Joe's New Blog

Nothing special, this is just my third effort at writing a blog about my life and what goes on in it: Hobbies, cooking, work, maybe the occasional book or DVD review, and so forth. Nothing really noteworthy, but this is sort of a little subset of my world...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

It's never exactly been one of my favorite days, but I find it rather amusing that the History Channel's newsletter lists three events in their "General Interest" category: The St. Valentine's Day massacre, Captain Cook gets killed in Hawaii, and penicillin is discovered. Interesting that on a day that celebrates a martyred Christian saint and, ironically, romantic love, two of the big three events involve people dying horrible deaths, and the other is the discovery of a drug that is often used to treat sexually transmitted diseases...

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