Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mommie Dearest, Heat of the Moment, -and- Weapons of Choice

Mommie Dearest - woman orders daughters out, drives off
Heat of the Moment - California EPA to rule against ethanol
Weapons of Choice - court says 2nd Amendment trumps local gun laws

On this day in history: April 23, 1985 - The Coca-Cola Bottling Company announces that it has irrevocably changed the formula for its flagship beverage, unveiling "New Coke." The company stands firm on its decision until public pressure finally forces them to reintroduce the original drink, exactly 79 days later.

Born on this day in history: April 23, 1936 - Roy Orbison (1936 - 1988) Born in Vernon, TX, singer-songwriter Roy Orbison began playing at age 8 on radio stations, and had his first hit single, "Only The Lonely" (written for Elvis Presley), in 1960, followed by a succession of smash hits, including signature "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964). Tributes to his music continue long after Orbison's sudden death from a heart attack.

Scripture of the Day: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. - Philippians 4:23

Video of the Day: Terry Tate - Get Out the Vote

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while passing the park on the way to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Heat Wave: We are experiencing a heat wave. Weather forecasters say this heat wave will end today, and temperatures will drop by more than 20°! This will be a short-lived respite from the heat, however, since scorching, triple-digit temperatures will soon be the order of the day.

Yesterday, this was the temperature outside Mr. Nitro, as displayed by his exterior temperature probe. Fortunately, the inside temperature was cool and comfortable. Click to enlarge.