Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)

The Continental Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance today (1787). Also, Charlotte Corday assassinated Jean-Paul Marat (1793), Italy’s Carabinieri were established (1814), the New York City Draft Riots erupted (1863), Los Angeles’ iconic HOLLYWOOD sign, originally reading HOLLYWOODLAND, was dedicated (1923), Alexander Butterfield revealed the existence of President Nixon’s White House tapes to a Senate investigative committee (1973), and the New York City Blackout occurred (1977). And the Live Aid Benefit Concert was held in cities around the world, on the same day Vice President George H.W. Bush became acting president for a day while President Ronald Reagan underwent surgery to remove rectal polyps (1985).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology insists that the Tour de France’s journey into the Alps today did not affect his research for this week’s Bippiescopes….

Cancer: Despite your vivid imagination, this weekend will not include a maillot jaune.

Leo: Enjoy your stationary bike this weekend, but you needn’t throw your water bottle.

Virgo: You may feel conflicting impulses this weekend. Ask your team car for guidance.

Libra: Live on the wild side this weekend. Take a break au natural.

Scorpio: Feel the energy of the universe this weekend. Then pedal faster.

Sagittarius: Use care on corners this weekend. Especially the corner of that table.

Capricorn: This is your weekend to shine. Or maybe those are oncoming headlights.

Aquarius: Don’t be misled by masks this weekend. Those fans are always weird.

Pisces: You may face tough climbs this weekend. They added more stairs overnight.

Aries: You may reach an emotional summit this weekend. If not the actual summit.

Taurus: This is a good weekend to break away from the pack. But they’ll chase you down.

Gemini: Your head and your heart may battle this weekend. Your legs might even join in.

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::