Monday, January 07, 2008

Heat of the Moment, Drive My Car, -and- Hot!

Heat of the Moment - warning: vacate room when CFL bulb breaks
Drive My Car - GM predicts driver-less cars in 10 years
Hot! - Chicago tavern makes wings with Red Savina peppers

On this day in history: January 7, 1961 - Young hoodlum Al Pacino arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. He and his compatriots were driving around a suburb of Providence RI, in the middle of the night, wearing masks and gloves.

Born on this day in history: January 7, 1964 - Nicolas Cage (1964-) Born Nicholas Coppola on January 7, 1964, in Long Beach, California, to choreographer Joy Vogelsang and literature professor August Coppola. Cage has two older brothers, Marc and Christopher. He is the nephew of film director Francis Ford Coppola and, as a youth, visited his uncle often at his San Francisco home. At age 15, Cage fell in love with acting during a summer class at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He dropped out of Beverly Hills High School to pursue an acting career, making his debut on television in 1981. He changed his name to Nicolas Cage as a way to separate his identity from that of his famous uncle. He chose the name "Cage" as a tribute to comic-book superhero Luke Cage.

Scripture of the Day: "Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ." - Galatians 4:4-7

Video of the Day: Gumball 3000 - submitted by Frank

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Nikon Photographer Forum - a free forum for photography enthusiasts
Corning California Message Board - a free message board for Corning
Olive Hut Blog - specials, olive news, recipes, and more

Return to the Office: I returned to my office this morning, following a power outage that affected most of downtown Corning around 7:30 AM last Friday. All appears to be well. When I arrived here, the the Fox News Channel was on the video system and Phaedra (my main system) was running—awaiting my log-on. All seems well. The other systems are functioning well. The sky is clear, the streets are dry, and birds are singing. Now, I must accomplish all that I was unable to do Friday because of the power outage.