Friday, February 18, 2011

Dumb and Dumber, The Birds, -and- I Robot

In the News Today
Dumb and Dumber - drunk man drives to police station to pick up drunk friend
The Birds - cops bust huge cock-fighting operation in Northern California
I Robot - first-ever robot marathon planned

On this Day in History: February 18, 2001 - During the Daytona 500, NASCAR phenom Dale Earnhardt crashes into the wall and dies instantly. His widow later files a lawsuit to keep his autopsy photos sealed, and Florida subsequently passes a law to prevent them from ever being released.

Born on this Day in History: February 18, 1931 - Toni Morrison (1931 - ) Born in Lorain, Ohio, writer Toni Morrison came to national fame in 1987 with her novel Beloved (1987), which earned a Pulitzer Prize and an American Book Award. In 1993, she became the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. She then landed a Grammy nomination in 2008 for her narration of children's book Who's Got Game? (2007).

Scripture of the Day

Video of the Day - submitted by Frank

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

Technology in the News Today
The 10 best apps for Android Honeycomb
AppRiver's SecureSurf blocks dangerous sites
Bing Bar: a browser toolbar that's actually helpful