Tuesday, July 15, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Ceilidh Ellen Manigrasso

Ceilidh Ellen Manigrasso

Born: 07/15/08

6 lbs, 2 oz

18 3/4 inches long

She's a lucky little lady who shares her birthday with the atomic bomb, first detonated in Los Alamos, NM July 15, 1945.

From Boing Boing...
J. Robert Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project, was under no illusions about what he and his fellow physicists had wrought. The effects of the blast, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, moved the intellectual Oppenheimer to quote from the Bhagavad Gita: "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one. Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds."

She's only a few hours old and already she's got the kind of mad, phat goth cred that burns brighter and more intensely than 1,000 "Hot Topic" gift certificates.

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