Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Fighting Back, Stupid Criminals, -and- Food Fight

In the News Today
Fighting Back - woman bites sexual assailant on neck; he flees
Stupid Criminals - Walmart greeter robs own store after shift ends
Food Fight - woman attacks Burger King employees over bad order

On this Day in History: March 8, 1968 - A Soviet submarine sinks in the Pacific Ocean, killing all 97 crew members aboard. Later in the year a U.S. submarine secretly retrieves an encryption machine, codebooks, and nuclear warheads from the Soviet vessel. A further bold attempt is made in 1974 to bring up the entire submarine using the CIA ship Glomar Explorer, built by Howard Hughes. That mission supposedly fails, and is made public by the Los Angeles Times to the great embarrassment of the Agency.

Born on this Day in History: March 8, 1945 - Micky Dolenz (1945 - ) Actor Micky Dolenz was catapulted to fame in the 1960s as the drummer on the popular sitcom "The Monkees." The Monkees produced several hit songs, including "Last Train to Clarksville" and "Daydream Believer." After the series ended Dolenz made a name for himself on Broadway, performing in musicals such as Pippin (2006) and Hair (2010).

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
Android is now highest-selling smartphone OS
Google Maps navigation update routes drivers around traffic jams
Angry Birds to integrate Microsoft Bing