Q: What cartoon, named after a scatline in a Frank Sinatra song, was created by a Japanese-American who learned to draw in an WWII internment camp?
A. Scooby Doo. Illustrator Iwao Takamoto died earlier this month.
And now for something completely different...
While I was in Colombia, a kidnapped government minister escaped after being held captive for six years. Six years! That's more like a jail sentence. It was a huge news story that also received some coverage in the U.S....here's an article about Fernando Araujo's experience.