Today marks one of the most important dates in American history. On this day in 1933 the clear thinking citizens of Utah (hard to believe) ratified the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution. This, as you know, repealed the curse of Prohibition. That began the demise of the massive crime wave that had erupted when Prohibition began. Now, U.S. citizens would focus their minds and brighten their conversations by marinating an ice cube or two. Science and literature and culture all benefited greatly. 'Tis a great day that we should all celebrate. Certainly, I intend to.
Oh ya, and a hearty 'Cheers!' to the Kansas Jayhawks, now officially in preparation for the 2008 Insight Bowl. We'll see you in Tempe.