Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Just the Cricket, Stupid Criminals, -and- That Sinking Feeling

Just the Cricket - eating bugs saves Earth
Stupid Criminals - suspect arrested returning to Starbucks he had robbed
That Sinking Feeling - 100 stuck cars close Daytona Beach

On this day in history: June 3, 1968 - Valerie Solanas, author of the SCUM Manifesto, arrives at the art studio of Andy Warhol and shoots him three times in the torso. Warhol barely survives the attempt on his life. Solanas is later jailed and institutionalized.

Born on this day in history: June 3, 1906 - Josephine Baker (1906 - 1975) Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, MO, singer-dancer Josephine Baker debuted on Broadway in Shuffle Along (1921). In 1925, she appeared in an all-black act at the Folies Bergère and became an instant success. In the 1950s, Baker supported racial equality, and addressed crowds at the 1963 March on Washington.

Scripture of the Day: Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? - Romans 6:3

Video of the Day: Very Funny Dogs 11 - submitted by Darin

Goodbye! Click to enlarge.

The sky is strange-looking and somewhat ominous this morning. It is warm yet unseemly humid. It is already 65 degrees, and it is 6:59 AM. The humidity is at 59%. Hopefully, the humidity will drop.

Update: At 7:15 AM, the humidity had dropped to 51%, the sky had cleared, and it appeared that this would be a beautiful day. A mere 30 minutes later, the sky is now overcast again, the temperature has dropped to 62 degrees, the humidity has risen to 58%, and showers are predicted! Yikes!