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November 24, 2005

happy thanksgiving

Right or wrong, but never in doubt:

Quick post while Dave’s in the shower: I survived the flight. I got a job. (More details on that later.) We’ve managed to eat some pretty awesome food - some cooked by my sister, some cooked by chefs in a fancy-shmancy restaurant. I got a great early birthday gift from my sister - a pair of jeans that make my ass look fantastic. (How rare a find is THAT?) We’ve been to the Museum of Modern Art and Central Park. We (meaning Dave and I - and probably my siblings, but definitely NOT my parents) got way too tipsy last night at dinner. I’ve managed to only get into one fight with my dad so far. (I’m doing well. Trust me.) And today we’re going to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty before we head back to T’s apartment and eat way too much food for Thanksgiving. I’m wearing my fat jeans in anticipation. Hope everyone has a good holiday.

 

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November 18, 2005

11th Commandment: Thou shalt not jump the median

I thought this was pretty good.

“Can’t too much go wrong next to a big statue of Jesus.” Before you read any further, to spark some genuine interest in this post, take a quick glance at this article from the New York Times, more specifically the picture. Yes, that is a 60 foot tall Jesus in the middle of nowhere Ohio (well, that would cover all of Ohio, but my contempt and hatred for Ohio will have to wait for some other time). I bring this up because I first discovered this completely tasteful icon while driving up to Ann Arbor from Atlanta for the weekend. With the exception of Dayton, Toledo and Cincinnati, Ohio is pretty much a whole lot of nothing for the stretch of I-75 that we drove on. It was approaching around 1 AM, after not seeing a pair of head or breaklights in about 20 minutes, when my friend who was driving while I was in the passenger seat reading exclaimed “Jesus Christ!” Yup, that was about right. Keep in mind it is about 1 in the morning, very dark, and I guess you could say that we “saw the light” because this thing errupted out of the darkness to the bewilderment of us all. Was it a magnificent, holy and humbling scene? Not quite. To be very honest, it scared the living crap out of me. At first we couldn’t tell was it was and the spotlights that light up during the night cast shadows around his eyes, which have the effect shining a flashlight under the face while telling a ghost story. And it is 60 feet tall. And his hands look close enough to the road to flatten your car if he decided to become animated like the Statue of Liberty in “Ghost Busters.” I prefer my giants to be either jolly green or carry and axe, wear flannel and have a blue ox as a pet. On the way back, the well lit Christ was far less breathtaking and simply prompted an “Oh come on” from our crew.

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November 13, 2005

Pic and some info on Detective Stella Bonasera

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Detective Stella Bonasera is half Greek, half Italian and all New York. She speaks her mind and does not back away from confrontation. Stella’s unmatched desire to find answers for the victims of violent crime is due in part to questions about her own past. Stella is an orphan who lived a hard-knock life in “the system.” Everything she knows of Greek culture, language and community, she learned in a book. Her parents and background remain a mystery. Stella’s fierce independence and unflinching character led her to join the NYPD. To fellow officers, she is the Statue of Liberty, a woman standing tall with her head held high. These qualities, along with her intelligence, brashness and determination, earned her a coveted spot as a CSI alongside Mac Taylor.

 

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Sarkozy must go. Chirac must apologize.

Excuse me, but how do you get this again:

6. Equality, Liberty, Fraternity: Or whatever the statue of liberty ever meant to imply. Whereas there is 5% overall unemployment for university graduates in France, there is 26.5% unemployment for “North African” university graduates. This is indicative of biases in the field of employment for the Muslims and Blacks. This is 21st century slave-owners mindset afflicting the racist France. Everything must be done to ensure affirmative actions to reserve quotas in employment for minorities so that they are at least represented well and compensated well in lieu of all tortures that mainland France has caused and benefited from the Muslims and Blacks so far.

 

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October 26, 2005

New York & Philadelphia

This looks like it could be good news:

Next day I catch the subway back to Time Square, like Vegas it’s no where near as interesting during the daytime. I decided to walk down Broadway to Macy’s the world’s largest department store. After this I walked through Soho towards lower Manhattan. I ran into Sid the guy from Boston (this was the 3rd time we had just ran into each other in the street, what are the chances of this in cities the size of Boston and NY), we then went and looked at the World Trade Centre site. I was here 2 years ago and not much has changed in those 2 years, one new Skyscraper has been re-built on the edge of the site but no building work has happened yet on the Freedom Tower. The Freedom Tower aims to be the tallest building in the world when it is finally built. Next we walked past the Stock Exchange and then down to the Staten Island ferry terminal where we caught a free ferry across the river. On this 30 minute transfer you get a great view of downtown Manhattan as well as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. There is nothing to do once you get to Staten Island, so like most tourists we got back on the ferry to Manhattan without leaving the terminal.

 

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October 14, 2005

P&T off the deep end.

Did someone notify the authorities:

David Copperfield has made the Statue of Liberty disappear, and David Blaine has spent inordinate amounts of time encased in things. But neither of them have ever performed a televised magic special underwater.

 

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October 13, 2005

FUN DUH MENTAL Fury

Same old story, same old ending:

IT surprises me sometimes. . . where IT shows up. IT being the wounds and scars of an appalachian raising steeped in the legalism of fundamental faith. IT showed up this week on Tuesday night at my daughters volleyball game. Her team traveled to face off against a Christian school on the other side of the belt. Well they had played this team on our home court earlier in the season. Alledgedly the school called our school to say they were offended by our girls uniforms (classic volleyball athletic spandex uniform shorts) and that If they were to play them again then the girls would have to wear the big loose baggy shorts near their knee. I hadnt been told this but the tension started as I pulled onto the "campus" of the church sponsored school. SEveral beautiful colonial style buildings, A HUGE sanctuary, a lake for baptism complete with (drumroll please) their very own STATUE OF LIBERTY! Yes! I would guess a 1/500th scale replica of the symbol of freedom herself. . . .right there by the baptism lake. I entered the gym and recognized the sweeping skirts, plain women, decked out men immediately. When I saw that our girls were told to not wear their own uniforms I was so frustrated and so surprised at my own frustration. Now I can blurt out the modest speech with the best of all youth pastors. Those who have had any connection with my leadership through the years could probably quote the colorful speech right back at ya! But it births out of internal holiness, and of wanting girls to be free of legalistic limitations and sexual expectations that cause them to be trapped by the expectations of society> I want girls to be free from the LIES of fashion and media. But i also know these are teaching opportunities to instill the importance of holiness and heart. . . . . everything else is just icing. And thus why I struggle so with the legalistic control of sports uniforms (which are far from immodest) in the presence of a culture that oppresses women, obviously does not confront obesity and gluttony, displayed horrid sportsmanship in the game, etc etc. My daughter gets frustated I think of my cries of injustice. She rolls her eyes as every other 13 yr old girl and is certain that this is "no big deal". But it is! It has to be. I hope that she might see how I want so much for her. How I know for certain her heart cannot be hidden by long shorts. How wrong it is for others to insist you play by their close minded rules and in so doing the sin of their judgement is greater than the implied sin of your uniform. How wrong it is that she was so easily and wrongly judged. I want her to see How a statue of liberty by a baptism pool by a big fancy church that calls the shots - spits in the face of a savior, makes light of the gospel, and mocks the name of the one in which they baptize. For the sacrament of baptism did not come with a rule book. I want her to know that her true identity is present in the waters of that baptism poured on her heart. And that her identity as a daughter of God is NOT dependent on the length of her shorts.

 

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Part One

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In fairness, however, she could have done far worse. She could have ended up with Crawford, perish the thought, or Harvey, the latter of which still makes my bottom itch just at the thought of him. These two could bore the Statue of Liberty into a yawn; they could have sent Saddam’s troops screaming into the desert without a shot being fired; if you could bottle up their brain-addling conversation and sell it in Boots, it would be the number one best-selling natural antidote to insomnia within a fortnight. No, really.

 

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October 12, 2005

New York City Sightseeing

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You name it, New York’s got it. Let’s see, a trip to New York would naturally take weeks, if not months to complete and if you don’t go to the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, American Museum of Natural History, The Guggenheim and Madame Tussard’s Wax Museum, you’ve not even been to New York even if your plane landed into New York! And there’s really a lot more to see in New York.

 

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October 11, 2005

Islam: A Haven for Misfit Souls?

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So reads the inscription on the base of the Statue of Liberty. For generations, it has called out to the poor and oppressed of the world, offering a haven that was regarded world-wide as a land of hope, freedom, and opportunity.

