Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday Talk: Top FBI fugitive captured and some other stuff…

Good morning Humboldt County!

Pull up a chair and join me for some coffee or tea.  It’s another beautiful day in paradise. After being in the big city again, my appreciation for this area comes in waves of gratitude this morning for the opportunity to live here. Let’s get with it, shall we?

Three photos of Boston mob boss James J. "Whitey" Bulger: in 1983, left, in an undated image, center, and in 1996, right.

Fugitive mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger arrested

James "Whitey" Bulger, a notorious Boston gangster on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list for his alleged role in 19 murders, has been captured near Los Angeles after living on the run for 16 years, authorities said Wednesday.

Image: Two giraffes

The world's most adorable — and photogenic — animals

Ever heard someone say they don’t like animals? It’s a rare occurrence, and typically met with confused looks and protestations.

That’s because animals steal the show, drawing gasps and smiles from giddy onlookers, who scramble for their phones to snap photo after photo of each endearing or goofy expression.

Slideshow: World's most adorable animals

I'll have a 'Big Dirty' -- stirred, not shaken

Next time you’re in Washington, D.C., you can get down with the “Big Dirty.”

Wrap your arms around a hefty 48 ounces of your favorite cocktail — for just $80. And for $10 more, you get to keep the glass.  (Or save the money and the memory with a snapshot from your smartphone.) 

“It’s a good novelty thing, and a good way to brand ourselves,” said Walter Rhee, managing partner and director of operations at Dirty Martini, which sells about 35 to 40 of the supersize-me cocktails a week.

That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by. Time for me to head on down the road…

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