Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Somebody's Watching You, Daylight Come and He Wanna Go Home, -and- Take Me Out to the Ballgame

In the News Today
  • Somebody's Watching You - Poland's Soviet-era secret police used hidden cameras to spy on population
  • Daylight Come and He Wanna Go Snooze - Harry Belafonte sleeps during news interview
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame - police fear protests will disrupt World Series

    Technology in the News Today
  • "Angry Birds" Update Brings New Bird, Cookbook; Movie Confirmed
  • Security Firms Warn of "Stuxnet-Like" Virus
  • MIT Researchers Develop Device That Sees Through Walls

    Born on this Day in History: September October 19, 1931 - John Le Carré was born October 19, 1931 in Poole, England. His first published novel, Call for the Dead (1961), introduced his "anti-hero" George Smiley, who appears in most of his stories. Some of his many popular works are The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Honourable Schoolboy, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Russia House, The Tailor of Panama and Absolute Friends.

    On this Day in History: October 19, 1982 - Maverick carmaker John DeLorean is arrested in Los Angeles with $24M worth of cocaine in his suitcase. The case is later thrown out of court when a judge rules that the FBI sting operation constituted entrapment.

    Scripture of the Day

    Charles Stanley Quote of the Day

    His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness.

    Video of the Day -

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