Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rewriting History, Law of the Land, -and- Domestic Problems

Rewriting History - the ten most historically inaccurate movies
Law of the Land - courtroom spectator yawns, gets sentenced to six months
Domestic Problems - man jumps into river to avoid nagging wife

On this day in history: August 11, 1997 - Responding to reports of a domestic disturbance at the L'Elysee condominiums in West Los Angeles, LAPD officers encounter Christian Slater "swinging his arms and yelling incoherently" in the building stairwell. The movie actor reveals to police that "the Germans are coming and they will kill us." He also mentions that he has been awake for most of two days, and the last thing he remembers is "snorting a couple of lines of cocaine this morning." When officers attempt to put him in handcuffs, Slater knocks one of them to the floor and makes an unsuccessful grab for the cop's weapon. His punishment? 59 days in jail.

Born on this day in history: August 11, 1921 - Alex Haley (1921 - 1992) Originally a member of the Coast Guard, Alex Haley began writing to avoid boredom during long bouts at sea. His 1976 book "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," which followed the lives of Haley's African ancestors, questioned the relationships between races and brought the author to the forefront of American consciousness.

Scripture of the Day: And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you. — Romans 8:11

Video of the Day: Illegal Street Drifting in Japan - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this pistol at the local shooting range while driving to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

The Best Burgers Ever!

Last evening, we enjoyed the best burgers ever produced on this planet! I sautéed sliced red onion and sliced white mushrooms in extra-virgin olive oil and set aside. I grilled Omaha Steaks burger patties (thank you, Chris!) on our new Weber S-620 grill. I seasoned the patties with Monterey Steak seasoning. I marinated Laura's patty with teriyaki sauce. I marinated my patty with Worcestershire sauce. I grilled the burger patties on one side and turned them on the grill. I topped them with heaping mounds of the grilled red onion and mushrooms. I topped this with large squares of Swiss cheese. I toasted Oroweat cracked wheat buns on the grill. When the patties had cooked to medium and the cheese had melted and enclosed the red onion and mushrooms, I took the patties and buns to the table. There, we adorned the buns with mustard and added slices of fresh, home-grown tomatoes (thank you, Wil!) and heart of Romaine. Words cannot describe the incredible dining pleasure we received from these burgers!

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