Monday, November 20, 2006

No Juice, Bad Image, -and- Scram!

No Juice - some affiliates will not air Simpson show
Bad Image - meteorologist fired over nude MySpace photo
Scram! - school dance turns away homeschooled teen

On this day in history: November 20, 1912 - Mad Bomber Carl Warr enters Los Angeles city jail with 60 sticks of dynamite strapped to himself. After an hour, two detectives attack Warr who then pulls the bomb's trigger. Nothing happens, and the freakishly masked bomber begs police to kill him.

Born on this day in history: November 20, 1925 - Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968) politician, lawyer. He was an aggressive fighter for civil rights and served as U.S. Attorney General, 1961-64.

Be certain to watch this hilarious video! Submitted by Chris. DUI

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We watched "Something to Sing About." [Tommy (Darius McCrary) worries that he'll never get a break. An ex-con with the voice of an angel, Tommy finds his luck changing when Memaw (Irma P. Hall), a kindly grandmother who hears him singing one day, takes him in. Soon, he's found God, lands a job and has a chance for his big singing break. He's also caught the eye of Memaw's beautiful granddaughter. But Tommy's old friend doesn't believe he's changed, and he must fight for his new life.] This is a good story with good acting and a good soundtrack. It is an encouraging, uplifting movie. I recommend it.

We watched "Hometown Legend." [Divine intervention on the gridiron propels a high school football squad to prominence in this uplifting, inspirational drama. In a town with little hope, the Crusaders, a team of perennial losers, show that a bit of faith can help win battles on the football field and beyond, giving the town -- and the team's newest player, a teenage drifter -- something to believe in. Produced by best-selling Christian author Jerry Jenkins.] The story is almost a cliché, but it is thoroughly redeemed by a well-written and believable screenplay, a surprise ending, and excellent acting. I recommend it.