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Assorted Links 12/31/08





The More You Know: Caroline Kennedy




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Posted December 31, 2008 08:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)


Assorted Links 12/30/08





Pre-Game Coin Toss Makes Jacksonville Jaguars Realize Randomness Of Life




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Posted December 30, 2008 07:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/29/08





12 Girls Band







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Posted December 29, 2008 07:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/28/08





Ella sings "Cry Me a River" with Joe Pass 1975 German TV




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Posted December 28, 2008 09:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/27/08





The Queen's Christmas Speech 2008




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Posted December 27, 2008 10:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/26/08





Rotary Snow Plow Union Pacific 900082 Blizzard 2006 Action




Posted December 26, 2008 04:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Merry Christmas from Rockefeller Center!



Merry Christmas! - live from Rockefeller Center courtesy of NBC New York

Posted December 24, 2008 10:47 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Christmas   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/24/08





Former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins on how the regulatory agency's inattention contributed to the financial crisis




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Posted December 24, 2008 07:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/23/08





Constantines - Credit River




Posted December 23, 2008 07:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/22/08





Roger Stone talks about Obama, McCain, and much more | Roger Stone, Political Animal | Wikipedia






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Posted December 22, 2008 09:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Onassis Cultural Center - oasis on 5th Avenue

The Onassis Cultural Center is one block north of St. Patrick's Cathedral, on Fifth Avenue. I have discovered this wonderful Greek tall skyscrapper when I last paid a visit to their art exhibition of The Golden Bull, 3rd centruy BC. The entrance to the building is on the side streets, one can enter the building from either side.

There is a very lovely Greek cafe serving all kinds of Greek pastries, etc. A warm and safe place to rest from the very hectic crowds on 5th Avenue ... a great location, next to St. Patrick's Cathedral which I use as a warm pit-stop for coffee, Greek culture and the toilet...

Onassis Cultural Center, web site, 645 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 212-486-4744

Posted December 21, 2008 10:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Notes to a Friend   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/21/08





You Must Obey!
See The Fifth Amendment - Why you don't talk to the police without an attorney




Posted December 21, 2008 09:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Queens Museum of Art

One can go to the Queens Museum of Art at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park and enjoy the wonderful bird-eye's view of the tri-borough with all the buildings, airports, rivers, Central Park, etc. ... free, no charge and ample parking ... just off the Grand Central Parkway, years ago, I would use that as a pit-stop when I am tired driving along the LIE ... also, the Flushing Meadow park is wonderful for a stroll, the site of the World's Fair in the early 60's ... many years ago, I traveled to visit the Bronx Botanical Garden and I was disappointed because it is so similar to Central Park ... Central Park is free and the Bronx charges an admission fee, parking, etc.

p/s: my last Con Ed bill was $20 and change for the last 32 days, which is less then $1 a day for electricity, so cut down your energy consumption and you will not have to worry about nuclear generating plants ... use less electricity and sacrifice some creature comfort....

Queens Museum of Art, web site, New York City Building, Flushing, NY, 718-592-9700 | directions | wikipedia

New York Botanical Garden, web site, 2736 Marion Avenue, Bronx, NY, 718-817-8700

Posted December 20, 2008 09:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Museums , Museums and Art , Notes to a Friend , Queens   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/20/08





Happy Go Skateboarding Day!
See The Fifth Amendment - Why you don't talk to the police without an attorney






Posted December 20, 2008 09:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/19/08


An M3 is more economical than a Prius
Posted December 19, 2008 08:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/18/08


What riding the Metro (subway) in DC will be like during the Inauguration - except the platforms will be much more crowded....




