Thought for the day

"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin

Nguyen Ngoc Lon raised his arm and shot Viet Cong operative Nguyen Van Lem in the head, went to reporters and told them: "These people kill a lot of our people, and I think Buddha forgives me." will do it".


Captured by NBC TV cameras and AP photographer Eddie Adams, the photograph and film footage shone around the world and quickly became a symbol of the brutality of the Vietnam War.


The photo of Eddie Adams was particularly striking, as the frozen moments almost occur at the moment of death. Split into a second after the trigger is pulled, Lem's final expression is one of pain as the bullet leaves his head. A closer look at the picture shows that the bullet is coming out of his skull. GIF (Graphic Images!) from exec.