Although very cool I can’t help thinking to myself, except for the advanced lighting, drinks and bars have been pretty much stayed the same for thousands of years.
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This is just amazing. Space Shuttle launch from an airplane. I bet everyone was jammed over on one side of the airplane to see it.
A Dell exec Bryan Chester ran around the Dell Campus dressed as a biker in a face covering skull bandanna yelling for people to “go to the Lobby” carrying metal objects(Probably the new Streak) Unfortunately instead of a morale boosting product announcement it caused mayhem and 911 calls and ultimately the arrival of the police. It is hard though to criticize someone since ideas often look great on paper. For example I knew another company that came up with what seemed to be on the surface a great marketing idea. Summer sale with packs of suntan lotion sent out to clients. All was well until the packs ruptured inside the envelopes and leaked gobs of sun tan oil all over the clients mail. Basically it went down like this, Post-person shows up, “Here’s your box of oily mail,” followed by lots of pissed off people on the phone. Moral of the story: Just because it seems like a great marketing idea, doesn’t mean it is.
Ok. Believe it or not, McDonald’s restaurants in Hong Kong will give you an out the door wedding package so you can tie the knot with your sweetheart and get a Big Mac at the same time. Of course I can see the inevitable…Burger King, not to be outdone will have to quickly announce its all inclusive divorce package. “Divorce, the King says have it your way.”
The next time you happen to be in the Northwest part of Connecticut particularly in a town called New Hartford don’t forget to drop by St Johns Episcopal Church and see Sly Stallone in all his glory forever imortalized as a saint in a stained glass window. My stepfather is retired from his craft as a stained glass artist now and since moved on to writing, but his Sly still stands. How did this come about? When I was a teenager I was watching the third Rambo movie when my stepfather was working on a new window and he knew I always loved the Rambo movies when I was younger so he decided as an inside joke to take Sly’s face and add it to a window. When you walk in the door it is on the right side. I won’t tell you which one, but you can’t miss it when you look for it. Adrienne we made it!
Like anyone I spend a fair amount of time thinking about time travel. Going back to a period in history etc etc with lots of different scenarios, like a plot for any time travel movie. Was also thinking if it would be possible to take back anything into the past as in objects etc(lets forget about screwing with the space time continuum and any paradoxical issues for a moment) what would you bring? Obviously there are so many different choices like, cures for major diseases, technology items, a good shotgun like Ash would carry. Was thinking though what if you were to bring back a case of Coca Cola to let’s say 16th century England? It would probably blow peoples minds. Soon of course you would end up on the radar of the King of England if you weren’t beaten over the head and had your case stolen before hand. “Bring the man before me who would possess this sweet black bubbly drink called “Coca Cola” “I command you as a servant of the King to produce more of this elixir.” “Ahh yes your Majesty…ah… about that…” Personally I don’t know where I am going with this but it still is an interesting idea none the less.
Sure they may ice your cable signal, throttle your bandwidth back and drop your VOIP calls every now and then, but never let it be said they don’t have a sense of humor.
I knew these little guys were fast, but wow!
Read about more stuff that can kill you at [National Geographic]
This is Mathew Inman’s site dedicated to his insanely funny sarcastic humor about all sorts of subjects with technology being one of them. This stuff is so close to home. Like reading about Eddie Van Halen watching Spinal Tap for the first time and saying “hey that wasn’t funny at all, that crap actually happened to me.”Ahh the long hard road of rock and roll.
With no further commercial interruptions tumble down the rabbit hole and click below. I am definitely buying the book when its out!
As far as I’m concerned, progress peaked with frozen pizza. ~From the movie Die Hard 2