Friday, December 12, 2008

While You Were Sleeping, Fire!, -and- It's Not an Act!

While You Were Sleeping - scientists develop new software that maps dreams
Fire! - NYC firefighter arrested for calling in false alarms to his own firehouse
It’s Not an Act! - stage prop replaced with sharp knife, actor injured during scene

On this day in history: December 12, 1989 - Leona Helmsley fined $7 million and sentenced to jail for 21 months for tax evasion. They made the bitch serve 900 hours of community service.

Born on this day in history: December 12, 1915 - 1915 - Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, singer and actor Frank Sinatra rose to prominence with Tommy Dorsey's orchestra (1940?2). He quickly emerged as a teen idol, and grew into a global superstar, expanding in film roles, including an Oscar-winning performance in "From Here to Eternity" (1953). Marriages to film stars Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow were widely publicized. Sinatra is the only singer in history to have hit records in five consecutive decades.

Scripture of the Day: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. — Romans 12:12

Video of the Day: Dream State - submitted by Amber

Say, "Hello" to Mr. Butterfly! Click to enlarge.

Recommended Sites:
David Louis Harter Photography - a showcase for the photography of David Louis Harter

How Italians do business

Luigi (the father) says to his son, "I want you to marry a girl of my choice." The son says: "I will choose my own bride!" Luigi says, "But the girl is Bill Gates’ daughter." Son answers, "Well, in that case, okay."

Next Luigi approaches Bill Gates and says, "I have a husband for your daughter." Bill Gates answers, "But my daughter is too young to marry!" Luigi says, "But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank!" Bill Gates answers, "Ah, in that case, okay."

Finally, Luigi goes to see the president of the World Bank. Luigi says, "I have a young man to recommend as a vice-president." The president answers, "But I already have more vice-presidents than I need!" Luigi says, "But this young man is Bill Gates’son-in-law." The president answers, "Ah, in that case, okay."

And that is how Italians do business!