Friday, December 24, 2010

They're Here!, Give Generously, -and- Throw Away the Key

They're Here! - Mayor of French village threatens to call in army to deal with influx of UFO hunters who believe nearby mountain is "alien garage"
Give Generously - stranger leaves gold nugget in Salvation Army kettle
Throw Away the Key - indefinite detention possible for suspects at Guantanamo Bay

On this day in history: December 24, 1997 - It is revealed that actor Woody Allen (age 62) was married to his adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn (age 27) in Venice, Italy yesterday. She becomes her own stepmother, and Woody his own neurotic son in law.

Born on this day in history: December 24, 1905 - Howard Hughes (1905 - 1976) After inheriting the family oil business at 18, Texan Howard Hughes stepped into the role of entrepreneur. He used his fortune to create an empire that included film production, aviation companies, and medical research. His adventurous life—and mysterious seclusion in his later years—inspired the biopic The Aviator in 2004.

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

Technology News
FCC posts Net Neutrality rules
MySpace pledges to encrypt user IDs, eschews data brokers
Skype still down for millions

  • My Christmas presents arrived! UPS showed the guitar items I ordered due to arrive December 28. I considered remaining at home today. I am very pleased that I did not! UPS delivered my Fender guitar case, Fender guitar picks, DiMario jumper cables, and microphone stand pick holders TODAY!