Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fighting Back, No Reason o Celebrate, -and- You Can Bet on It

In the News Today:
  • Fighting Back - man shoots, kills intruder in home two days after burglary
  • No Reason to Celebrate - California fireworks displays require new environmental review
  • You Can Bet on It - Illinois House approves bill allowing casino in Chicago

    Technology in the News Today:
  • SanDisk debuts new SSD U100 and iSSD i100 for tablets and ultra-thin notebooks
  • Twitter gives up details of anonymous tweeter
  • Cookiejacking exploit hits Internet Explorer, targets your gogin Info

    On this Day in History:
    May 31, 1889 - Relentless rain and inadequate maintenance causes the South Fork Dam to fail, unleashing a 35-foot-high wall of water on Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Then 2,209 people are entombed beneath a pile of debris half a mile wide.

    Born on this Day in History: May 31, 1930 - Clint Eastwood (1930 - ) Actor Clint Eastward got his big break on the TV series "Rawhide" (1959), which ran for eight seasons. He then went to Italy to star in Sergio Leone "spaghetti westerns," which made him a worldwide star. Eastwood gained critical acclaim for directing and starring in his own movies, including "Unforgiven" (1992) and "Space Cowboys" (2000).

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