Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Matters of Life and Death, Brave New Schools, -and- Mommie Dearest

Maatters of Life and Death - White House confirms it received two million red envelopes
Brave New Schools - high school baseball coach takes players to strip club
Mommie Dearest - woman breastfeeds baby while driving drunk

On this day in history: April 7, 1989 - Soviet nuclear submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Norwegian sea, with two nuclear reactors and two nuclear torpedoes aboard. 41 crew members die, and the submarine remains one mile below the surface of the ocean, with its nuclear weapons intact.

Born on this day in history: April 7, 1964 - Russell Crowe (1964-) Born in Wellington, New Zealand, actor Russell Crowe began as a child actor, teen rock singer and in the Australian theater. Breakthrough film roles included 1992's "Proof" and the controversial "Romper Stomper" (1993). He hit big in the U.S. in "L.A. Confidential" (1997), followed by starring roles in increasingly A-list Hollywood properties, notably "The Gladiator" (2000). Widespread rumors about Crowe's brash personality have increased with his fame.

Scripture of the Day: ...present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7

Video of the Day: Cat Does Taxes - submitted by Darin

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

When I departed my house this morning at 7 AM, the sky was blue and clear, and the sun was shining brightly. Now—45 minutes later—it appears that the weatherpeople correctly forecast today's weather: The sun is hiding behind very dark, threatening clouds, and the temperature is dropping quickly. Rain is predicted for today, and it now appears this prediction will materialize.

I have "Photograph" by Def Leppard set as my ringtone currently on my new iPhone. If you have need of custom ringtones for your iPhone, by all means do not pay for them! You will find an excellent, quick, easy-to-use, and free online ringtone maker here: Audiko - the free iPhone Ringtone Maker Audiko will quickly and easily take an audio file from your computer, allow you to clip the portion from the file you wish to use for your ringtone, convert it to an iPhone ringtone, and upload it to iTunes on your computer!

Here is a photograph I took of my cat, Zeus, yesterday afternoon with my iPhone. I am impressed by the quality of the images the iPhone produces. Click to enlarge.