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"Fiesta Henderson made the right decision to ditch Denny's a return to an in-house cafe, and Cafe Fiesta has more surprises than that. Cafe Fiesta is a win just on its very tasty Asian menu alone. I…" - Chris Reed
Louis Gray
For those who are curious... today is going to be the day. The "Schwag Magnet" twins are coming. Don't expect minute by minute...
Congrats Louis! - Ross Miller
I love the Schwaggin Waggon - Eric Schlissel from twhirl
Awesome! Can't wait to meet your two new kids and hope everything goes as well as possible. - Robert Scoble
When Maryam had Milan we were actually able to use our iPhones in between contractions. (Milan was born at Stanford, just like Louis' kids are -- great wifi there). Maryam didn't want any video, so we did photos and audio. Just be prepared to put down the iPhone IMMEDIATELY when your wife needs you. Otherwise the consequences are harsh. :-) - Robert Scoble
Mazel Tov and may all go as seamlessly as possible. - Mathew A. Koeneker
Wi-Fi at Lucille Packard is great, BTW. :-) - Louis Gray
Congrats! Don't worry about us and take some time offline! - Xavier Bartholome
Louis: I told you it rocks. So, is your wife admitted already? Or did they tell her to take a walk and come back in three hours like they told Maryam? (We went to Jack in the Box, and later, even back home cause, while Maryam was having contractions, she wasn't dialated enough to give birth for nearly 12 hours after we first went to Lucille Packard (Stanford's hospital for children). - Robert Scoble
Oh, and if you know Thomas Hawk, do anything you can to get him to come by and make photos. He took the most spectacular photos of Milan (and my family) that I really treasure to this day. - Robert Scoble
Matthew- Seamless birth , hmm. Kind of counter-intuitive. Louis-all the best to you,wife and twins. - Mark Forman
Congrats! - Yuvi
Good Luck Louis! Stay positive. - Jon-Paul Bussoli
I'm going to sleep hoping we hear great news when I wake up. Just remember, photos, we want photos!!! - Robert Scoble
We are admitted. Contractions are 4-5 minutes apart. We'll be here for a while. - Louis Gray
Cool. Any bets on the time? I'll bet that they are here by noon. Ahh, long night for Louis ahead! Breathe! Breathe! Breathe! :-) - Robert Scoble
I don't dare bet on a time. That's bad luck. But I'm not going anywhere, and she's not either. Duncan Scoble Gray and Cyndy Corvida Gray might debut in the morning. - Louis Gray
now you are ego pandering! Well I am off to bed. Our house is childproofed now and is awaiting the arrival. Milan is looking forward to having a couple of new friends to share toys with. Thinking good thoughts for you both. - Robert Scoble
Be interesting to see how many posts a week you're going to be able to manage now... :-) - Andy Davies
And no, those won't be their real names. :-) - Louis Gray
Congrats man! Get ready for the wild ride. - Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins
Best of luck throughout the night Louis. Hopefully when I wake up the two new Grays will be ready to blog. - MG Siegler
In case you guys wanted to know where you rate, we haven't told any family on either side that we're here. Didn't want to wake anybody up. Once we get close to 7 a.m. PDT, depending where we are then, maybe we'll let them know. Thanks for the notes. (Is this the first FriendFeed "live" birth?) - Louis Gray
Wooo, awesome! Congrats in advance. :) - Don MacAskill
Congrats and good luck! And they'll share a birthday with @crazybob's #2! - Cyndy
Contractions are 2-3 minutes apart now. Both of them hanging out, and both of us, hanging in... - Louis Gray
I do like the names you've chosen, though. Although you haven't managed to tack FriendFeed or Disqus in there. Maybe two middle names would work. I did that with #4 so she could be named after three family members. - Cyndy
Best wishes! - Mark Dykeman
Congrats!! :) - Paula Hawk
My daughter was born in a different age (1991). I couldn't provide updates to the world on an iPhone. Heck, all I could have done (I didn't) would have been to drive home, fire up the Mac Plus and my 2400bps modem, and posted text updates to the Deep Thoughts and Grotto BBSes. - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
@Ontario My last was born in 2005, and I couldn't even update THEN... they ban all cell usage and WiFi is still a pipe dream. They are still going with the "cell phones mess with equipment" airline story. - Cyndy
And regarding could work "Obama" and "McCain" in there somehow...Duncan Scoble FriendFeed Obama Gray? :) - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
first photos better be with the cn stickers :) - Allen Stern
Congrats Louis! am excited for you. - Nick Halstead
Good luck to all four of you! - Chris Nixon
