Wednesday, May 21, 2008

You Want Fries with That?, The Kids Are Alright, -and- Crime and Punishment

You Want Fries with That? - NY restaurant offers $175 burger
The Kids Are Alright - teen saves 5-year-old boy from drowning
Crime and Punishment - city to jail people who do not cut lawns

On this day in history: May 21, 1979 - A judge gives Dan White only seven years for the premeditated murders of Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone, prompting thousands to march on San Francisco's City Hall. In what will come to be known as the White Night Riots, the demonstration takes a violent turn, resulting in significant property damage and the torching of twelve SFPD cruisers. Police respond with brutal beatdowns at gay bars in the Castro district.

Born on this day in history: May 21, 1917 - Raymond Burr (1917–93) 1957–66 Television actor, born in Westminster, Canada. Coming from Canada to study at Stanford University, he began as a stage actor, appearing in regional theatre before moving into television dramas and films. He starred as the burly detective in the "Perry Mason" (1957–66) and "Ironside" (1967–75) series, winning two Emmys. He went on to appear in several TV mini-series and in extended versions of Perry Mason.

Scripture of the Day: God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Corinthians 5:21

Video of the Day: What Matters to You? - submitted by Amber

I saw this campaign button on a teller at the bank yesterday afternoon!

It is windy today! Today, we are plagued with a wind such as this part of the world has never previously experienced. It was all I could do to remain upright while walking from the parking lot behind my office to the front door of my office. Yikes! Hopefully, this wind will abate prior to the Memorial Day weekend. Also, it is forecast to be a relatively chilly 79 degrees today! This does not inspire the cavorting generally associated with Memorial Day weekend!