First. Folks, Reggie the Alligator made his debut at the LA Zoo.
A little bit of back story for folks who are not familiar. In 2005, Reggie was dumped into a public lake by, of all people who should know better, 2 ex-LAPD officers because he was too big. Reggie popped up in the lake and scared the bejezzus out of people. All sorts of crocodile experts came by to try to catch him, but he eluded them all even the late Steve Irwin. Eventually, earlier this year, he wandered onto land and that was it.
Brandon and I have been rooting for Reggie to keep escaping capture for the longest time. But now that he is a the zoo, I think Brandon wants to visit. Well, us and the entire city who have been following the saga almost as fervently as any televised high speed chase.
And then, there’s the earthquake that shook Mazing Amy the other night. Our greatest minds on shaking earth over in Pasadena releases yet a fantastic news this morning that, well, we all are going to die.
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A likely scenario would have a magnitude-7.8 earthquake strike in the Salton Sea, extending north and west toward Palmdale. Jones predicted the shaking could last more than 100 seconds, kill thousands, destroy homes, collapse the I-10 and I-15 freeways, ignite petroleum pipelines and leave untold thousands homeless in potentially searing desert heat. The long-term effects, she said, could be akin to the economic collapse of New Orleans and the Gulf region following Hurricane Katrina.