Update: Dion was farookinâ€™ fabulous. He did a load of his most popular songs and a few featuring just him and his acoustic guitar, which he plays quite well and always has, even though his guitar playing was not featured in the early days. The guy just turned seventy, and he sounds like he did when he was in his twenties. Oh, and his band also kicks some serious ass. It was a great concert.
The only bad part was the age of the audience members. I figure I’m not nearly as old as they are.
On the subject of the recent U.S. District Court ruling gutting Arizona’s illegal immigration law:
It would be better to see Chinese tanks rolling down Phoenix’s Central Avenue than to be ruled by the socialist quislings who control the federal government and our courts. At least then everyone would understand that America is under enemy occupation and cannot let it continue.
The goal of good marketing is to establish strong associations between the marketed brand and things like logos, tag lines, jingles and even simple but distinctive sounds. Taking this little test demonstrates how successful marketers can be at establishing those connections, often without us realizing that weâ€™ve been taught something we never intended to learn.
The test takes about a minute, and itâ€™s fun. (I scored 18/20).
The P-51 played a pivotal role in WWII by virtue of its capability to successfully escort American bombers deep into Europe. Prior to the introduction of the P-51, American bomber groups had to fly the last leg of their missions without fighter escorts, and, as such, had served as target practice for German Messerschmitts. (A detailed history of the P-51 Mustang is here.)
If you are at all interested in the World War II and the valor of the men who stepped into such machines to fly into enemy territory and possibly have to go one-on-one with an enemy fighter pilot, take a look at this amazing hi-def photo of the inside of the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang. Please give it time to fully load in order to see the photo in full color and to use the features permitting an up-close and 360-degree view of everything in the cockpit. (You can see one fly and listen to the sound of its engine here.)
I am in awe of such machines and the men who flew them.
Making a lame attempt to emulate my friend Bingley, who often showcases the various stages of his preparation of culinary masterpieces, here is something I built, which is rather pedestrian, but gorilla stompinâ€™ good.
Reuben Sandwich: The Makins’
Reuben Sandwich (open faced): The Finished Product
Yes, itâ€™s come to this. Iâ€™m taking cell phone pictures of food. I blame Obama.
Clicking the pictures makes them bigger, if you’re inclined to want a closer look at a farookin’ Reuben Sandwich