Thursday, March 13, 2008

Brave New Schools, Is there a Doctor in the House?, -and- Don't Squeeze the Charmin

Brave New Schools - 4-year-olds handcuffed for refusing naps
Is there a Doctor in the House? - Kevorkian plans congressional run
Don't Squeeze the Charmin - Florida wants to limit amount of toilet paper in bathrooms

On this day in history: February 13, 1964 - At 3:15am, bar manager Catherine "Kitty" Genovese is raped and stabbed to death outside her apartment building in Queens, NY. None of her 38 neighbors who witness the 32-minute ordeal even bothers to call the cops. Later in court, several testify hearing her scream: "Oh my God! He stabbed me! Please help me! I'm dying!"

Born on this day in history: February 13, 1733 - Joseph Priestley (1733 - 1804) chemist, political theorist, clergyman. He discovered oxygen and wrote studies of gases in "Observations on Different Kinds of Air," 1786.

Scripture of the Day: Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree." - Galatians 3:13

Video of the Day: Gomi Style - Furniture from Cardboard - submitted by Cindy

I happened across this photograph of a Democratic Convention while researching demonic possession. Click to enlarge.

Rain! It is forecast to rain today, tomorrow, and through the weekend! It seems unlikely—since it is clear and warm currently—but that is the forecast. Also, the forecast calls for considerably cooler temperatures—sub-60-degree temperatures. It has been in the upper 60s and low 70s, and we have been spoiled by this spring-like weather. If the weatherpeople are correct (the hope, of course, is that—as is often the case—they are not), we have some unpleasant—albeit not particularly stormy—weather in store.