Monday, July 23, 2007

iHack, The Unreal Thing, -and- I Saw What You Did

iHack - iPhone security flaw lets hackers take over
The Unreal Thing - is that a fake in your pocket?
I Saw What You Did - man spies on daughter, catches wife cheating

On this day in history: July 23, 1996 - Harry Morgan, Col. Potter on TV's "M*A*S*H," is arraigned on charges of spousal abuse. LAPD officers responding to a 911 call at the couple's Brentwood, California home had discovered his wife Barbara bruised and bleeding from her face.

Born on this day in history: July 23, 1888 - Raymond Chandler (1888 - 1959) short-story writer, novelist He was considered master of "hard-boiled" crime stories, e.g., "The Big Sleep," 1939 and "Playback," 1958.

Today's Video: Dodge Nitro Pepsi Edition

This is indeed a world gone mad: PETA and other ultra-liberal, tree-hugging, self-righteous groups of morons complained so vehemently about a recent Dodge Nitro commercial—in which a Nitro appears to electrocute a dog who urinated on one of its wheels—that Chrysler publicly announced that it would not air the commercial in the United States. The commercial was originally produced for the European market. While it appeared patently obvious to me that the "electrocution" was simulated, the outcry against the commercial was too loud for Chrysler advertising executives to ignore.

While this commercial will apparently never be televised in this country, a Mercury commercial which is currently being shown depicts a zombie-like woman wearing an amulet. She buries the amulet in the ground, and through apparent sorcery, a Mercury Mariner forms from tendrils reaching up from the soil. Apparently, sorcery and demonic invocation are acceptable in television commercials.