Wednesday, November 11, 2009

E.T. Phone Rome, Matters of Life and Death, -and- Prison Break

E.T. Phone Rome! - Vatican seeks signs of alien life
Matters of Life and Death - judge rejects Planned Parenthood injunction request
Prison Break - inmate uses flip-flop to unlock cell, escape

On this day in history: November 11, 1938 - Armistice Day declared a U.S. national holiday

Born on this day in history: November 11, 1974 - Leonardo DiCaprio (1974 - ) Born in Los Angeles, film actor Leonardo DiCaprio became known for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993), and an international star in Titanic (1997) and Catch Me If You Can (2002).

Scripture of the Day: Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. - Romans 14:1

Video of the Day: Veterans Day 2009

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

"Fringe" Laura remarked last evening that we would watch but one episode of "Fringe" after dinner. I told her that I would accept her decision, in this regard. I slow-cooked a pork loin roast, white potatoes, carrots, white onion, and mushrooms in a covered casserole dish in the microwave oven. I seasoned the meat and vegetables with Pappy's seasoning, Red Monkey Habanera Mango rub, granulated garlic, ground black pepper, dried parsley, dried basil, and celery salt. I cooked this on power level 3 for 75 minutes. It was delightful. We then watched an episode of "Fringe." Laura declared it was yet early and said we should watch another episode. I agreed. Following the viewing of the second episode, Laura declared that we should watch "just one more," and I agreed!

Veterans Day Parade The forecasts for today have changed dramatically over the past several days. Currently, it is dry, and forecasts call for only a "slight chance of rain" in the early morning and late afternoon. The parade will begin at 11 AM. Hopefully, it will be dry at that time!

Veterans DayThe first Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, marked the one-year anniversary of the end of World War I, what many proclaimed, with an optimism that turned out to be wildly misplaced, "the war to end all wars." It became a U.S. national holiday in 1938, and in 1954 was renamed Veterans Day to honor all veterans. There are currently 23.2 million veterans, down from a peak of 28.6 million in 1980.

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