October 24th, 2004

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Camera Phones Are NOT Always A Good Idea

A 21-year old female bus driver decided to show photos of her boyfriend to two of the students on her bus. The photos were conveniently taken with her cell phone which she, of course, had with her. The boyfriend just happened to be naked in the photos. So the bus driver was reported by the students and she has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

A prime example of why it's not a good idea to make camera phones accessible to everyone.

As if the situation were not humiliating enough... The newspaper has also published a photo of the bus driver to accompany the story. (Doesn't she look like Dawn from "The Office"?)
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Tribute to Ray Charles

I watched Genius: A Night for Ray Charles. Mary J. Blige is a goddess. Stevie Wonder and Al Green were fabulous. B.B. King and Billy Preston were great and definitely didn't need the irksome Bruce Willis onstage with them. I liked Norah Jones' simple rendition of "Drown In My Own Tears." Usher did a passable job with "Georgia On My Mind" but he doesn't have much power to his voice. And Kenny Chesney was a mistake as the choice to sing "You Don't Know Me" because he has no depth or range. I love this song and he did not do justice to it.

The show ended with a recording of Ray Charles singing "America, the Beautiful" and I cried. I am so glad that I saw Ray live a few years ago and he sang this during the performance. I cried then, too.
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