Monday, May 04, 2009

Short People, Weapons of Choice, -and- Animal Kingdom

Short People - lawmaker has own legs broken to get taller
Weapons of Choice - new Montana gun laws assert sovereignty
AnimalKingdom - total strangers come together over lost dog

On this day in history: May 4, 2000 - The "I Love You" computer worm rampages through Internet email systems, inflicting damages somewhere in the $2-to-$15 billion range. The worm spreads by exploiting design flaws in the Microsoft Outlook mail client and also the gullibility of your typical computer user. A variety of Filipino suspects is ultimately narrowed down to an AMA Computer College student from Manila.

Born on this day in history: May 4, 1929 - Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) Born in Brussels, Belgium, actress Audrey Hepburn trained as a ballet dancer, making her acting debut in London in 1948. Noticed by French writer Colette, Hepburn was cast in the Broadway production of Colette's novel, "Gigi" (1951), and went on to international acclaim for films like "Sabrina" (1954) and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961). In later years, Hepburn was a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.

Scripture of the Day: If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. - James 1:5

Video of the Day: X-Men Origins: Wolverine Interviews - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise this morning when I noticed so many people ignoring the warning sign at the lake while driving to my office! Click to enlarge.

The Storm!
The storm arrived yesterday afternoon! The thunder was deafening. The rain was torrential. The wind was fierce. The kitties cowered in fright with each thunder clap. The yard quickly became a lake. This morning, the thunder, rain, and wind are gone! The streets are drying, and birds are appearing. The birds are not yet singing, but soon they may. The warm weather that so delighted us two weeks ago must return by this Friday, fot it shall then be time for May Madness - the Corning Car Show!

Saturday, Laura made dinner. She made a casserole of yellow squash, white mushrooms, Jalapeños, and cluster tomatoes. The weather was foul—a preview of things to come the following day. Grilling outdoors was not an option. Laura grilled chicken on the indoor grill. She grilled the chicken perfectly. It was a delicious meal. Click to enlarge.

The Cannibals

A large corporation recently hired several cannibals.

"You are all part of our team now," said the Human Resources department chief during the welcoming briefing.

"You get all the usual benefits and you can go to the cafeteria for something to eat, but please don't eat any of our employees."

The cannibals promised they would not.

Four weeks later, the boss remarked, "You're all working very hard and I'm satisfied with your work. However, one of our secretaries has disappeared. Do any of you know what happened to her?"

The cannibals all shook their heads "No."

After the boss left, the leader of the cannibals said to the others, "Which one of you idiots ate the secretary?"
A hand rose hesitantly.

"You fool!!!" the leader said. "For four weeks we have been eating managers and no one noticed anything. But NOOOooo, you had to go and eat someone who actually works!"