Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Sheriff in Town, Daddy Dearest, -and- Time to Go

In the News Today
  • New Sheriff in Town - Steven Seagal hired to control U.S./Mexico border
  • Daddy Dearest - alleged drunken dad brags to cashier about letting daughter, 9, drive van
  • Time to Go - Chicago school limits bathroom breaks to 3 per semester

    Technology in the News Today
  • Researchers Discover a Way To Make Anything a Touch Screen
  • The DeLorean is Back and It's Electrifying
  • After Ditching TouchPad, HP Turns to Windows 8 for Next Tablets

    Born on this Day in History: September October 18, 1926 - Chuck Berry (1926 - ) Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Chuck Berry had early exposure to music at school and church. As a teen, he was sent to prison for three years for armed robbery. He began producing hits in the 1950s, and had his first number one hit, "My Ding-a-Ling," in 1972. With his clever lyrics and distinctive sounds, he was one of the most influential figures in the history of rock music.

    On this Day in History: October 18, 1974 - The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, based loosely on Ed Gein's story and originally titled Headcheese, opens in theatres. One critic describes the film as "a vile piece of sick crap," containing "unrelenting sadistic violence as extreme and hideous as a complete lack of imagination can possibly make it." The movie is later banned in Germany and the UK.

    Scripture of the Day

    Charles Stanley Quote of the Day

    When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.

    Video of the Day -

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