Monday, March 30, 2009

Fighting Back, Help Wanted, -and- The Worm Turns

Fighting Back - robbery suspect shot by store owner, dies
Help Wanted - sheriff runs classified ad to hire informants
The Worm Turns - Microsoft offers $250,000 reward for authors of Conficker

On this day in history: March 30, 1968 - Two children in the Bowery come across the body of a homeless drug addict later identified as Bobby Driscol, 31, the voice of Disney's "Peter Pan."

Born on this day in history: March 30, 1968 - Celine Dion (1968 - ) Born in Charlemagne, Canada, singer Celine Dion sent a demo tape at age 12 to manager and producer Rene Angelil, who immediately signed on to manage her career. Dion's breakthrough came in 1992 with the theme to Disney's hit feature "Beauty and the Beast," which was a No. 1 smash. She went on to international fame with hits like "The Power of Love" and the theme song for blockbuster film "Titanic." Dion has made a special name for herself in a showy engagement in Las Vegas.

Scripture of the Day: And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. - Ephesians 3:17-19

Video of the Day: Witness Protection - submitted by Cap'n Jack

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this dangerous hole in the sidewalk while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

There was a convention to discuss all of the achievements in science for the past decade. After their meetings, a group of scientists were talking and came to the conclusion that man no longer needs God so they picked one from the group to go tell Him.

The scientist approached God and said, "Listen, we've decided we no longer need you. Nowadays, we can extract stem cells, clone people, transplant hearts, and all kinds of things that were once considered miraculous."

God patiently heard him out, and then said, "All right. To see whether or not you still need me, why don't we have a little man-making contest!"

"Okay, great!" the scientist said.

"Now, we're going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam," God said.

"That's fine," replied the scientist and he bent down to scoop up a handful of dirt.

"Whoa!" God said, shaking his head in disapproval. "Not so fast, pal. You get your own dirt."