Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Never Too Young, Smile for the Camera!, -and- Unnecessary Roughness

Never Too Young - 15-year-old burglar arrested 14 times, suspected in 24 other burglaries
Smile for the Camera! - Schwarzenegger signs tougher anti-paparazzi law
Unnecessary Roughness - 7-year-old Ohio boy tackled by deer while playing football

On this day in history: October 13, 54 - Roman Emperor Claudius I consumes a favorite mushroom dish prepared by his fourth wife, Agrippina. What he does not know is that the meal is laced with the toxin of the Amanita phalloides mushroom. Feeling ill the next morning, Claudius summons his personal physician. Unfortunately, the doctor happens to be a co-conspirator in the scheme, administering a colocynth enema which kills Claudius instantly.

Born on this day in history: October 13, 1941 - Paul Simon (1941 - ) Born in Newark, New Jersey, singer, composer and lyricist Paul Simon met Art Garfunkel in the sixth grade, and the two cut their first album in 1964. Hits followed, including "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." They split in 1970. Simon continued solo, winning awards for albums such as "Graceland" (1986). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Scripture of the Day: Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. - Psalm 34:14

Video of the Day: Coachella 2009 Time-Lapse - submitted by Amber

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

Movie Reviews
I have created a file containing all the movie reviews I have done here. It is available in the Links section on the right. I shall add new reviews to this file. Several readers expressed that they find these reviews useful, so I decided to make them more readily available. Enjoy!

RAIN! As you may easily see from the CAT Cam image, it is raining here this morning! The weather forecasters call this "light rain." If this truly be light rain, I sincerely hope never to experience heavy rain, since it is really wet out there and becoming wetter with each passing moment! YIKES!

Technology News
Firefox 3.6 to detect computer orientation
T-Mobile says Sidekick data may yet return
Apple acknowledges Snow Leopard data loss issue

iPhone News
Perccia repairs iPhone and solves murder
Viper's new iPhone app replaces your keychain
iPhone wallpaper makes your DNA imprint mobile