Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You Go Girl, Plain Text, -and- Animal Kingdom

You Go Girl! - Miss California's granny comes out swinging
Plain Text - PA men send 217,000 text messages, get $26,000 bill
Animal Kingdom - woman mugged by eagle

On this day in history: April 22, 1997 - After a four-month standoff, 140 government commandos storm the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru. Of the 72 hostages, one is killed in the ensuing firefight, along with all 14 of their captors.

Born on this day in history: April 22, 1937 - Jack Nicholson (1937 - ) Born in Neptune, NJ, actor Jack Nicholson first hit big in a supporting role in "Easy Rider" (1969). His charisma and acute sense of humor have illuminated a wide range of characters in films as diverse as "Chinatown" (1974), "The Shining" (1980) and "Batman" (1989). He has earned several Oscars, notably for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "Terms of Endearment" (1983). Nicholson has also written scripts and occasionally directs.

Scripture of the Day: Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. - 1 Corinthians 15:58

Video of the Day: Terry Tate - Vacation

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

Hot Weather: The hot weather is here! This is a screen capture from my iPhone yesterday afternoon—after the temperature had dropped from a high of 98° earlier that afternoon!