Nearly every night it seems the Empire State Building has a different lighting pattern. Colored lighting on the building started in commemoration of our bicentennial in 1976.
Empire State Building Lighting Schedule
The Empire State Building was built in 11 months. Tell that to your contractor when he complains.
Less than a week until the election ends and the post election season starts. To bide the time, I found a web site that counts the electoral votes based on state to state polls.
Current Electoral Vote Predictor 2004
Kerry and Bush are pretty much tied, with a few states swinging in the wind. New York isn’t up for grabs, but I’m going to vote anyway.
Find your polling place at an aptly named site MyPolling Place.com
Go vote, grab some popcorn to watch the returns and then realize how similar these two candidates really are.
The USS Cole was attacked by terrorists while at portin Yemen back in 2000. Far from recent news, but here’s how we brought her back for repairs. The Cole is a fairly big guided missile destroyer. The Marlin is a huge ship and it partly submerged itself, had the Cole tugged over it, and ascended with the Cole now on its deck.
The Cole returned to the Fleet in 2002.
Who needs Google? You got Ask Snoop!
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For those of you who have seen The Shining, this will be pretty funny. If you haven’t seen it this will probably be confusing… just letting you know.
This website has now made two 30-second flash movies where they reinact the memorable scenes of classic movies. So far i’ve seen The Shining and The Excorcist… reinacted by bunnies.
All of my music is stored on my computer now, and before that the CDs were in big wallets, so it’s been a while since I’ve looked through the album covers. Some covers I remember were the baby on the first Nirvana album, and Michael Jackson with the white tiger on Thriller…although that may have been on the inside…
Flip that around and here’s a humorous review of the Top 10 Worst Album Covers.
See also more album covers
I found CaliforniaCoastline.org a while back, I think in relation to the lawsuit by Ms. Streisand that tried to shut this down. Instead, it probably just gave it free publicity and brought it to my attention.
If you’ve ever lived in California or traveled to part of its coast, you’ll like what you can find here.
Golden Gate Bridge
Opening Scene from ‘The O.C.’
Golden Gate Park and the Sunset
Southern End of Zuma Beach
Lots of memories, check it out.
Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King was released on December 17th at a feature length of 3 hours and 30 minutes for this final film in the trilogy. I would recommend the collectors versions of the trilogy films if you are interested in learning more about the vast imaginary world which has been created based on the original books (The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings)
In connection with the trilogy and other famous works of J.R.R. Tolkien there have been a lot of development of various mythical stories and creatures, etymology of a lot of the elvish words used. One of the scolars (David Salo) of the invented languages Tolkien used in the books was called up to help the movie creators with the inscriptions on both the ring and the elven gate to the mines of Morea, along with the dialogue of the films and inscriptions on costumes and props. Another student of Tolkien came up with one of the more current applications of his studies and put his knowledge into a name generator. If you want to learn more, click here.
What is my Elven Name?
What is my Hobbit Name?
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I’ve always liked riddles, and this looks like a promising game. To get to the next page, you must enter the answer to each riddle. Some kind of prize occurs at the end…I think collectively we could get it.
Net Riddler Site
Below are the answers as I get them or people help me. They are hidden in a white font, so highlight the text area with your mouse to see the answers.
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Socal boy Will Ferrell gave the Class Day speech at Harvard this year. The whole Class Day event was webcast, but the first hour and 27 minutes are worthless.
1 hour 27 minutes – The two guys to introduce him are so not funny they are worth watching.
1 hour 30 minutes – Will comes on and is classic for about 24 minutes…after which close it quickly to save yourself from having to listen to Harvard students trying to be funny….fortunately Will is still on stage so watch “Frank” drink a beer.
There is also a transcript available if you don’t have sound and video…and here’s a link to Apple so you can get a new computer.