 

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October 10, 2005

The Trip is On

Where we grew up, this would be a good thing:

With the recent terror alerts for the New York City subways, we have decided we won’t ride them while we are there. In fact, we will monitor the news this coming week and make a decision about whether it’s worth the risk to go see the World Trade Center site and the Statue of Liberty, or just bypass the Big Apple altogether and head on toward Philadelphia. If it were up to me, that’s what I would do, but Glenda has never been to the east coast and I’d like her to get a little taste of every thing.

 

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October 09, 2005

Frog Cuisine ala Chicken

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Can you believe this? The AP News is reporting that “French Bashing is Alive and Well in the U.S.” Who knew? They are citing an advertisement by the Subway chain which said “France and chicken, somehow it just goes together“, along with a photo of a chicken dressed like Napoleon. Take a look - AlphaPatriot has the details HERE. Now Subway claims they were only tauting French cuisine while describing their new Cordon Bleu chicken sandwich. The French took offense and Subway has removed the ads. However, take a look at Subway’s unabashed anti-American advertising the American corporation used in Germany: “Subway Ends ‘Fat Statue of Liberty’ Campaign“.

 

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October 08, 2005

NYC

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Arrived at JFK at 4:30 am, took the Air Train/subway to 34th St/Penn Station. Left bags at La Quinta hotel on 32nd st, and went to Ground Zero, Wall St, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island. Took a nap, and had dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. It’s raining lightly here, and it’s very very humid. There are way too many people living in NYC. It’s fun to visit, but it’s just too dirty and crowded to be a place of permanent residence.

 

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October 07, 2005

Take a Trip Back in Time: Historic Vacation Destinations in the US

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If the Statue of Liberty is viewed as the shimmering gateway to America, Ellis Island was, from 1892 to 1954, the stern-faced security guard that evaluated immigrants before they’re allowed to enter the US. Walking through the rooms of the redbrick building, visitors can follow the immigration procedure step by step which starts at the Great Hall or Registration Room. Photographs, clothes, posters, ship logbooks, and luggage are displayed across three dozen galleries as well as interactive multimedia presentations that tell of the island’s history. The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, built behind the Main Building, lists the names of some 600,000 immigrants from various ports of entry. It is said that about 40% of all Americans can trace their family history to a man, woman, or child who entered the United States through Ellis Island. The park has free admission and is open daily except on Christmas day. For park inquiries, call (212)363-3200 or go to http://www.ellisisland.org

 

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October 05, 2005

Web 2.0 - What's in a Tag?

When was the last time your saw something like this:

Distracted somewhat because I’m thinking of the role of Ojos in auto-tagging. Could Ojos recognize the face of the Statue of Liberty, say, and auto-tag it accordingly? Could they recognize places as well as faces?

 

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September 20, 2005

Trip Report Day 5

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I then head to get in line to go up to the top of the ESB. This involves waiting in line for like an hour, going through a security screening, watching the young couple in front of me kiss frequently and annoy everybody around them, become annoyed by the non-english speaking white tourists, and eventually take a series of elevators up to a view that’s so surreal that I can hardly appreciate it. I do realize that the Statue of Liberty is a lot smaller than I realize and I decided that this is enough view of it. In the end it’s an hour of waiting for 10 minutes of being crowded and feeling fat and in the way and I bolt pretty quickly. I’ve been told this would be more interesting at night, but I’m not sure. You’re really not seeing much you don’t see on any TV show set in NY anyway. Boo this building.

 

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September 19, 2005

Message: I Care About the Black Folks

This is the kind of news that comes in pairs:

This White House doesn’t hate all pictures, of course. It loves those by Karl Rove’s Imagineers, from the spectacularly lighted Statue of Liberty backdrop of Mr. Bush’s first 9/11 anniversary speech to his “Top Gun” stunt to Thursday’s laughably stagy stride across the lawn to his lectern in Jackson Square. (Message: I am a leader, not that vacationing slacker who first surveyed the hurricane damage from my presidential jet.)

 

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liberate america

Did it really go down like this:

The prophecy came after a vision. In the vision, I saw the Statue of Liberty, New York, it’s shorelines, the US Capitol at Washington DC and a golden like bowl being poured out. This morning, while I was thinking about the vision and the word I had written down in my journal, I saw the Statue of Liberty in chains. This second vision only came in today while I was driving to work. The rest of the vision took place on Monday night. Here are the words I had scribbled down on my journal.

 

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September 18, 2005

Point/Counterpoint

You don't believe our story, officer:

This White House doesn’t hate all pictures, of course. It loves those by Karl Rove’s Imagineers, from the spectacularly lighted Statue of Liberty backdrop of Mr. Bush’s first 9/11 anniversary speech to his “Top Gun” stunt to Thursday’s laughably stagy stride across the lawn to his lectern in Jackson Square. (Message: I am a leader, not that vacationing slacker who first surveyed the hurricane damage from my presidential jet.)

 

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September 15, 2005

Robin Williams' Plan

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“The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and she’s yelling, ‘you want a piece of me?’ ”

 

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September 13, 2005

Russian expert : Beware of China !

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Now, at stake in a dictatorship is the dictator's virtual ownership or loss of not an old car, but of the country's entire property. In 1990 Gorbachev virtually owned Soviet Russia, and in 1992 he was a pauper, living outside it (not the worst outcome either!). It is officially forbidden in China to refer or allude in the media to the Tiananmen Square movement, inspired by the West (recall the replica of the Statue of Liberty on the Square). Obviously, the West will be subverting, by its very existence, the dictatorship of China unless and until the West has been annihilated by the dictatorship of China or turned into its docile colony. It may be relevant to recall that Marx, Lenin, and Mao taught that the future of mankind is a single global Communist society, and Chinese military superiority may well be its midwife.

 

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September 12, 2005

Friday 20th January 1995

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The sun sunk below the horizon leaving behind a burnt golden brown landscape enveloped in a burgundy sky interlaces with cirrus clouds radiating out like the spokes of a wheel from where the last glow of the earth's fiery sustainer had disappeared from view. 'Rather like the Statue of Liberty's tiara", dreamed Claire in awe of Nature's eternal beauty.

 

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September 09, 2005

I slept with Brian Bortnick

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Crowbar is a great place to play with a heckuva PA system, only bad thing is the drive … This time took a picture of The Statue of Liberty but you can hardly see it … Took a picture of the “Electric Avenue” sign … The Yagertown sign … and the tree in the middle of the pond … Sorry if there’s too many road pics, but what else am I gonna do 4 hours in a truck? Jeff and I did the show as Dave and Alex couldn’t make it … That night all of us stayed in one hotel room … In fact, I even slept in the same hotel as Penn State’s football team … Why they stayed in a hotel is beyond me … Anyway, the room was in two halves … one side was Brian, Jeff and I and the other side Bass, Bob, Greg and Jordan …

 

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September 08, 2005

Balls Out

This interesting article appeared today:

Brad Pitt of the ball persons shows. Always vogueing, he wears shades and sports a Bjorn Borg do. He holds up his balls like he’s the Statue of Liberty.

 

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September 05, 2005

Wine Country and Pacific North West

Every time we see an article on this, we have to check it out:

Portland was a very clean and welcoming city which I could defiently live it, its not that big (about half a million) but has everything you could want from a city. The hostel I stayed at was a big old house with grass growing on the roof to be more enviromentally friendly. In Portland I did a nice walk along the river, I went to the Oregon Historical Society which had a special day offer where you could get in for 25 cents the same price the World Fair was in Portland 100 years ago. I also went and saw the Portlandia which is the second largest copper statue in the world after the Statue of Liberty. One evening I went to a local cinema called Bagdad, it was decorated in a middle eastern style, the cinema sold beer and pizza and only cost $3 as they showed second run films (before they reach DVD). When I left Portland to go to Seattle I booked the train and not the bus even though the bus is cheaper. The train ride was really nice and a lot more comfortable, its just a shame the train never seemed to go above 50 miles an hour. Compared to this, English trains are really fast.

 

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August 26, 2005

The Hunter Thompson/Hollywood Irony

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The next time you hear the biggest hearts in Hollywood railing against how the government or corporations waste millions of dollars on their "toys" rather than helping the poor, think of the Hunter Thompson memorial service. Actor Johnny Depp spent a reported $2 million constructing a giant tower (taller than the Statue of Liberty) to shoot Thompson's ashes into the sky with some very loud fireworks.

 

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August 20, 2005

Hunter's Final Shot

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Johnny Depp, who starred in the 1998 film of Hunter's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", has spent about $1 Million on the construction of a 153ft high gun - slightly taller than the Statue of Liberty. It's been built on Thompsons "shooting range" where Hunter S. liked to fire his .44 Magnum into an old television set. The cannon ends in a double-thumbed fibreglass fist with a dagger and a peyote button attached. An eclectic mix of 250 of his friends is expected to farewell the Gonzo over "the clinking of ice and whisky" as specified in his will. See the full story here:

 

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Spider-Man 2

How many ways can you tell this story:

I bet a lot of you wonder how to get to the Statue of Liberty. All you have to do is hitch a ride on a helicopter. If you land in the water close enough to Ellis Island you climb out of the water onto it. Note: If you want to check to make sure you got it, move the right analog stick so that you are looking straight up.

