V.19 No.16 | 4/22/2010


The Daily Word 4.26.10: Tornado, Yeti, Spock.

The Daily Word

A Tornado kills 10 in Mississippi.

An earthquake hits Taiwan with small effect.

The economy shows signs of improvement.

Stephen Hawking urges us to avoid aliens.

Spock has a new hand signal.

There’s a leaking oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

Take a look at this woman’s hobbit hole.

Here’s a nice addition to the Apple logo.

A stuffed yeti and other creatures went up for auction.

You might as well watch the live barn owl cam.

Here’s the trailer for the new Batman cartoon-movie, if anybody’s interested.

Thilay Lama didn’t want to be rescued from Bandelier.

A Sunday morning house fire in Albuquerque. I saw the smoke.

Richard Jojola is mean to puppies.

It’s Joan Chen’s birthday. She had to wear a little maid’s cap on “Twin Peaks.”

V.19 No.12 |

History Lesson

DayBird - March 26th

1859 A.E. Housman English scholar and poet (d. 1936)
From Wikipedia: On Season 9 of The Simpsons, "The Last Temptation of Krust", Krusty calls a press conference to announce his retirement, and quotes from "To an Athlete Dying Young". I can find no video. Why?

1827 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer(b. 1770) died in Vienna, Austria, at age 56.

1874 – Robert Frost, American poet (d. 1963)

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

1892 – Walt Whitman, American poet (b. 1819)

When I heard the learn'd astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide,
and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with
much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.

1920- Sandra Day O’Connor first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States. She served as an Associate Justice from 1981 until her retirement from the Court in 2006. O'Connor was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

1931 – Leonard Nimoy, American actor and director. Live long and prosper. Stay thirsty, my friend.

1934Alan Arkin, American actor.

1959Raymond Chandler, American-born novelist (b. 1888)

"Tall, aren't you?" she said.
"I didn't mean to be."
Her eyes rounded. She was puzzled. She was thinking. I could see, even on that short acquaintance, that thinking was always going to be a bother to her.
---The Big Sleep (Chapter 1)

His influence on the modern private detective story, is like, super huge. Philip Marlowe, is, along with Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade, considered synonymous with "private detective”.

1997 - The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate religious cult who had committed suicide were found California. Mmmmbop.

1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. (Death) Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

V.19 No.9 | 3/4/2010

A Never-Before-Seen Episode of Star Trek Has Been Released

It’s not as good as the one with the Gorn.