Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Matters of Life and Death, You Can't Have It Your Way!, -and- Animal Kingdom

Matters of Life and Death - 1 million red envelopes deluge White House
You Can't Have It Your Way! - man fires shots into McDonald's when told he's early for lunch
Animal Kingdom - urban coyote attacks on the rise

On this day in history: March 31, 1991 - Danny Bonaduce arrested for assault after he fought with a transvestite prostitute. No contest, 750 hours community service.

Born on this day in history: March 31, 1943 - Christopher Walken (1943- ) Born in New York City, actor Christopher Walken made his Broadway debut at 16. His first big film role was in "The Anderson Tapes" (1971), and he won an Oscar for "The Deer Hunter" (1978). With an ability to play both sinister and comic roles, Walken has appeared in an enormous range of roles.

Scripture of the Day: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!Amen. - Ephesians 3:20-21

Video of the Day: The Perfect Crime - submitted by Chris

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while driving to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

The iPhone: We have been using our iPhones for several days now. The more I use my iPhone, the more amazed I am by its capabilities and its speed. There are thousands and thousands (some say 25,000) applications for the iPhone—a great many of which are free. I installed Bible and quickly became greatly enamored of it. It presents a very capable interface for a multitude of Bible translations. Another application I truly enjoy is Shazam. Shazam analyzes any song that is playing and reports the artist, title, CD, discography of the artist, etc. It is an amazing program. Visit iTunes and see for yourself the vast array of available applications. In addition to the applications to be found at iTunes, many private developers offer applications for the iPhone. The availability of applications is nearly endless.

Laura took this photograph of her cat, Thor, with her iPhone last evening:

The Wind: The wind that has plagued us unmercifully since last Sunday morning appears to have abated! This is wonderful. I loathe the wind. It serves to provide nothing—other than cold, airborne irritants, and general discomfort. I am pleased to see it gone!