Thursday, August 11, 2011

Clop Clop, Wrong Turn on Sesame Street, -and- Night Wings

In the News Today:
  • Clop Clop - artist injects herself with horse blood, wears hooves
  • Wrong Turn on Sesame Street - online petition urges Bert and Ernie to wed
  • Night Wings - bat gets loose on plane, terrorizes passengers

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Can Anonymous Really "Kill" Facebook?
  • NYPD Social Media Unit Goes After Criminals Online
  • Walmart Shutting Down MP3 Store

    On this Day in History:
    August 11, 1772 - The summit of Papandayan volcano in West Java suddenly implodes, unleashing a catastrophic debris avalanche which blankets an area of 250 square km. Tumbling boulders flatten 40 villages and their 2,957 inhabitants.

    Born on this Day in History: August 11, 1921 - Alex Haley (1921 - 1992)
    Originally a member of the Coast Guard, Alex Haley began writing to avoid boredom during long bouts at sea. His 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family, which followed the lives of Haley's African ancestors, questioned the relationships between races and brought the author to the forefront of American consciousness.

    Scripture of the Day:

    Video of the Day: - Submitted by Aaron

    1971 Chevrolet C10 Pro Street

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