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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Olympic Opening Night Fireworks
Finnish Television

Another "Bud Light" Commercial

Record 172 foot (52.4m) High Dive:

kite Generators

"Let's all be careful out there!"


Today is Tuesday, August 12, the 225th day of 2008.
There are 141 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
  • On August 12, 1944, during World War II, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, was killed with his co-pilot when their explosives-laden Navy plane blew up over England.
On this date:
  • In 1867, President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him as he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
  • In 1898, fighting in the Spanish-American War came to an end.
  • In 1953, the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.
  • In 1960, the first balloon satellite, the Echo 1, was launched by the United States from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
  • In 1962, one day after launching Andrian Nikolayev into orbit, the Soviet Union also sent up cosmonaut Pavel Popovich; both men landed safely Aug. 15.
  • In 1978, Pope Paul VI, who had died Aug. 6 at age 80, was buried in St. Peter's Basilica.
  • In 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150.
  • In 1985, the world's worst single-aircraft disaster occurred as a crippled Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people.
  • In 1988, the controversial movie "The Last Temptation of Christ," directed by Martin Scorsese, opened in nine cities despite objections by some Christians who felt the film was sacrilegious.
  • In 2000, the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk and its 118-man crew were lost during naval exercises in the Barents Sea.
Ten years ago:
  • Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.2 billion as restitution to Holocaust survivors to settle claims for their assets.
Five years ago:
  • Liberia's leading rebel movement agreed to lift its siege of the capital and vital port, allowing food to flow to hundreds of thousands of hungry people.
One year ago:
  • A gunman opened fire in the sanctuary of a southwest Missouri church, killing a pastor and two worshippers. (Suspect Eiken Elam Saimon is charged with murder.)
  • Crooner, talk show host and game show producer Merv Griffin died in Los Angeles at age 82.
  • Tiger Woods captured the PGA Championship to win at least one major for the third straight season and run his career total to 13.
Today's Birthdays:
  • Former Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark., is 83.
  • Actor George Hamilton is 69.
  • Actress Jennifer Warren is 67.
  • Rock singer-musician Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 59.
  • Singer Kid Creole is 58.
  • Jazz musician Pat Metheny is 54.
  • Actor Sam J. Jones is 54.
  • Actor Bruce Greenwood is 52.
  • Country singer Danny Shirley is 52.
  • Pop musician Roy Hay (Culture Club) is 47.
  • Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 45.
  • Actor Peter Krause is 43.
  • Tennis player Pete Sampras is 37.
  • Actor Michael Ian Black is 37.
  • Actress Rebecca Gayheart is 36.
  • Actor Casey Affleck is 33.
  • Rock musician Bill Uechi (Save Ferris) is 33.
  • Actress Maggie Lawson is 28.
  • Actress Dominique Swain is 28.
  • Actress Imani Hakim ("Everybody Hates Chris") is 15.
Thought for Today:
"Regrets are as personal as fingerprints."
Margaret Culkin Banning, American writer (1891-1982).

"Let's all be careful out there!"


"Let's all be careful out there!"



This is not a joke. I was trying to view some video at CNN.COM and this is the message I received. I always thought 10 was a higher number than 8.

"You never have to worry about the cops around here. I own this area and no pussy cop would ever....Ah. Excuse me for a minute."

It was fun until the broken jaw, missing teeth and casteration:

Being a mascot is hard work:

I thought pouring water over someone at a sports event was reserved for the players and coach. Not a whacked out kamakazi fan and an innocent news reporter, standing on the street outside of the event. And NO, I don't think this one is funny. "Blue Boy" committed a battery, his face is shown and he should spend some "down time" in lock-up. IMO.

Do you like clowns? A lot of people find them creepy and scary. Look at the transformation that occurs when Mister Rogers puts on a mask:

If you haven't guessed by now. There isn't one frakking interesting story in the news. I am tired of the war. Tired of politics. Tired of Dubya.

I am just frakking tired of everything.

But you folks. I'll never get tired of you. Thanks for stopping over.


"Let's all be careful out there!"