Wednesday, May 27, 2009

To Protect and Serve, The Name Game, -and- Grave Injustice

To Protect and Serve - drunk policeman crashes squad car
The Name Game - man named Beverage charged with DUI
Grave Injustice - bodies left in vacant funeral home since 2006

On this day in history: May 27, 1993 - Five are killed and 37 wounded when a Fiat Fiorino explodes outside the Uffizi museum in Florence, Italy. The car bomb (a combination of PETN, T4, and TNT) also manages to obliterate three priceless artworks and substantially damage thirty more. The bombing appears to have been the work of the Sicilian Mafia.

Born on this day in history: May 27, 1923 - Henry (Alfred) Kissinger (1923 - ) Born in Fuerth, Germany, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (1971–6) gained national attention with his first book, 'Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy' (1957). He was an adviser to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, and served as Secretary of State in the Nixon and Ford administrations.

Scripture of the Day: Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. — Isaiah 40:28-29

Video of the Day:
Naga Jolokia Pepper Time (The Hottest Pepper In The World) - submitted by Jay

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot his whole life, which created an impressive set of calluses on his feet.

He also ate very little, which made him frail, and with his odd diet, he suffered from very bad breath.

This made him ... what?

A super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis!

Mr. Pigeon
Imagine Laura's surprise when she saw that Mr. Pigeon had roosted upon Mr. Yaris! Click to enlarge.

Mr. Pigeon says, "I'm ready for my close-up now!" Click to enlarge.