Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Learning Curve, Burning Man, -and- Alms for the Poor

Learning Curve - school misspells "education"
Burning Man - homeless man bursts into flames after being tasered
Alms for the Poor - Australian "beg-a-holic" rakes in $50G a year

On this day in history: August 26, 1980 - Hotel workers discover a 1,000-pound time bomb at Harveys Resort & Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Attached to the device is a ransom note, demanding that $3 million be delivered to a remote location by helicopter.After the delivery goes bad, bomb squad personnel are left to defuse the gadget by robot. The resulting blast blows a five-story hole in the structure and causes $12 million in damage.

Born on this day in history: August 26, 1960 - Branford Marsalis (1960-) Born in Beaux Bridge, Louisiana, musician Branford Marsalis comes from a jazz musician family. He became a national celebrity in 1992 when he signed as musical director for Jay Leno's "Tonight Show." A Grammy Award-winner, Marsalis is also a music producer, writer and performer of film scores.

Scripture of the Day: In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. - Romans 8:26

Video of the Day: Bill O'Reilly Goes After Jon Stewart Over His FOX News Criticism - submitted by Amber

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

Photographs from Corning Olive Festival - Friday
Select photographs from Friday’s Corning Olive Festival Parade 2009 await your viewing pleasure. From the Corning Chamber of Commerce Web site – – click on Local Events Photo Gallery and choose Corning Olive Festival 2009 – Friday. The images may be viewed individually or as a slide show. To view them as a slide show, click on “Start Slide Show” near the bottom left of the first photograph. Photographs from Saturday’s Olive Festival events will be available soon, and I will send an announcement when they are.

Update - 1 PM Select photographs from Saturday's Corning Olive Festival 2009 now await your viewing pleasure.

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