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Posted December 18, 2008 07:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/17/08


Early Parkour - A clip from the film Gizmo (full 80 minute film here)
Posted December 17, 2008 06:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/16/08




The Dyson Toilet
Posted December 16, 2008 08:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/15/08


Bjorn Lomborg Says Cool It!
Posted December 15, 2008 07:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/13/08


Snowball the dancing cockatoo - Another One Bites The Dust
Posted December 13, 2008 08:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/12/08


1905 subway ride
Posted December 12, 2008 09:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Free tickets to 4 World Premiere Dances at Julliard

The Juilliard Dance will be hosting four nights of free dance programs ... not to be missed in this harsh economic times ... please go to their web-site for the nightly programs...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 8:00 pm, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

New Dances/Edition 2008

Lawrence Rhodes, Artistic Director

Scenic and Lighting Design by Clifton Taylor
Costume Design by Fritz Masten

4 WORLD PREMIERES

SIDRA BELL Refrain for a Broken Chorus
Music by Dennis Bell
with The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble

DARRELL GRAND MOULTRIE Exposed Sights
Music by Rodrigo y Gabriela

JOHANNES WIELAND because there isn't any
Music by Jean-Pierre Guiran
Bob Goldberg and Michael Ippolito, accordions

LARRY KEIGWIN Runaway
Music by Jonathan Melville Pratt

FREE tickets available at the Juilliard Box Office (directions), located on the plaza level at The Juilliard School, Broadway at 65th Street.

The Juilliard School, northwest corner of Broadway and West 65th Street, 212-769-7406

Posted December 11, 2008 12:37 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Dance   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Abraham Lincoln's 1864 Victory Speech on display at Christie's

Abraham Lincoln's 1864 Victory Speech. The Original Manuscript. (his hand writing on paper!) On view at Christie's, Rockefeller Centre. To be auctioned February 12, 2009.

"...now that the election is over, may not all...reunite...to save our common country?" "we cannot have free government without elections..."

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Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-636-2000




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Posted December 11, 2008 09:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/10/08

Posted December 10, 2008 07:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Cool Tool - Bracketron Dash-Mat

The Bracketron Dash-Mat lets you easily place a cell phone, GPS, MP3 player, radar detector, etc., on your dash, and easily move it from car to car.

No drilling, no adhesives, no suction cups. Highly recommended.




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SKU 874688001303, Model UFM-200-BL

Posted December 9, 2008 10:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Tools   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 12/9/08

Posted December 9, 2008 07:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

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R/C Video Friday: Ripsaw Gets A Gun
Posted December 8, 2008 09:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Tri-Institutional Friday Noon Recital

This was the program at the Tri-Institutional Friday Noon Recital at Rockefeller University:

The concert hall was packed. Sorry you missed a very fine Pastorale concert with period instruments. This was the start of my 2008 Christmas festivities. The faithful attend the Friday noon prayers, meanwhile I attend the Friday noon recitals.

Tri-Institutional Noon Recitals, Caspary Auditorium, The Rockefeller University, 66th Street and York Avenue (#2 on this campus map - pdf), Recitals Hotline: 212-327-7007, ext. 1

Posted December 7, 2008 09:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Music   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

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Gotcha!

Posted December 6, 2008 11:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

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Posted December 3, 2008 11:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

"75th Anniversary of Alcohol Prohibition’s End Inspires Modern Effort"

On Tuesday, December 2, a group of law enforcers who fought on the front lines of the “war on drugs” and witnessed its failures will commemorate the 75th anniversary of alcohol prohibition’s repeal by calling for drug legalization. The cops, judges and prosecutors will release a report detailing how many billions of dollars can be used to boost the ailing economy when drug prohibition is ended.

“America’s leaders had the good sense to realize that we couldn’t afford to keep enforcing the ineffective prohibition of alcohol during the Great Depression,” said Terry Nelson, a 30-year veteran federal agent and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). “Now, cops fighting on the front lines of today’s ‘war on drugs’ are working to make our streets safer and help solve our economic crisis by teaching lawmakers a lesson from history about the failure of prohibition. We can do it again.”

"Cops Say Legalizing Drugs Can Boost Economy by Billions," Press Release from LEAP, November 26, 2008

Prohibition didn't work in the 1920s and 1930s, and it isn't working today.





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Posted December 1, 2008 09:27 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)