Out of the Blue

Happy Earth Day! My elementary school principal used to say every day should be Earth Day, and he was right. But it's not, so here we are. For what it's worth, it's an exceptionally lovely day in these parts for the occasion. Here's hoping you got the Earth a tasteful card for the occasion. On a different tack, I'm very excited about tonight's return of Westworld. Yippee ki-yay!

R.I.P.: "Austin Powers" Actor Verne Troyer.
R.I.P.: Nabi Tajima, the world's oldest person, dies at age 117. She was the last known person born in the 19th century.

Earthy Links: Thanks Ant and RedEye9.
Play: Future Soldier.
Link: 'Westworld' season two shakes off its disappointing first attempt. Maybe it really is HBO's heir to 'Game of Thrones.'
Stories: Australian dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe.
Hepatitis Vaccines Urged for Travelers to Kentucky, Michigan - Kentucky.
Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can’t Eat or Smoke Them. Thanks j.c.f.
Science: The Rocky Mountains Have A Dust Problem. Thanks RedEye9.
Images: Heartbroken Dog Abandoned Because Of His ‘Ugly’ Face Gets Adopted, And The Difference It Makes Is Unbelievable.
Follow-up: "Avatar" Sequels To Be An Epic Family Saga.
The Funnies: xkcd: Clutter. Hits too close to home.
How Much? - FoxTrot.
Why Birding Is My Favorite Video Game.