Darkly serendipitous anniversary to the Zoot Suit Riots, begun on this date in 1943, the result of white members of state power attacking minorities and facing no repercussions. Oddly enough, I just started rereading James Ellroy's "The Black Dahlia," which begins in the riots.
Whatever we do, Ned said he will open the gates and let the lurkers in free of charge for the day. And there has been some talk of inviting Andy. The newly elected Mayor will start and end the day with an opening and closing speech. Drinking beer will be compulsory and the wearing of clothes optional.
Happy anniversary to E.T, released on this date in 1982 (the movie, not an actual extraterrestrial). I can vaguely recall a four-year-old Introvertigo crying during that movie. What can I say? I'm a big softy (not the Viagra kind, thankfully).
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here--this is the war room.