There was a big election in Scotland on September 18th, and the “Ayes” have it. For the first time since its founding in 1754, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will admit women to its membership.
There were 4 million pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 6 mobile phone, which becomes available this week. If you’re picking one up, expect long lines.
Photo: Radio Shack, 717 D Street SE, Washington DC
Chesty XIV (above), U.S. Marine Corps mascot, was recently promoted to Corporal.
Quiz: Governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia
1. Patrick Henry2. Thomas Jefferson3. James Monroe4. Bob McDonnell
Q: Which one was convicted of felony corruption?
Japan loves cats. Japan is obsessed with cats. There is Lucky Cat (Maneki Neko ), robot cat (Doraemon), and of course Hello Kitty. Japan has cat cafes. Now Japan’s cats are running Pizza Hut.
Image (“Pizza Cats, after Utagawa Kuniyoshi”) by Mike Licht.
If you go to Ferguson Missouri, don’t jaywalk or shoplift cigars. The punishment is summary execution. And don’t sit in your own car in your aunt’s driveway or you’ll be arrested. And police will stop you when you drive or walk away, too.
If you’re black, anyway. And not just in Missouri.
Smokey Bear is 70 years old today. Careful with his cake — that’s a lot of candles.
The 113th Congress is taking a five-week recess after the exhausting labor of not passing hundreds of bills, and is among the least productive in history. Of course, Congress only spends three days a week in DC even when it is in session.