04 July 2008

SPOTD #141

This edition comes to you on a beautiful day in sunny Marco Island, Florida. Related news relates to the potential danger of wearing flip-flops too much.

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Today's Phrase:
From Thomas Jefferson:

Actual:
El Dios que nos dio la vida nos dio la libertad al mismo tiempo.

Phonetic with emphasis on bold syllable:
Ell Dyose kay nose dyo lah vee-dah nose dyo lah lee-bare-tahd all meese-moe tyem-poe.

Translation:
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.

Wall-E
We saw this movie last weekend, taking Joseph for his second time at the movies. It was great fun and a great film. My friend Jake (who works at Pixar) sent me this great article about the director Andrew Stanton. Stanton talks about how his beliefs influence his filmmaking, and about how what really matters is making a great story.

Graveyards
This is a cool set of pictures of airplanes that have been mothballed or decommissioned. King of haunting.

McKay
Jim McKay was a great, old-school broadcaster. He came from a time when broadcast journalism, especially sports broadcasting was still somewhat new and a sort of insurgent element. Now it is the fat cat, relatively lazy by comparison. This article is a view of a better time.

Delfín
This is old news by now, but the Dolphins have been in a bit of a kerfuffle over the status of All-Pro defensive end Jason Taylor. This is Dave Barry's take on the situation

'08 & Taxes
This is what President Obama would mean for taxes.

Dharma
You have a special opportunity to join the Dharma Initiative. Sign up at Octagon Recruiting for more information.

Link of the Day
Today in Baghdad more than 1,000 servicemen and women participated in the biggest reelistment ceremony in history, Follow the link for more, including video.

1 comment:

Matty matt said...

as the OFFICIAL podiatrist of SPOTD, (can I just declare myself the official podiatrist of SPOTD?)I must concur with the research on flip-flops. Lots of foot/ ankle pain can be attributed to poor shoe gear such as flip-flops. I likewise own a pair of flip-flops which were recommended to me from fellow SPOTD subscriber Justin Palmer about 6-7 years ago. I love these flip-flops. They are the most comfortable flip flops ever.