Friday, December 22, 2006

Calamari!, It's Alive!, -and- Fighting Back

Calamari! - giant squid caught on video by Japanese scientists
It's Alive! - robot controlled by power of brain waves
Fighting Back - homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint

On this day in history: December 22, 1984 - Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 teenage boys on the NYC subway after one of them asks him for money.

Born on this day in history: December 22, 1945 - Diane Sawyer (1945 - ____) broadcast journalist. She was the first female correspondent on TV's "60 Minutes," 1984-89; host of "Prime Time Live," 1989-; co-anchor of "Day One" and "Turning Point."

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Penguin Smash! Submitted by Chris. Play Penguin Smash

Today's Video: Submitted by Chris. "White Christmas" sung by kitties!

It is cold this morning. RAMMMMM's windows were covered with ice. I filled a gallon milk jug with tepid water and washed the ice from his windows. Laura's car required similar attention. (Generally, she parks in the carport, but because it was raining last night, she parked in front of the house to avoid the dripping eaves.) By the time I had completed de-icing the windows of our vehicles, my fingers, nose, and ears were numb. Celestial Seasonings herbal tea is warming me now.