Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What a Deal!, The Fat of the Land, -and- Going to Pot

What a Deal! - thrift store manager's laptop accidentally sold for $5.00
The Fat of the Land - 600-pound woman wants to hit 1,000 pounds
Going to Pot - Oakland, CA approves marijuana farming

On this day in history: July 21, 1981 - Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years in prison for the shooting of John Lennon. His only response is to read a passage from a J.D. Salinger novel. Chapman currently works as a janitor in Attica State Prison.

Born on this day in history: July 21, 1899 - Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) Born in Oak Park, Illinois, writer Ernst Hemingway served in an ambulance corps in World War I. Later based in Paris, he was part of Gertrude Stein's expatriate circle. His first novel, The Sun Also Rises (1926) gained instant acclaim and A Farewell to Arms (1929) put him in the front ranks. In 1927, Hemingway settled in the U.S.

Scripture of the Day: I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws. - Psalm 119:30

Video of the Day: Extreme Skydiving - submitted by Darin

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

Technology News
Microsoft announces beta of Next Microsoft Security Essentials
Google Images gets revamped interface, more relevant results
Microsoft unveils Kinect pricing, bundles