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The unlikeliest cut of all…

Readers who missed last weekend’s Maker Faire have another shot at one of its signature attractions, the Power Tool Drag Races, coming to the Ace International Speedway in San Francisco on May 17th and 18th…

Power Tool Dragster

Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

For those ready to unhinge their table saws, more info (and lots of nifty pix) at: http://www.powertooldragraces.com/
As we sharpen our blades, we might recall that it was on this date in 1559 that the English Reformation was solemnified, as The Act of Supremacy was passed by Parliament; Queen Elizabeth I thus became Supreme Governor of the Church of England, formalizing steps taken by her father, Henry VIII. Subsequently, the Act of Uniformity was passed and the Book of Common Prayer was introduced. The calendar of saints’ feast days progressively became Anglican-ized… and confusion deepened for school children and ecumenical scholars alike.

Happy Thomas Pynchon’s Birthday!!!

Written by LW

May 8, 2008 at 2:10 am

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