SCRAPs, AD.2008.05.01.ICT - EDT Liberation Day & Labor Day ADdendum

Evacuation of Saigon from US Embassy Rooftop, 1975.04.30

You have just won an appointment to the United States Military Academy," he said. "I've got a son I can be proud of now."

Seventeen years later, in 1975, I was a Lieutenant Colonel on the roof of the American Embassy in Sai­gon, keeping everybody but Americans off helicopters that were ferrying badly rattled people out to ships offshore. We had lost a war!


-- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, Hocus Pocus, 1990

Today, to 10:59(AM).ICT is still within the 33rd anniversary of Saigon's Liberation Day, at AD.1975.Apr.30.23:59.EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC/GMT-4). Being of two timezones is still confusing even after 18 years of it.

English online press coverage of the event finally caught up outside Vietnam, but the RAPs were still few and far between. By 10:59.ICT (23:59.EDT) today, Google News had about 128 reports for "Saigon Fall", down from 12 hours ago, but more of the RAPs were relevant. "Saigon Liberation" mustered 45 RAPs, up by five but also with more relevent RAPs.

And thus ends Liberation Day and liberation from this blog and its obsessive, economically suicidal Web SCRAPing.

To date, some 22,650 unique Web SCRAPs have been saved to disk since March 2007, each SCRAP listed being linked to the location it was saved from by this blog.

See BeLow. For more on method/madness, see

Yet again, enough's enough. Time to get out.

The Pic

From one of the Web pages SCRAP'd, BeLow. Paranthropus boisei, an early
branch of the human family tree, from Counterintuitive Evolutionary Lesson of
the Nutcracker Man | Wired.com

NotIons from the NotAbles


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