Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fighting Back, Fly Me to the Moon, -and- Don't Call

Fighting Back - sexual predator beaten with his own gun
Fly Me to the Moon - JetBlue offers all-you-can-jet pass for $599
Don't Call - New Jersey teacher fined $22K for phone call made during class

On this day in history: August 13, 1521 - After an 80-day siege, Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés captures Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire.

Born on this day in history: August 13, 1959 - Danny Bonaduce (1959–) Actor, radio disc jockey, reality television star. Born Dante Daniel Bonaduce on August 13, 1959, in Broomhall, Pennsylvania. The child actor first appeared on television in commercials and on such shows as "Bewitched" and "Mayberry R.F.D." Cast as the wise-cracking Danny Partridge, he shot to stardom as part of the hit show "The Partridge Family in 1970." Shirley Jones led the cast as the mother of the performing family. After the show ended in 1974, Bonaduce made numerous television guest appearances on "Police Story," "CHiPs," "Fantasy Island," and "Eight Is Enough," among other programs. Like many child stars, Bonaduce had a hard time getting work and got into drugs and other sorts of trouble. He was arrested several times for assault and drug possession, including a 1991 arrest for assaulting a transvestite in Phoenix.

Scripture of the Day: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. — John 15:13

Video of the Day: Mythbusters Toast 1/2 Ton of Thermite - submitted by Danica

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

A juggler, driving to his next performance, was stopped by the police. The officer looked in the driver's window and asked, "What are those knives doing in your car?" "I juggle them in my act," he replied. "Oh, yeah?" says the cop. "Let's see you do it." So the juggler got out of his car and started tossing and juggling the knives. A guy driving by sees this and says to his wife, "Wow, am I glad I quit drinking! Look at the test they're making you do now!"

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