Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fighting Back, Fighting Back 2, -and- Matters of Life and Death

Fighting Back - pit bull stops wife-beater from abducting estranged spouse
Fighting Back 2 - clerk fights off robber
Matters of Life and Death - Planned Parenthood to patient: Lie to judge.

On this day in history: April 21, 1992 - Convicted murderer Robert Alton Harris consumes two large pizzas, a bucket of fried chicken, and some ice cream on the eve of his execution. Later, before the gas chamber is activated, Harris propounds: "You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the grim reaper."

Born on this day in history: April 21, 1958 - Andie MacDowell (1958-) Born in Gaffney, SC, actress Andie MacDowell began as a model and got her acting break in "Greystoke- The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" (1984), though Glenn Close re-recorded her lines. She had success in "Groundhog Day" (1993), opposite Bill Murray, and in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), with Hugh Grant.

Scripture of the Day: But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. - 1 Corinthians 15:57

Video of the Day: Terry Tate - Draft Day

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this sign on a new restaurant while driving to my office this morning!

It is warm! It is 62° at 7 AM this morning. It is forecast to be 98° this afternoon. This is warm for April. Nonetheless, I will enjoy the warmth without complain. I have the rear door open, and a gentle breeze is wafting through my office. It is an excellent morning. The open door has the added benefit of allowing me to hear the birds singing. How I love the sound of birds singing!