From our friends at The Stranger Slog:
Tomorrow, comic book stores around the world will be celebrating Free
Comic Book Day, which is exactly what it sounds like: Participating
comics stores will be giving away free samples to
anyone who stops by while supplies last.
There's a special addition to this year's FCBD celebrations: As part
of their great webcomics show, The Henry is hosting a free cereal breakfast
to kick off your day of free-comic-book-gathering. (Find more
information about that right here.) After that, you can locate
participating comics shops by picking up an issue of The Stranger—find
their information on pages 22 and 23—or by going to the official
Free Comic Book Day site.
From the AP: Gov. Chris Gregoire opened an emergency fund Thursday to help contain
a spreading whooping-cough epidemic, and officials urged residents to
get vaccinated against an illness that particularly threatens infants.
Gregoire is making $90,000 in crisis cash available to help
strengthen a public-awareness campaign about the need for the pertussis
vaccination. The state Department of Health is already looking to spend
about $200,000 on the effort.
"Pertussis is very serious, especially for babies," Secretary of
Health Mary Selecky said in a statement. "It's vital that teens and
adults are current on their immunizations because they're often the ones
who give whooping cough to babies."
Happy Cinco de Mayo. Kinda a made up holiday for the U.S. but a chance to enjoy Mexican food (not so many great choices here in Seattle) and to contemplate this (from Wickpedia):
Historian Justo Sierra has written in his Political
Evolution of the Mexican People, that had Mexico not defeated the
French in Puebla on May 5, 1862, France would have gone to the aid of
the South in the U.S. Civil War and the United States' destiny could
have been very different.
France to our southern border and a separate country in the U.S. South. Something to ponder.