Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jaws of Death, To Protect and Serve, -and- Don't Shoot!

In the News Today

  • Jaws of Death - man commits suicide by crocodile
  • To Protect and Serve - Michigan cops stealing drivers' phone data
  • Don't Shoot! - 62-year-old woman starts armed standoff over eviction

    Technology in the News Today

  • YouTube makes its videos easier to watch
  • Amazon unveils Kindle Lending Library
  • Apple patent wars: HTC, Nokia win round 1

    On this Day in History
    April 20, 1979 - President Jimmy Carter is attacked by a Killer Swamp Rabbit, while on vacation in Plains GA. The rabbit swam menacingly towards him, and he had to repel the ferocious creature with a paddle. There were no injuries. Press Secretary Jody Powell leaked the story to the press, and the White House had a lot of explaining to do.

    Born on this Day in History
    April 20, 1923 - Tito Puente (1923 - 2000) Growing up in Spanish Harlem helped Tito Puente find the inspiration for his special fusion of Latin and jazz music. After founding the Tito Puente Orchestra in 1948, Puente became a music sensation. His more than 100 albums and 200 compositions won him five Grammys and earned him the title "The King of Latin Music."

    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.