best 6 episode TV show, ever!
Add a new one to the irate reactions triggered by incessant ringing of a cell phone, bringing one of the world’s great symphony orchestras to a dead stop in mid-performance.
In a disastrous meeting of an old classic and new technology Tuesday night, the New York Philharmonic was performing Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony — a haunting piece some say the composer wrote as he faced his own death — when a cell phone started ringing in the audience.
turn your cellphone off!!!
update.. blame iPhone
well, she was ripped off, wasn’t she?
a scary tale, linked from Neatorama
On 7 April 1994, just after 3:00pm, 39-year-old FedEx flyer Andy Peterson boarded a DC-10 cargo plane at the SuperHub. He was scheduled to join Flight 705 as the flight engineer; a support role in charge of monitoring and operating aircraft systems. As Peterson entered the aircraft, he was greeted by 42-year-old Auburn Calloway, a fellow flight engineer. Calloway introduced himself as the “deadhead,” for the flight. He was just there because he needed a lift.
Shortly the men were joined by the plane’s pilot, 49-year-old Captain David Sanders, and his 42-year-old co-pilot Captain Jim Tucker. The DC-10 had a bellyful of electronic gear bound for San Jose, ultimately destined for Silicon Valley. But flight 705 wouldn’t make it anywhere near California that day.
1. We are entering the fifth year of a profound economic slump that was brought on, in large part, by our government’s failure adequately to supervise financial institutions…
is Calvin a young member of the GOP?