Friday, August 11, 2006

Rodents Gone Wild, Hello?, -and- Fighting Back

Rodents Gone Wild - squirrels attack 7 people in Florida
Hello? - computer viruses to target cell phones
Fighting Back - homeowner shoots two intruders, kills one

On this day in history: August 11, 1965 - A white motorcycle cop from the California Highway Patrol pulls over a car at 116th and Avalon, near Watts. When Marquette Frye fails the field sobriety test, the CHP officer places him under arrest and radios for a transportation unit and a tow truck. 15 minutes later, with more than 1,000 spectators gathered to watch the scene, a scuffle breaks out between police officers and members of the driver's family. This altercation sets the stage for the bloody Watts riots two days later.

Born on this day in history: August 11, 1921 - Alex Haley (1921 - 1992) novelist, journalist. His historical fiction, "Roots," 1976, depicted the struggles of American blacks and became the most-watched dramatic show in TV history.

Here are some baby octopi, cleaned and awaiting being tossed onto the grill.
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Here are the baby octopi on the grill, soon to be chomped upon with great delight. Click to enlarge.