Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Red White and Blue, There's No New Sheriff in Town, -and- A Bug's Life

In the News Today:
  • The Red White and Blue - angry mob chases would-be flag burner off LSU campus
  • There's No New Sheriff in Town - America's toughest sheriff rejects calls to quit
  • A Bug's Life - U.S. states braced for invasion of cicadas as they hatch after 13 years underground

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Facebook hired PR firm to run smear campaign against Google
  • The 16 coolest demos at Google I/O
  • Forget passwords; eye-scanning is here

    On this Day in History:
    May 12, 1982 - During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan Fernandez Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spanish priest opposed to the Vatican II reforms, decided that the Pope must be killed for being an "agent of Moscow."

    Born on this Day in History: May 12, 1907 - Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003) Actress Katharine Hepburn made her stage debut in 1928, and attained international fame as a character actress. She won several Oscars, notably for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On Golden Pond (1981). In 1991 she published Me: Stories of My Life.

    Scripture of the Day:

    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.