Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Animal Kingdom, Book Him Dano, -and- iBoom

Animal Kingdom - the weirdest creatures on Earth
Book Him Dano - drunk driver abandons car with bicyclist stuck in windshield
iBoom - Apple says exploding iPhones "isolated incidents"

On this day in history: August 18, 1999 - A giant black rainbow encircles the Earth, sucking all oxygen from the atmosphere. The air returns shortly thereafter, but only after millions die from asphyxiation. On the bright side, the survivors go on to build a utopian civilization. It all happens precisely as predicted in the 1950s by Criswell, the TV psychic immortalized in the movie "Plan 9 from Outer Space."

Born on this day in history: August 18, 1969 - Edward Norton (1969–) Actor. Born August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, Edward Norton Sr., was a former federal prosecutor under the Carter administration and his mother, Robin, was an English teacher. He grew up the eldest of three children in the progressive multicultural community of Columbia, Maryland, which was founded by his grandfather, James Rouse (who also designed Boston’s Fanueil Hall). Norton was an extremely bright and serious young boy, deciding at age five to pursue acting after watching a babysitter perform in "If I Were a Princess." Shortly after, he commanded the stage in Annie Get Your Gun at Orenstein’s Columbia School for Theatrical Arts, and is rumored to have asked questions like, "What is my objective in this scene?" at the tender age of eight.

Scripture of the Day: I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. — Romans 8:18

Video of the Day: How to Cut, Copy, and Paste on Your iPhone - submitted by Darin

Imgine my surprise when I encountered this yawning fox at the back door of my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Youth Fair Photographs from the Youth Fair await your viewing pleasure. From the Corning Chamber of Commerce Web site, click on Local Events Photo Gallery and choose Youth Fair. The photographs may be viewed individually by clicking on the thumbnails, or they may be viewed as a slide show by clicking on “Start Slide Show” at the bottom left of the first photograph.

Readers Cindy and Danica will be visiting the New Clairvaux winery this weekend. Here is a photograph of the monks who produce the wine there.
Brother Justice is front row, far right.

Technology News
Clearwire launches WiMAX in Atlanta, Vegas, Portland
Three men charged with stealing 130 million credit cards

iPhone News
Facebook for iPhone 3.0 submitted to Apple, awaits approval
Squeezer - a URL-shortener app for iPhone