Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Good Eats, Do You Take this Woman, -and- Weapons of Choice

In the News Today
Good Eats - Las Vegas burger costs $5,000
Do You Take this Woman - man keeps wife locked in cellar for 16 years
Weapons of Choice - bill would require all South Dakota residents to buy guns

On this Day in History: February 1, 1964 - Governor Matthew Welsh of Indiana declares "Louie, Louie" as recorded by The Kingsmen (originally by Richard Berry & The Pharaohs) "pornographic." And while the FCC couldn't figure out the lyrics, the governor's move backfires by making the song one of the most covered titles in existence.

Born on this Day in History: February 1, 1902 - Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) Born in Joplin, Missouri, poet and civil rights advocate Langston Hughes helped found the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. After his signature poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," was published in 1921, he became the voice of a generation of African-American writers and poets.

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 warns of security flaw in Internet Explorer
How Super Bowl XLV ads are taking over Facebook
Dating site hacked in bizarre scheme