For a lot of years I listened to the American Country Countdown with Bob Kingsley. In more recent years he’s had another countdown show, while Kix Brooks hosted American Country Countdown. Kingsley passed away on Thursday at the age of 80.
It’s going to be weird listening to country radio and not expecting to hear his voice on the weekend.
“What is happening here is a crime” – Brazillian fascist President accusing environmentalists of what he’s done.
“I am not looking for who is responsible.”
Remember to think well of the dead, even if they wished you and yours death with every dollar they spent.
Oil and Gas don’t clean up their messes, we the Canadian citizen do.
Unrelated, the Bare Naked Ladies song $1000000 mentions John Merrick.
“I’d buy you John Merrick’s remains”
Why did they suggest buying the skeleton for a million dollars? The King of Pop had something to do with that.
John Himpe was a radio and blogging wizard. Now he’s gone, at a young 38 years of age.
Here’s his account of first getting on the Internet:
Because there were only so many hours of Internet for the year, I was always mindful of the clock. Many days, spending an entire hour online seemed like an eternity. Today, that can pass in the blink of an eye.
The Internet of 1994 was a distinctly different experience from today. Web pages were primarily coded by hand – not generated by databases. Dropping an e-mail to whoever was responsible for a website usually ended up netting you a new friend in the process. And, admiration – not SEO – was the motive for linking to another’s online creation. It was a very different time, and the content reflected that.
In my circle of friends, I was that kid – one of the first on the block to get Internet access. When people would come over to hang out, the Internet was a mild distraction – but one that wouldn’t last for long before we’d head off to watch TV or otherwise get in trouble.
UPDATE: He passed away from a brain aneurysm. Unfun fact: a young woman died of that only meters from my desk at work, less than 2 years ago.
Why did the ABC bridge have its pivot supports removed before the overhead support cables visible in the finished design were installed?
Community gathers to watch 950-ton bridge move across Southwest 8th Street
Leonor Flores ’98 is a project executive and one of 63 FIU alumni who work for MCM, the construction firm building the FIU-Sweetwater UniversityCity Bridge, which will further connect FIU and its northerly neighbor, the City of Sweetwater. She was excited to share her work with her family, especially Michelle, who is interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in school.
Michelle said she might want to follow in her parents’ footsteps and go to FIU when the time comes, and that it was fascinating to see her mom’s work in action. “I’m interested in the architecture and the design of the bridge, and the math portion of it,” she said.
Said Leonor: “It’s very important for me as a woman and an engineer to be able to promote that to my daughter, because I think women have a different perspective. We’re able to put in an artistic touch and we’re able to build, too.”
The pedestrian bridge, which crosses Southwest 8th Street at the 109th Avenue intersection, will provide a safer crossing of the eight-lane thoroughfare for the 4,200 FIU students living in Sweetwater. Between its walkways and plazas, it will also provide 9,900 square feet of gathering and event space