Thursday, July 9, 2009

We've all had our "naked in public" dreams. It seems that some people want to live them out.

Keith Wright, who is 50 (old enough to know better), decided to disrobe on a plane from Charlotte to L.A. The passengers had to help hold him down and cuff him, and he was arrested when the plane landed in Albuquerque. As they took off again for L.A., the remaining passengers were reminded to keep their clothes on.

What I would like to know (then again, maybe I wouldn't like to know), is what he was thinking. Was he just trying to get comfortable? Did he think he would impress people? Or did he just snap from the pressures of life? Was he celebrating Nude Recreation Week? There is some speculation that he is bipolar and was off of his meds.

Still, who knows? One thing is for sure -- it's another reason I don't want to fly ever again. I not only have to worry about crashes, pilot heart attacks, rude passengers, surly service, and germs everywhere, I get to wonder what crazy might be sitting next to me.

Today is:

Fashion Day

Fast of Tamuz, Jewish

Flag Day, Alaska

Lobster Carnival, Nova Scotia, Canada

Martyrdom of the Bab, Baha'i

National POW/MIA Recognition Day (If you know someone who was a POW, go out of your way to do something nice for that person today.)

National Sugar Cookie Day

Rock 'n Roll Day

Famous Birthdays:

Tom Hanks
Nicola Tesla

Today in History:

Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves is annulled (1540)
Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops (1776)
Irene Coit is the first woman admitted to Yale University (1891)
Anne Frank and family and friends go into hiding (1942)

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