Wednesday, April 23, 2008

To Serve and Protect, Waste Not, -and- I Robot

To Serve and Protect - citizen issues parking citations to cop
Waste Not - man fined for overfilling dumpster
I Robot - homemade "Bum Bot" patrols in Atlanta

On this day in history: April 23, 1985 - The Coca-Cola Bottling Company announces that it has irrevocably changed the formula for its flagship beverage, unveiling "New Coke." The company stands firm on its decision until public pressure finally forces them to reintroduce the original drink, exactly 79 days later.

Born on this day in history: April 23, 1936 - Roy Orbison (1936–88) Born in Vernon, TX, singer-songwriter Roy Orbison began playing at age 8 on radio stations, and had his first hit single, "Only The Lonely" (written for Elvis Presley), in 1960, followed by a succession of smash hits, including signature "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964). Tributes to his music continue long after Orbison’s sudden death from a heart attack.

Scripture of the Day: Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. - John 4:23-24

Video of the Day: Funny Dogs - submitted by Darin

While driving to my office this morning, I spotted this enterprising
gentleman. Click to enlarge.

Rain! Just as the weatherpeople predicted, it rained yesterday. It did not rain much, and it did not rain for long, but it did rain. Everything is rain-washed and clean-looking this morning, the sun is shining brightly, the sky is blue and clear, and the birds are singing. The weatherpeople are predicting thunder showers and lightning today. It certainly does not look as if this forecast will materialize. Then again, only time will tell.