Monday, March 24, 2008

Firepower, Shameless, -and- Heat of the Moment

Firepower - police in rising arms race with crooks
Shameless - no one in family has worked in 3 generations
Heat of the Moment - scientist says global warming ended 10 years ago

On this day in history: March 24, 1989 - Exxon tanker Valdez, piloted by a drunk captain, strikes a well-charted reef at Prince William sound, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil.

Born on this day in history: March 24, 1930 - Steve McQueen (1930–80) Born in Slater, MO, actor Steve McQueen became famous in TV Western Wanted Dead or Alive (1958), which led to a co-starring role in The Magnificent Seven (1960). He became the archetypal 1960s cinema hero/rebel.

Scripture of the Day: So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. - Galatians 3:24

Video of the Day: Crossword Puzzle Champion Completes Puzzle in Record Time - submitted by Amber

I spotted this bumper sticker on the way to my office this morning. Click to enlarge.

The weather has been beautiful for the last several days. Afternoon temperatures have been in the upper 70s, the sun has been bright, the sky has been blue and clear, and the birds have been singing. Today promises to offer more of this same wonderful weather.

I installed theatre blackout drapes in our living room Saturday morning. Later that day, an installer from DirecTV replaced our dish with a new dual-feed HDTV dish and installed a HD receiver/DVR. The image quality on the Vizio 47" LCD HDTV is stellar. We enjoyed watching HD programming Saturday evening and Sunday. I realize that most of you have probably been enjoying HD programming for some time, but this is new and exciting for us. We have been living in the dark ages of television technology. Later this week, we shall add a Sony Blu-Ray DVD player to our system.