 

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August 19, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson's ashes ...

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DENVER, Colorado (AFP) - The ashes of the US writer Hunter S. Thompson are to be fired from a tower the height of the Statue of Liberty in a ceremony at his Colorado home on Saturday befitting his eccentric and controversial life.

 

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I Won't Be Missing That Flight

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We took the ferry to Staten Island since it goes right by the Statue of Liberty and that was really awesome. All the times I’ve been to New York over the years and I’ve never been that close to it. The ferry was cool - they’re kinda big and more than a little scary but I just took my seat and hummed, “Let the river run/let all the heroes wake the nation/come, the new Jerusaleeeeem.” Tell me what movie that’s from and I’ll love you forever. Maybe not forever but I’ll be so taken with your movie-watching prowess that I will sit back in awe for at least 2-3 minutes.

 

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Plan for Peace

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“The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying ‘Give me your poor, your tired,your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and she’s yelling, ‘You want a piece of me?’ “

 

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August 18, 2005

Cheap and Free Fun

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Staten Island Ferry: it's free, and a great way to cool off out on the water. You get wonderful views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

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August 17, 2005

A walk to Ground Zero

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After a 15 minutes walked I arrived at Ground Zero. It is still a very strange feeling to be there. People were staring at the construction site, a lot with tears in their eyes, few were looking at pictures of friends and relatives they lost on September 11, 2001. Nobody could pass by without looking up in the sky and trying to complete the missing parts. I walked to the World Financal Center to take a picture at the inside. 5 seconds later I was surrounded by two security guys who told me that I’m not allowed to take pictures. They even checked the pictures on my camera and asked my why I was taking pictures… I walked to Wall Street and Battery Park and enjoyed a wonderful view at the Statue of Liberty in the middle of the night! It was wonderful. Before I took the subway at Wall Street to get back home, I had two cheeseburgers, french fries and a coke at Mc Donald’s.

 

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typical tuesdays.

In a as-you-will sort of way:

In case you didn’t know, this is a parody of the words on the Statue of Liberty, which if I remember right are the same except for the last line… and if you don’t know what Soylent Green is your pop culture knowledge ain’t so good. I urge you to find out.

 

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August 15, 2005

Super Diamond

This reminds us of a Chinese fortune cookie we read recently:

The show was a solid two hours of Diamond standards. Nothing too surprising and nothing too high energy, although “America”—with a video montage in the background featuring picutres of 19th century immigrants and the Statue of Liberty with the Twin Towers in view over her shoulder—brought the crowd on the floor to its feet. And while Diamond himself is slowing down a bit, he definitely still has it with the ladies. There must have been about ten women shouting “I love you, Neil!” at various points in the night in my section alone.

 

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August 06, 2005

No visas, no nations

This looks like it could be good news:

That being said, the US visa does look quite pretty, with a big picture of Abraham Lincoln impersonating the Statue of Liberty (well, actually, I assume it’s the Lincoln Memorial – interesting they choose a representation of a representation, rather than a simple picture of Lincoln himself), as well as some text in the kind of monumental typeface (very much not a Swiss sans-serif) that reminds you how European the UK is. The same thing happens with money: the clean lines and bright colours make Sterling notes and Euros almost indisitinguishable next to the 19th century stylings of the Dollar.

 

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Goin' Downtown...

While we're still young:

So I took Faisal downtown today to do a bit of site seeing. "A bit" turned out to be "a lot," and we actually pretty much covered all there is too see in downtown Manhattan. We passed through Battery Park, went on the Staten Island Ferry (saw the Statue of Liberty), toured the Financial District, visited the World Trade Center site, walked over the Brooklyn Bridge, went up to Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo, the Village, Washington Sq. Park, and I think that's pretty much it. We left after Jumuah (~ 2:00) and got back around ninish. Yeah, a lot of walking today.

 

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August 04, 2005

Spider-Man 2

Here's a tip.

I bet a lot of you wonder how to get to the Statue of Liberty. All you have to do is hitch a ride on a helicopter. If you land in the water close enough to Ellis Island you climb out of the water onto it. Note: If you want to check to make sure you got it, move the right analog stick so that you are looking straight up.

Very interesting.
 

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July 31, 2005

The Day After Tomorrow

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The worst part of this film — computer-generated wolves that escape and intend to feast on Jake Gyllenhaal and friends as they board a ship (sitting in the middle of a New York street) to find penacilin to save Emmy Rossum. In this film, we watch the Statue of Liberty swallowed by water, the Capitol Records building annhilated by tornadoes, helicopters frozen in mid-air and golf ball-sized hail dropping on China. All of that looked credible and awesome on screen. These wolves were a joke and basically ruined the credibility of the rest of the film for me. That being said, the film makes you think and it makes you gape in awe at points. I think in a disaster movie, that’s pretty much what you’re looking for.

 

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July 29, 2005

Excerpts from Pvt. Leslie M. Lane's Diary

While we're still young:

Belfort is a place of great military importance and a leading industrial center. As a fortress it distinguished itself in the Franco-Prussian war in which it successfully withstood the German bombardment in 1870-71. The siege is commemmorated by an imposing citadel on the summit of a rock 220 feet high, in front of which is the colossal Lion of Belfort, 36 feet high and 72 feet long, carved in red sandstone by Bartholdi, the celebrated French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty, in New York Harbor, France’s gift to America.

 

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July 25, 2005

How Wide is America?

This is the kind of news that comes in pairs:

I have to admire this site and the reasoning behind it. Matt set out from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, and took a photo for each mile along the way.

 

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2012 Olympic Logos

In a as-you-will sort of way:

The New York logo was very lively and vibrant. The use of merging the Statue of Liberty with an athlete was also clever. However, it seems like a very American logo. It gives off the impression that Americans are winners, which may be a good idea to promote given the Word Trade Centre attacks. Nevertheless, it doesn’t seem to encapsulate the international nature of the Olympics. To me, as well, the use of the olympic colours in the words is a bit overused. That being said, where’s the black in the word “NYC2012″ and where’d the light blue come from?

 

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July 17, 2005

Blue Humor

We're just not sure whether this really happened:

“We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand. We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole Miss. We get 85 percent of America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama.”

 

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July 13, 2005

Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero

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Yesterday (Tuesday) was Claires 21st Birthday. We went to see the statue of liberty, was cool to see it in real life...also went to Ground Zero, was weird it had an erie quietness about it, also saw the wee chapel were everyone went, it was full of missing persons posters and wee poems to ppl that died, it was very sad, but gud to see.

 

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Navel-gazing

I just noticed this item.

I started this site to get my voice down on "paper". I don't really care if I get five or 500 hits in a day. I'm doing this because I care about my country. I yearn for the days when we can again proudly live up to this inscription that can be found on the Statue of Liberty:

Read the entire article.
 

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July 12, 2005

I Washed My Hands in Filthy Water

It could be much worse:

I’m not much of a swimmer and the current is perky, so I stay aboard to, you know, man the guns and flog the loblolly boys and that. When I go swimming in deep water it’s more a matter of concerted not-drowning than easy enjoyment. But I’ll take my plunge on the next trip anyway, as I do every year. Taking those few panicked strokes in the Hudson River, anchored off Liberty State Park between Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, gives a guy some decent bragging rights.

 

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July 08, 2005

Me Dunno

Is someone pulling our leg:

I bought Ghostbusters the other day, it's been a while, it brought back many confused memories of which film was which. And that the statue of liberty thingy was in the second film and it wasn't the statue of liberty vs the stay puft marshmellow guy if thats his name.

 

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Freedom's Call

Is the quote machine broken:

America is truly the Land of Opportunity. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" are at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. The waves of immigrants who have come to our land in the past and are still coming know that these words are true.

 

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July 06, 2005

Falls draws accolades from travel group

And the point is this:

That puts Niagara Falls in the same category as such landmarks as the White House, Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains.

 

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July 04, 2005

Savannah Winds...

Same old story, same old ending:

Along for the concert were my wife's friends. They enjoyed tremendously seeing my wife play the principle flute, and the piccolo during the Stars and Stripes forever; which was its usual rousing nature. This year the conductor, Mark Johnson, who usually dresses as Uncle Sam for this piece, came dressed as the Statue of Liberty. At the end, the huge American Flag dropped, and the conductor, his wife, and fellow soloist Scott Rogers let loose firework streamers and confetti.

