Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fighting Back, Burger Rage, -and- Daddy Dearest

Fighting Back - 8-year-old boy saves sister from abduction attempt
Burger Rage - woman chases Wendy's worker with taser over botched order
Daddy Dearest - man accused of trying to swap baby for beer

On this day in history: May 18, 1980 - After a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Washington state, 57 people are killed in an avalanche of volcanic mud in the eruption of Mount St. Helens. The volcano spews out 200 million cubic yards of of pumice, ash, and debris which covers 24 square miles of the valley below.

Born on this day in history: May 18, 1970 - Tina Fey (1970 - ) Pennsylvania comedian Tiny Fey was recruited from improv comedy troupe "Second City" in 1997 to be a "Saturday Night Live" writer. In 1999, she was promoted to the position of head writer-the first woman on staff to be in the coveted position. More recently, she writes and stars in the hit comedy, "30 Rock," based on her experiences as a writer on "SNL".

Scripture of the Day: God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. - Hebrews 6:10

Video of the Day: The Product Tester Mini Test: Smooth Away

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Microsoft's new Hotmail takes aim at Google
Why I became an Android fanboy
Seagate: 3TB drive en route, but with potential issues
MySpace unveils "simplified" privacy controls
As expected, The Pirate Bay returns
Verizon gives up on family's $18,000 bill

Corning Skatepark Association
Be certain to visit the new
Corning Skatepark Association Web Site!

The Weather
It rained yesterday. Forecasters predicted that it would—although they called for rain early in the day, and rain did not begin until late afternoon.

It is very overcast presently. Forecasts are for sunshine and no rain throughout the week, but it certainly does not look promising at the moment!