Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stupid Criminals, The Kids Are Alright, -and- Animal Kingdom

Stupid Criminals - gangster accidently shoots himself, in critical condition
The Kids Are Alright - teen scales fence, saves drowning girl
Animal Kingdom - parrot given award for alerting owner about choking baby

On this day in history: March 24, 1989 - Exxon tanker Valdez, piloted by a drunk captain, strikes a well-charted reef at Prince William sound, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil.

Born on this day in history: March 24, 1930 - Steve McQueen (1930 - 1980) Born in Slater, MO, actor Steve McQueen became famous in TV Western "Wanted Dead or Alive" (1958), which led to a co-starring role in "The Magnificent Seven" (1960). He became the archetypal 1960s cinema hero/rebel.

Scripture of the Day: The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot. - Proverbs 10:7

Video of the Day: "Bullitt" - car chase scene

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while driving past the park on my way to work! Click to enlarge.

Anticipation: Our iPhones should arrive today. I say that without certainty, since of late my experience with next-day FedEx has not been particularly stellar. The iPhones were ordered last Friday. Theoretically, I would have expected them to appear here yesterday. There was an issue with the order, however, and this was not resolved until yesterday morning at 8:01 AM. Given that, I would expect the iPhones to arrive today. As I say, however, my experience with next-day FedEx has me musing the possibilities—only one of which (and not necessarily the most likely) is that the iPhones will arrive today.

I have several applications awaiting the arrival of the iPhones—including a Mah-Jong app, a guitar app, and a Bible app. Today, I shall continue investigating the available apps and prepare a few more for installation. I shall, of course, continue to stare trance-like into the live feed from the Web cam on my Desktop—waiting...ever waiting, for the FedEx truck to appear in there!