Monday, October 13, 2008

Udder Chaos, Brown Brown Grass of Home, -and- Vote Early

Udder Chaos - British government loses 20,000 cows
Brown Brown Grass of Home - man sent to jail for not watering lawn
Vote Early - ACORN registers 7-year-old girl to vote

On this day in history: October 13, 1972 - Due to poor visibility, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying the Montevideo Old Christians Rugby Club crashes high in the Chilean Andes. Of the 45 people aboard the flight, only 27 survive the crash, and just 16 make it to their rescue 72 days later. Their secret? Cannibalism.

Born on this day in history: October 13, 1941 - Paul Simon (1941 - ) Born in Newark, New Jersey, singer, composer and lyricist Paul Simon met Art Garfunkel (1942 ? ) in the sixth grade, and the two cut their first album in 1964. Hits followed, including "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." They split in 1970. Simon continued solo, winning awards for albums such as "Graceland" (1986). Simon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Scripture of the Day: No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13

Video of the Day: Revelers throw bottles, start fires in downtown Chico, CA

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Wilding in Chico, CA! Wilding began near downtown Chico, CA, after police broke up a party on Cherry Street—between West Sixth and West Seventh streets. Witnesses say this incident began around 11:30 PM Saturday. Hundreds clogged Ivy Street, starting fires, jumping on cars and shouting in the roadway before police intervened around 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

This is particularly disturbing to me, since I attended the California State University at Chico (CSUC) and recall a much "kinder, gentler" environment there. This is indeed a sad commentary on today's youth.