Thursday, November 16, 2006

Call Video Professor!, The Right to Remain Silent, -and- Hog Wild

Call Video Professor! - Larry King admits he has never used the Internet
The Right to Remain Silent - would-be rapist killed by car while fleeing
Hog Wild - millions of feral pigs invade Texas

On this day in history: November 16, 1906 - Opera star Enrico Caruso is charged with an indecent act committed in the monkey house of New York's Central Park Zoo. He pinched the bottom of a woman described as "pretty and plump," causing outrage amongst New York high society. Caruso claimed a monkey pinched the lady's bottom.

Born on this day in history: November 16, 1873 - W. C. Handy (1873 - 1958) composer, singer. "The Father of the Blues" integrated the blues idiom into the then-fashionable ragtime; composed the classic "St. Louis Blues."

NEW FEATURE: The videos are now available via the link "Amazing and Amusing Videos" in the Links section, below the visitor counter.

Crab Season Opens: About 150 crab boats set out midday Tuesday from San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, and Bodega Bay minutes after owners agreed on a price with processors. The boats are expected to return loaded with thousands of pounds of crabs for fish markets as the annual Dungeness crab season gets under way. Fishermen will get $1.85 a pound for their catch under the agreement. Consumers are expected to pay an average of about $5 a pound. A state Department of Fish and Game marine biologist predicts a good year, but because California has no trap limits, all the legal-size crabs could be taken quickly and the season shortened.

While on my way to the office this morning, I encountered this freshly painted white line and could not resist stopping to photograph it and share it here. Click to enlarge.