Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This Is Your Captain, Duty Calls, -and- We Have a Winner!

This Is Your Captain - stowaway hamster causes Royal Brunei flight to be delayed in Brunei
Duty Calls - ten-year-old boy called for jury duty
We Have a Winner! - librarian enters the Guinness Book of records for collecting 22.1 grams of "belly button fluff" over 26 years

On this day in history: October 26, 1984 - 19-year-old John D. McCollum kills himself with a .22 caliber handgun after spending the day listening to Ozzy Osbourne records. One year later, McCollum's parents file suit against Ozzy and CBS Records, alleging that the song "Suicide Solution" from the album Blizzard of Ozz contributed to their son's death. Except that the song's subject was quite plainly alcohol addiction. The case is eventually thrown out of court.

Born on this day in history: October 26, 1947 - Jaclyn Smith (1947 - ) actress, model. Born October 26, 1947, in Houston, Texas. The only daughter of Margaret and Jack Smith, she enjoyed a carefree childhood before attending Trinity University in the nearby city of San Antonio. After completing just one year of college, Smith moved to New York City in hopes of launching a career in acting. Within two months of her arrival, she was cast in a slew of TV commercials for Breck shampoo. Shortly after her debut as the latest "Breck Girl," Smith landed her first film role as a model in Goodbye Columbus (1969).

Scripture of the Day: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. — 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Video of the Day: Ronald Reagan Tells Soviet Jokes

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

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