Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Eight Is Enough, Keep Your Hands on the Wheel, -and- Let's Go Surfin'!

Eight Is Enough - Octomom's fertility doctor expelled by medical society
Keep Your Hands on the Wheel - man fined for using two cell phones while driving
Let's Go Surfin'! - UCLA study: The Internet is altering our brains

On this day in history: October 20, 1977 - En route to a gig at Louisiana State University, Lynyrd Skynyrd band members Ronnie Van Zandt and Steve Gaines are killed when their private plane runs out of fuel and crashes into a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi. Their record company MCA withdraws the flame-filled cover art for their ironically-named Street Survivors album.

Born on this day in history: October 20, 1882 - Bela Lugosi (1882 - 1956 ) Hungarian-born film actor Bela Lugosi became famous for his sinister portrayal of vampire Count Dracula in several Dracula films. After the success of his portrayal, Lugosi went on to star in horror films such as Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Raven, and Son of Frankenstein. At his death, Lugosi was buried wearing his Dracula stage costume.

Scripture of the Day: The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him. — Psalm 34:22

Video of the Day: - Sheriff Joe Arpaio Holds His Own Against CNN's Rick Sanchez

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while passing through Walmart on the way to my office this morning. Click to enlarge.

Laura took these photographs of our cats with her iPhone last evening:

Here is Zeus in his normal, agreeable yet controlled state—meaning he is ready to pounce at any moment, if need be!

However, here is Zeus in quite probably the frame of mind directly before he swatted The Little Guy, as Zeus weighed his options. Note the change in his visage from the previous picture!

Thor: A picture is worth a thousand kitty therapy sessions!

Ann Minch's Debtors' Revolt!

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