Posts filed under “Weekend”

George Carlin on the American Dream

Category: Weekend

Perfecting the Dining Out Experience

It appears this NY Times piece, which ran back in October, may have escaped Barry’s attention. [BR: I saw it and forwarded to a friend who owns a restaurant.] Titled 100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do, it should be the Holy Grail for any restaurateur.  I have not yet found the restaurant with a spotless compliance record, and wonder…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Wilkinson Residence in Portland’s Forest

This is not the tree house your Dad built for you. Built by Robert Harvey Oshatz in the forests of Portland, Oregon — designed in 1997 and completed in 2004, the Wilkinson Residence is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Built on a steep sloping lot, the living space resides amongst the forest canopy, making…Read More

Category: Weekend

Count Basie Remembers The Blues

Count Basie reminisces on Kansas City and the birth of the Blues. He performs an affectionate tribute to his mentor, Fats Waller. (Excerpt from Jazz Casual 07/21/68) hat tip boingboing

Category: Music, Weekend

Floored

Trailer for Floored > 3 minute short film created exclusively for Cinelan, “The Transition” Source: Trading-Pit Glamour Dims as Chicago Computers Ascend in Film Tony C. Dreibus Bloomberg, Jan. 15 2010 http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aVuWpivMV_2s&pos=13

Category: Film, Weekend

Real Estate Price Global Edition

On Monday, I showed a chart via The Economist magazine that hugely made doing global comparisons of real estate prices as snap. My boy Paul showed me how to get the embed working properly! Check it out:

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate, Weekend

TDS: Clusterf#@k to the Poor House – Wall Street Bonuses

Companies that American taxpayers had to bail out with billions of dollars use that money to reward their employees with bonuses The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

Category: Weekend

Airport Security

Source: KAL’s cartoon The Economist, Jan 7th 2010 http://www.economist.com/daily/kallery/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15228610

Category: Humor, Travel, Weekend

Men Sky Dive Off World’s Tallest Building

Only a few days after debuting as the world’s tallest building, two skydivers leapt off of the Burj Khalifa to set the world record for highest basejump. Video courtesy of Fox News.

Category: Weekend

Alma: Pixar Meets The Twilight Zone

Be sure to select “full screen” to watch this one: Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo. hat tip boingboing

Category: Film, Weekend