Friday, February 26, 2010

Animal Kingdom, Chopper Mom, -and- Fooled Again

Animal Kingdom - Kirshner Wildlife Foundation to appear on Jay Leno
Chopper Mom - Memphis woman threatens school employees with sword
Fooled Again - CNN falls for "World's First Hot Dog" hoax

On this day in history: February 26, 1974 - A U.S. Senate report reveals Ford Motor's involvement in Nazi Germany's war efforts, for which CEO Henry Ford received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Adolf Hitler himself. After the war, the car company was paid nearly $1M reparation by the U.S. government to compensate for one of its plants that was bombed within the Reich.

Born on this day in history: February 26, 1932 - Johnny Cash (1932 - 2003) Born in Kingsland, Arkansas, singer Johnny Cash, one of the greatest stars of country music, recorded his first hits, "I Walk the Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues," in 1956. In 1968, he married June Carter (1929-2003), a member of country music's famous "first family." Cash was inducted into the Country Music Association (CMA) Hall of Fame in 1980.

Scripture of the Day: This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. - 1 John 4:9

Video of the Day: Johnny Cash - "I Walk the Line"

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

Technology News
Virgin Media to offer 100 Mbps broadband
Obscenity-laden email leads to Facebook boycott
The nitty-gritty details of the Bloom Energy box
Bug causes Facebook messages to misfire
Firefox extension simplifies emailing on Facebook
Woman says boyfriend kidnapped her Facebook page
Blockbuster posts $435 million loss

TGIF, The Weather, and the Kirshner Wildlife Foundation
Perchance it is specific to my own personal interpretation of the Mobius Continuum; however, this week seems to have passed particularly slowly. It is Friday morning, yet it seems to me that considerably more than seven days have passed since the last Friday morning. Possibly, I have simply entered the Continuum obliquely and have been, therefore, unable to travel in space and time in a single movement—my travel having been significantly lengthened by the circuitous path created by my oblique entry into the Continuum. Hopefully, today will pass quickly, and the weekend will be upon us without undue wait.

Yesterday was certainly not the beautiful day it seemed to be early in the morning. By mid-morning, the sun had begun hiding behind clouds, the temperature did not reach expectations, light rain fell, and a power outage occurred in the late afternoon! Currently, forecasts show sunshine and 70° temperatures for Saturday and Sunday. I shall make my own weather forecasts when I awaken and peer out the window tomorrow morning—thereby producing a forecast of considerably greater reliability.

The Kirshner Wildlife Foundation will appear on Jay Leno early next month. See the lead story here today for details. The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation is in Durham—near Chico—in Butte County. Equal parts wildlife sanctuary, educational park, and research center, the Foundation is home to a remarkable assortment of wild and exotic animals, many of them endangered species. A priority of the Foundation is to provide these animals with all they need to keep them healthy and contented. This involves giving them the best quality care: daily exercise, needed interaction, and the highest quality nutrition. In return, the public has the awe-inspiring opportunity to witness first-hand their beauty and value as a natural part of the world's ecosystems.