Wow, is this a crazy world or what? A terrorist plane crasher turns out to be a NEW YORK YANKEE! Tragic. All this talk of plane crashes made everyone recall the late, great Thurman Munson.
Man, we were torn up when Thurman died. We even wrote a song about it that contained the line, “And everyone cried/the day you died.” No one rocked the handlebar the way Thurman did, or indeed the way anyone who did not live in the ’70s could.
There was no talk about Roberto Clemente, who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve in 1972, on his way to Nicaraugua in a charter plane full of supplies for earthquake victims. He was the only the second Hispanic American ever to be elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame. He was cool.
And now, your cryptozoological moment: While we were fact checking last night we came across this story which keeps alive hope that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker survives deep in the jungles of the Choctawhatchee River:
“On 41 occasions different team members have seen the bird. We heard that double knock, it’s a sound the ivory-billed makes that no other bird makes, but we didn’t get a clear video of the bird,” Hill said.
“I think people should be skeptical. I think they should demand clear photographic evidence. I might start to get skeptical myself thinking, ‘I’ve seen this bird,’ but how could I have seen a bird that it is impossible to photograph,” he said.