Friday, August 07, 2009

To Protect and Serve, Nurse Betty, -and- The Girl Can't Help It

To Protect and Serve - cop pleads guilty to driving 149 MPH on motorcycle
Nurse Betty - nurse of the year charged with not being a nurse
The Girl Can't Help It - 86-year-old woman faces 61st arrest

On this day in history: August 7, 1882 - Ellison Hatfield is stabbed 26 times and shot in the back by Tolbert McCoy and two of his brothers. Two days later, the Hatfield clan captures the three McCoys and executes them by firing squad. Thus begins generations of bloodshed between the families, ultimately causing about 100 casualties.

Born on this day in history: August 7, 1975 - Charlize Theron (1975-) Born in rural Benoni, South Africa, Charlize Theron began modeling after she won a local competition. She traveled to New York to study dance, but a knee injury sidetracked her career. She moved on to acting, and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a serial killer in the film "Monster," as well as an Oscar nomination for her role as a coal miner in "North Country." Theron is also a U.N. Messenger of Peace—one of only 10 in the world.

Scripture of the Day: For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. — 1 Timothy 6:7-8

Video of the Day: Burger King to 6-month-old baby: No shoes, no service

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this sign at the local zoo this morning while driving to my office!

Friday Quiz - What do you call a sous chef at Burger King? (The answer will appear in Monday's blog entry.)

Rain! Apparently, it rained late last night or early this morning! It did not rain much. It did rain sufficiently to turn the dust that was on Mr. Nitro to unattractive mud spots.

Youth Fair Tomorrow, the annual youth fair will take place. This is a popular event that gives the young people of the area an opportunity to enjoy a free celebration in one of our local parks. Many diversions will await visitors. I shall photograph the event and make a slide show of select photographs available.

Technology News
Windows 7: RTM in pictures
Pancake machine churns out 200 flapjacks per hour

iPhone News
Offender Locator banished from iTunes App Store
Apple breaks App Store silence