 

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July 01, 2005

Editorial response -

When was the last time your saw something like this:

Unless we're planning to send the Statue of Liberty back to the French and abrogate our offer: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," we should reconsider our attitude toward those who come to us in need.

 

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June 28, 2005

Immortel

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It is 90 years into the future, and familiar landmarks in the New York City skyline like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building are nowhere to be seen. Rather, the city looks like Star War's Coruscant, interrupted by the sudden appearance of a huge pyramid hovering above the city.

 

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June 27, 2005

Protecting Federal Buildings and National Icons from Terrorist Attack

Well, it's about time:

Friday the GAO released a new report titled, “Actions Needed to Better Protect National Icons and Federal Office Buildings from Terrorism,” which addressed the task of the Department of Interior in faces places like Mt. Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty. It also evaluated the Government Services Administration efforts of securing the many leased and federally owned office buildings occupied by Government agencies across the country.

 

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June 21, 2005

NYC

In some books, they'd might say foolish:

Then on to The Battery where you can buy a ticket for a boat ride out to Liberty and Ellis Islands. You pass thru security screeners and get on board a ferry that takes you past Ellis Island and around to the back side of Liberty Island, passing directly in front of the statue of Liberty. This offered a great view of the statue for photos. We didn’t get off the ferry but remained on till we got to Ellis Island. About 15 yrs ago they turned this deserted island into a National Monument and restored it into the way it used to look but turned it into a museum that is fascinating. It covers the history and story of the immigrants who came to this country and faced careful scrutiny before entrance into the US. They were tested for physical and mental health, criminal record, financial capability, and other criteria. Those rejected were deported back to their homeland, causing severe hardship for many of them who had just spent their life savings getting there. If you go to NYC and have even a slight interest in history, GO to Ellis Island!

 

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on my own

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The first phone call came as I was waiting in line, a number I didn’t recognize. I didn’t answer; they left no voicemail After my sandwich, I did decide to return to my room and change into pants, since some clouds had rolled in and the city had cooled down a bit. I was only there for 15min before I decided that, since today was really my only “free” day, I’d better take full advantage of it. I made up my mind and decided to make for Battery Park and the statue of liberty. As I took the elevator to the lobby, I found myself hoping that I didn’t bump into any of my colleagues on the way out. I walked through the lobby, and paused at the escalators that would put me back on the conference floor. “I should just run down for a few minutes,” I thought, “Make and effort, make a show of being there, maybe help someone out…” I hesitated, and then turned and strolled out towards the subway.

 

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June 19, 2005

Yesterday ...

Excuse me, but how do you get this again:

… was a long day. We visited the Statue of Liberty, the Columbia University in NYC (an ivy league member) and afterwards went to a Jazz Club, the Blue Note. It is called (within the guide and our humble brains in several TV shows) the best Jazz club in the Jazz capitol of the World, NYC. It was a great show. Unfortunately we had no seats so we have to stand two hours after a long day on our feets.

 

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June 14, 2005

Packing my bags

The first time we looked at this, we weren't sure:

And of course we’re going to be doing all stuff everybody does; Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, get mugged, etc. I’m pretty excited. I’ll have sketches to post when I get back.

 

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a day in the big apple...

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After we’d eaten we headed down to the Statten Island ferry to meet up with Amelie and Olly. Was really great to see them again… after seeing them a few weeks ago in Auckland. We all headed on the ferry over to Statten Island and back in order to get a good view of the Statue of Liberty. After we’d done that we headed to see Ground Zero… not a nice experience but certainly one worth seeing. I was totally amazed by the shear size of it. In the early afternoon after having lunch at Wendys we headed to the UN building for a tour around there. Very interesting and adding a bit of education to the day ;-) We are now all going to head out for our tea before heading up the Empire State building for a view of the city from up there! The weather here has been so hot all day that it was quite refreshing to come out of our UN tour to a little bit of rain. That quickly turned into a thunder and lightening show so we’ve taken shelter in here…. its now finished so we can go and eat ;-)

 

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MaxBoxing: Casamayor's proving ground

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NEW YORK - Joel Casamayor didn't want to see the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building or the World Trade Center on his first trip to New York shortly after defecting to the United States from Cuba in 1996. … he told his new promoters - Team Freedom's Leon Margules, Roger Haber, and …

 

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June 08, 2005

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

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The first line is at a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty. It's from the a poem called “The New Colossus” written by Emma Lazarus.

 

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June 06, 2005

The Zen Tricksters

Beginning, middle and end:

The Half Moon holds 200 and is docked at Skyport Marina, at 23rd Street and the East River. The boat tours under the Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, and through New York harbor to circle the Statue of Liberty. Check out this awesome musical adventure. Recommended show by WUNY.

 

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June 05, 2005

Salade Nicoise Au Ville de Colmar

This might be something important:

The next day, we also saw the birthplace of the French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the Statue Of Liberty. There is a replica of the Statue located in the center of a traffic roundabout at the entrance of Colmar. We had our American connection again !

 

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June 02, 2005

New York, New York!

While browsing the web today, I came up on this.

On Monday there was more sightseeing to be done! First stop was the Empire State Building! The lifts go up at an amazing 1,200 feet a minute, bringing you to the observatory on the 86th floor of the 102 floors there are that make the Empire State; the tallest building in NY (now the twin towers have gone). The view when we first stepped outside literally took our breaths away! It was incredible, we could see everything. The Chrysler Building was especially impressive. It did make my feet tingle though being that far above the city. After some purchases...

Who knew...
 

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THE GITMO ROUND-UP

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As I mentioned yesterday, my column today responds to the chicken little hyperbole regarding Guantanamo Bay. Have there been abuses? Yes. Is it the "anti-Statue of Liberty?" Get a grip.

 

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New York Lines

Isn't there a word for this:

I had already visited New York twice before. I have done the touristy thing as well as the museum circuit but never once did I have to endure long lines. However, this time I experienced frustrating long queues at the more popular destinations i.e. Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. The lines at Statue of Liberty were longer but thankfully were out in the open where we were entertained by performing artistes and people-watching. If you have stood in the SoL lines, have you come across the annoying musician who plays the Indian national...

 

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And it's not even Peter Gabriel's best album

When was the last time your saw something like this:

Ginger has some comments about the state of homeland security. Specifically, the hoops she had to jump through to see the Statue of Liberty:

And a terrorist isn't going to stand in line two hours to blow up the Statue of Liberty. He's going to use a jetski, a la Will Smith.

 

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What To Do About Gitmo?

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Guantánamo Bay is becoming the anti-Statue of Liberty. If we have a case to be made against any of the 500 or so inmates still in Guantánamo, then it is high time we put them on trial, convict as many possible (which will not be easy because of bungled interrogations) and then simply let the rest go home or to a third country. Sure, a few may come back to haunt us. But at least they won't be able to take advantage of Guantánamo as an engine of recruitment to enlist thousands more. I would rather have a few more bad guys roaming the world than...

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As I mentioned yesterday, my column today responds to the chicken little hyperbole regarding Guantanamo Bay. Have there been abuses? Yes. Is it the "anti-Statue of Liberty?" Get a grip. Despite the MSM's allergic reaction, White House spokesman Scott M... [Read More]

 

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Statue Security: Driven by the Culture of Fear

The only thing that would make this better is if it stopped raining here:

I’ve now been through the security at the Statue of Liberty, and it’s ridiculous and demeaning to a free people. I’ve been through airports that have actually had terrorists hit them and been through less security than I went through at the Statue of Liberty.

Ginger has some comments about the state of homeland security. Specifically, the hoops she had to jump through to see the Statue of Liberty: First you go through an airline-style screening before you get on the ferry to go out...

 

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May 31, 2005

Oh, that old, boring narrative, again

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Michelle Malkin has jpegs of the taxpayer funded (and profoundly stupid, and intellectually dishonest) “artwork” that features such images as a naked President Bush, bent over an oil barrel and being sodomized by an Arab. (Because, you know, everything President Bush does is all about ooooiiiiilllll. ) The President as the Statue of Liberty, wearing a Bishop’s mitre (an economical modern-day “tolerant liberal,” this artist manages to skewer two targets at once) and a button saying, “God hates fags” while...

 

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The New York Trip

We've looked at this a couple times to make sure:

Attractions. The places I have been visited are Manhattan area, Time Square area, Empire State Building, Statue Of Liberty, Central Park, Lincoln Center, New York Public Library, IBM in New York, Ellis Island, New York Stock Exchange, St. Patrick’s Cathedral Church, Battery Park, Tribute, Trinity Church, Supreme Court, Wall street, Chinatown, Little Italy, Carnegie Hall, The Brooklyn Residential, The Brooklyn Bridge , The Williamsburg Bridge, The Manhattan Bridge, The Queensboro Bridge, Rehabilitation of East River Bridges, The NBC studio,...

