Good morning; the weekend is here, albeit the end of a very tough week for Britain. It’s Saturday, June 25 in the U.S. where it’s also National Catfish Day! Readers who nom catfish today should weigh in below. On this day in history the Battle of Little Bighorn took place (1876), and Stravinsky’s The Firebird was premiered in Paris (1910). In 1940, France officially surrendered to Germany, and the very last strip of Krazy Kat, one of my all-time favorite comics, was published in 1944.
On this day in 1978, the rainbow “gay pride” flag was flown for the first time, during a Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco, and in 1984 Prince released the album Purple Rain.
Notables born on this day include George Orwell (1903), Carly Simon (1945), Sonia Sotomayor (1954), and Ricky Gervais (1961). Those who died on this day include George Custer (1876; see above), Thomas Eakins (1916), and Michel Foucault (1984). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is inspecting the cherries, which, I’m told, are coming along nicely.
Hili: Życie rolnika nie jest łatwe.
Ja: Oj, masz rację.
Reader Anne-Marie Cournoyer in Montreal made herself some toasted coconut as a snack, and wanted to see if the squirrels would nom the leftovers. What do you think?
He’s a chubby one!
Finally, two cat-related cartoons sent by reader Diane G. First, a strip from the wonderful Ten Cats series by Graham Harrop:
And the always hilarious Adventures of Business Cat by Tom Fonder: