Welcome to Saturday, and may the Victorian Hoydenizens have the election result you desire today. Among notable events on this day in history, Helen Clark became the first elected female PM in New Zealand, the first human-manufactured object reached the surface of Mars (the crashing Mars 2 descent module), the first extrasolar planetary atmosphere was detected, and Harvey Milk was assassinated. It’s also the birthday of Kathryn Bigelow, first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director; and the anniversary of the death of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer.
This week’s damp little Asian small-clawed otter pup is via Zooborns!
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?