Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Never Too Young, Say "Cheese"!, -and- Robocop

Never Too Young - hockey brawl between 8-year-olds stuns police
Say "Cheese"! - man arrested for shooting traffic camera
Robocop - high-tech drones joining Miami police force

On this day in history: November 28, 1981 - Natalie Wood topples off her yacht near Catalina Island and drowns. Her husband, Robert Wagner, and friend, Christopher Walken, were onboard and unaware of her predicament.

Born on this day in history: November 28, 1936 - Gary Hart (1936 - ____) politician. He was the Democratic senator from Colorado, 1975-86; his scandal-ridden bid for the presidential nomination in 1984 rocked the party.

Scripture of the Day: "Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done." (1 Chronicles 16:8)

Video of the Day: Twin Musical Tesla Coils playing Mario Bros.
Theme - submitted by Phillip

Here is a photograph I took last week of the ruins of Premier West Bank.
Click to enlarge. To see more photographs of the ruins, go to Photo Gallery of Local Events.

For dinner last evening, I made grilled pork loin chops and brown rice. I grilled two of the thickest pork loin chops I have ever seen on the indoor grill. I allowed the grill to reach its full heat, tossed the chops (dry-rubbed with sea salt, ground black pepper, and Gebhardt's chili powder) on the grill, and covered with an aluminum-foil tent. They were delicious—nice grill marks, seared on the outside, and juicy and moist on the inside. For the rice, I placed 1 1/2 cups of brown rice, three cups of water, three large sliced white mushrooms, two sliced celery stalks, one sliced red bell pepper, sea salt, ground black pepper, and ground sage in a covered pot. I cooked this on high for 10 minutes, reduced the heat to medium-low, cooked for 30 minutes, reduced the heat to low, and cooked for another 10 minutes. It was a delightful meal.

Telemarketers: Undoubtedly, the number of telemarketing calls I receive is significantly diminished by the inclusion of my telephone numbers in the National Do Not Call List. However, the calls do sneak in under the radar—so to speak. Last evening at around 6 PM, the following conversation took place:

ME: Hello Mr. Telemarketer. What is it you are attempting to peddle?
TM: Uh...why do you say that?
ME: I would like to keep this conversation brief. I am expecting an important telephone call from Chuck Norris. What is it you are attempting to peddle?
TM: Uh...well...anyway...this is [name redacted] representing [newspaper name redacted]...
ME: I am not interested. Good bye.
TM: You haven't heard what we're offering...
ME: There is no time. Save your energy for someone who does not daily read this newspaper online at no cost. Good bye.
TM: But...
ME: (Plonk)