Monday, May 09, 2011

Lost, I Did, -and- Weapons of Choice

In the News Today:
  • Lost - woman "misplaces" her car in Munich for39 days
  • I Did - couple gets 7 years for robbing bank to pay for Vegas wedding
  • Weapons of Choice - Florida county introduces long-range Taser rifles

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Google testing new search results page
  • One week later, Sony's PlayStation Network still down, no ETA
  • "Do Not Track" legislation moves ahead

    On this Day in History:
    May 9, 1983 - West German authorities announce that the recently discovered "Hitler Diaries" are counterfeits, made from paper not available until at least 1955. Parties unknown managed to swindle the German magazine Stern out of an undisclosed sum, and esteemed historian Hugh Trevor-Roper was so convinced of their authenticity that he proclaimed "I'm staking my reputation on it."

    Born on this Day in History: May 9, 1949 - Billy Joel (1949 - ) Born in Long Island, New York, Billy Joel began playing piano at the age of four. In his 20s he performed in a local piano bar, and his first album for Columbia, "Piano Man" (1973), featured a hit single based on this experience. Since then, Joel has written 33 hits in the U.S., won five Grammy Awards and sold over 100 million records worldwide.

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    Video of the Day: - Submitted by Darin

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