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Oct. 10th, 2012

The Chance Of A Lifetime has Boston Blackie arguing that criminals should be given this so-called ``parole'' for matters like war work, and despite Inspector Farraday's skepticism they go ahead with a test program, twelve criminals released into Blackie's custody for war work. This film --- directed by William Castle, to inspire many interesting movie-themed gimmicks, by the way --- makes an interesting character step on the way for Blackie and his quest to reform from his safecracking past.

Further prewritten stuff; my enegies today went all to the WordPress mathematics piece, linked below, since I've got a cold and had to prioritize here. Sorry. I really hope I'm better soon.  )

The actual bad guy is coerced into confession, in one of those moves that reminds you that even in the 1940s, before the Bill of Rights was discovered, courts wouldn't just accept anything as evidence.

Trivia: The first time the New York Stock Exchange saw 20 million shares traded in a single day was on April 10, 1968. By the end of 1968 there had been five more 20-million-share days. Source: The Go-Go Years, John Brooks.

Currently Reading: The First Space Race: Launching The World's First Satellites, Matt Bille, Erika Lishock.

PS: Just One More Ride?, about how many more times I could expect to ride Disaster Transport using the coin flipping scheme to decide whether to ride again.

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