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Weather: It's a little bit colder and dryer -- I like seeing the sun, but I hope all these clouds will dump some snow in the mountains as they pass overhead.
Wildlife: Somebody was in a hurry this morning! As they zoomed around my left side there was a deer suddenly standing at the edge of the road. The creature backed away, but I could see the passing SUV rocking on it's suspension as it tried to recover from the near-collision. Thank goodness I was able to slow down and let him drift back into his proper lane without mishap.
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Media Watch: The Rose Bowl was an unusually interesting college football game. Usually one team crushes the other, but last night a Quarterback named Vincent Young was able to win the game with his extraordinary individual efforts. USC was ready for his TEAM, but they just couldn't defend against Young's ability to pass or run when a previously-called play broke down. Since they never sacked him, he was always standing, and took advantage of every opportunity he saw.
NFL Playoffs -- Saturday Washington @ Tampa Bay; Winner plays Seattle or Chicago next week. Jacksonville @ New England; Winner plays Denver or Indianapolis next week. Sunday Carolina @ New York; Winner plays Seattle or Chicago next week. Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati; Winner plays Denver or Indianapolis next week. Who exactly plays whom depends on their relative win/loss records. Indianapolis and Seattle have earned home field advantage for the entire playoffs.
Universal reportedly decided to set the action on Mars instead of Mongo because of the media frenzy in the wake of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast. (Left) Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, and Frank Shannon reprise their roles as Flash, Dale, and Zarkov. (Center) Alex Raymond's original visualization of Azura, Witch Queen of Mongo and the Earth people. (Right) Beatrice Roberts as Azura, transplanted to Planet Mars and playing host to visitors from Mongo, like evil Emperor Ming and his bumbling enemy Prince Barin.