Thursday, August 14, 2008

Just Think, To Serve and Protect, -and- Free Ride

Just Think - future wars to be fought with mind drugs
To Serve and Protect - former border agent sentenced for checkpoint smuggling
Free Ride - man steals ambulance outside hospital

On this day in history: August 14, 1945 - Over the radio, Hirohito announces his unconditional surrender to Allied forces, thus bringing an end to World War II.

Born on this day in history: August 14, 1966 - Halle Berry (1966-) Actress, model. Born August 14, 1968, in Cleveland, Ohio. Berry garnered the most positive critical notice of her film career in late 2001, for her performance as the wife of a death row prisoner in the dark drama "Monster's Ball." The role earned Berry a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama and the Academy Award for Leading Actress.

Scripture of the Day: Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces; Judah has fortified many towns. But I will send fire upon their cities that will consume their fortresses. - Hosea 8:14

Video of the Day: Fast Sushi Eating - submitted by Darin

This will not end well! Click to enlarge.

I received an email request from the Chico News & Review yesterday to use one of my photographs—a concert shot of Maria Muldaur that I took in 1974—in an story in this week's issue. I was told that I would receive photographic credit and a link to my company Web site. I agreed, of course. The Chico News & Review may be viewed here.

Generally (during warm weather), each morning when I arrive at my office, I open the transoms over the front door and open the rear door—creating a good venue for cool morning air to pass through the building. Not this morning! This morning, it was far too warm to expect respite from the morning air. I engaged the air conditioning at 6:15 AM! Yesterday, the high temperature was 107 degrees. It appears that it will be warmer today!

Yesterday, I watched a new movie, "Experience Jimi Hendrix" via Netflix. As you may recall, my office television died. I now listen to Sirius satellite radio or watch movies from Netflix using my computer. My main office system has a 22" ViewSonic Professional series LCD monitor and a good surround sound system, with an amplified subwoofer. If you are a Hendrix fan, this movie must be viewed!

Buddy Guy, Mick Taylor and other masters of blues, rock and pop unite to salute the great Jimi Hendrix in this electrifying pair of tribute concerts: one in San Diego, the other in Hendrix's native Seattle. Tracks include Kenny Wayne Shepherd on "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)," Eric Gales on "Purple Haze," Living Colour on "Crosstown Traffic," Guy and Andy Aledort on "Hoochie Coochie Man," and Taylor and Indigenous on "Red House."