Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Almost As Good As Being There

Hundreds of thousands of people at President Obama's inauguration. Surely a few people will take pictures, no? Check out this massive collection of photographs taken during today's history-making festivities.

For a real treat, be sure to do the following:
1. Click on any one of the push-pins
2. Click on the lower right icon to view the "photosynth" full screen
3. Press the Play button, which will scroll through a slide show


Monday, January 19, 2009

Almost There.. Priceless!

Crowds cheering on the inevitable departure of one George W. Bush, just outside his doorstep on Election Night.

Crowds singing, "Nah Nah Nah Nah!" outside that same doorstep during the inauguration celebrations.

History marking the end of Bush's tenure as President: priceless!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Another Great Leaves Us.. How Can You Not Feel Old?

Its another sad day in the world of Trek. And beyond. Ricardo Montalban has passed away at the age of 88.

Shock cannot begin to describe my feelings these days. Shame is another feeling. Why? I confess I'm embarrased to admit that I only know of Mr. Montalban's roles in Fantasy Island, Star Trek, and The Naked Gun. There is so much more to this Mexican born actor.

Less than one month ago, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry left us. Today, Ricardo Montalban. Meanwhile one of my best friends turned 40 today, another good friend is rumored to retire from work soon. My parents, aunts, and uncles certainly are not getting any younger. I have an extraordinary grandmother turning 90 this year. So much is changing and I'm finding it difficult not to feel old.. *sigh*

Click here for a neat video tribute from several years ago. And here is an MSNBC article which does a great job at giving an overview of his wonderful career.

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