Thursday, August 18, 2011

Animal Kingdom, Fly Away, -and- Walk Away Little GIrl

In the News Today:
  • Animal Kingdom - Otis the skydiving dog makes 64th tandem jump
  • Fly Away - so many flies in Chicago Burger King inspectors wouldn’t open mouths
  • Walk Away Little Girl - Fashion industry outraged after French label launches lingerie for girls as young as FOUR

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Microsoft Prepping Windows 8 App Store
  • IBM Unveils Chip That Mimics Human Brain
  • Hands On: Google's Mysterious Photovine Photo-Sharing App Unveiled">

    On this Day in History:
    August 18, 1590 - Sent to England to get supplies three years prior, John White finally returns to Roanoke Island and discovers his colony "strongly enclosed with a high palisade of great trees, with [curtain walls] and [bastions] -- very fort-like." There is no sign of the settlers or where they may have gone.

    Born on this Day in History: August 18, 1937 - Robert Redford (1937 - ) Born in Santa Barbara, California, actor and director Robert Redford gained notice in Barefoot in the Park (1967), and starring roles followed. As a director, he won an Oscar for Ordinary People (1980). In 1981, Redford created the Sundance Institute to support independent film-making. In 2002, he received an Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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    Neomorphus from Animatorio on Vimeo.

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