Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stupid Criminals, Animal Kingdom, -and- I'll See You in Court

Stupid Criminals - bank robber gives teller her name, address
Animal Kingdom - dog's barking helps save drowning baby
I'll See You in Court! - Web site makes suing easy

On this day in history: April 16, 1943 - Chemist Albert Hofmann inadvertently experiences the world's first acid trip when a tiny quantity of lysergic acid diethylamide accidently seeps through the skin of his finger. After leaving work early, he went home and settled into "a not unpleasant intoxicated condition." Then he had solid two hours of visual hallucinations: "I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors." It will be another three days before Hofmann gets up the courage to swallow 250 micrograms and ride his bicycle home.

Born on this day in history: April 16, 1965 - Martin Lawrence (1965-) Actor/Comic born in Frankfurt, Germany. As a teen, Lawrence pursued a love of boxing, but was also a gifted comedian. A teacher encouraged Lawrence to attend an open mic night at a local comedy club, and his career as a comic was born.

Scripture of the Day: From him [Christ] the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. - Ephesians 4:16

Video of the Day: Gun Collection at the Evergreen Air Museum

My gun collection is now safe. The gun room is complete, and the door is
secure. Click to enlarge.

Outstanding Web site: My friend, Chris, introduced me to an outstanding Web site—Hulu. This site offers FREE viewing of thousands of television shows, movies, and HD content, with very limited commercial interruption. I watched a couple of episodes of "King of the Hill" there yesterday. It is an amazing site!