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Thursday, October 19, 2006

VOL. V Issue 10J
Awesome-But NOT the Eye of God
The photo to the left was supplied by Shannon Walls, one of the Holabird Advocate's most valuable Readers. She called it, the "Eye of God". Someone has played a trick on her. It is actually a photo of the Helix Nebula. More precisely, it is a series of photos taken from the Hubble Telescope and an observatory in Arizona. Our friends at www.snopes.com tell us that this image was NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" for 10 May 2003. The Helix Nebula does not naturally appear with the colors shown above, however; the tinting of the image is artificial. The picture's "Eye of God" appellation is a title coined by an admirer of the photo due to the nebula's resemblance to a human eye, not something designated by NASA, and the nebula is also visible all the time, not merely "once in 3000 years."
Remember that even though this is not the "Eye of God", His eye is still on you, even if you can't see it yourself. Other than that, it is a nice picture.
E.E. Hinkle Wins Contest from the Grave
In an interesting turn of events that, if it didn't make you laugh, you would cry, E.E. Hinkle won the Gold Rush at Langer Family Foods in Gettysburg. The prize is a $10 gift certificate. It remains to be seen what will be done with the prize, since E.E. has not been a grocery shopping mood for some time now (being dead can have that effect on a guy), but since E.E. has never shopped there in life, all of us here at the Holabird Advocate are quite certain he won't shop there now. Of course, we could be wrong. This just goes to prove that even someone who lives to be 103 can pick up a posthumous award. For an encore, perhaps he'll be voting in Chicago. If he does, you can be sure it'll be for the straight Democratic ticket. That is, unless he decides to "cross over". It Happens!
Poetry Corner
"Ode to Ruth Wood"
by Jerry Hinkle
Ruth is so nice
I would vote for her twice
But once will suffice
For your own protection
Make her your selection
Vote in her direction
If you vote for Ruth
It's a victory for truth
Not to vote is uncouth
So for your own good
Do what you should

When I said "if it is real" I didn't mean really God's eye I meant a real picture that wasn't doctored with colors to make it look like so pretty!!! I'm a skeptic, it's in my nature, my genes even. I get it from my dad!!
But thank you for naming the phenomenon for because I figured it was a picture made to look that way!
Yes, I know what you meant Shannon! I just added the rest to make a point.
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