 

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May 30, 2005

It wuz Moida!

Those who fail to learn history are bound to re-live it:

Managed to wangle a cheap trip to New York after being sent on a training course in Austin, Texas and Tampa, Florida. Spent 3 nights in the Big Apple and managed to cram in a lot , but not all, of the main tourist attractions including the Statue of Liberty (cold), the Empire State Building (foggy), Macy’s (busy/old) and Central Park (big).

 

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May 29, 2005

Herald Sun: Fury erupts at Corby jail term [28may05]

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I would have appluaded right with the Indonesians. I think it’s high time we strengthen our penalties, and I think we can learn a thing or two from countries like Indonesia, or even Saudi Arabia. As Victor Frankl said, there might be a statue of liberty on the east coast, but it should be balanced with a statue of responsibility on the west coast.

 

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May 28, 2005

KISS and inspiration

Just before we dozed off, we had a dream about this:

The good news, though, is, that finally, FINALLY, at the end of their set, the pyros finally started to work. So they shot THE ENTIRE SHOWS WORTH OF PYROS AT ONCE. Think of the end of a huge fireworks display, except there's a huge statue of liberty giving you the bird, and you'll have a picture.

 

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Going out to Philli

The first time we looked at this, we weren't sure:

Today we will visit NYC once again. I hope I can see this time Little Italy, Soho and hopefully a trip to Statue of Liberty.

 

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Just Shut It Down

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Guantánamo Bay is becoming the anti-Statue of Liberty. If we have a case to be made against any of the 500 or so inmates still in Guantánamo, then it is high time we put them on trial, convict as many possible (which will not be easy because of bungled interrogations) and then simply let the rest go home or to a third country. Sure, a few may come back to haunt us. But at least they won't be able to take advantage of Guantánamo as an engine of recruitment to enlist thousands more. I would rather have a few more bad guys roaming the world than...

 

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May 27, 2005

nyc + long island + asbury park

For sure:

after cruising around amityville, we headed towards staten island to park the car and take the ferry into manhattan. the staten island ferry is incredible in that it’s free, passes the statue of liberty, and runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with an amazing view of the nyc skyline. the ferries either run every 15-30 minutes, and one hour apart overnight. incredible. i also noticed this trip that taxi cabs are ridiculously cheap — you can get from midtown to the ferries for less than $10USD - which is only $2.50USD each if you’re...

 

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Still More Signs Of Our Screwed Up Priorities

One thing leads to another:

Guant�namo Bay is becoming the anti-Statue of Liberty. If we have a case to be made against any of the 500 or so inmates still in Guant�namo, then it is high time we put them on trial, convict as many possible (which will not be easy because of bungled interrogations) and then simply let the rest go home or to a third country. Sure, a few may come back to haunt us. But at least they won't be able to take advantage of Guant�namo as an engine of recruitment to enlist thousands more. I would rather have a few more bad guys roaming the world than a whole new generation.

 

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Friedman: Just Shut It Down

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Guantánamo Bay is becoming the anti-Statue of Liberty. If we have a case to be made against any of the 500 or so inmates still in Guantánamo, then it is high time we put them on trial, convict as many possible (which will not be easy because of bungled interrogations) and then simply let the rest go home or to a third country. Sure, a few may come back to haunt us. But at least they won't be able to take advantage of Guantánamo as an engine of recruitment to enlist thousands more. I would rather have a few more bad guys roaming the world than...

 

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System of a Down Mezmerizes Me

Before you fall asleep, check this out:

As per usual with SOAD, the songs on this album range in topic from politically charged as in the first single, “B.Y.O.B.” - Why don’t presidents fight the war/why do we always send the poor, and “Sad Statue,” You and me will all go down in history with a sad Statue of Liberty and a generation that didn’t agree to memories of childhood home videos in “Radio/Video,” Hey man, look at me rockin’ out/I’m on the video with Danny and Lisa, to just downright funny as in “Old School Hollywood,”...

 

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May 26, 2005

Stamp Collecting Tips: Maximum Cards.

One thing leads to another:

When you select postcards, be sure to get cards that have some light area on them. Otherwise the postmark will not show up clearly. Recently I made some maximum cards for the Statue of Liberty stamp that just came out. I saw some old and beautiful postcards of the Statue of Liberty at night. Unfortunately, I could not use them because they were too dark, and no postmark would show up. The entire postcard does not need to be light, but you should have some area large enough for a postmark.

By the way, for maximum card collectors, the First Day of Issue is not as important as the appropriateness of the postmark. A very good example of this occurred just recently. The First Day of Issue of the new Statue of Liberty stamp was in San Diego. However, that postmark is not nearly as good as getting a postmark from Liberty Island in New York, where the Statue of Liberty is located.

 

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Vacation Photos!

Some might think this is terrible:

The tour took us past the Statue of Liberty where the tour guide proceeded to practically masturbate all over this “icon of freedom and equality”… yada yada yada. I looked pretty hard and I think THAT was the spot where Daryl Hannah emerged from the water in Splash.

 

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May 25, 2005

Things To Do

Every time we see an article on this, we have to check it out:

I've lived no more than 30 miles from NYC my entire life and like most native NYers that I know (including LIers like myself and Westchesterites and throw in New Jeresyites also) I've never been to the top of the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty. And most regrettably, I'll never see the view from the top of the Twin Towers.

 

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May 24, 2005

Zell Miller is likely asking too much

Did someone notify the authorities:

Not long ago, the American dream was a global fantasy. Not only Americans saw themselves as a beacon unto nations. So did much of the rest of the world. East Europeans tuned into Radio Free Europe. Chinese students erected a replica of the Statue of Liberty in Tiananmen Square

 

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May 23, 2005

The Fair That Changed America

While browsing the web today, I came up on this.

I always assumed that first there were little Ferris Wheels, then medium size ones, and then the great one at the World’s Fair. Not so. This was Version 1.0. “…this wheel would carry thirty-six cars, each about the size of a Pullman, each holding sixty people and equipped with its own lunch counter, and… when filled to capacity the wheel would propel 2,160 people at a time three hundred feet into the sky over Jackson park, a bit higher than the crown of the…(brand new) Statue of Liberty.” All the math that indicated...

Who knew...
 

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Wondering

Hold on to this one for later:

From William F. Buckley on the "nuclear option": "Really, you would think the Republicans had proposed to topple the Statue of Liberty."

 

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May 17, 2005

General Electric Coal propaganda

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But GE is perhaps best known for the Hudson River. From the late 1940s until 1977, GE discharged more than one million pounds of the toxic waste known as PCBs into the Hudson River. Over the years, these chemicals have spread, contaminating two hundred miles of river from the Hudson Falls to just shy of the Statue of Liberty.

 

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I'm Going To Gotham

Yeah:

This time, I'm going with the family, and we're going to be there for about five or six days before cutting it short to come home for my brother-in-law's wedding. Aside from the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, we haven't decided what is worth seeing and what is worth skipping. Any suggestions?

 

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Dems Looking to Madison Ave. for Image Makeover

Right or wrong, but never in doubt:

"Power to the Purple" frame an image of the Statue of Liberty.

 

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Die-anna West

We've looked at this a couple times to make sure:

If you’re smart enough to know not to eat paint chip/shit sandwiches, then you’d know Stewart has internal boundries and network parameters that prevent him from partaking in schadenfreude in the first place. Additionally, Jon Stewart’s tribute to NYC/Twin towers/fallen police and fire fighters/innocent victims on the first episode of The Daily Show post September 11 was one of the most stirring tributes I witnessed. He essentially cried the whole time as the audience remained silent. He noted how odd it was that the view from...

 

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The algebra of infinite justice

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For strategic, military and economic reasons, it is vital for the US government to persuade its public that their commitment to freedom and democracy and the American Way of Life is under attack. In the current atmosphere of grief, outrage and anger, it’s an easy notion to peddle. However, if that were true, it’s reasonable to wonder why the symbols of America’s economic and military dominance - the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon - were chosen as the targets of the attacks. Why not the Statue of Liberty? Could it be that the...

 

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May 12, 2005

photography: freedom from imprisonment

This interesting article appeared today:

Last night I took a walk down the Jersey City waterfront to take some nighttime pictures, and around the Colgate clock I found this area where the Statue of Liberty is blocked by a barbed wire fence. This scene really struck me as meaningful.

 

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Statue of Liberty ~ Ground Zero

Isn't there a word for this:

We went gift shop as soon as we arrived at Staten Island. Mom set her mind on buying a stuffed doll that is a white cute bear wearing the same clothes as Statue of Liberty. We went to shop and bought a lot of bears!!

