Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fighting Back, Gun Control, -and- Saddle Up!

In the News Today
Fighting Back - Virginia House okays use of deadly force against home intruders
Gun Control - plant manager charged for negligently shooting employee after missing a bird
Saddle Up! - Montana senate votes to adopt cowboy code of behavior

On this Day in History: February 10, 1863 - Midgets Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren married in a ceremony promoted and orchestrated by P.T. Barnum. Reception tickets $75 (adjusted for inflation, $1250 in today's dollars). Commodore Nutt served as best man.

Born on this Day in History: February 10, 1967 - Laura Dern (1967 - ) Los Angeles, California, native Laura Dern turned heads as David Lynch's ingénue in the cult hits Blue Velvet (1986) and Wild at Heart (1990). But Dern is best known for her role in the blockbuster hit Jurassic Park, which broke box-office records. Her recent role in the 2008 drama Recount won the actress a Golden Globe.

Scripture of the Day

Video of the Day -

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
Microsoft releases SP1 for Windows 7
Activision ditching "Guitar Hero" franchise
HP unveils TouchPad tablet PC