Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Anybody Home?, Fighting Back, -and- Drive My Car

Anybody Home? - YouTube video shows how to break into houses
Fighting Back - homeowner subdues burglar
Drive My Car - motorist tries to swallow keys, bites cop

On this day in history: November 29, 1944 - Malcolm X, then known as small-time criminal Malcolm Little, was arrested for larceny. He received a three-month suspended sentence and one-year probation.

Born on this day in history: November 29, 1898 - C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963) author, scholar. He wrote "The Screwtape Letters," 1942, and "The Chronicles of Narnia," 1954-62.

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More than eight million liters of this season's production of Beaujolais wine is being turned into near-pure alcohol for use in disinfectants, cleaning products, or fuel additives, as French vineyards face a massive overproduction crisis. A chronic wine glut, falling domestic consumption, and fierce overseas competition have converged to create an unprecedented crisis. With "lakes" of unsold wine threatening to undermine prices, the European Union has resorted to paying vintners to destroy some of their stock each year, distilling billions of bottles of perfectly drinkable wine into pure alcohol.

Good wine comes from happy grapes. Happy grapes come from California.