Morning Minutes August 18, 2010

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Word of the Day

    Friable FRYE-uh-bul (adj.) Easily crumbled or pulverized -

    Website of the Day

    Very Bad Poetry

    Celebrate Bad Poetry Day by checking out this site, which is chock full of poems that miss the mark or are otherwise unwanted. Browse the poems, rate them, and then submit your own bad poetry.

    Number to Know

    14: Number of lines in a Shakespearean sonnet. Today is Bad Poetry Day, so write a horrible sonnet! (Or a haiku or an ode or whatever you like.)

    This Day in History

    Aug. 18, 2005: Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actor/director Robert Redford (74)

    Daily Quote

    "I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we're close to that." - Robert Redford