Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FIghting Back, Fighting Back Too, -and- Homeland Insecurity

In the News Today
  • Fighting Back - attendant sprays would-be armed robber with gas hose
  • Fighting Back Too - fired for pulling gun on would-be armed robbers, pharmacist sues
  • Homeland Insecurity - man sneaks stun gun past security at Cowboys-Jets game

    Technology in the News Today
  • Report: Web Surfing on Mobile Devices to Surpass PCs by 2015
  • Will Computer-Generated Articles Replace Human Journalists?
  • "Infinite Storage!" Boasts TechCrunch Cloud Startup

    On this Day in History: September 13, 1916 - Mary the circus elephant is publicly executed in the Erwin, Tennessee railyard, after killing a drifter named Red Eldridge the previous day. The five-ton animal is hanged from a derrick car in front of 3,000 onlookers, and left hanging for half an hour.

    Born on this Day in History: September 13, 1916 - Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990) Born in Llandaff, South Wales, writer Roald Dahl specialized in stories of macabre surprise. He is best known for his children's books James and the Giant Peach (1961) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964). Several have been made into films.

    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.