Great segment I was fortunate to catch this morning on CBS News with the captain and first officer of U.S. Airways flight 1549. Hard to believe it’s been five years already. Click this link to watch it.
Hard to believe it’s been 12 years since the iPod was introduced. See the first iPod commercial above. You can read a great story about the launch of the iPod at this link.
- First Generation iPod Released 12 Years Ago; October 23, 2001. (dshenai.wordpress.com)
- First Generation iPod Released 12 Years Ago; October 23, 2001. (hrexach.wordpress.com)
- Happy 12th Birthday, iPod! (jjennajane.wordpress.com)
- Watch Steve Jobs Unveil the iPod 12 Years Ago (techland.time.com)
Like him or not, this was a great speech to the first responders at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
“I want you all to know that America today is on bended knee in prayer for the people whose lives were lost here, for the workers who work here, for the families who mourn. This nation stands with the good people of New York City and New Jersey and Connecticut as we mourn the loss of thousands of our citizens … I can hear you! I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”
(H/T Young Conservatives)
The profile at this link from the Washington Post is a couple of years old and still a great read. It is a profile on a female F-16 pilot tasked with shooting down United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
47 years ago today, the Star Trek franchise was born. See this terrific tribute above from the 40th anniversary celebrating 40 years of the Classic Sci-Fi TV / Film franchise. The tribute features all five generations together.
The King has never left our hearts and minds.
Via CNS News
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n’ roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death.
Thousands of Presley fans carried lit candles as they walked silently through the Mediation Garden at Graceland, Presley’s longtime Memphis home. The garden is the location of Presley’s grave and also is the spot where his mother, father and grandmother are buried.
Wreaths of flowers and pictures of Presley encircled the grave, while shadows cast by the glowing candles danced along the stone wall surrounding the garden. Soft music played in the mild night, as some in the procession bowed their heads or cried quietly.
Each year, fans of Presley’s music and movies come to Memphis for Elvis Week, the weeklong celebration of his life and career. Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, of a heart attack after battling prescription drug abuse.
See more at this link.
Slate Magazine breaks down the difference between an Armistice and a Treaty.