April 12th, 2006

Conspicuous Consumption Party

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45 years ago Yuri Gagarin was the first person in space. It's interesting to think that in the 60's, 70's, and 80's we would not have considered celibrating this day. But times are different. The cold war is over and there are "Yuri's Night" parties popping up all over the nation. As an interesting spin on these parties, "Yuri" is a Japanese slang term for lesbian sex. With that in mind, celebrate "Yuri's Night" as you see fit (and send me pictures).
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I have a new favorite rebel, C404. C404 is a 600lbs California Sea Lion that has been able to outsmart the Army Corp of Engineers at every turn. C404's crime? Eating salmon. In particular, sneaking into the fish ladder at the Dalles Dam, past all the gates and traps to stop him, and enjoying an easy meal.

I think I'm going to design some pro C404 t-shirts to honor the smartest animal (including humans) on the Columbia River.

Here is a blurb in the Willamette Week also honoring him:

http://www.wweek.com/editorial/3223/7427

Other C404 news:
http://www.theworldlink.com/articles/2006/04/01/news/news07040106.txt

C404 has embarrassed the government so much that they want to kill him:
http://www.katu.com/team2/story.asp?ID=84756