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Sunday, July 27, 2008

FIREFLY - SAFE (episode 05)

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 Sunday, July 27, the 209th day of 2008. There are 157 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On July 27, 1789, President Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, forerunner of the Department of State.
On this date:
  • In 1694, the Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution.
  • In 1794, French revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre was overthrown and placed under arrest; he was executed the following day.
  • In 1861, Union Gen. George B. McClellan took command of the Army of the Potomac.
  • In 1866, Cyrus W. Field finished laying out the first successful underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe. (A previous cable in 1858 burned out after only a few weeks of use.)
  • In 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting.
  • In 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
  • In 1967, in the wake of urban rioting, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of the violence, the same day black militant H. Rap Brown said in Washington that violence was "as American as cherry pie."
  • In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Nixon, charging he had personally engaged in a course of conduct designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.
  • In 1980, on day 267 of the Iranian hostage crisis, the deposed Shah of Iran died at a military hospital outside Cairo, Egypt, at age 60.
  • In 1996, terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, killing one person and injuring 111. (Anti-government extremist Eric Rudolph later pleaded guilty to the bombing.)
Ten years ago:
  • President Clinton held a town meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., on the future of Social Security, during which he expressed skepticism about proposals to privatize part of the Social Security trust fund.
  • Monica Lewinsky spent five hours being interviewed by prosecutors in New York in a possible prelude to an immunity deal.
Five years ago:
  • Comedian Bob Hope died in Toluca Lake, Calif., at age 100.
  • Lance Armstrong won a record-tying fifth straight title in the Tour de France.
One year ago:
  • The House sent President Bush legislation to intensify anti-terror efforts in the U.S., carrying out major recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission.
  • Former Qwest Communications chief Joe Macchio was sentenced to six years in prison for illegally selling $52 million in stock while not telling investors that his telecommunications company faced serious financial risks.
  • Two Phoenix news helicopters collided and crashed while covering a police chase on live television, killing four people on board.
Today's Birthdays:
  • TV producer Norman Lear is 86.
  • Rhythm-and-blues singer Harvey Fuqua is 79.
  • Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 77.
  • Sportscaster Irv Cross is 69.
  • Actor John Pleshette is 66.
  • Singer Bobbie Gentry is 64.
  • Actress-director Betty Thomas is 60.
  • Olympic gold medal figure skater Peggy Fleming is 60.
  • Actor Maury Chaykin is 59.
  • Singer Maureen McGovern is 59.
  • Actress Janet Eilber is 57.
  • Actress Roxanne Hart is 56.
  • Country musician Duncan Cameron (Sawyer Brown) is 52.
  • Comedian Bill Engvall is 51.
  • Jazz singer Karrin Allyson is 46.
  • Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 41.
  • Rock singer Juliana Hatfield is 41.
  • Actor Julian McMahon is 40.
  • Comedian Maya Rudolph is 36.
  • Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn is 34.
  • Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 31.
  • Singer Cheyenne Kimball is 18.
Thought for Today:
"Verily, when the day of judgment comes, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done."
Thomas a Kempis, German theologian (1380-1471).

"Let's all be careful out there!"


"Let's all be careful out there!"



A mental disorder where people think their lives are part of some global reality TV show. I think I suffered from that once, but the show was cancelled after the first episode. Poor ratings.

"What a tangled web we weave..."
Conspiracy theories find life on-line.

For 80 years, every hour on the hour, the war monument clock in Galashiels, Scotland has chimed. Until Ann Tozer, who owns a B&B a short distance from the clock, filed a noise complaint. Now it is silenced. Bet she is popular with the rest of the townfolk.

Here in the States, its not uncommon for a judge to have a firearm concealed under his/her robes. And nobody really gives it a second thought. The British aren't quite as understanding when one of theirs is found to have a knife.

"Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty." You mean like blowing the shit out of your lawnmower with a shotgun and handgun?

Wanna bet that visitor rates increase at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas after this.

I guess these teen "bad guys" have never watched The Wire.

It may be that diamonds are not just a girl's best friend.

Hospital rules:
You know, the life of a crook isn't as easy as you might think. Why don't the victims just follow the script?

French prankster Rémi Gaillard is famous for sneaking his way into professional sporting events. Now he's showing his soccer skills in a video called "Urban Soccer".

He is GOOD! Watch the video:

Urban Soccer - More amazing video clips are a click away

Okay. Got this edited up before my son's 40th birthday party started. Hope it satisfactory. Enjoy your Sunday and mahalo for coming by.

Let's all be careful out there!"