Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Star Wars Day Has Arrived Again

Yes, it is May the Fourth. You remember, as in 'May the fourth be with you.'

It looks like it will be Trump vs Clinton in November. Will you throw away your vote, not use it, or pick one of them? The jury is still out for me.

I watched a little of the news this morning and heard a reporter use a term in, I think, the wrong way. She was talking about the state senate having passed a budget in the wee hours of the morning. She said, "Alas, the budget was passed." Really? Is alas the correct word for that sentence? According to Webster, it means 'an expression of grief, pity, or concern'. So, unless she is upset that the budget passed, she should have chosen a more relevant word. Alas, she didn't.

For some reason, I took more photos of 30 Rock than almost any other single location in NYC. Let's look at a few of them. First, here is the logo of Rockefeller Center. It was emblazoned on a bunch of stuff. I just thought it looked cool.

Let's look at the engraving on the outside of the building. Can you read the date in Roman numerals? It is 1932.

Why is 1932 an important date for this building? Check out this photo. These 11 men are positioned 840-feet above ground at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the GE Building, which was formerly known as the RCA Building. Now a 70-floor, 872-foot-tall building, this photo was taken around the 69th floor during the final months of construction in 1932. There are 19 building that comprise 30 Rock, and the first of them was completed in October of that year.

Here is a shot of the trees lit up at the base of 30 Rock, and you can see a spire of St. Patrick's in the background.

What are you doing on June 12? You can watch the Tony Awards and see how many of the 16 nominations Hamilton actually wins. Yes, it was nominated for a record 16 categories.

Hamilton also won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Clever business names sometimes involve a macabre twist, such a this one.

A Corrupted coloring book page can also involve a bit of the macabre:

Luckily for both of us, LED-lit landscapes rarely involve the macabre.

I came across this shot of a cell phone user reacting to a wrong number text.

Did you hear the Ted Cruz has 'suspended' his campaign? Does that really mean Trump will be the Republican nominee? Talk about a sign of the apocalypse.

Finally (or is it 'alas'), we made it to Wednesday. Let's enjoy it, OK?

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