Friday, May 20, 2011

There's the Beef, Stupid Criminals, -and- Matters of Life and Death

In the News Today:
  • There's the Beef - man eats 25,000 Big Macs and lives to tell about it
  • Stupid Criminals - drug dealer foiled when cellphone in pocket dials 911
  • Matters of Life and Death - new Texas law mandates sonograms before abortion

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Google's Schmidt takes heat for comments on anti-piracy bill
  • Porting Windows 8 on the ARM chip?
  • Microsoft: Anti-Piracy glitch prompted Xbox 360 replacements

    On this Day in History:
    May 20, 1960 - Music DJ Alan Freed, originator of the term "Rock and Roll," is indicted in New York in the Payola scandal. Freed had accepted $30,650 from five record companies to play their records, although to be fair "pay for play" was the accepted practice up to that point.

    Born on this Day in History: May 20, 1946 - Cher 1946 - ) Born Cherilyn La Piere Sarkisian in El Centro, California, singer and actress Cher originally created a singing act with then-husband Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, and was known for folk anthem "I Got You Babe" (1965). Cher found greater success on her own, as a singer and a stage and film actress, winning an Academy Award for Moonstruck (1987).

    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.