Monday, March 22, 2010

RSVP, No Bloviating!, -and- ET Phone Home!

RSVP - doctor says texting caused teen's carpal tunnel syndrome
No Bloviating! - legislators want to limit email, text messages
ET Phone Home! - search for aliens inhibits search for (space) aliens

On this day in history: March 22, 1947 - U.S. President Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835, beginning the Great Loyalty Crusade. 2,000,000 government employees were required to take oaths and submit to loyalty investigations; of those a mere 139 were terminated in the span of three years.

Born on this day in history: March 22, 1976 - Reese Witherspoon (1976 - ) Born in Nashville, Tennessee, actress Reese Witherspoon answered a call for extras on a whim and, at age 14, wound up as the lead in her first film, The Man in the Moon (1990). She went on to star in box-office hit Legally Blonde (2001) and earned praise as June Carter Cash in 2005's Walk the Line. She also runs the production house, Type A Films.

Scripture of the Day: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. - Ephesians 6:10-11

Video of the Day: "Maybe you know what a zombie is." - Bob Hope film clip - submitted by Cindy

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
Census time heightens privacy concerns
Barge-scale cleanup in California waterways (photos)
Report: Memory card exposed 3,000 phones to virus