Monday, August 15, 2011

Fighting Back, She's Alive, -and- Stupid Criminals

In the News Today:
  • Fighting Back - 63-year-old former wrestler takes down armed robber
  • She's Alive! - newspaper wrongly reports woman's death
  • Stupid Criminals - 23-year-old man arrested for stealing life-size Justin Bieber cutout

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Google Acquires Motorola Mobility to Supercharge Android
  • Android Partners Welcome Google-Motorola Deal
  • Google Gmail Phishing Attacks Continue, China Suspected

    On this Day in History:
    August 15, 1969 - Woodstock begins on Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York. Tickets are $18 for three days of counterculture musical acts, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Sha-Na-Na.

    Born on this Day in History: August 15, 1912 - Julia Child (1912 - 2004) Born in Pasadena, California, chef and author Julia Child trained at Paris's famous Cordon Bleu in 1948, and co-authored a groundbreaking cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 1961. In 1962, Child created The French Chef TV series, which won several awards. Child was the first woman inducted into the Culinary Institute Hall of Fame.

    Scripture of the Day:

    A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

    — Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)

    Video of the Day: - Submitted by Danica

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