Friday, October 30, 2009

Stupid Criminals, Order Please, -and- Do You Take...

Stupid Criminals - bungling burglars use permanent markers to create disguises
Order Please - four teens ticketed after rapping order at McDonald's
Do You Take... - 112-year-old Somali man marries 17-year-old girl

On this day in history: October 30, 1938 - Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds"—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion.

Born on this day in history: October 30, 1945 - Henry Winkler (1945 - ) Born in New York City, actor Henry Winkler got his big break as character Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli in the 1974 TV sitcom "Happy Days." Before long, Winkler was receiving top billing on the show. After its cancellation, he continued a varied film and TV career including roles in Scream (1996) and "Arrested Development" (2003).

Scripture of the Day: You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. - Psalm 32:7

Video of the Day: Mama Cat Comes to Rescue Her Kitten - submitted by Cindy

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

"Fringe" I "discovered" another television show last evening. "Fringe" follows the exploits of FBI special agent Olivia Dunham, mad scientist Walter Bishop, and his son, jack of all trades, Peter Bishop as they investigate aspects of fringe science (rare diseases, chimeras, transhumans with psychic abilities, teleportation, and so forth). I found "Fringe" while browsing Hulu. I watched the first four episodes and thoroughly enjoyed them.

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