Saturday, April 19, 2014
Three men made a solemn vow
* We called it John Barleycorn Memorial Pub back in the day. Now, after half a century, it's closing. Never a bad time. Farewell, old friend. See you on the flip side.
* The Police Raided My Friend's House Over a Parody Twitter Account. Now that it's plastered all over the internet and there are innumerable parody accounts about him, I wonder if the mayor of Peoria gets it.
* I received the most wonderful postcard from the French Quarter today. Thank you, Rob. It made my week.
Posted by: Marie at 9:01 PM |
Friday, April 18, 2014
One of the most venerated objects in Roman Catholic tradition — a sliver of wood said to be from the cross on which Christ died on the first Good Friday — has been quietly on display since 1945 in St. Francis of Assisi Church east of Springfield.
* 18 Scrumptious Polish Dishes That Will Rock Your World. No Babka, though.
* Check your typing speed.
As the widely contested legalization of marijuana in the United States is increasingly making headlines, pot’s non-psychoactive cousin, hemp, became legal earlier this year. The Agricultural Act of 2014 allows for 13 states’ universities and state agricultural departments to study the growth, cultivation and marketing of industrial hemp, the first time in about 75 years.
* In the hole.
Posted by: Marie at 9:14 PM |
Thursday, April 17, 2014
In the morning
Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.
Closure delivered 43 years later.
* Fever all through the night.... (Wait! I have to say something. The man got boogie. Amazing, Leon.)
Posted by: Marie at 9:47 PM |
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Sail right around the seven oceans
* Photos: A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia.
* Review: Finding Vivian Maier.
* They closed my bowling alley.
* Drop it straight into the deep blue sea. She's as sweet as tupelo honey...
Posted by: Marie at 8:51 PM |
Monday, April 14, 2014
The sound of strangers
This eastbound Canadian National was waiting in the middle of the night.
* New report: Just eight states get an A for spending transparency. Illinois got a B.
* Gritty Industrial Railroading, Part VI. (With bonus Jo Jo Dancer clip.)
Posted by: Marie at 8:40 PM |