Thursday, October 21, 2010

There's a New Chief in Town, Homeland Insecurity, -and- Supersize Me

There's a New Chief in Town - college student named police chief in Mexico; no one else applied
Homeland Insecurity - pilot refuses full-body scan, pat down
Supersize Me - law firm opens drive-thru service

On this day in history: October 21, 1995 - Shannon Hoon, lead singer of the pop band Blind Melon, dies of a heroin overdose in New Orleans, inside the band's tour bus.

Born on this day in history: October 21, 1917 - Dizzy Gillespie (1917 - 1993) Jazz trumpeter, composer. Born John Birks Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina. He was one of the seminal figures of the bebop movement and played in prominent swing bands (1937–44), including those of Benny Carter and Charlie Barnet.

Scripture of the Day: I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. — Psalm 40:8

Video of the Day: Worst Drag Racing Accident - 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
Dizzy Gillespie honored with birthday Google doodle
Netflix profits up, considering streaming-only option this year
Google Docs get drag-and-drop support