Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our Tax Dollars at Work

This is old,but I laugh every time I see it--Marines in Iraq doing the Cha Cha Slide.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Digital Abraham Lincoln

I'm from Illinois and have grown up with a deep appreciation of Abraham Lincoln. I've read a couple of books on him recently. The History Channel had a program on "Stealing Lincoln's Body," which proved interesting. In it they had a living, moving Lincoln that I thought was a well made-up actor. Surprise. This short featurette explains how they digitally created that "actor."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Has Cleopatra's Tomb Been Found?

Zahi Hawass believes so, based on some coins with Cleopatra's head, a bust, and the fragment of a mask he believes is Mark Antony because of the dimple in the chin. In his favor is the spot. While many believed Cleopatra's tomb was in her palace complex (which lies underwater now), the proposed site is some 30 miles away. I'll be interested to know more.

Embedded video from CNN Video

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Susan Boyle

She's 47, never been kissed, and currently one of the most watched people on YouTube. Susan Boyle makes me believe that it's all just a matter of finding the right moment in life. She opens her mouth and sings like a professional. You've probably already seen this, but if you haven't, here's proof that you should never make prejudgments. I end up in tears every time I see it.