Friday, July 24, 2009

Clear the Tracks!, Cold of the Moment, -and- Arf!

Clear the Tracks! - woman survives being run over by a train in suicide attempt
Arf! - more than 100 Chihuahuas rescued from Michigan house
Cold of the Moment - NYC experiencing coolest July on record

On this day in history: July 24, 1999 - Former Guns N' Roses guitarist "Slash" is arrested in West Hollywood for allegedly beating his girlfriend at the Le Parc Hotel five days prior.

Born on this day in history: July 24, 1970 - Jennifer Lopez (1970-) Born in the Bronx, New York, actress and pop singer Jennifer Lopez got her break in 1997 in "Selena," making her the highest-paid Latina actress in history. Lopez's musical career also took off, and the 2001 "J. Lo" album debuted at No. 1. Lopez's romances have been widely publicized, including with rapper Sean "Puffy" Combs, actor Ben Affleck, and current husband singer Marc Anthony.

Scripture of the Day: Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. — Hebrews 13:2

Video of the Day: Windows 95 on iPhone

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

Billable Hours
A trial lawyer died and arrived at the Pearly Gates. To his dismay, there were thousands of people ahead of him in line to see St. Peter. But, to his surprise, Peter left his desk at the gate and came down the long line to where the lawyer was standing. Peter greeted him warmly. Then, Peter and one of his assistants took the lawyer by the hands and guided him up to the front of the line into a comfortable chair by his desk. The lawyer said, "I don't mind all this attention, but what makes me so special?" Peter replied, "Well, I've added up all the hours for which you billed your clients, and by my calculation you must be about 193 years old!"

Technology News
Walmart beats Best Buy with $298 laptop
This green house will heat itself
High-speed Wi-Fi standard nears ratification

iPhone News
WebMD and Medscape hook up iPhone wielding docs
Hacking/jailbreaking can cause messaging oddities
Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition out on iPhone

Fast Sushi Eating - submitted by Darin