Monday, August 08, 2011

Never Too Old, It's Not What's for Dinner, -and- Catch a Wave

In the News Today:
  • Never Too Old - 98-year-old female Judo master makes 10th degree black belt
  • It's Not What's for Dinner - mystery roadkill prompts DNR investigation
  • Catch a Wave - Mexican smugglers nearly interrupt California surf contest

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Many NYC Starbucks Locations About To Put An End To "Squatters"
  • Blue Sky Prepping Android-based Watch for November
  • Verizon Starts its Attack Against Unauthorized Tethering

    On this Day in History:
    August 8, 1882 - Ellison Hatfield is stabbed 26 times and shot in the back by Tolbert McCoy and two of his brothers. Two days later, the Hatfield clan captures the three McCoys and executes them by firing squad. Thus begins generations of bloodshed between the families, ultimately causing about 100 casualties.

    Born on this Day in History: August 8, 1937 - Dustin Hoffman (1937 - ) Born in Los Angeles, actor Dustin Hoffman made his Broadway debut in 1961. His first leading role, in The Graduate (1967), led to similar anti-hero roles. He went on to a wider range, winning Oscars for Kramer v. Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988).

    Scripture of the Day:

    Video of the Day: -

    Fantasticar Commercial - Dodge

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

    Who Is It?

    Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement, and when his plane arrived there was a limousine there to transport him to his home. As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.

    "You know," he said, "I am 87 years old and I have never driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove it for a while?"

    The driver said, "No problem. Have at it."

    Billy got into the driver's seat and they headed off down the highway. A short distance away sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap.

    The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 MPH zone.

    The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo. He got out of his patrol car to begin the procedure. The young trooper walked up to the driver's door and when the glass was rolled down, he was surprised to see who was driving.

    He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor. He told the supervisor,
    "I know we are supposed to enforce the law, but I also know that important people are given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do, because I have stopped a very important person."

    The supervisor asked, "Is it the governor?"

    The young trooper said, "No, he's more important than that."

    The supervisor said, "Oh, so it's the president."

    The young trooper said, "No, he's even more important than that."

    The supervisor finally asked, "Well then, who is it?"

    The young trooper said, "I think it's Jesus, because he's got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!"