Monday, August 01, 2011

FIghting Back, Don't Call Us, -and- Theatre of the Absurd

In the News Today:
  • Fighting Back - armed shopper fires at Walgreens bandits
  • Don't Call Us - woman arrested after calling 911 2,000+ times in one month
  • Theatre of the Absurd - texting in movie theatre leads to assault charge

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Google Search Gets Tablet-friendly Design
  • Adobe "Edge" Tool Could Replace Flash with HTML5
  • Democrats Introduce Bill to Collect Online Sales Tax

    On this Day in History:
    August 1, 1966 - Former Eagle Scout and United States Marine Charles Whitman carries a sniper rifle onto University of Texas at Austin. There he climbs to the top of UT tower and begins firing indiscriminately at dozens of people, killing 13. Whitman is finally taken out 96 minutes later by three Austin PD officers.

    Born on this Day in History: August 1, 1942 - Jerry Garcia (1942 - 1995) Born in San Francisco, guitarist and songwriter Jerry Garcia began playing in local clubs. In 1965, he formed The Grateful Dead band, which performed psychedelic rock. Fans of the band, known as "Deadheads" would follow The Grateful Dead from concert to concert.

    Scripture of the Day:

    Video of the Day: -

    1980 Republican National Convention

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