Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Breakup, Animal Kingdom, -and- PayPal

In the News Today:
  • The Breakup - liberals in Southern Arizona seek to form new state
  • Animal Kingdom - Cops: Man said he had alligator because "chicks dig it"
  • PayPal - Arizona seeks online donations to build border fence

    Technology in the News Today:
  • 7.5 million Facebook users are Below the minimum age
  • FBI vehicle tracker gets the teardown treatment
  • YouTube adding 3,000 rentals, including Blockbusters

    On this Day in History:
    May 10, 1941 - Running out of fuel and unable to find a suitable spot to land his Messerschmitt, Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess bails out over Scotland. When Hess claims to have made the trip in order to negotiate a peace treaty with England, the Nazis declare that he was a psychotic who "lived in a state of hallucination." After the war, Hess is confined to Spandau Prison until his apparent suicide in 1987.

    Born on this Day in History: May 10, 1960 - Bono
    (1960 - ) Born in Dublin, Ireland, singer and political activist Paul Hewson joined the band U2 in 1976, and was dubbed "Bono Vox" (good voice) by his band mates. This was later shortened to Bono. U2's sixth album, "The Joshua Tree" (1987), catapulted the band to stardom. In 2005, U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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