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Tuesday, May 20, 2008



Cher, the first of the single named stars, turns 62 today.

On This Day:
  • 1775 - North Carolina became the first colony to declare its independence.
  • 1874 - Levi Strauss began marketing blue jeans with copper rivets.
  • 1899 - Jacob German of New York City became the first driver to be arrested for speeding. The posted speed limit was 12 miles per hour.
  • 1916 - Norman Rockwell’s first cover on "The Saturday Evening Post" appeared.
  • 1927 - Charles Lindbergh took off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris aboard his airplane the "Spirit of St. Louis." The trip took 33 1/2 hours.
  • 1932 - Amelia Earhart took off and became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1939 - The first regular air-passenger service across the Atlantic Ocean began with the take-off of the "Yankee Clipper" from Port Washington, New York.
  • 1990 - The Hubble Space Telescope sent back its first photographs.
  • 1993 - The final episode of "Cheers" was aired on NBC-TV.
So you live out dere in Airy-Zony and you swear you done seen one o' dem dere UFO thingys. Kinda looked like a flying waste basket. Shur didn' look like no airy-plane you ever done sawr.
I am sure it didn't, but that doesn't mean that bug-eyed reptilian ETs are after you. What you most likely saw was a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). Arizona has the right weather for testing and a huge aerospace industry. These craft are used for border security and by the military in combat zones. They come in all shapes and sizes.

Bitch bites pig. I still have a small scar on my arm from something akin to this.

Two orangutans escaped from two separate zoos yesterday. It is unknown if this is part of a larger conspiracy on our nation's security. FBI may check their cellphone records.

You are going to see some new things this summer at the Olympic Games. Swim wear has gone "hi-tech". With the aid of new suits, 18 world swim records were broken last month. Ah, life in the fast lane.

Finally, if you are a believer in alien visitations, then you might enjoy this.

Over The Limit?
Please don't drink and drive

"Let's all be careful out there!"