Yeah, so enough about my three-hanky doctorate drama. Back to cool stuff. How about I lay some Schott’s on ya? (Thanks for the book, Helen! You are a goddess.)
The Mafia’s (Fifteen — *cRAsH* — I mean) Ten Commandments
From page 76: This document was found in a 2007 raid of the home of a Mafia boss in Sicily.
- No one can present himself directly to another of our friends. There must be a third person to do it.
- Never look at the wives of friends.
- Never be seen with cops.
- Don’t go to pubs and clubs.
- Always being available to Cosa Nostra is a duty — even if your wife is about to give birth.
- Appointments must absolutely be respected.
- Wives must be treated with respect. (Then there’s that pesky #5…)
- When asked for any information, the answer must be the truth. (Which, I suspect, is why #3 is in effect.)
- Money cannot be appropriated if it belongs to other families.
- People who cannot be part of Cosa Nostra: anyone who has a close relative in the police, anyone with a two-timing relative, and anyone who behaves badly and doesn’t hold to moral values.
Of course, racketeering, murder, prostitution…feh. Po-po get so worked up over little things.
Page 95: According to the 2000 Census, the most common surnames in America are:
*arms akimbo* Where’s Jackson on this list?
Page 103: Utah is the most (clinically/psychologically) “depressed state” in America, followed by West Virginia, Kentucky, Rhode Island and Nevada.
OK, I’m tired of reading now. I’ve been up since 3…*yawn*…I think I’ll take a nap.