Archive for January, 2011
Want to Live With 42 Million People in a Megacity the Size of Switzerland? Source: gawker.com City planners in China are hoping to turn the nine cities in the Pearl River Delta into a single, humongous megacity the size of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire combined. Its population: 42 million. @ Lui Sieh – Well, my ancestral village is already a golf course, so why not go whole hog and convert the whole Pearl River Delta?
The Scientist – Coldplay Cover Source: www.youtube.com “The Scientist” by Coldplay – - Performed by Vincent Ngo – - Vocals by Jennifer Stopper – - Edited by Dave Rollans Today’s soundtrack – this one kid is doing all of the instruments!
Ukranian Polka Band playing “Hot N Cold” Source: www.youtube.com Ukranian Polka Band playing “Hot N Cold” from Katie Perry There’s only one thing to do with this crazy weather (6° F/-14° C): let’s polka! Happy Monday folks!
Jack LaLanne, Founder of Modern Fitness Movement, Dies at 96 Source: www.nytimes.com Mr. LaLanne found recognition through his obsession with grueling workouts and good nutrition, complemented by a salesman’s gift. Can’t tow boats with my teeth, but thanks for the smoothies. He was always a true believer – RIP.
The Bangles – Hazy Shade Of Winter Source: www.youtube.com cover of Simon & Garfunkel tune for the film LESS THAN ZERO (1987) soundtrack. Sony Music Entertainment Audio. TGIF – Today’s soundtrack – yes, more snow and more cold in NY!
Crazily enough: the Jets have beaten Indianapolis and New England and will be playing Pittsburgh next week. Crazy! PBS posts the view of Brianna Lee, as her father, Edwin Lee, is sworn in as interim mayor of San Francisco, the first Asian-American in the position of mayor of SF. Lee would be different than the [...]
John Legend — Pride (In the Name of Love) Source: www.youtube.com Today’s soundtrack – a nice tribute to Dr. King
Among the things we remember when we think of Martin Luther King, Jr., is the “I Have a Dream Speech,” as David Weigel of Slate notes. The story behind the speech, in the Washington Post, by Clarence B. Jones, MLK’s lawyer and speechwriter. Thanks to a hat tip from Swampland at Time.com, I also link [...]
Tito Rodríguez – The Magnificent Seven Source: www.youtube.com Track 11 from Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 9: Cha-Cha De Amor. Tonight’s theme song – enjoy the rest of the weekend!
The Chinese Restaurant Awards – CBS News Video Source: www.cbsnews.com CBS News video: The Chinese Restaurant Awards – Bill Geist reports from an awards ceremony where categories include best buffet, best specialty dish and best take-out at the “The Top 100 Chinese Restaurant Awards.” An award show you can sink your teeth into!