Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lost in Space, To Serve and Protect, -and- Gobble Gobble

Lost in Space - flight from Chicago turns around after luggage starts falling out
To Serve and Protect - crooked-cop cases surge in NYC
Gobble Gobble - wild turkeys invade MA cities and towns

On this day in history: October 23, 1988 - A concert-goer at a Skinny Puppy show in Cincinnati mistakes a stuffed dog, a prop that undergoes "vivisection" during the performance, for a live dog and calls the cops. Even after the police establish no real animals have been harmed, bandmates Nivek Ogre and Cevin Key, along with their tour manager, are arrested on disorderly conduct charges. They spend the night in jail and are fined $200.

Born on this day in history: October 23, 1925 - Johnny Carson (1925 - 2005) talk show host, comedian. He is famous as a stand up comic and the host of "The Tonight Show," 1962-92.

Scripture of the Day: "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2)

Video of the Day: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dick Dale - "Pipeline"

Here is a photograph of me that was taken at a castle in which I once lived. This was in the 1960s. It was a large castle, with dozens of rooms and a dank cellar. There was no moat. Click to enlarge.