Friday, August 26, 2011

Sour Note, Crime and Punishment, -and- Going to Pot

In the News Today
  • Sour Note - Feds raid Gibson guitar factory, accuse company of using illegally-harvested wood
  • Crime and Punishment - Massachusetts State Police shut down twelve-year-old’s green tea stand
  • Going to Pot - newlywed stoners arrested for shoplifting food for their own reception

    Technology in the News Today
  • Scientists Discover 'Diamond Planet' Orbiting Pulsar
  • LG Launches PenTouch TV Stylus-Controlled Plasma HDTVs
  • Anonymous Publishes Explicit Photos of SF Transit Rep in Ongoing Protest

    On this Day in History: August 26, 1980 - Hotel workers discover a 1,000-pound time bomb at Harveys Resort & Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Attached to the device is a ransom note, demanding that $3 million be delivered to a remote location by helicopter. After the delivery goes bad, bomb squad personnel are left to defuse the gadget by robot. The resulting blast blows a five-story hole in the structure and causes $12 million in damage.

    Born on this Day in History: August 26, 1960 - Branford Marsalis (1960 - ) Born in Beaux Bridge, Louisiana, musician Branford Marsalis comes from a jazz musician family. He became a national celebrity in 1992 when he signed as musical director for Jay Leno's Tonight Show. A Grammy Award-winner, Marsalis is also a music producer, writer and performer of film scores.

    Scripture of the Day

    Video of the Day -

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