Friday, December 11, 2009

Fighting Back, Praise God!, -and- Ouch!

Fighting Back - ex-Marine hot dog vendor sends knife-wielding would-be robber to hospital
Praise God! - Sandra Bullock: Blessing to meet, portray a real Christian
Ouch! - rusty needle removed from Chinese girl's head after 11 years

On this day in history: December 11, 1985 - Computer rental store owner Hugh Scrutton is killed outside his Sacramento business when he investigates a package left by the Unabomber. It's his first confirmed kill.

Born on this day in history: December 11, 1944 - Brenda Lee (1944 - ) Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Brenda Lee began to sing and tour at age 10 with stars such as Patsy Cline and Mel Tillis. Earning the nickname "Little Miss Dynamite," for her big personality and petite frame, she became a worldwide music star by the age of 18. She is now a member of the Rock and Roll, Country Music and Rockabilly halls of fame.

Scripture of the Day: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. — John 3:17

Video of the Day: A Doggy Summer - submitted by Frank

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

WET! At least it is not cold! It is 40° presently—considerably warmer than the sub-20° weather that has greeted us for the last several mornings. It is, however, wet! A full week of rain is forecast. Without the cryogenic temperatures, we shall have no snow. This is a good thing: Snow is so rare here (generally, snow is seen here only for a day each 10-12 years) that few are able to drive safely in it! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
WiGig Alliance finalizes spec, tri-band Wi-Fi in 2010?
Amazon launches its version of "Watch Instantly"