Panoramic view of the riverside near where Albino held its fireworks display. That's not anybody I know on the dock. To the right of the dock was a frog who was noisy enough before all the fireworks started.
And that's what the fireworks looked like. I didn't realize there were people watching from their canoes at night, but I guess that worked out for them.
And back at my parents-in-law they set off a whole mess of firecrackers in a tradition that is utterly alien to my way of thinking. I'm not saying it's wrong. I'm just used to not making things explode.
- iTunes, At Sixteen, this week's big piece and a peek ahead at the future of this sullen teenager software.
- Caption This: Forgotten In The Delta Quadrant, something you can't un-see from Star Trek: Voyager. That would be Ray Walston, playing an alien who's playing Ray Walston, Star Fleet Academy Gardener.
- Franklin P Adams: The Dictaphone Bard, some poetry dictated.
- Nothing Is Happening In Apartment 3-G Update: Did Something Happen in Apartment 3-G? The answer may surprise you! If Apartment 3-G can ever be said to surprise.
- The Worm In The Ear. Plus: Sock Simplicity Update. Just, you know, what's happening.
- Statistics Saturday: How Many Good Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation I Figured There Were Versus Time. Look, it was very important in 1988 to insist that some of these episodes were good.
- Krazy Kat visits an Amusement Park, Chased By A Bull. From the 60s cartoons, although they're not bad ones to look at.
- The Origin Of The Specious, last week's major piece. It's about trivia, and why we have it.
As ever, thank you.
Trivia: No letters or journals of John Cabot's first, 1497, voyage to the new world survive (if any ever existed). Source: The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map that Gave America its Name, Toby Lester.
Currently Reading: Austerity Britain, 1945 - 1951, David Kynaston.