Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Up a Tree, Law of the Land, -and- Zap!

Up a Tree - crocs keep Australian cowboy at bay for 7 days
Law of the Land - federal judge drops $3,000 in strip joint
Zap! - hospital guard uses taser on man holding newborn

On this day in history: August 15, 1969 - Woodstock begins on Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York. Tickets are $18 for three days of counterculture musical acts, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Sha-Na-Na.

Born on this day in history: August 15, 1885 - Edna Ferber (1885 - 1968) novelist. Her best-selling novels included "So Big: Show Boat," 1926, "Giant," 1952.

Today's Video: Printer Problem - submitted by Chris

Today is the 38th anniversary of the first day of Woodstock. It seems amazing to me that nearly 4 decades have passed since this event began. I recall well watching the event on television.

What a kinder, gentler time that was—despite the general notion that Woodstock revelers were a drastic departure from the norm. By today's standards, they seem positively childlike. How unfortunate it is that society has come to this.

How time flies, as it is said. How critical it is that we use our brief time on Earth wisely.