The Who2 Blog May 2009
Released from prison at the end of 2007 after serving 32 years, would-be presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore was interviewed by Matt Lauer on TV this week.
Moore was sent to jail for taking a shot at President Gerald Ford in 1975.
She says she's tired of being thought of as "a kook, a monster... an alien."
In Germany somebody paid $93,800 for a rare postage stamp that shows Audrey Hepburn with a cigarette holder in her mouth.
The stamp was printed in 2001 by Germany, but Hepburn's son objected to the image of her smoking and didn't give his permission so the stamps were destroyed. Most of them, anyway. They say an employee scampered off with some and used them as regular postage stamps. Since 2004 five of the stamps have been found.
You can see the stamp in this exceedingly dull video from the Associated Press:
Miles Davis would have been 83 today, but he died in 1991.
To honor the master trumpeter, we looked around and found this video of him playing that wild, ground-breaking piece "Bitches Brew":
Given how charmingly ancient those stories seem now, it's surprising to realize that it's only 150 years since Doyle was born. He died in 1930 -- the same year that Neil Armstrong and Clint Eastwood were born.Read More »