Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One Fine Day

I missed the oath of office and inaugural address because of an oh-so-important meeting to prepare for a meeting to prepare for a meeting, which was clearly more critical than watching history being made, but thank heavens for YouTube and brethren. It makes me teary-eyed to hear and see such an intelligent and hard-working leader. Better days are ahead, my friends!

On the frivolous side of the story, check out this article about the carbon-fiber cello that Yo-Yo Ma was going to play in the inauguration ceremony. It looked like the weather was good enough that he played his traditional instrument instead, but it’s cool to see what technology can do. Apparently, the founder of the carbon company was inspired when he went sailing on a fiberglass catamaran and noticed how well the hull transmitted sound.

In even more frivolous and unrelated news, I’ve hit upon the way to enjoy Superstars of Dance. Record in advance, and fast forward through any moment where people are talking. Without having to endure the incomprehensible judging, I quite enjoyed the show this week.

America’s Best Dance Crew has begun season three, and I’m thrilled to see Hok and Dominic (from So You Think You Can Dance) in the competition with their Quest crew. Superstars would do well to imitate the Dance Crew website – photos and bios of the competitors, lots of details and extras, making it easy to get engaged with the show.

4 comments:

Amber said...

Ah, meetings! One thing that I definitely don't miss while I'm on maternity leave. ;-)

Bob said...

It will be great to see Hok and Dominic again.

tali said...

America's Best Dance Crew should pay you a recruitment bonus or something - I was looking for something to watch online when I was bored a few weeks ago and remembered you talking about this show, so I looked it up. Now I've seen most of seasons 1 and 2 and I'm looking forward to season 3! I could never watch any of these dance shows live though - I always need to skip through the talking.

Magpie said...

I thought that carbon fiber cello story was way cool too.