Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Avalanche!, Howl!, -and- Homeland Insecurity

Avalanche! - skier survives 17 hours buried in snow
Howl! - coyotes on prowl in Manhattan
Homeland Insecurity - CA health department accidentally prints MediCal patients' Social Security numbers on envelopes

On this day in history: February 9, 1989 - Officials for the World Wrestling Federation testify before the New Jersey Senate that their matches are actually rigged. Say it ain't so!

Born on this day in history: February 9, 1944 - Alice Walker (1944 - ) Born in Eatonton, Georgia, poet and novelist Alice Walker is best known for her novels, notably The Color Purple (1982), which won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. It was made into a successful 1985 movie a 2005 Broadway musical. In 2006, she was inducted into the California Hall of Fame for her contributions to literature

Scripture of the Day: We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing. — 2 Thessalonians 1:3

Video of the Day: 1971 Dodge Swinger Commercial - submitted by Darin

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
When does hacking become cyber warfare?
University worker accused of extorting student file sharers
Netflix says ISPs could threaten Web video

Laura Returns from Tucson
Laura returned from her vacation last evening. She arrived home shortly after 9 PM. The kitties and I welcomed her. We missed her greatly while she was away.

I prepared a delightful snack for her return: cooked and chilled crab leg meat, cooked and chilled large prawns, spicy cocktail sauce, and champagne. It was an excellent homecoming!

Stubb's Visits the Blog!
Many of you will recall when I blogged about some incredibly delicious barbecue pork sandwiches I made using Stubb's Spicy BBQ Sauce. The sandwiches were truly delicious, and the Stubb's sauce is amazing. We intend to recreate this treat very soon.

This blog entry caught the attention of Stubb's! A Stubb's representative commented on the post, saying that the sandwiches sounded delicious. They were!