Thursday, December 24, 2009

Emergency!, Stupid Criminals, -and- Homeland Insecurity

Emergency! - woman calls 911 when husband refuses to eat dinner
Stupid Criminals - killer trips on baggy pants, falls to death
Homeland Insecurity - TSA releases data on air marshals' Sig Sauer P250 .357 SIG pistols

On this day in history: December 24, 1989 - Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega seeks asylum at the Papal Nunciature. American troops try blasting him with rock music and the sounds of rabbits being slaughtered, but he takes two weeks to emerge. The isthmus groundhog does not see his shadow and is taken by the US Army to Florida lockup where he still resides.

Born on this day in history: December 24, 1905 - Howard Hughes (1905 - 1976) After inheriting the family oil business at 18, Texan Howard Hughes stepped into the role of entrepreneur. He used his fortune to create an empire that included film production, aviation companies, and medical research.

Scripture of the Day: But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." — Luke 2:10

Video of the Day: "Give Me Jesus" - Jeremy Camp

A cat's love is a wonderful thing. It does, however, come at a cost! Click to enlarge.

Christmas Delicacies, One and All!
Laura and I will be enjoying some choice hors d'oeurvres—including fine cheeses, caviar, and Champagne, but the kitties have nothing to fear: Their larder is full! Notice the lineup of kitty treats awaiting their snacking pleasure! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Web-based Lookout protects mobile devices, data
DDoS attack hobbles major sites, including Amazon
Hackers claim to crack Kindle copyright armor