The hunt, we should talk, a good time for clocks, the sound of success, the reality of health care in Minnesota, and the real meaning of 4:20.
It was a very short window of opportunity for this morning's sunrise, of course, but -- trust me -- it was spectacular. Warm, tropical breezes and sleeping in? Who needs them?
Fortunately, the Duluth News Tribune captured the event on the waterfront of Lake Superior this morning.
And one image on Flickr has been posted here.
(h/t: Ben Chorn)(6 Comments)
In New York, Coney Island Bialys and Bagels, which Morris Rosenzweig, a Jewish immigrant from Poland founded in 1920, was about to go out of business.
Zafaryab Ali and Peerzada Shah first tasted bagels when they arrived from Pakistan 16 years ago.
The New York Daily News has the compelling story today of Ali and Shah's -- two Muslims -- effort to keep the place going, and keep it kosher.
"I felt I had to save this store," said Ali, 54, who worked for Rozenzweig's grandson Steve Ross for 11 years, making bagels and bialys by hand, committing to memory the recipes Rosenzweig brought over from the old country.
Ali, a married father of two young girls, said he quit five years ago to earn a bigger paycheck as a cabbie.
"I'm happy I can take care of this store, turn a profit and make customers happy," Ali said.
Ali and Shah said geopolitics that divide Muslims and Jews have no bearing on making 95-cent bagels and their flatter, oniony cousins, the bialys.
The Jewish Daily Forward, which first reported the story, had a fitting conclusion to it:
When asked about the patchwork of neighborhood ethnicities that makes possible the Muslim ownership of a landmark kosher Jewish bialys store, Ali said with a smile, "That's America."
(h/t: Ken Paulman)(6 Comments)
Jesse Ventura is (still) upset that he was patted down while going through airport security, but his lawsuit has been tossed out and now he says he'll never stand for the National Anthem again.
He's going to go back to Mexico, and seek dual citizenship. He's not about displays of patriotism anymore, apparently.
Who wants to be the one to tell him there's still an official portrait up at the Minnesota Capitol that is a bit of a flag-waver?
Which brings us to Friday, the day the Transportation Security Administration releases its list of lame attempts to smuggle stuff through security.
Here's this week's favorite:
A passenger at Santa Barbara (SBA) alarmed the walk through metal detector and an anomaly was detected in her groin area during a pat-down. The passenger eventually admitted she had a tube of toothpaste concealed in her groin area. While we're not looking for toothpaste, it was concealed in an area where explosives can be hidden and we had no idea what it was until we resolved the alarm. We should have known what it was though, right? Isn't that where all the cool kids are keeping their toothpaste nowadays?
That's just the kind of person who could be elected governor somewhere.(11 Comments)