Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I Didn't See that Coming!, Where Was Mickey?, -and- Man's Best Friend

I Didn't See that Coming! - crystal ball sets unforeseen fire
Where Was Mickey? - man guilty of groping Minnie Mouse at Disneyland
Man's Best Friend - over 600 dogs seized in Texas puppy mill

On this day in history: August 12, 1951 - Dr. Jean Vieu discovers two patients stricken with abdominal pain and grotesque hallucinations in Pont St. Esprit, France. They are just the first of more than 230 afflicted townspeople, thanks to bread tainted with ergot.

Born on this day in history: August 12, 1881 - Cecil B. De Mille (1881 - 1959) Born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, film director Cecil B. De Mille made the first Hollywood picture in 1914, directing more than 70 films. A master of the spectacle, De Mille triumphed in "The Ten Commandments" (1923, remake 1956) and "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952).

Scripture of the Day: My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. — Proverbs 3:11-12

Video of the Day: Jay Leno Interview on "Top Gear" - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I saw these bling-encrusted guns at the local shooting range while driving to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

My cat, Zeus, enjoys leaping to the top of a 6-foot bookcase and peering down upon us. Laura took these photographs of him last evening with her iPhone.

Technology News
Florida school may trash 200 Macs to go PC-only
Judge bars sale of RealNetworks' DVD software
Clearwire bets on fourth quarter for WiMax
Judge orders Microsoft to stop selling Word

iPhone News
Duke Nukem 3D blasts into the App Store
iPhone explodes in face