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Friday, August 15, 2008

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Yesterday afternoon I became aware that my gmail account "Paradise Driver" was inaccessible. Every time I tried to log-in I would get the error code 502. The same code that millions of others received on the 11th. I have multiple g-mail accounts and this is the only one that I was locked out of.
FOLLOW-UP: 16 hours later and its still 502. I did send a message to gmail but have received no response. *** At 7:00am (local) my acess to my G-mail returned. Locked out for about 17 hours.

Hell, with the time differences and all, Phelps may have already reached his exaulted dream by the time this goes live.

Watching this report has given me cause for concern about Obama's speech venue. Not so much from external terrorists but our "home-grown" variety.

Many jokes abound about the legendary folk hero, Paul Bunyun, logging the "Sahara Forest". Now the concept about that desert actually having once been green and lush is being proven. Unknown if anyone has found evidence of a blue ox.

Sometime today, some folks over in Palo Alto CA are holding a press conference to present alledged proof of the existence of "Big Foot". Things that give ponder to these claims is that the dead one they claim to have is from the woods of Georgia (ours, not the one in Europe) and one of the claimants runs a "Big Foot" hunting business. Supposedly, there is even DNA "proof".

If you use a moisterizer, you should probably read this article.

Ear infections may lead to the risk of obesity.

Behind the screen at the Olympics:

Those guys who think in areas of math than most of us will never fathom believe that FTL spacecraft may actually be possible. Without violating the laws of physics.

Have you watched the Beach Volleyball competition in this year's Olypiad?

If so, you've probably noticed that black thingy on the right shoulder of American competitor, Kerri Walsh. Speculation has run rampant as to what it is. What's it for? As in most things of mystery, the answer is more simple than the questions.

Its not some tribal symbol.

Its not covering up a tatoo that might be offensive.

Its actually hi-tech tape to support her shoulder after surgery she had earlier this year. Even its placement is designed to provide the maximum amount of support while allowing full movement.

One of the dumbest entrant, ever, for the LLDE Award.

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Have a great weekend, everybody.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


Today is Friday, August 15, the 228th day of 2008.
There are 138 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
  • On August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced to his subjects in a prerecorded radio address that Japan had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II.
On this date:
  • In 1057, Macbeth, King of Scots, was killed in battle by Malcolm, the eldest son of King Duncan, whom Macbeth had slain.
  • In 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island of Corsica.
  • In 1914, the Panama Canal opened to traffic.
  • In 1935, humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow, Alaska.
  • In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces landed in southern France in Operation Dragoon.
  • In 1947, India became independent after some 200 years of British rule.
  • In 1948, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) was proclaimed.
  • In 1961, East German workers began building the Berlin Wall.
  • In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.
  • In 1971, President Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents.
Ten years ago:
  • Twenty-nine people were killed by a car bomb that tore apart the center of Omagh, Northern Ireland; a splinter group calling itself the Real IRA claimed responsibility.
Five years ago:
  • Bouncing back from the largest blackout in U.S. history, cities from the Midwest to Manhattan restored power to millions of people — but encountered difficulties in fully reviving public services.
One year ago:
  • Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty to felony charges for taking cash payoffs from gamblers and betting on games he'd officiated in a scandal that rocked the league. (A federal judge sentenced Donaghy to 15 months behind bars.)
  • A magnitude-8 earthquake in Peru's southern desert killed at least 540 people.
  • Master jazz percussionist Max Roach died in New York at age 83.
Today's Birthdays:
  • Actress Rose Marie is 85.
  • Political activist Phyllis Schlafly is 84.
  • Actor Mike Connors is 83.
  • Actress Lori Nelson is 75.
  • Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan is 73.
  • Actor Jim Dale is 73.
  • Actress Pat Priest is 72.
  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is 70.
  • Musician Pete York (Spencer Davis Group) is 66.
  • Author-journalist Linda Ellerbee is 64.
  • Songwriter Jimmy Webb is 62.
  • Britain's Princess Anne is 58.
  • Actress Tess Harper is 58.
  • Actor Larry Mathews is 53.
  • Actor Zeljko Ivanek is 51.
  • Actor-comedian Rondell Sheridan is 50.
  • Rock singer-musician Matt Johnson (The The) is 47.
  • Movie director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel") is 45.
  • Actress Debi Mazar is 44.
  • Country singer Angela Rae (Wild Horses) is 42.
  • Actor Peter Hermann is 41.
  • Actress Debra Messing is 40.
  • Actor Anthony Anderson is 38.
  • Actor Ben Affleck is 36.
  • Singer Mikey Graham (Boyzone) is 36.
  • Actress Natasha Henstridge is 34.
  • Actress Nicole Paggi is 31.
  • Latin pop singer Belinda (Film: "The Cheetah Girls 2") is 19.
  • Rock singer Joe Jonas (The Jonas Brothers) is 19.
Thought for Today:
"We must not read either law or history backwards."
Helen M. Cam, English historian and educator (1885-1968).

"Let's all be careful out there!"


"Let's all be careful out there!"