Tag: history

Today marks one hundred days of moving forward →

Without getting “too into it,” I wanted to take a brief moment to reflect on President Obama’s first 100 days (a silly measure of success, @ best). Considering the enormous challenges he has inherited, and while I may not love each and every decision he and his administration have made up until this point, I …

Will Ferrell is tenawesome in You’re Welcome, America: A Final Night with George W. Bush

Last night’s HBO premier of Will Ferrell’s one-man Broadway show – You’re Welcome, America: A Final Night with George W. Bush – was hilarious, as expected.
The 90 minute play/skit hybrid covers W’s rise to the presidency along with his two terms in office. Although the show is certainly not for everyone (many people have …

Happy 20th, World Wide Web!

It was 20 years ago today, Sir Tim Berners-Lee taught the Net to play… Happy 20th, World Wide Web!

February 12, 1809: What a day (to be born)!

On this day, 200 years ago, two boys were born, an ocean apart, who would forever alter the course of the world.
Just think about it for a second.  Both the man who (is not nearly as perfect as many politicians like to remember – see: Emancipation Proclamation) paved the way to free (most) slaves in …

What do Thomas Paine, Oprah, Tom Selleck, and I all have in common?

No, it’s not Common Sense (or at least that type of common sense), a great mustache, or fame 😉 . Today is the anniversary of the day in which we were all respectively born – a.k.a. it’s our birthday!
Ah, January 29.  Is there really any other day like it? Oh right, the other 364 days. …

Close, but no cigar: An overhead view of Purple Gate

I thought it would be helpful to post this overhead view (original image via PopSci) of the 2009 Inauguration for all of the (lucky) people who were not part of Purple Gate so that you could get an idea of both how close we were (and yet unable to see or hear anything) and to …

A Final Farewell: W gets the boot, literally

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This past Sunday, 2 days before Obama’s Inauguration, the Washington DC Metro area was full of jubilant visitors from around the globe.  On our way downtown, we …

The 2009 Inauguration (purple) ticket holder disaster

I’ve received a number of texts/calls/emails from friends/family across the country wondering how my (much-hyped) Inauguration experience turned out earlier today. Well, to put it bluntly – extremely disappointing.
Once feeling like the luckiest person in SF after receiving confirmation that I had in fact “won” 4 Inauguration tickets to see Barack Obama sworn in …

2009 Inauguration: Helpful web resources

We’re just days away from the historic 2009 Presidential Inauguration. With so much information floating around the Cloud, it seemed like it might be helpful to post a collection of web resources, including where to find official information, where you will be able to watch the event online, and other useful sites…so here it …

2009 Obama/Biden Inauguration: The Movie

MSNBC has teamed up with Screenvision (a major player in cinema advertising, apparently) to bring the cable news channel’s live broadcast of Obama/Biden’s 2009 Inauguration to the big screen at 27 movie theaters across the nation.  According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Free tickets are being handed out via MSNBC.com to see the inauguration and parade from …