Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Don't Make Waves!, Jaws of Death, -and- Mow It Down!

Don't Make Waves! - row boat arrives at Golden Gate, from Japan
Jaws of Death - surfer girl survives shark attack
Mow It Down! - fines for too-tall grass could reach $1,000 per day in Florida city

On this day in history: November 17, 1992 - Scaremongering journalists at Dateline NBC falsify a demonstration involving a GM truck exploding on impact. In reality the trucks do not explode on impact, and smarmy reporters do not always tell the truth.

Born on this day in history: November 17, 1942 - Martin Scorsese (1942 - ) Born in Flushing, New York, film director, writer and producer Martin Scorsese, is considered one of the foremost directors of his generation. His many films include Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), and Gangs of New York (2002). In 2004 he received the Directors Guild of America lifetime achievement award. Scorsese won his first Academy Award for best director for the film The Departed (2006).

Scripture of the Day: The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you
with singing. - Zephaniah 3:17

Video of the Day: Sumo Wrestler vs. Monkey - submitted by Danica

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while driving to my office! Click to enlarge.

The First Frost of the Season! This morning, I encountered a thin patina of rime on Mr. Nitro's windshield. This was quickly removed with a spray and two wipes of the windshield wiper. It was, however, an ominous portend! Cold weather is here!

Hometown Christmas Corning's annual Hometown Christmas will take place Saturday, November 21—featuring Downtown Corning food vendors, craft vendors, live Nativity scene, pictures with Santa, and a lighted parade.

Technology News
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Google now translates on the fly
Windows 7 cracking tools unearthed
Droid launch sales soar
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