Daily Bread for 1.6.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Midweek in the Whippet City brings a mostly cloudy day with a high of thirty-two. Sunrise is 7:25 and sunset 4:36 for 9h 11m 17s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 13.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

It may be cloudy, but that doesn’t mean a good day doesn’t await.  I’m an optimist about our future, but even as an optimist some days seem notably promising.

Whitewater’s Board of Zoning Appeals meets this morning at 8:30 AM.

This is the week for the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  It’s a gadget-geek cornucopia, and The Verge has coverage of the events.  Here’s a look at a some of the goings on:

On this day in 1921, some women in Janesville commit themselves to a policy of abhorrence (and an abhorrent policy):

1921 – Janesville Women Abhor Salacious Entertainment

On this date the Janesville Federation of Women decided to “censor” movies and vaudeville in the city. Members of this organization praised and promoted what they considered “better offerings.” They were zealously critical towards those of a “salacious” nature. No follow-up ever determined whether the women were successful in their quest or if the increased publicity for “salacious” shows backfired. [Source:Janesville Gazette]

Here’s the Wednesday game from Puzzability:

This Week’s Game — January 4-8
Sweet Sixteen
Happy 2016! For each day this week, we’ll give an eight-letter word or phrase and a trivia question. The 16-letter answer to that question (a title, name, or place) uses only the eight letters given.
HISTOGEN: What Rod Stewart song was his first U.S. #1 after “Maggie May,” five years later?
“Tonight’s the Night”
What to Submit:
Submit the 16-letter title, name, or place (as “Tonight’s the Night” in the example) for your answer.
Wednesday, January 6
BALUSTER: What W.C. Handy song is named for a historic thoroughfare in Memphis, Tennessee?

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