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Jun 25, 2010
iPhone 4 Drops Calls, Too

Uh-oh! Did you see this in the New York Times: “On iPhone 4, a Mystery of Dropped Calls“?
Apparently there are concerns that holding the new iPhone 4 in one’s …

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Jun 24, 2010
iPhone 4 Day

Apple’s new iPhone 4 is being released today.

Think I’ll just wait until iPhone 5 comes out in 2011.

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Jun 24, 2010
Happy UFO Day

Today’s the 53rd anniversary of Kenneth Arnold’s UFO sighting, a/k/a UFO Day!

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Jun 17, 2010
Denver Fun Facts #4

This one took me aback, until I noticed the slight-of-hand in the wording (I’ll underline it).
Denver has 300 days of annual sunshine.
Located east of a major mountain range, Denver …

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Jun 16, 2010
Denver Fun Facts #3

Denver is big on sports. So you can imagine they’re one of the thirteen cities with teams from four major sports.
But they tout themselves as being one of two …

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Jun 15, 2010
Burj on a CD

Now that I’m liberated from my job, I can do things like take back returnables and go to Target in the middle of the day. So I did both …

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Jun 15, 2010
Denver Fun Facts #2

Today’s fun fact is about growth and population make-up of Denver.
Denver grew by 30 percent in the 1990s – an average of 1,000 new residents a week, every …

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Jun 14, 2010
Backstop Aquarium

Miami’s weird. Sure, I’ve never been there, but I’m familiar with their Vice, their Bad Boys and their Crime Scene Investigators (seriously, do the police all drive Hummers down …

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Jun 14, 2010
Denver Fun Facts #1

Liz is off today for Denver, and I’ll follow in a few days – one of our friends we met in Dubai is getting married out there.
Along with the usual …

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Jun 13, 2010
Les is More

Gail Collins had an interesting op-ed in the New York Times last week: “The Rise of the Richies“.
Made me think of Maine’s own Les Otten.

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Jun 11, 2010
Sheikh Mo’s Stowaway

A Romanian dude snuck aboard Sheikh Mohammed’s jet! Dude, if they’d landed in the Middle East we never would have heard this story: “Stowaway survives flight from Austria to …

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Jun 11, 2010
Fresh From Florida

I haven’t talked much about BP’s Oil Spill here, although I’ve had something like 53 days to do so.
It wasn’t until I saw this logo from the Florida Department of …

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Jun 10, 2010
Good Bye ESPN Zone

It wasn’t a great concept – is it for kids or for drunk adults? – but it’s still sad: “Disney to close 5 ESPN Zone restaurants.”

They’re keeping the one at …

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Jun 10, 2010
Nadal at Disneyland Paris

My wife likes tennis, I like Disney. Put them together, you get Rafael Nadal at Disneyland Paris celebrating his fifth French Open:

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Jun 10, 2010
More Jobs … Kinda

Aw frigging hell: “Say goodbye to full-time jobs with benefits.”
James Stoeckmann, senior practice leader at WorldatWork, a professional association of human resource executives, believes that full-time employees could become the …

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Jun 9, 2010
iPhone and the Cardinal Sins

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Apple’s new iPhone 4 they revealed yesterday. It seemed like I’ve wanted an iPhone for the last three and a half years. …

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Jun 8, 2010
new iPhone

Did you see that Apple released info on the new iPhone 4 yesterday?

It comes out June 24.

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Jun 7, 2010
Gucci Hotel in Dubai

From today’s 7Days: “A Dubai hotel for Gucci’s girl“.
Seriously.

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Jun 7, 2010
Ras al-Khaimah & Terrorists

Yesterday the Guardian had an article about Ras al-Khaimah (one of the other seven emirates in the UAE) and their terrorist links: “Ras al-Khaimah’s links to al-Qaida, not Iran, is …

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Jun 3, 2010
Khan Shatyry

Just read a story about the Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan. Er, the whatnow?
Well, the reason it caught my eye was the title: “The New Dubai?”
It’s pretty …

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