Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ahoy!, Hic!, -and- Bad Boy!

Ahoy! - Mexican fishermen found after 11 months at sea
Hic! - Batman and Superman charged with DUI
Bad Boy! - cop robbed drivers during traffic stops

On this day in history: August 16, 1987 - Mercury, Venus, and Mars all get bunched up near the Sun in what some call the "Harmonic Convergence." Thousands of nutballs clustered at sacred locations like Mount Shasta, California, begin meditating for some inane reason.

Born on this day in history: August 16, 1923 - Shimon Peres (1923 - ____) political leader. He served as prime minister of Israel, 1984-86; in 1993, as foreign minister, he helped negotiate a peace accord with Yasir 'Arafat.

A woman who says she was attacked by a squirrel after walking out of a Tiffany and Co. jewelry store filed suit against the shopping center Monday, saying its employees "encouraged" the squirrel's presence by feeding it. The suit alleges that through its employees and security personnel, Westfield Corp., which owns and manages the shopping center, "encouraged the squirrel to remain on the premises by feeding and caring for the squirrel, despite the dangerous conditions that arose from allowing said animal to remain on the premises."

I have seen a lot of squirrels, but I have never seen a squirrel that could remotely be considered "dangerous"!