Friday, May 13, 2011

The One that Got Away, Somebody's Watching You, -and- The Red White and Blue

I would apologize for not posting today's blog entry in a timely manner—HOWEVER: was down for over 30 hours, and I could not access the file server to post today's entry. I shall not, therefore, apologize. For those readers who eagerly anticipate beginning each weekday morning sitting on the veranda, sipping a steaming mug of Earl Grey tea with honey and a squirt of fresh lime juice, nibbling on a homemade cranberry muffin (I know you are out there—I read the statistics logs!), I sympathize. I know whereof the pain and anguish you feel is harbored. Might I suggest—because of the lateness of the hour that finds you (finally!) able to enjoy today's posting: Move into a shaded spot on the veranda, relax, and enjoy a frosty mug of Sierra Nevada and some peppery homemade beef jerky!

In the News Today:
  • The One that Got Away - Texas to ban anglers from lying about the size of their catch
  • Somebody's Watching You - Fed-funded cameras record what kids eat at school and reports to parents
  • The Red White and Blue - teacher refuses to hang student's drawing of American flag

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Adobe Unveils Flash Player 10.3 with improved "flash Cookie" control
  • What's new for Google Chrome OS
  • Bill goes after online pirated content via ISPs, search engines

    On this Day in History:
    May 13, 1985After attempting to serve arrest warrants at 6221 Osage Avenue, police in West Philadelphia are sucked into a 90-minute gunfight with members of the MOVE organization. Later, police drop a bomb on the house from a helicopter. The bomb misses its target and ignites a fire which consumes the entire city block. 61 houses are destroyed in the conflagration, killing 11 MOVE members#151;including five children—and leaving hundreds of neighbors homeless.

    Born on this Day in History: May 13, 1950 - Stevie Wonder (1950 - ) Born in Michigan, Stevie Wonder was blinded by receiving too much oxygen in the incubator as a premature baby. In 1963, at the age of 12, his single "Fingertips - Pt. 2" became his first No. 1 hit. Wonder was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and named a U.N. Messenger of Peace in 2009 for his inspiration to the disabled.

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    Video of the Day: - Submitted by Phillip

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