Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Last day of May, all that. It's supposed to rain in southwest Missouri, but that's what they said on Tuesday.

But hey, whee, it's a good day -- rich in history, bright in promise. They hanged Eichmann on this day in 1962, and then they burned his body in a specially built oven and tossed the ashes in international waters. Quite fitting.

Also on this day, it's happy 10th anniversary, dead Timothy Leary. Outside, yes, but looking in? No no no no.

And Tulsa, the city in the land that's allegedly grand, marks the 85th anniversary of a pesky little race riot that left several hundred dead. Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!


Anonymous said...

"a pesky little race riot that left several hundred dead" that would be conveniently swept from Tulsa's public eye for decades. In my 12 years of public education in the Tulsa Schools, those riots were never, ever mentioned. I had moved to Missouri long before I ever learned about it.

Anonymous said...

I was 50 yrs old before I heard .... When I grew up in SGF I heard nothing about the lynchings ...

Anonymous said...

You forgot a great one, Mr. Davis .... 5/31/06 marks the first anniversary of the day Dick Cheney observed that "we are in the final throes, if you will, of the insurgency."

Gosh, could he have been wrong?

Also, please check the shout-out to Nora Walcott on Andrew Sullivan's blog today .... via The New Yorker.