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May 11, 2005

Tie a yellow ribbon around your eyes.

Like we've never heard this:

9) For God’s sake, fly that damn magnet correctly. It’s not a Jesus fish! It’s a ribbon! The round part goes UP. Just because the text runs along one bow of the ribbon doesn’t mean the magnet must face 90 degrees off-center right at all times. Guess what. I have this magical ability to turn my head and a remarkable skill for reading text that isn’t horizontal. Some of these ribbons have the Statue of Liberty (a gift from France) printed on them or crosses in the center AND YOU FUCKING IMBECILES STILL TURN THEM SIDEWAYS!...

 

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May 09, 2005

The "Shark"

This is the kind of stuff that keeps us going:

I bought this vacuum cleaner for Anna for Valentine's Day (we have a different vibe, ok? She loved it.). It's a nice, chrome, red thing, with satisfying heft, a removable HEPA filter assembly, and enough attachments to vacuum the Statue of Liberty. Too bad it sucks, and not in a good way.

 

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Happy Mothers Day!

We're just not sure whether this really happened:

They had fun too. first we went up to the upper deck, which is outside. They have some benches there but it was tough to keep them seated. Fortunately, there was a good fence all the way around. When we got cold, we went back down to the main deck and watched the city roll past. After a while down there, the kids got a little bored and started running around a big open area at the front of the main deck. We made sure to get their attention for the important sights, like the Statue of Liberty.

 

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On Globetrotting

Well, it's about time:

After spending an eternity (at least, that's how it'll appear once I make some friends who can share some of that sweet stuff with me, ya man...) in Jamaica, I might try to find a way to test the Bermuda Triangle mystery. It has always fascinated me ever since I watched David Copperfield disappear into a tiny triangle in the middle of the bigger Triangle and then reappear magically somewhere else. (As illusions go, it wasn't as cool as the vanishing of the Statue of Liberty or the escape from Alcatraz, but it was still pretty good.)

 

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Daily Dish

Every time we see an article on this, we have to check it out:

There is a clear view of the U.S. Capitol, topped by the famous Statue of Freedom. An unobstructed view of the Capitol was a top priority because at the heart of our Memorial is a 10-foot bronze replica of the "Democracy" statue erected by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and based on our own Statue of Liberty.

 

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May 08, 2005

Comedy in New York

The only thing that would make this better is if it stopped raining here:

I wanted to see the Statue of Liberty but I'm told you can no longer climb it. Rather than going to the island, I took the Staten Island ferry which affords a good view but is still free. I didn't linger in Staten Island but simply went straight across and straight back. Afterwards I took the bus up to Soho and spent some hours walking through Soho and Greenwich Village. Unusually I even did a little shopping here - a couple of tops which were cheap and some earrings on Canal Street for $2 a set (yeah, I know - big spender).

 

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May 07, 2005

Hong Kong and China

In a as-you-will sort of way:

Shenzhen has this amazing little theme park called “Window of the World” which consists of every major landmark – miniturized. There were the pyramids, the Taj Mahal, The Statue of Liberty, the Hermatige, Mount Rushmore, and even Venezuelan mudslides. It was just so delightfully tacky that I had to go and take pictures. Most of the minitures were quite well done, and now I feel like I made it to all of those places that I never got a chance to travel to… albeit as a giant.

 

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May 06, 2005

The Statue of Liberty

How many ways can you tell this story:

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Unions Told To Forget Member's Interests?

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Well, you really gotta give credit where credit is due. The Bush administration has apparently worked hard over the years, to make it much easier to answer the question asked by many generations of kids visiting the Statue of Liberty:

 

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a visit to the Forefathers

Right or wrong, but never in doubt:

at Forefather’s Monument National Park in Plymouth… it’s not listed with the National Park Service (?) and was the original prototype for the Statue of Liberty.

 

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No Reason To Be An Actress

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I'm too good to be invisible, which is what I'd continue to be if I stayed. Anyone who expects you to "wait it out", is a moron, and a racist. Life is short, you don't have time to wait for The Statue Of Liberty to notice you, Fuck her! You have a brain, go where it'll be appreciated. Well...unless you want to spend the rest of your life as Jenny McCarthy's "friend". I personally think you can do better, I can!

 

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Sergio Tapia

For sure:

Nine pieces will be exhibited through August 27th, 2005. Highlights include modern day versions of the Statue of Liberty, The Pascal Lamb, and a stirring and haunting look at modern day vanity.

 

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May 04, 2005

New York City

Here's something you don't see every day.

Sightseeing involved a free trip on the Staten Island Ferry for views of the Lady (Statue of Liberty), a walk down Wall Street, a visit to the World Trade Centre sight, playing in newly re-opened FAO Schwarz, and walking past the Chrysler building.

I was shocked, simply shocked.
 

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May 03, 2005

Happy-Fun Anti-U.S. Agitprop Time

This is the kind of news that comes in pairs:

Members of the environmental protection group Greenpeace protest in front of the foreign ministry in Berlin Monday, May 2, 2005, for worldwide nuclear disarmament with a mock Statue of Liberty emerging from a bomb.

Great work on the death's head Statue of Liberty/bomb piece, though. Because, you know, liberty in America is just a sham. And, we don't ever do any good in the world. We just export death, and nothing else. Plus, it's just so hip and righteous to hate America.

 

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A View of the Country

Beginning, middle and end:

I went for a hike in the Hollywood Hills last night around dusk. It was a difficult hike, but I had heard the view at the peak was well worth it, so I trotted on. After about two hours of climbing and sweating I could see the peak. When I reached the top, the sun was just about gone. I could see it setting into the Pacific Ocean. I looked to my left and saw the Hollywood sign nestled in the hills. Well, I must have climbed much higher than I realized, because as I scanned the horizon from left to right I eventually came to a familiar sight; the Statue of Liberty! I could see the entire U.S. landscape from L.A. to New York. Man, talk about a view! It was spectacular!

 

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Are you going to join us?

We were thinking the exact thing a second ago:

So you get Texas and all the former slave states. We get the Governator,stem cell research and the best beaches. We get Elliot Spitzer. You get KenLay. We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand. We get Intel andMicrosoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss. We get 85%of America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get all thetechnological innovation in Alabama. We get about two-thirds of the taxrevenue, and you get to make the red states pay their fair share.

 

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Behind the Curtain: Arthur Ferguson

This might be something important:

In 1924, a Scottish conman by the name of Arthur Ferguson succeeded in extracting from a wealthy American businessman a down payment of �6,000 on Nelson's Column. Ferguson had met his victim in Trafalgar Square and convinced him that it was being sold to reduce the national debt and that he was the estate agent charged with effecting the top-secret sale. Emboldened by his crime, Ferguson went on to con other tourists out of a �1,000 downpayment on Big Ben and a �2,000 deposit for Buckingham Palace, before heading for America, where he was caught...

It finally dawned on Ferguson that America was indeed the land of opportunity, and so he emigrated there in 1925. He sold the White House to a rancher on the installment plan for yearly payments of $100,000 USD, and tried to sell the Statue of Liberty to a visiting Australian, who went to the police. The authorities had been looking for the mysterious salesman of public landmarks, and Ferguson went to jail, to be released in 1930. He profitably continued his trade in Los Angeles until his death in 1938.

 

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April 30, 2005

The New Colossus

Isn't this against the law in some states:

My last post, “Nguyen Never Forgets the Long Journey to America“, reminded me of a line from the end of the poem, “The New Colossus,” by nineteenth-century American poet Emma Lazarus. This poem appears on a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty, and describes her. In this line, the statue herself is speaking:

 

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Relief and Principled Pluralism : The ONE Campaign and Religious Pluralism in America

In some parts of the country, this is good news:

BONO: “Yes — no, I mean, I’m like an annoying fan. I’m like the one that reads the liner notes on the CD. I’m the one that — I read the Declaration of Independence before a speaking tour we did on AIDS in the Midwest. I’ve read the Constitution. I’ve read these poetic tracks. And I suppose, you know, I’m just going around trying to remind people that their country — why it is great, and in case they forget, why it’s great. Because the United States that I love is like the Statue of Liberty with...

 

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Our Debt to the French

Did someone notify the authorities:

However, it’s a simple matter of history that the American people owe a large debt of gratitude to the people of France. It is, after all, the French who presented the Statue of Liberty to the American people as a gift. Even though (and perhaps especially because) George W. Bush has used the War of Terror as a pretext to refuse Americans the right to enter the famous landmark, the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of how people can work across international borders, and even across oceans, in the name of liberty.

I have a Bill Mauldin cartoon which shows the statue of liberty, torch upraised, giving light. Outside the light is a monstrous, menacing creature. Crouched by the figure of Liberty is a person labled “Hysteria” which is saying, “Maybe it will go away if we put out the light.” That was published 1 May 1961. I guess nothing really changes.

