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Out of the Blue

Today is Idus Martii, the Ides of March, which would probably be forgotten today were it not the occasion when Julius Caesar was assassinated. This was immortalized by William Shakespeare with the whole "beware the Ides of March" warning. This year in particular one can only hope that this doesn't apply, as there have been more than enough disasters leading up to the Ides, and the situation in Japan sounds worse with every news report. Here's hoping the omen works in reverse, and things start improving from here.

Ides of Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Carveola Incident.
Cops vs Supers.
Links: ROTFLSHMSFOAIDMT. Thanks Neatorama.
An Open Letter to the Citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom.
How "Dungeons & Dragons" changed my life. Thanks Neatorama.
Stories: Snakes dies of silicone poisoning after biting woman's breast.
Two Dogs Defy the Wave. Thanks nin.
Newhall names Dr. Richard Frankenstein as chief medical officer. Thanks Neatorama.
Science: Volunteers 'vital to science data collection'. Thanks Acleacius.
Images: T-Shirt Mash Up Of The Day.
Cyoot Puppeh ob teh Day.
M thru F: Nobody Notices Anyway.
Media: Conan Rips Nicolas Cage - Threat Level.
Kinect Self-Awareness Hack.
Cat Plays Dead.
The Funnies: Brevity.
Follow-up: Movies Pulled After Japan Disaster.

6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 15, 2011, 11:05 Rockn-Roll
I could be wrong, but I believe the original usage of the phrase "Beware The Ides Of March" was by farmers to remember that even though the end of February signals the last threat of frost...there is still a chance for another storm until the end of March.  
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