At least it gives me a reason to use my favorite colors today. 🙂
Today’s header photo is Spooky/Scary birds, ton’s of ’em in fact. The sun was setting and the lake was already in shadow. The whole flock flew over us and landed in the sunlit tree to catch the last of its rays for the day. The tree looked orange in the fading light. Beautiful, and quite a sight to see. They’re cormorants I believe.
How many did you count in the header photo?
Here’s another Spooky/Scary bird, or at least he thought so. 🙂
On this day in 1517 Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church.
In 1860 Juliette Low, the founder off the Girl Scouts, was born.
In 1868 Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved a standard uniform for postal carriers.
In 1941 the U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a German submarine near Iceland
And in 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam.
Quote of the Day
“Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.”
It’s this guy’s birthday. What’s scary is that this was ever popular. 😯
Yeah it’s the short version because I can only take so much. 🙂
Today’s header photo is quite possibly the coolest bird I’ve ever seen. I looked over the side of a bridge and there he was, hunting at the edge of the lake about 10 feet away. I took a bunch of pics and he never moved. Here are a few more.
Click the pics for a larger view.
On this day in 1831 escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave uprising in American history.
In 1938 Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” aired on CBS radio.
In 1943 a declaration was signed by the Governments of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and China called for an early establishment of an international organization to maintain peace and security.
And in 1993 Martin Fettman, America’s first veterinarian in space, performed the world’s first animal dissections in space, while aboard the space shuttle Columbia.
Quote of the Day
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
Today is Bryan Goggin’s birthday.
And it’s Grace Slick’s too. I can’t help it. It’s the first thing that comes to mind whenever I hear her name.
Now good luck trying to get it out of your head. 😯
Ten games. Ten weeks into the season. But so far, no one has gotten all ten games correct. Several times someone got 9 of ten. Gotta love college football when it is difficult to be 100% accurate in predicting the outcome of ten games. So, without further ado, here are our ten choices. (Boise State doesn’t play this week, so Idaho is represented by the not-as-good Vandals.)
Get your guesses in by Saturday, Nov. 1 @ 11:30AM EDT.
1. Air Force@Army – The battle for the Commander-in-Chief Trophy comes to West Point. Air Force can clinch it with a win, having beaten Navy already.
2. Purdue @ #17 Nebraska – B1G game? Not really.
3. #4 Auburn @ #7 Ole Miss – Big game? Yes, indeed.
4. Kentucky @ Mizzou – I suppose you could call this a border battle, even though the border is short (I am not even sure if there is anyway to get from MO to KY without going through IL or TN.)
5. #24 Duke @ Pittsburgh – The Demon Deacons are in the Top 25! (Yawn. They have a weak schedule.)
(EDITOR’S NOTE) (That’s Blue Devils Peter. The Demon Deacons are from Wake Forest. And don’t be hatin’)
6. Tennessee @ South Carolina – Chas might be pleased with the result of this one.
7. #14 Arizona @ #25 UCLA – Another test for the Wildcats. The PAC-12 South is on the line. 4 of 6 in the Top 25. 5 of 6 could claim the South title.
8. Arkansas State @ Idaho – How do these Sun Belt Conference teams pay their travel expenses?
9. Pillow Fight: Georgia State @ Appalachian State – The Sun Belt also has a lot of bad teams. These two are a combined 3-12. (And Idaho is 1-6.)
10. Tie Breaker (pick winner and score): #10 TCU @ #20 West Virginia – By Ricky’s request. A Big 12 showdown between #2 and #3 in the conference.
Disclaimer: There is no prize other than bragging rights and the opportunity to pick the next Tie Breaker game. Winner determined after all games are played.