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A Reading from the First Book of Dino-

take THAT, Evolutionists! duuhh....WHAT THE...?

The above is from an online alternative encyclopedia that attempts a creationist explanation of dinosaurs. Google Jesus-dinosaur and you'll find them. When shown fossils by Ben Franklin, contemporary scholars in England believed the creatures were animals who perished in Noah's Flood when they missed the boat- the Arc that is.
Check out-Jesus and the Baby Raptor.
Then go to my links page and check out the site for Randy Olsen's film FLOCK of DODOS discussing the Darwinian side of the argument, featuring animation by Yours Truly.

This month I have an article in Animation Magazine about memories of past Annecy Festivals. Some fun images and stories. Check it out!
Birthdays: Helen Keller, Norma Kamali, Bob" Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan, Emma Goldman,Isabella Adjani, Lauren Hill, Alice McDermott, Tobey McGuire.

1542- Juan Cabrillo set sail from Mexico to explore the unknown California Coast. He was told he might find a magic kingdom of Califa, a land of brown amazons with golden swords. One reader said he must have arrived in West Hollywood for the Halloween Parade.

1787-English historian Edward Gibbon completed his most famous work-"The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire". The massive history ran thousands of pages and took twenty years to write. When he presented the first volume bound in gold to mad King George III, the King said: -" What's this? Another damn big, black, square book, eh Mr. Gibbon? Scribble, Scribble!! "

1905- Big Bill Haywood banged a board on the table to call to order the First Meeting of the I.W.W.-the International Workers of the World. Mother Jones, Dorothea Parsons, Eugene Debs, Emma Goldman and Fighting Bob LaFollette were also present. The I.W.W. nicknamed the Wobblies, was a labor movement that sought to unite all working people into one big international organization. Their romantic message of labor brotherhood, carried by poor folksingers like Joe Hill, was popular among miners and farmworkers. But their radical politics terrified big business. When they came out against U.S. participation in World War One the government violently suppressed them.

1922 - Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature, the first winner was Hendrik Van Loon.

1949 - "Captain Video & His Video Rangers," debut on DUMONT-TV.

1966- TV soap opera Dark Shadows premiered, starring Barnabas Collins the Vampire.

1973- Senior White House Counsel John Dean testified to the Watergate committee that President Richard Nixon maintained an Enemies List. The list ran from Senator Ted Kennedy to journalists like Daniel Shore to June Foray who did the cartoon voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel.

1984- Hollywood introduced the PG-13 rating to indicate graphic violence, invented for the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

1995- Boyishly proper British actor Hugh Grant is busted for soliciting sex from a Sunset Blvd. street hooker named Divine Brown. Grant had just released a film called the Englishman " Who went up a Hill and Came down a Mountain". Pundits had fun changing the title to "The Englishman who went to L.A. a Hugh and Came Back a John."

2007- Youthful but controversial British Prime Minister Tony Blair stepped down after ten years. His first nickname in office was Bambi.