Thursday, September 09, 2010

Fighting Back, Faith under Fire, -and- DC Comics

Fighting Back - would-be robber gets surprise when shot with .44 by employee
Faith under Fire - city pays damages for treatment of consultant targeted because of pro-family advocacy
DC Comics - Barbara Boxer aide charged with possession of pot in Senate building

On this day in history: September 9, 1971 - 1,300 inmates riot inside the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York state, commandeering the prison and taking 40 guards hostage. The national guard stages an assault five days later, killing 42 people in the process.

Born on this day in history: September 9, 1966 - Adam Sandler (1966 - ) Originally a stand-up comedian, New Yorker Adam Sandler became a writer for "Saturday Night Live" in 1990. By 1995 he had his own film career. Comedies such as Billy Madison (1995) and Happy Gilmore (1996) were big hits, but he later became known for his dramatic and romantic movies, such as Punch-Drunk Love (2002) and Funny People (2009).

Scripture of the Day: Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love, and in endurance. — Titus 2:2

Video of the Day: 1000HP 1973 Challenger 8.54 pass street legal - 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
Firefox 4 Beta 5 gets IE9-style hardware acceleration
Adobe warns of Reader, Acrobat bug
Google taking Google Instant to mobile this fall
Report: You need a smartphone security suite

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New Web sites and blogs I recommend!

  • New Droid World - a celebration of all things Droid
  • The Greatest Adventure - this is a new blog created by reader Nikole that documents her walk with God.
  • Tales of Tails - this is a new blog created by reader Chris that follows the daily exploits of his cat, Tails.
  • Life's History through a Smartphone - this is a new blog created by reader Admiral that spotlights his Motorola Droid X.