It’s Friday, college football is back, and it’s a three-day weekend. Enjoy the weekend and here’s the Friday List.

  • Digital license plate readers are becoming a controversial subject for travelers across the U.S. Your license plate can be scanned, tracked, and compared against a database of categories from known felons to vacation hot spot visitors and everything in-between.
  • CNN just released a list of the world’s craziest water slides.
  • Sam Crabtree just released a list of ways to capture and hold your audience’s attention if you’re a public communicator (Part 1 and Part 2).
  • Creative of the Week // Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine. My favorite note-taking app met my favorite writing notebook. Thank you.
  • Photo of the Week // IDV Solutions has mapped all the tornadoes in the U.S. for the past 56 years.
  • Video of the Week // Celebrity Prank in New York City.
  • Thought of the Week // Props to Rick Warren for canceling the civil forum between Obama and Romney. It took guts to call out how both sides have been vitriolic leading up to this election.
  • Quote of the Week // Your prayers have the potential to change the course of history.” –Mark Batterson