Friday, December 21, 2007

Heat of the Moment, Not Welcome, -and- Dive!

Heat of the Moment - over 400 prominent scientists dispute global warming
Not Welcome - couple forced to take in criminal lodger
Dive! - cocaine kingpins have submarine fleet

On this day in history: December 21, 1970 - President Nixon meets with prescription drug addict Elvis Presley at the White House to discuss The King's becoming a special drug enforcement agent. He presents Nixon with a pistol, and receives a special DEA badge in return.

Born on this day in history: December 21, 1940 - Frank Zappa (1940–93) Avant-garde rock musician and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He played guitar in a high school blues and rock band and briefly studied music theory in college. He led the satirical "underground" band The Mothers of Invention (with varying line-ups) in the 1960s and 1970s, making inventive and often scabrous albums such as "Freak-Out!" (1966) and "We're Only in it for the Money" (1967, a parody of the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper album). Influential solo albums included "Lumpy Gravy" (1968) and "Hot Rats" (1969); and from various new groupings of Mothers came "Just Another Band from LA," "Over-Nite Sensation," and more. He created and scored the film "200 Motels," and composed serious music, performed by Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez, and others.

Scripture of the Day: "While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:6-7)

Video of the Day: Creation - submitted by Laura

Here is an amazing photograph of the Orion Nebula, taken with a Nikon D3, at ISO 1600 for 70 seconds! Click to enlarge.

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Nikon Photographer Forum - a free forum for photography enthusiasts
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Merry Christmas! I wish everyone a glorious Christmas! May your Christmas be filled with family, friends, joy, and happiness. Happy Birthday, Jesus!