Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fighting Back, Spokescreatures, -and- Pass the Ammo Please

Fighting Back - armed 91-year-old vet stops burglar
Spokescreatures - TV's funniest commercial characters
Pass the Ammo Please! - bullet-makers can't keep up with demand

On this day in history: September 24, 1988 - High on PCP and brandishing a shotgun, James Brown interrupts an insurance seminar next door to his business office in Augusta, Georgia and accuses the attendees of using his private restroom. The resulting 90-minute interstate pursuit ends only after police shoot out his truck tires. The Godfather of Soul ends up serving two years in prison.

Born on this day in history: September 24, 1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) Born in St Paul, Minnesota, writer F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his first novel, "This Side of Paradise" in 1920. He married Zelda Sayre, an aspiring writer, and the two lived a legendarily extravagant life in New York City. They moved to Europe in 1924, becoming friendly with Ernest Hemingway and other expatriates, while Fitzgerald wrote "The Great Gatsby" (1925). In later years, Zelda was confined to a mental hospital and Fitzgerald wrote screenplays.

Scripture of the Day: What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted. — Proverbs 10:24

Video of the Day: Red Bluff, CA Woman Starts Debtor Revolt

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene in the Walmart parking lot while driving to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

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