Last night's post was to be a summary of my SAA Annual Meeting experience, which will hopefully appear in this space tomorrow. I have several draft posts ready to go and they will all appear in due course. Yesterday's post was likely to be preempted anyway as I discovered lots of things that I wanted to publicize. I noted the following anniversaries yesterday:
- In 1941, The New York Yankees clinched the pennant on the earliest date in baseball history. In related baseball notes, check out this article from yesterday's Washington Post, on the final month of regular baseball. All six divisions in both leagues feature races that may all come down to the final games of the season.
- Yesterday also marked the fiftieth anniversary of the biggest flop in the business world. Yes, the Edsel hit the road on September 4, 1957.
- On September 4, 1888, George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film camera and registered his trademark: Kodak. I still use a film camera. I don't get that fancy digital camera stuff. But here is a picture of the Brave Astronaut at the Cubs game last week, courtesy of ADR and his digital camera.
I also noted the following stories in the Washington Post yesterday and wanted to share with you, my dear readers.
- In the mixed feelings category, I spotted this story about a man and his truck and his taking on city hall to let him park it where he wants. Evidently, in Coral Gables, Florida, you can't park those big pick-up trucks on the street overnight. The city codes evidently are legislating aesthetics.
- Then there is the liquidation of the Watergate Hotel inventory. The sale starts tomorrow. It costs $10 to get in. Anyone want to go? Hey, I'm buying a house, I could use some things . . .