Friday, December 07, 2007

Child Labor, Animal Kingdom, -and- That Stinks!

Child Labor - longshoreman puts 4-year-old son on payroll
Animal Kingdom - studies show no limits to intelligence of animals
That Stinks! - NYC doorman fired for having bad breath

On this day in history: December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor, Oahu bombed by Japanese planes

Born on this day in history: December 7, 1932 - Ellen Burstyn (1932 - )Actress. Born Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan. Burstyn left home at the age of 18 to work as a model. In the late 1950s, she landed her first regular acting gig, as a dancer on television's The Jackie Gleason Show, billed as Erica Dean.

Scripture of the Day: "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;'" (John 11:25)

Video of the Day: Terry Fator, Part 5 of 5 - submitted by Frank

Here is the graphic that appears on my new T-shirt.

Recommended Site: Corning California Net - A free forum for Corning, California!

Recommended Site: Nikon Photographer - A free forum for all photographers (NOT just Nikon users!) and anyone interested in photography!

The microwave exploded! I made a casserole of celery, white onion, baby carrots, and red potatoes. I placed the casserole dish in the microwave, set it for 5 minutes, pressed the power button, and the microwave exploded! Flames appeared inside the oven, smoke emanated from the vents, and the acrid stench of burning electronics permeated the air. I jerked the microwave's power cord from the wall, extricated the casserole dish, and tossed the smoldering, reeking carcass that was once a GE Profile microwave oven onto the front steps.

I sautéed the vegetables. When they were nearly done, I added two large boneless, skinless chicken breasts to the sauté pan. It was a delightful meal.

Later that evening, while watching "Bait Car" on Court TV, Laura asked, "Would you like some popcorn?" "Yes," I said—snickering quietly. It did not take Laura long to determine that it would be impossible to make microwave popcorn without a microwave oven!