I have a Bill Mauldin cartoon which shows the statue of liberty, torch upraised, giving light. Outside the light is a monstrous, menacing creature. Crouched by the figure of Liberty is a person labled “Hysteria” which is saying, “Maybe it will go away if we put out the light.” That was published 1 May 1961. I guess nothing really changes.

 

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"A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name, Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome . . ."

Every time we see an article on this, we have to check it out:

A while back I wrote an ode to my favourite lady: the Statue of Liberty. Lady Liberty was conceived and given to America out of love for an idea. She stands in the harbour with love in her heart and hope in her torch lighting up the sky.

 

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April 28, 2005

The Day After Tomorrow

Did someone notify the authorities:

The rest of the cast is alright as well - no one drags the film down in any way. If anything did, it would be the plot. Skip the rest of this paragraph if you haven’t seen the film. The romantic sub-plot between two of the scientists seems contrived only to inspire concern for the guy before he finds himself in a jam, and in the end is ultimately wasted. Also, it seems ridiculous that Quaid’s character would make it halfway across the continent in a matter of days, let alone do it while walking in sub-zero temperatures (I’ve...

 

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April 27, 2005

Five Questions from Terrance

Did someone notify the authorities:

If we’re talking about well-known historical events, that’s tougher. Probably the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Why? Because it’s cool.

 

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Wasting talent - and contibuting to decline

Where we grew up, this would be a good thing:

We can't make economic arguments !?!?!?!?! We can afford to throw away talent? Ok, then how about the moral argument as engraved in on the Statue of Liberty:

 

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The Big Apple

The first time we looked at this, we weren't sure:

The photoset includes 266 photos from all over New York City. Times Square, Broadway, Central Park, the Met, the Statue of Liberty, and of course Yankee Stadium.

 

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WD-40, Miracle Brew

Did it really go down like this:

~ WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.

 

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Carnival of the Vanities #136 - Blogger Refugee Edition

We've looked at this a couple times to make sure:

The Neo-Neocon brings us an essay on spring, New York, the World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty

 

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April 23, 2005

Well that didn't take long...

Here's something you don't see every day.

Googlemaps - Get a broadband connection and then take a tour of America. (remember to click on “Satellite mode") - I now no longer desire to see the statue of liberty or the Golden Gate bridge.

I was shocked, simply shocked.
 

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April 22, 2005

The 2012 Olympics

The only thing that would make this better is if it stopped raining here:

Our logo, a clever hybrid of the Statue of Liberty and an ecstatic athlete, hasn't been affixed to the Empire State Building or the Brooklyn Bridge, or even the Flatiron building, but it's one of the top stories in the news almost every day.

 

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The Crowbar

Is someone pulling our leg:

Heck of a ride out there, but actually didn’t seem as far as other places I’ve gone. Headed out there in the afternoon so could see all the scenery to be seen … Camera was buried, so didn’t take any pics … At one point there’s a river to your left and there’s these rocks sticking up throughout it … On one of these rocks is a mini Statue of Liberty … Also passed a huge green road sign that said: “Electric Avenue” … Besides not being able to get that song out of my head miles...

 

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Peeking

The only thing that would make this better is if it stopped raining here:

The Statue of Liberty.

 

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Things that perhaps inspired America We Stand As One.

Is someone pulling our leg:

7. Personal relationship with (and tragic loss of) firefighters, multiethnic children, widows, orphans, police officers, servicemen, Statue of Liberty, and two giant, disembodied hands shaking each other in sky

 

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As the Arabs see the Jews - by His Majesty King Abdullah

If you want to know more, just click:

I will be entirely frank with you. There is one thing the Arab world simply cannot understand. Of all the nations of the earth, America is most insistent that something be done for these suffering Jews of Europe. This feeling does credit to the humanity for which America is famous, and to that glorious inscription on your Statue of Liberty.

 

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April 21, 2005

Personal ad for America

For some reason, reminds us of a recent art show:

You know the big controversy behind illegal immigration, we don’t want anyone coming in here illegally and taking our jobs, cleaning our hotel rooms, making our burgers, becoming governor of California. But if we really don’t want people living here whenever they please, why do we have this saying on the Statue of Liberty?:

 

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April 19, 2005

Justice (or Lack Thereof)

How many ways can you tell this story:

But it also goes to show just how limited our form of government - yes, our beloved, best-in-the-world, democratic form of government - is in dealing with those in need of more than money or military action. When Schiavo dies (probably this weekend), we should all hang our heads in shame, cry, and consider rubbing out the “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses” from the base of the Statue of Liberty, as I’m not sure we can really offer that anymore as a country....

 

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Liberty Helicopters - Romance Over Manhattan

Is the quote machine broken:

This tour includes a bottle of champagne after your flight, a 5 x 7 digital souvenir photo and a unique 15 minute tour that flies OVER Central Park, Empire State Building, United Nations, and around the Statue of Liberty... so close you can can almost reach out and touch her. Plus many more captivating sights throughout Manhattan. You can have up to four passengers all for the same price in your private helicopter!

 

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Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today....

Well, it's about time:

Statue of Liberty -- not so exciting. You gotta wait in line to get on a boat, then you go over there and it seems smaller than you thought, then you take the boat back over. Eh.

 

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Who writes the history books?

For some reason, reminds us of a recent art show:

“It’s as if I were making a picture book of the United States, and I took pictures of the bad parts of D.C., the run-down parts of New York City and the smoke stacks of Cleveland and left out the Golden Gate Bridge and the Statue of Liberty,” Hebbar said. “I would be telling the truth, but I would only be telling half the truth.”

 

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Statue of hope goes up on city riverside

For some reason, reminds us of a recent art show:

During the ceremony, Ms Smyth read a poem called "Colussus" about the Statue of Liberty being a mighty woman standing at the shore.

 

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April 16, 2005

Cherry blossoms-revised

One of these days, it'll make sense:

* I’m so sorry, I totally forgot what I did last Monday! I went to Odaiba with my friend Andrew! This city has the Fuji TV building which has a sphere in the middle that serves as an observation deck; a huge shopping centre with a movie theatre. It also has Tokyo’s very own Statue of Liberty! I have no idea why they have a statue but they do. It’s pretty cool though, I’ve never seen the one in New York but I’ve been to the one in Japan! Ironic, don’t you think? It also has Rainbow Bridge, hence my picutres although...

 

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Orthopaedic Shoes

Yeah:

This worked well for both of us for a year or so, as we both had complete freedom in our daily lives. After about a year, things started to change. Phone call frequency skyrocketed from once every few weeks to once every few days. Idle comments ventured into realm of the bizarre, and included such off-the-wall phrases as "Your roommate thinks that I should move down to Baltimore", to which I usually responded with something witty like, "I think the brakes on my car are shot", and then stood up and announced that I had to go to the bathroom. Our phone calls continued to grow in frequency until we were finally replacing actual interaction with each other with some weird 4-way crap involving us and 2 phones. One evening during one of these conversations, I began to walk down the stairs to fetch a beer. These tedious stairs were irritating the Hell out of me....no staircase is going to tell me where I have to walk. Screw you, stairs, you ain't the boss of me. I've seen that dumb bastard Copperfield make the Statue of Liberty disappear, I should at least be able to get my staircase to move a few inches. I attempted to somehow "will" the staircase to follow my unpredictable gait, with complete disregard to the laws of physics. Unfortunately, I must have slept through all of my magic courses in school, so it's possible that I left out a key step in this exercise. I stumbled on the stairs, quickly recovered with nothing more than a stubbed toe, and continued walking and talking, as if nothing had happened. My girlfriend was none the wiser, and the conversation continued without interruption.

 

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Man in Black Deported

For some reason, reminds us of a recent art show:

Evidently, he didn’t read the inscription on the Statue of Liberty:

 

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April 14, 2005

Google GlobeTrotting

Did it really go down like this:

Best yet of the Google Map Sat. Image collections - user submitted captures of the worlds coolest loctions as seenfrom space. My current faves include The Statue of Liberty, The Uffington White Horse, Mount St. Helens and Shea Stadium (though non-Mets fans may prefer the likes of Fenway, Wrigley or Yankee Stadium)

 

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'Threatened by Rivals, German Car Makers Race to Erect Museums'

Isn't this against the law in some states:

In Stuttgart, DaimlerChrysler AG is erecting a towering glass and steel museum for its Mercedes-Benz division that will be as tall as the Statue of Liberty and with nearly three times as much exhibit space as New York's Guggenheim Museum. "Generously dimensioned but not pretentious," a promotional booklet says.

