Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Wink and a Nod, Going Once---Going Twice---, -and- I Got the Music in Me

A Wink and a Nod - Pizza Express teaches staff to flirt with customers
Going Once--Going Twice-- - California to sell 24 government buildings
I Got the Music in Me - rock band's stunt shuts down 101 Freeway

On this day in history: October 13, 54 - Roman Emperor Claudius I consumes a favorite mushroom dish prepared by his fourth wife, Agrippina. What he does not know is that the meal is laced with the toxin of the Amanita phalloides mushroom. Feeling ill the next morning, Claudius summons his personal physician. Unfortunately, the doctor happens to be a co-conspirator in the scheme, administering a colocynth enema which kills Claudius instantly.

Born on this day in history: October 13, 1941 - Paul Simon (1941 - ) Born in Newark, New Jersey, singer/songwriter Paul Simon met Art Garfunkel in the sixth grade. The duo cut their first album in 1964. Hits followed, including "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." They split in 1970, and Simon continued solo, winning awards for albums such as Graceland (1986).

Scripture of the Day: "I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

Video of the Day: Probably the Funniest Cat Video You'll Ever See - submitted by Cindy

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

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