Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fighting Back, Dog House, -and- Wired

Fighting Back - German supermarket cashier foiled three armed robbers by pelting them with cheese
Dog House - 800 small dogs seized from filthy Arizona home
Wired - IBM to help build broadband network in power lines

On this day in history: November 12, 1933 - Hugh Gray of the British Aluminium Company took five pictures of the Loch Ness Monster, the first known photos. Four the the five exposures were blank, and the remaining photo was later proven to be a hoax.

Born on this day in history: November 12, 1929 - Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982) Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, film actress and Princess Grace Kelly made her film debut in 1951, achieving fame in such classics as "High Noon" (1952) and "To Catch a Thief" (1955). In 1956, she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Kelly was killed in a car accident.

Scripture of the Day: A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. — Proverbs 11:12

Video of the Day: Lazy Cat - submitted by Cindy

The Grand Marshall of Corning's Veterans Day Parade. Click to enlarge.

Harvest Festival 2008 Photographs from yesterday morning's Veterans Day parade await your viewing pleasure! From the index page for the Photo Gallery of Local Events, choose Veteran's Day Parade. You may view the images individually by clicking on them, or you may view them as a slide show by clicking on "start slide show." Enjoy!

Back Pain: I have suffered from back pain for countless years. The pain is generally kept within reasonable bounds using aspirin and ibuprofen. When I do a photo shoot, however, the pain becomes very nearly unbearable. I traditionally lean against trees and other objects in order to alleviate the pain somewhat.

When I shot the recent homecoming parade, I used a ThermaCare® HeatWrap for the first time and was amazed to find that I suffered no back pain whatever! I used a ThermaCare® HeatWrap when shooting the recent Harvest Festival. Again, there was no back pain encountered—and the shoot lasted several hours! Yesterday, I used a ThermaCare® HeatWrap while shooting the Veterans Day parade. Again, there was no back pain encountered!

I highly recommend this product to anyone who suffers from back pain! The cost is under $3 each—sold in packages of 2 wraps. They are not reusable.