Monday, October 04, 2010

Stupid Criminals, I'll Have..., -and- The Check's in the Mail

Stupid Criminals - carjacler just released, attempted to steal car in jail parking lot, unable to drive away because he didn't know how to operate a manual transmission
I'll Have... - Wendy's employee tells drive-through customer to call 911, robbery underway
The Check's in the Mail - Democrat representative lost driver's license when renewal check bounced

On this day in history: October 4, 1970 - Janis Joplin accidentally overdoses on an unusually-pure dose of heroin at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Los Angeles.

Born on this day in history: October 4, 1941 - Anne Rice (1941 - ) New Orleans writer Anne Rice gained a vast cult readership with her first novel, Interview with the Vampire (1976). After its success, Rice created three more books in her Vampire Chronicles, and wrote several more works. Despite her success, Rice renounced her vampire novels in 1998, after her return to the Catholic faith.

Scripture of the Day: Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. — Proverbs 27:1

Video of the Day: Jay Leno's Garage SSC Ultimate Aero - Part 1

Video of the Day: Jay Leno's Garage SSC Ultimate Aero - Part 2

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

Technology News
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