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--A 7-year-old girl was apparently able to discern what a lot of people can't: that Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover models aren't wearing enough clothes.
--Is your name Elizabeth? Then you may want to mark June 28th on your calendar for a visit to Elizabeth, Illinois. They're going for a Guiness Book of World Records mention for the biggest gathering of Elizabeths. Apparently this little town was defended against an Indian attack in 1832 by several brave women named...yep...Elizabeth. (Which just happens to be my favorite female name, and the name I gave my own daughter.) Find out more here.
--The Top 20 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies (hat tip to Evangelical Outpost.) (Sadly, two of my favorites are on the list: "Gladiator" and "Braveheart."
I thought these comments on "300" were pretty funny:
...the film ("300") takes many stylistic liberties. The most obvious one being Persian king Xerxes was not an 8-foot-tall Cirque du Soleil reject. The Spartan council was made up of men over the age of 60, with no one as young as Theron (played by 37-year-old Dominic West). And the warriors of Sparta went into battle wearing bronze armor, not just leather Speedos.
--If you've ever read La Shawn Barber's blog, you MUST read it today.
--The Seven Aphorisms of Summum? I've heard of some people thinking the Ten Commandments were the Ten Suggestions, but this is wacky.
--The more I see women with facial plastic surgery, the more I'm thinking it might be best just to try to grow old gracefully. Robin Lee Hatcher blogs pretty much my thoughts exactly...and talks about Priscilla Presley's botched surgery...here and here.