Friday, May 22, 2009

Crime and Punishment, Armed and Dangerous, -and- Matters of Life and Death

Crime and Punishment Quebec woman ticketed for refusing to use escalator handrail
Armed and Dangerous - 5 Alabama cops fired over beating caught on camera
Matters of Life and Death - nurse wins conscience ruling from state Supreme Court

On this day in history: May 22, 1957 - A B-36 bomber accidentally drops a 10 megaton hydrogen bomb over an uninhabited area near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conventional charges detonate on impact, leaving a radioactive crater 12 feet deep and 25 feet wide.

Born on this day in history: May 22, 1970 - Naomi Campbell (1970-) Born in London, model and actress Naomi Campbell is one of the most renowned supermodels. She was the first black woman to appear on the covers of French and British Vogue. Campbell has also appeared in several music videos and films. She has been linked with high-profile love interests Mike Tyson, Robert De Niro and Usher.

Scripture of the Day: For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. — Ephesians 2:10

Video of the Day: ProCamera for iPhone - submitted by Chris (NOTE:
This is absolutely a must-have app!)

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


. All those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.
. I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.
. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
. Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.
. Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.
. I intend to live forever - so far, so good.
. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
. 24 hours in a day ... 24 beers in a case..... coincidence?
. When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.
. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
. I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
. If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
. For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
. No one is listening until you make a mistake.
. Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
. The colder the X-ray table, the more of your body is required to be
on it.
. The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the
. The severity of the itch is proportional to the reach.
. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism -- to steal from many
is research.
. The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
. Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life.
. The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never
tried before.
. A fool and his money are soon partying.
. Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
. If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of
. Drugs may lead to nowhere, but at least it's the scenic route.
. I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
. Borrow money from pessimists-they don't expect it back.
. Half the people you know are below average.
. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.