Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Coretta Scott King passes away

Martin Luther King Junior's widow died this morning at the age of 78. She always seemed to maintain a quiet dignity that I found admirable.

La Shawn Barber blogs today: "Regardless of his legacy and politics, Coretta seemed to be the ultimate long-suffering widow and mother, raising four children alone after her husband was slain by James Earl Ray or whoever conspiracy theorists think did it. I’m sure she’s had to deal with hucksters of all sorts through the years: people trying to attach themselves to her, using her and King’s name for their own gain."

More on Coretta Scott King here.

A sweet story...

Ithaca College junior Mike Potter has won the school's first CellFlix Festival. The 30 second movies had to be shot entirely on a cell phone cam.

Potter's mini-movie is about a game his grandparents play while reading the Sunday paper. If this doesn't put a smile on your face, nothing will.

See it here.

It's so nice to know that there is still love that is sweet, precious and innocent.

By the way, who knew that we would ever be able to make movies with our PHONES?!?

Speaking of cell phones...

1) I wonder how many old suspense movies would have been different if people had had cell phones? Remember when the bad guy would cut the phone lines, making it impossible to call for help? Stuff like that...

Of course, current movies get around that by having the cell phone die or lose service. Which would be just my luck, and quite plausible.

2) Do you think cell phones will ever be made, in the future, with batteries that don't have to be charged so often?

3) Are people using better cell phone etiquette, or am I just getting used to rude cell phone users?

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