Thursday, August 06, 2009

Squeaking By, Surf's Down, -and- Armed and Dangerous

Squeaking By - Lynette Fromme to be released from prison
Surf's Down - NYC coffee shops discontinue free Wi-Fi
Armed and Dangerous - police taser 76-year-old man on tractor in parade

On this day in history: August 6, 1970 - 750 unkempt Yippies show up at Disneyland, hell-bent "to liberate Minnie Mouse, have free rein of the park and infiltrate Tom Sawyer's Island," according to Youth International Party leaflets. Instead, they wind up scuffling with Disney security and other patrons, eventually prompting Anaheim police to close the park early and forcibly eject the dirty longhairs.

Born on this day in history: August 6, 1928 - Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, enigmatic artist Andy Warhol was a founder of the 1960s Pop Art movement. His Campbell's Soup can paintings (1961) made him a celebrity, and his collaborative work, including underground films, was produced in a loft called "The Factory." In 1969, he launched fashion and gossip magazine "Interview," and then created best-selling silkscreen portraits of international personalities. The Andy Warhol Museum opened in Pittsburgh in 1994.

Scripture of the Day: Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. - 1 Corinthians 13:6

Video of the Day: Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton - "Sultans of Swing"

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene as I passed the park on the way to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Stormy Weather?

The weatherpeople are predicting stormy weather today. While this seems absurd, the sky this morning does not belie this notion!

Laura's Dragonfly

Laura had a brief encounter with a dragonfly while fueling Mr. Yaris at Valero this morning!

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