lets try this again, my browser keeps upchucking and i keep losing my posts. but it’s a day for losing things, 2 kittens escaped from the carrier on the way to the vet. argh.

1925 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

birthday boys
• 1899 – Hart Crane, American poet (d. 1932)
• 1899 – Ernest Hemingway, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
• 1911 – Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author (d. 1980)
• 1933 – John Gardner, American author (d. 1982)

cool tool • Among other tools, the toolhaus.org has an negative eBay feedback tool which is a fast way to look up a eBay seller’s negative dings without having to scroll through buyer feedbacks, page after page. cool.

mapping stolen goods • Yale has released its list of stolen and missing maps. As obvious as it may seem to us, the FBI has yet to prove that Yale owned some of the copies of maps previously sold by the brigand Smiley. Who they F*k else do they think stole them the TOOTH fairy?

cookies • the list of 14 books being considered for the first Dylan Thomas literary prize have been announced in the late poet’s home city of Swansea.

Susan Barker – Sayonara Bar
Lucy Caldwell – Where They Were Missed
Kira Cochrane – Escape Routes For Beginners
Rodge Glass – No Fireworks
Joey Goebel – Torture The Artist
Ian Holding – Unfeeling
Nick Laird – Utterly Monkey and To A Fault
Emily Maguire – Taming The Beast
Mathew David Scott – Playing Mercy
James Scudamore – The Amnesia Clinic
Talitha Stevenson – Exposure
Rachel Tresize – Fresh Apples
Liza Ward – Outside Valentine

obit worth reading • Dave Walter at 63, author and Montana Historical Society research historian.

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