Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fighting Back, Born in Chicago, -and- Can You Hear Me Now?

In the News Today:
  • Fighting Back - Iowa man attempts to lure teen girl, gets mom's fist instead
  • Born in Chicago - man denied bail after 99th arrest
  • Can You Hear Me Now? - driver using two cellphones banned from driving for one year

    Technology in the News Today:
  • ViewSonic Announces Dual-Booting ViewPad 10pro Tablet
  • Google Acquires Motorola Mobility: What You Need to Know
  • What Will the Google, Motorola Deal Mean For Your HDTV?

    On this Day in History:
    August 16, 1938 - Blues musician Robert Johnson, who presumably sold his soul to the devil (the story somewhat being told by the movie Crossroads), is poisoned by a jealous husband in Three Forks, Mississippi.

    Born on this Day in History: August 16, 1958 - Madonna (1958 - ) Born Madonna Louise Ciccone, pop icon Madonna began her career as a dancer in New York. Her second album, Like a Virgin, hit No. 1 on the pop charts, leading to a long, successful music career. A savvy businesswoman, Madonna has shown a knack for redefining her image, making her the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century.

    Scripture of the Day:

    But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
    — Matthew 9:13 (NIV)

    Video of the Day: - submitted by Matricia

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