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Entries from November 27th, 2008

Gobble is a Funny Word

November 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

Gobble Gobble

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Follow the Gourd!

November 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Miscellania

The Zogby/Ziegler Poll is kinda funny.

We don’t have to agree or disagree with the questions, we simply ask them and provide the client with a fair and accurate set of data reflecting public opinion.” – John Zogby

So is this:

www.howobamagotelected.com

Monty Python Channel

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Important New York State Budget Information

November 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment · News

Flying Carpet
Obviously, I should have learned how to weave.

  • $21,000 Rug for the Governor’s Mansion
  • Purchased from company that donated $8000 to Spitzer/Paterson campaign
  • Paterson calls for drastic budget cuts
  • Paterson’s personal assistant for many years evaded taxes and claimed “non-filer syndrome”

Turkish rugs have been in vogue lately.

“It’s a warm look, and people are really migrating toward that now”

Purchase of Turkish carpet takes taxpayers for a ride? via Political IV

Update: Get your tissues ready, because this might make you cry. (via Capitol Confidential)

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Love, Logos, and Lawsuits

November 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Miscellania

I can't afford to Love NYI love America.

Hope I’m not the only one to appreciate the irony and marketing genius here.

Only $14.99, and Amy is right, ya better move fast if you want one (too).

www.icantaffordtoloveny.com

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Magazines, the Internet of the Past

November 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments · News

The democratization of the means of production and distribution has left most of our old media in tatters.  One of the many magazines I subscribed to as a youth was Life.  That and National Geographic served as a window for many to the incredible richness and diversity of the world around us.  Check out what The Google has done for us.  The entire LIFE Photo Archive.

Today about 20 percent of the collection is online; during the next few months, we will be adding the entire LIFE archive — about 10 million photos.

Check these out:

Prof. Albert Einstein

Prof. Albert Einstein

Prof. Albert Einstein on his sailboat at Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks.
Location:    NY, US
Date taken:    July 03, 1936

Aerial view of the Adirondack Mountains

Aerial view of the Adirondack Mountains

Aerial view of the Adirondack Mountains & Lake Tear-in-the-Clouds, the source water of the Hudson River.
Location:    NY, US
Date taken:    October 1939
Photographer:    Margaret Bourke-White

Lake Placid

Lake Placid

Lake Placid reflecting White Face Mountain.
Location:    NY, US
Date taken:    1973
Photographer:    John Dominis

Trudeau Laboratories

Trudeau Laboratories

Cross sections of post-mortem lungs exhibited in the Trudeau laboratories at Saranac Lake discussed by Drs. Gardner & Vorwald.
Date taken:    December 10, 1937
Photographer:    Alfred Eisenstaedt

Sanitoriums

Sanitoriums

Female tuberculosis patient lying under an electric blanket in bed on porch overlooking nearby Baker Mt. at Trudeau Sanitorium.
Location:    Saranac Lake, NY, US
Date taken:    November 1937
Photographer:    Alfred Eisenstaedt

TB Patients

TB Patients

Nine male tuberculosis patients lying shirtless on bed as they soak up ultraviolet rays from overhead carbon-arc lamps installed in the ceiling at the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital.
Location:    Saranac Lake, NY, US
Date taken:    November 1937
Photographer:    Alfred Eisenstaedt

Via Lifehacker

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Plattsburgh Comfort Inn Burns

November 15th, 2008 · 10 Comments · News

Update: Comfort Inn gets OK for rebuild
Comfort Inn Complex to Reopen by Summer
Comfort Inn lawsuit filed

So, our routine trip to the hardware store was interupted by FIRE.  According to Dwight, the cook at Perkins, the fire started in the pool/sauna area after some type of power surge.  When we arrived on the scene, only the southern end of the complex was noticeably burning (Huge flames leaping into the air).  Soon we saw emergency response from Keeseville, Saranac, Chazy, Beekmantown….  Despite their efforts, the fire quickly spread to the lobby area and finally all the through Legends (the bar) and into Perkins.  I’d say the whole place is done.

Here’s a quick-look, a video, and a slideshow, more pictures after the jump:

Couple more videos – 1, 2,


More Day-after pictures – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,

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Another reason I Love New York….the Logos!

November 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

Well, it only took 6 months for someone to figure that we might not be getting the greatest deal.  It took a reveal at WTM for someone to notice.  The headlines are not entirely accurate – the whole campaign, not just the logo was $17 million – but still.

New York’s new logo and why squirrels don’t work for me

I’m sure many Britons are guilty of thinking of New York as no more than a city, but will the squirrel really do the job? How about a picture of a national park in autumn, with the strap line “Welcome to NY”, or just the strap line, “Did you know NY has 45 ski resorts”?

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