Friday, June 10, 2011

Down the Rabbit Hole, Hang'em High, -and- Don't Talk

In the News Today:
  • Down the Rabbit Hole - alleged murder plot revealed as Facebook friend turns out to be Indiana man's wife
  • Hang 'em High - admits it hacked Fox News
  • Don't Talk - Dalai Lama tells students, "I'm a Marxist."

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Spanish Police Arrest "Anonymous" Members for Sony PlayStation Hack
  • Popular Les Paul Google Doodle Lives Another Day
  • The Facebook Tattoo Lady and Eight Other Online Hoaxes

    On this Day in History:
    June 10, 1692 - Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts after having been convicted of "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries." Bishop is just the first casualty of what will come to be known as the Salem Witch Trials.

    Born on this Day in History: June 10, 1922 - Judy Garland (1922 - 1969) Born Frances Gumm in Grand Rapids, MN, actress and singer Judy Garland was a child star in The Wizard of Oz, but career demands and drug problems caused difficulties. Concerts and occasional films continued with public success, but her private life was full of overwhelming difficulties, and she died from an apparent overdose of sleeping pills.

    Scripture of the Day:

    Video of the Day: -

    Current legislation is set to criminalize embedding of YouTube videos. For this reason, I have discontinued the Video of the Day.

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