Friday, September 04, 2009

Fighting Back, You've Got Rail!, -and- Surf's Down

Fighting Back - football star disarms armed teen on bus
You've Got Rail! - 4-year-old runs away 15 times to ride train
Surf's Down - Internet addiction center opens in Seattle

On this day in history: September 4, 1991 - 25 workers are killed when a fire breaks out at the Imperial Foods food processing plant in Hamlet, North Carolina. Most of the victims -- predominantly single mothers -- die of smoke inhalation. The facility's rear exit had been padlocked by management to deter employee pilferage. The Imperial plant had never once in its 11-year history been inspected by the state. The owner, Emmet Roe, later receives 19 years in prison for the 25 counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Born on this day in history: September 4, 1981 - Beyoncé (1981 - ) Born in Houston, Texas, Beyonce Knowles was the lead singer of R&B group Destiny's Child. After appearing on Star Search, the group was signed to Columbia Records, and their first release, "Destiny"s Child" (1997), was a huge success. In 2004, as a solo artist, Knowles won five Grammy Awards, and has also moved into acting.

Scripture of the Day: For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands. — Psalm 92:4

Video of the Day: KFC "Double Down" Replaces Bread with Fried Chicken - submitted by Amber

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while at Walmart this morning! Click to enlarge.

The package from Red Monkey Foods arrived today! For those who missed this subject earlier, Donna, the Project Manager for Red Monkey Foods, saw blog entries here in which I extolled the virtues of Red Monkey Foods. She sent me the package as thanks for my words of praise. In addition to the rubs shown here, an excellent Red Monkey T-shirt was included! If you are not familiar with Red Monkey Foods and, in particular, their fine selection of rubs, by all means go to Red Monkey Foods and order some of their fine products today! I promise you will be most pleased that you did! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Microsoft to issue 5 Windows patches next week
Snow Leopard install downgrades Flash

iPhone News
AT&T will enable iPhone MMS on September 25
Modern Combat Sandstorm arrived for iPhone