From the daily archives:

Friday, July 17, 2009

It’s Now the Willis Tower

July 17, 2009

Whatever!  The building pictured above will always be the Sears Tower deep down.  A London-based firm, Willis Group Holdings, has secured naming rights for the building and officially took advantage of this fact yesterday.  Before Ferris Bueller, I didn’t know anything about the Sears Tower, other than it was taller than anything in New York [...]

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Sound of Music Flash Mob

July 17, 2009

I’ve found flash mobs fascinating ever since I first heard of them a couple of years ago.  There’s just something about a large number of people doing something completely random in the most unusual places.  The following is a flash mob performing the Sound of Music classic, Do Re Mi, at Antwerp’s Central Station.   [...]

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Terror in Jakarta Targets Foreigners

July 17, 2009

Obama Administration Newspeak:  Unfortunately our overseas contingency operations failed to stop a man-caused disaster which took the life of at least 18 non-Americans in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels today.  No Americans were killed, but at least five were wounded. Regular-Person Translation:  Islamic terrorists set off bombs at two hotels in Jakarta, [...]

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