Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Long Arm of the Law, That's a Wrap!, -and- Don't Tread on Me!

The Long Arm of the Law - JFK hijacker arrested 41 years after the crime
That's a Wrap! - Polanski finishing latest film from prison cell
Don't Tread on Me! - nearly 2,000 jellyfish wash ashore on Oahu

On this day in history: October 14, 1943 - An estimated 200 inmates of Sobibor escape the Polish extermination camp after killing 11 SS guards in an uprising. 52 of the fugitives manage to survive. The Nazis close the facility shortly thereafter. The events are later portrayed in a 1987 made-for-TV movie.

Born on this day in history: October 14, 1978 - Usher (1978 - ) Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, singer-songwriter Usher began singing gospel at six years old. He released his eponymous debut album while still in high school, and it became an instant success. By the time he released his third album, Usher was one of the most recognizable faces in R&B.

Scripture of the Day: The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry... - Psalm 34:15

Video of the Day: Scary Movie Matrix Fight - submitted by Danica

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

Sunday Grill
Sunday, I grilled beef and vegetable kabobs. I cubed, cut, and marinated beef bottom round, red bell pepper, mushrooms, zebra squash, and white onions in extra-virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Almaden Merlot, Pappy's seasoning, granulated garlic, ground black pepper, crushed red pepper, and ground cumin. Laura skewered these items, following a 4-hour marinade, and I grilled them until the meat and vegetables were slightly charred. We enjoyed this meal with an especially nice Clos du Bois Cabernet Savignon. It was a delightful meal.

HDR Images

Here are some HDR images I created from photographs taken at the HCC Fellowship Barbecue and Softball and Corning Homecoming. These images were created from Nikon NEF raw files using Photomatix 3.2.6. Because of my work as photographer and webmaster for Harvest Christian Center, I was issued a free license for Photomatix. This is an excellent product, and I highly recommend it. You can try this product free by downloading a no-time-limit (a watermark is placed on saved images) copy of Photomatix by going to the Photomatix Web site. Click images to enlarge.

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