Monday, October 17, 2011

Look Here!, Well Gee!, -and- The Kids Are Alright

In the News Today
  • Look Here! - gangs use special contact lenses to cheat casino
  • Well Gee! - Scrabble player demands strip search of opponent when "G" goes missing
  • The Kids Are Alright - 11-year-old boy begins freshman year at university

    Technology in the News Today
  • Wireless Carriers Will Provide Overage Alerts to Combat "Bill Shock"
  • Google Translate Hits the Books, Now Supports 14 Languages for Real-Time Chats
  • Time Warner Offering Top New Movies via VOD, Same Day as Theaters

    Born on this Day in History: September October 17, 1918 - Rita Hayworth (1918 - 1987) American film bombshell Rita Hayworth was trained as a dancer until her film debut at age 16 in Dante's Inferno (1935). It wasn't until her appearance in The Strawberry Blonde (1941) that she began her ascent to stardom. She is best known for her performance in Charles Vidor's Gilda (1946). Her career ended with Ralph Nelson's The Wrath of God (1972). She died of Alzheimer's disease.

    On this Day in History: October 17, 1967 - The controversial play Hair, full of dancing naked people, unshaved armpits, and body odor, opens at the 299-seat Anspacher Theater on Broadway.

    Scripture of the Day

    Charles Stanley Quote of the Day

    If the church marries herself to the spirit of the times, she will find herself a widow in the next generation.

    Video of the Day -

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