Free Birds – 46 Years Ago Today The Lynyrd Skynyrd Band Plane Crashed Killing Six

Monument honoring late singer Ronnie Van Zant added to Lynyrd Skynyrd memorial in Mississippi

New4JAX–A new monument was added to the Mississippi Memorial Friday afternoon honoring those who died in the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash 46 years ago near the town of Gillsburg. Devoted fans unveiled the granite monument to the band’s lead singer, Ronnie Van Zant, one of six people killed in a crash in a heavily wooded swamp.

The slab of granite bears an image of Ronnie in a familiar pose. On the back is a poem about the crash written by his life-long friend, Gene Odom, who is also a crash survivor. The poem is titled “On A Cold Dark Mississippi Night.”


Daily Darwin – Toasted Nuts Special

Darwin scratches his head and wonders how this whole vaping thing exploded (heh) onto the scene.  He points out that ‘fruity flavors’ and aromas only go so far because the minute the vapee smells that “Toasted Nuts and Curly Hairs” Special emanated from his onliest drawers he’s gonna be so done with the vapors.

Natural selection deems that some individuals serve as a warning to others. Who are we to disagree? The next generation, ever and anon, is descended from the survivors


Here’s your Lynyrd Skynyrd bonus – “That Smell”