Monday, May 14, 2007

Homos on the Range, Alien Nation, -and- Brave New Schools

Homos on the Range - "gay" cowboy love scenes traumatize schoolgirl
Alien Nation - Travolta leads attack on BBS exposé of Scientology
Brave New Schools - convicted prostitutes becoming teachers?

On this day in history: May 14, 1976 - Keith Relf, former vocalist of the Yardbirds, is electrocuted in his London home while playing a guitar in the bathtub.

Born on this day in history: May 14, 1944 - George Lucas (1944 - ____) film director. His films include "Star Wars," 1977; "The Empire Strikes Back," 1980; and "The Return of the Jedi," 1983.

Today's Video: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T in Action

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May Madness, Corning's annual car show, was a great success. The burnout competition—held in front of the police station!—was, as always, a popular event.

Mr. Nitro took us to Chico on Sunday. He has less than 400 miles on his odometer, so he was excited by the opportunity to go for a journey. His gas mileage average for the trip—including some city driving—was 20.9 mpg. I thought this was particularly good, given his newness.

Here is a photograph of Mr. Nitro, freshly bathed and awaiting the journey, and gleefully displaying his new license plates. Click to enlarge.