Monday, July 26, 2010

Avatar Flight

I just saw Avatar. A fantastic movie. Okay, the storyline was older than Hollywood, but the special affects were simply astonishing.

Have any of you seen those stupid Plavix commercials? The ones in which they tell you that their product could cause a heart attack?

We're just a little more than a week away from our next journey to Europe.  It's a rather ambitious trip this time taking in three countries; Germany, Spain and, of course, France.  We will be joined for a short while by one of Robb's lifetime friends, Susan.  She will join us in Germany for a week or so and then another week in Barcelona, where she will stay with us in the apartment we've rented there.  I'm looking forward to the trip, but I'm dreading the first and last flights.  For whatever reason, we've been booked on a flight with American Airlines from Fort Lauderdale airport.  We don't particularly care for American, but c'est la vie.  The real problem is that American doesn't fly directly to Europe from Fort Lauderdale.  We will leave there and first fly to Dallas, Texas, where we will board the plane to Frankfurt.  Stupid way to go to Europe?  You bet.  But that's where we're stuck.  And of course, the reverse on the return flight.  ¡Ay, caramba!! 

Apple’s Antenna Problem Is Different. Apple then posted videos of several smartphones, including the iPhone 4, suffering diminished signal strength when gripped in certain ways. The point of these exercises was to demonstrate that the iPhone 4’s antenna issue is not unique among cellphones. However, it is.... 

The most incredible display of gymnastics I've ever seen

Bones made from wood. 

Scientists taking vitamin D in droves. "Dr. Hollis is so convinced about the possible health benefits that he has been taking 4,000 International Units daily, for years, but recently upped it to 6,000 IU, to raise his blood levels of the nutrient. “I don’t know of anybody who is studying this who isn’t taking” the vitamin in robust amounts, Dr. Hollis says. The quantities Dr. Hollis takes are well above what Health Canada recommends." 

McDonald's Apologizes For Condoms In Happy Meals PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (CAP) - McDonald's executives were left with egg (McMuffin) on their face this week, when over 5,000 Happy Meals were distributed with colored condoms instead of a plastic toy from the movie The Last Airbender. "They were so bright and colorful, they were mistaken for Happy Meal toys," explained McDonald's vice president of public relations Robin Anderson.  But here's the most amazing part of this report: "Unfortunately most of the workers there don't read English, and they thought 'Ribbed Latex' was a character from The Last Airbender." 

Egyptian impact crater first spotted on Google Earth. Researchers poring over Google Earth images have discovered one of Earth’s freshest impact craters — a 45-meter-wide pock in southwestern Egypt that probably was excavated by a fast-moving iron meteorite no more than a few thousand years ago. 

Sex is like your salary..... You don't disclose what you get but you always think that others get more than you...!!!

À la prochaine, mes amis


Megan said...

Bon voyage! Where are you going in France?

Genie said...

Loved the story of the very "happy meals" at McD's!

Hope that you have an easy trip over and back and enjoy your time in Europe

I will miss your daily comments on my blog -- merci

Jacob said...

Hi Bob! I always find your blog interesting and informative.

Hope you have a wonderful trip to Europe and take lots of good photos.

I love the header photo...must have been taken from the ET...we stayed at what was then the Hilton which you can see a part of on the left.

God, I love that city!