 

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Reader Survey

Like we've never heard this:

If the motto were "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free" I don't think I would need to point out that this is mounted on the Statue of Liberty.

 

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Nasty dunks and some fake funk

We were thinking the exact thing a second ago:

- One foot takeoff Statue of Liberty 360 (not sure who can do this; perhaps Josh Smith?)

 

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April 13, 2005

One Day, When They Have a Cure for Stupid...

Right or wrong, but never in doubt:

Yeah, screw those foreign tourists who come to America, spend money on our goods and services, and raise our GDP. They may say they're just here to "see the sights," but don't be fooled- their diabolical plot to drape a burqa over the Statue of Liberty is well under way.

 

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Jody Victor : Orrin Woodward commits to mighty Millennium Force�

Whether we like it or not:

At a skyscraping 310 feet tall, Millennium Forceâ„¢ is taller than the Statue of Liberty (305 feet tall) and taller than the Capitol Building in Washington, DC (287 feet tall)!! Yikes!

 

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Allée des Cygnes

Like we've never heard this:

Is the little boy curious about what the statue will represent? Could the miniature version of the Statue of Liberty in this picture show symbolize America's once vaulted position in the world when it commanded the respect of everyone else, is now morally diminished in the Post-9/11 world order?

 

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Snap to it Disneyland!

Here's something you don't see every day.

They've painted the castle pink.... Bright Flamingo Puke Pink. They have even colorized the bricks to be a bunch of different colors. It's always been off white with blue tiers. It is supposed to be Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Now I'll watch Sleeping Beauty again, but I'm pretty sure that her castle was NOT pink. It's iconic, and they've changed it. It's like saying that they want to "restore" the Statue of Liberty and replace all the copper so that it is back to being copper colored instead of what happens to oxidized (totally spelled...

I was shocked, simply shocked.
 

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still in new jersey

This is the kind of stuff that keeps us going:

Oh yeah. If I look out the window right now, I can see the Statue of Liberty right over the top of an IKEA. If that's not America rolled all into one, I don't know what is.

 

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April 08, 2005

Googling my house

When was the last time your saw something like this:

Some areas are fuzzy and you can't get a very clear picture -- my college John Brown University, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas for example. I have no idea where the legendary Area 51 is supposed to be, but I expect that would also not be very clear. I did check out Israel, but could get no clearer of an image that what I'd already seen...

 

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New York, New York

It could be much worse:

It was great! New York is a very interesting city. I stayed in Manhattan the whole time. Manhattan can be divided into 3 parts. Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown. Uptown is very different. There is a large African community there. Rumors say that a lot of crimes happen there too. But interesting enough, there are two Universities in that area - Columbia University of New York and the City University of New York. Downtown is where all the fame about the city lie in. There is the headquarter of the United Nation, there is the Time Square, the Broadway,...

 

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The Newest Obsession

In a as-you-will sort of way:

Statue of Liberty?.

 

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April 06, 2005

Google Maps - Satellite

Thought you'd like this one:

Google Maps now offers satellite photo support. I spent several minutes looking at the New York satellite maps. I traced routes from Gold St. (where I stayed last January) to some of the places I went to... the Apple Store, Chinatown, and Statue of Liberty. This is cool stuff!

 

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April 05, 2005

More than you want to know

While we're still young:

Because plain white tighty-whities just don't cut it, as purchaser of the family small clothes, I sport cotton animal prints, some power puff girls now and again and then there's a pair with a pattern of winged pigs. Hubby was walking around in X-mas tree boxers out of season yesterday. (I'm dying to find out where I can get the ones with big red polka dots on a white background for when a dog takes a bite from the seat of his chinos) It was a big score when I procured for the eight year old a six pack of briefs featuring cartoon landmarks of the...

 

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Oh Goodness, I'm Such A Geek For This Stuff

We'll be hearing more about this:

First, though, the book looks good. The cover design is classy. The picture of the Statue of Liberty (obligatory under a little-known but grimly enforced Federal regulation of libertarian book covers) is cropped to hardly more than a nostril. In the text the font is easy on the eye. It all looks mainstream. The contrast with almost every other libertarian paperback I have on my shelves is striking: all but one of them have covers that holler of crank. (It isn’t a question of radicalism of content - the one exception is the fine Open Court second edition of The Machinery of Freedom, by David Friedman.) Choice is libertarianism you can bring home to mother.

 

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April 02, 2005

The Statue of Liberty, the Iraq connection

For some reason, reminds us of a recent art show:

Lately the Statue of liberty in New York has changed symbolism. It has reemerged in the media as a symbol of a divided West rather than a symbol of freedom. As today's rightwing America is trying to rid itself of anything French, the "de-Frenching" of the Statue of Liberty, one of the pivotal symbols of American collective identity which was produced almost entirely with funds donated by the French, is proving to be an embarrassing task. But what if a connection between this statue...

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April 01, 2005

Which is Better, Chocolate or Vanilla?

This reminds us of a Chinese fortune cookie we read recently:

Like vanishes and productions it is a matter of taste. A transposition is a combination of a vanish and a production, how can it be weaker than one of it’s elements? Think Sub-trunk. Think Joseph Gabriel’s hanging trunk transposition. To simply disagree based on the strength of one effect with no examination of what the effect even means from a psychological perspective is like saying you disagree with the world being round. You’re entitled to disagree, but lack any support for your argument. For every effect that someone can present...

 

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March 30, 2005

Nathan Tabor: United Nations Biosphere Reserve Land Grabs

Really want to know more:

Monticello, of course, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence. That document (as well as the U.S. Constitution, later) was signed in Independence Hall. The Statue of Liberty memorializes the free nation under God that those founding documents created.

 

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March 29, 2005

Finnish heritage on display

While browsing the web today, I came up on this.

"My father joined the United States Army for two months and became an American citizen," he said. "So then he sent for me. The Statue of Liberty was a good sight to see after being on that ship for so long."

Who knew...
 

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March 28, 2005

China condemns Taiwan protests

Every time we see an article on this, we have to check it out:

Organizers billed the protest as a "peace carnival." A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty waved her torch at the crowds, while a five-story-high white balloon representing peace was erected at the protest site.

 

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March 27, 2005

Inside The Big Top

Excuse me, but how do you get this again:

"I've never seen the Statue of Liberty," says Moochie. "I want to stand at the top of the Statue of Liberty and look out. That's my No. 1 goal while I'm in New York."

 

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March 26, 2005

S. Idaho businesses kick off poster campaign celebrating immigrants

Well, it's about time:

"Immigrants are integral to our history. And they're integral to our future," says Rheda Vargas, owner of Baby Boomer's Luncheonette in Nampa. Her grandparents came to the United States from Germany. Vargas was one of three business owners who helped kick off a poster campaign in support of immigrants. The poster, featuring the Statue of Liberty, says "Immigration is an American experience. Acceptance is an American value."

 

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March 24, 2005

Harrah's Uses Ground Zero Architect for Singapore Bid

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The Freedom Tower, a 70-story office tower with an off- center spire meant to evoke the Statue of Liberty, is expected to be the world's tallest building when it's completed by 2009. Other Libeskind projects include the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the Jewish Museum Berlin and the $100 million Creative Media Center for the City University of Hong Kong.

 

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March 23, 2005

Stark, sketchy portraits of dubious detentions

Here's a tip.

The tired and poor whom the Statue of Liberty welcomes describe the pain of disinvitation in "Persons of Interest," a tenderhearted series of incarceration horror stories. After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Arabs or Muslims living in the United States had their immigrant status checked in ways that seemed often arbitrary, sometimes systematic and mostly inhumane.

Very interesting.
 

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March 22, 2005

New York a magnet for TV fans

Right or wrong, but never in doubt:

NEW YORK -- When Viki Dirdrich visited New York City for the first time this February, she bypassed a tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, skipped a stroll through Central Park and took a rain check on a ride to the top of the Empire State Building.

 

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March 17, 2005

SCULPTOR: MY 'WALL' MUST STAY

We saw this interesting item at www.nypost.com:

"The site actually . . . gives the idea and meaning to the artwork itself and is specific only to that site," Myers said. "Would the Statue of Liberty work in Maine?"

 

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March 12, 2005

Illusionist transports audience

We saw this interesting item at www.news-miner.com:

The man who made the Statue of Liberty disappear in front of millions paid a visit to the Carlson Center on Tuesday night, making the northern chill vanish for at least a couple of hours and magically sending one person to the Philippines to splash about on a beach.

 

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Alki's Lady Liberty is hit again

We saw this interesting item at seattlepi.nwsource.com:

Nine years after someone ripped off her arm, the miniature Statue of Liberty at Alki Beach has been vandalized again. This time, the seven rays on her bronze crown are missing.

 

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