Kihei, Hawaii Whitefish, Montana Bloomington, Minnesota Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria UTC/GMT Iraq Afghanistan Republic of Korea Ocean Grove, Victoria
Optimized for 1280x1024 resolution

Saturday, July 26, 2008

FIREFLY - SHINDIG (episode 04)

I have moved all my Firefly episodes to my other blog.

Just click here.

These episodes are now independent of the Hulu feed and will not continuously disappear.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


Today is Saturday, July 26, the 208th day of 2008. There are 158 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
  • On July 26, 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order creating a force of special agents that was a forerunner of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
On this date:
  • In 1775, Benjamin Franklin became Postmaster-General.
  • In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
  • In 1856, playwright Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland.
  • In 1945, Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister after his Conservatives were soundly defeated by the Labour Party. (Clement Attlee became the new prime minister.)
  • In 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act.
  • In 1952, Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33.
  • In 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.
  • In 1958, Britain's Prince Charles, age 9, was made the Prince of Wales by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, although his investiture did not take place until the following year.
  • In 1971, Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy, Fla.
  • In 1986, kidnappers in Lebanon released the Rev. Lawrence Martin Jenco, an American hostage held for nearly 19 months.
Ten years ago:
  • The White House said President Clinton's lawyers were working with prosecutor Kenneth Starr to avert Clinton's direct testimony to a grand jury about the Monica Lewinsky case. (The president ended up testifying via closed-circuit television.)
  • AT&T and British Telecommunications PLC announced they were forming a joint venture that would combine their international operations and develop a new Internet system. (The joint venture, known as Concert, proved a money-loser and was shut down.)
Five years ago:
  • Backers of a drive to oust California Gov. Gray Davis held a boisterous celebration at the state Capitol in Sacramento, more than two months before the Oct. 7 recall election.
  • Cuba celebrated the 50th anniversary of the start of Fidel Castro's revolution against Fulgencio Batista.
  • New York Times music critic Harold C. Schonberg died in New York at age 87.
One year ago:
  • The Senate passed, 85-8, a measure intensifying anti-terror efforts in the U.S.
  • Wall Street suffered one of its worst losses of 2007, closing down more than 310 points.
Today's Birthdays:
  • Actress Marjorie Lord is 90.
  • Movie director Blake Edwards is 86.
  • Actor James Best is 82.
  • Rhythm-and-blues singer-songwriter Bobby Hebb is 70.
  • Singer Dobie Gray is 68.
  • Actress-singer Darlene Love is 67.
  • Singer Brenton Wood is 67.
  • Rock star Mick Jagger is 65.
  • Movie director Peter Hyams is 65.
  • Actress Helen Mirren is 63.
  • Rock musician Roger Taylor (Queen) is 59.
  • Actress Susan George is 58.
  • Actor Kevin Spacey is 49.
  • Rock singer Gary Cherone is 47.
  • Actress Sandra Bullock is 44.
  • Rock singer Jim Lindberg (Pennywise) is 43.
  • Actor Jeremy Piven is 43.
  • Rapper-reggae singer Wayne Wonder is 42.
  • Actor Cress Williams is 38.
  • Actress Kate Beckinsale is 35.
  • Rock musician Dan Konopka (OK Go) is 34.
  • Gospel/Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James is 31.
  • Christian rock musician Jamie Sharpe (Rush of Fools) is 19.
Thought for Today:
"One brave deed makes no hero."
John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet and essayist (1807-1892).

"Let's all be careful out there!"


"Let's all be careful out there!"



Boy Bites Dog and wins. Against a pitbull, no less.

Lets face it, the British cuisine is not noted by most world travelers as being the best (save their delicious fish'n'chips). So when food critics in the London papers give your new eatery a thumbs down, you might be really busy.

The guy on the left has been running a con in the Austin TX area. Claims to be the grandson of ol blue eyes.

I don't see any resemblance. Do you?

He was arrested and his boots ain't gonna be a'walkin' for awhile.

Exactly one year, to the day, apart. Same suspect. Same police department. Same high-speed pursuit. Same end result. "Here, Elroy. Hold my beer and watch this.".

Your home is featured on national TV. The show's producer pays off your mortgage and gives you $100,000 in cash. So, why is the bank foreclosing?

IRS issues stimulus check to man deceased for over one year. It didn't work. Hes still dead

43 year old woman arrested for running nude in park. Part of a "Truth or Dare" game with teen boys. We can all breath easier. She isn't a teacher.

Now I can sleep a lot easier. Turns out that UFOs and aliens are really fallen angels sent by Satan to test Christian faith. Nice to get that all cleared up.

Norfolk &%$#-in' VA to @#$&-in' rescind %&@#$mn anti-profanity ordinance.

State trooper does news interview about idiot drivers on I-10. Idiot driver offers a demonstration.

Thanks for coming over. Have a great weekend.

"Let's all be careful out there!"