28 July 2007

SPOTD #128

The big news is the arrival of Evan Brian Joseph Palmer. He was adopted by Justin and Kira Palmer last Sunday, after being born in Gainesville on the 15th of July. He weighed 7lbs 2oz and was 21 inches in length. The little family is doing great, happy to be together.

Today's phrase:
From José Martí, patron saint of the SPOTD

Actual:
Los niños son la esperanza del mundo.

Phonetic with emphasis on bold syllable:
Lows neen-yoes sown lah ace-pay-rahn-sah dale moon-doe.

Translation:
The children are the hope of the world.

Incredible
Watch this video. It is an incredible display of technological innovation.

Innerspace
This is a review of a book that looks pretty cool. It is about the weird creatures that live deep in the sea.

Indy
Another video from the set of the new Indiana Jones movie. Not much there, but still fun to see. This movie should have a huge open.

Potter
I finished the seventh Harry Potter book the other day. I thought it was fantastic and a fitting end to the series. Stephen King wrote about it here. I posted some funny Simpsons videos on the series here.

Submarines
I've mentioned personal submarines in a previous SPOTD. This is an article that talks about their implications for security, especially the danger posed by terrorism and the drug trade. I'd still like to own one.

Edwards
John Edwards is an insincere and pompous blowhard. This article from The Onion (a satirical website) is an excellent send-up of Edwards-style campaign promises.

Link of the Day
This is a weird one. I remember seeing this when I was a kid, although I don't remember this portion. This is today's Awesome Video Saturday entry. It's about Mark Twain and some of his characters and a freaky devil.

1 comment:

Mare said...

Joe... We have to talk Potter (offline so we don't divulge anything to slower readers). I just wrote about Potter on my blog today.

By the way, I couldn't find the link to the Stephen King article.