Congratulations Louis! Life as you know it has now changed. Good luck to all of you. - Rob Diana
Allen: CN stickers are in my hand _right now_. Kid you not. You might get lucky. - Louis Gray
Very exciting. Good luck! - Dave Stanley
Omg! How exciting! Congratulations!!!! - Sarah Perez
Congratulations and enjoy every minute! - RyanEs
WOOT!! Good luck to you and your wife at the hospital today Daddy Grey. - Mike Fruchter
You'er not streaming the whole event? ;-) No I agree some things are sacred. Unless you're scoble. I bet mrs scoble is happy that qik wasn't released when she gave birth... - Gez
Congratulations LG. God Bless - Keith - @tsudo from twhirl
I'll add my congratulations! I'll enjoy taking a rest from your articles :P - Tim Hoeck
Good luck. - James Rishabh Mishra
Congrats Louis! I know what raising twins is like, so I'll wish you good luck as well :) - Shey
Gez: there were certainly video options when Milan was born. She made it very clear that video wasn't to be used. - Robert Scoble
This will be up there as one of if not your BEST day - Christian Anderson
Agree wholeheartedly with Christian.... - Chris Reed
CONGRATULATIONS DADDY!!!!!!!!! - Susan Beebe
Congrats! - Dave Peck
I too will add congratulations! - Andy Tinkham from twhirl
Congratulations Louis! I can only imagine how excited you must be right now. - Caleb Elston
Waiting..waiting...waiting.... ;-) - Hutch Carpenter
Only 8 hours gone by. Our first was 37 hours. The second was like 2 - Capn' One Eye - adrift
Back at Hutch: Waiting...waiting...waiting... - Louis Gray
Congratulations! - Steve Lynch
Ten hours now. Cigars at the ready. - Russellreno
Wishing the best for all four (!) members of the family!!! - Dustin Harris
CONGRATS LOUIS! Glad I get to be in the names :D Can't wait for pictures though. I need to get "shegeeks" and "hegeeks" schwag over there asap! - Corvida
I hope you got plenty of Coffee and brought your laptop battery plug. It's going to be a loooooooong day/night. Hey at least you got FF to kill the time :-) - Mike Fruchter
Update: Things are obviously not the fastest I've ever seen, but progress is progress. We're at six cm. I didn't want to do a cm by cm update, but here we are! Nurses seem excited, so I'll pretend I am. - Louis Gray
This is one occasion when comments really need timestamps... - Andy Davies
This just in..... LG still waiting as of 5 minutes ago. Now in hour 13. - Russellreno
I am jealous. The arrival of one was a joy. Two would have blown my mind! - Capn' One Eye - adrift
Turning to superstition a bit, I got out of my A's shirt, which I've been wearing since we got here. Let's see if wearing the DISQUS shirt I got from Daniel Ha does the trick. :-) - Louis Gray
All in good time. Heck, I would be excited as hell. :) - Mathew A. Koeneker
For those watching this thread, obviously things have taken longer than we expected. Dilation has been slow, and the doctors are talking C-Section. We're trying to avoid. Babies are doing great. - Louis Gray
C-Section imminent, as labor stalled (you might have noticed). Hopefully, back with good news soon. - Louis Gray
Well, this is the sixth thread goin' on the twins, so (1) Louis we're hangin' with ya buddy and (2) get on with it already ... I want to go to sleep :) Seriously, positive, warm and happy thoughts ... and coffee. - Charlie Anzman
at this rate, i think Scoble's gonna have to change his bet from noon Friday to noon on Saturday! - Susan Beebe
Baby Grays are here! The boy clocked in at 9:01 at 5 pounds, and the girl weighed in at 4 pounds, 3 oz at 9:02. Both healthy. - Louis Gray
YEAH!!! Congratulations!!! This is wonderful news - both healthy!!, what are their NAMES?? - Susan Beebe
bump for the oldest thread i've ever found on ff, post-congrads, :) - chaz2b
Matthew and Sarah are now five years old. Happy birthday, twins! - Louis Gray
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Jeremiah Owyang
Debate: Help me understand, should US stay in Middle East "finish the job" (McCain) so they don't have to return, or leave in near future, around 2010 (Obama). Let's keep this civil, but defned your stance. Also, it would be interesting if you mentioned where you are from
Honestly, I have mixed reactions, but hearing the many intelligent points you're going to offer below will help me to make a decision, and influence my vote. - Jeremiah Owyang
Well, since the Iraqi government appears eager to attempt to handle control of their own country, I say we allow them to do that and get forces out as soon as possible. - Nathaniel Payne
finish the job and keep a small base there, ie(Germany, Korea, Japan) - Caleb Easterwood
I'm from the midwest. It's been time to leave for a while now. McCain talks about not leaving before we've won. We left Nam & didn't win. We went to Iraq under false pretenses. There were no WMD's or serious Al Queda threat. It's been a cluster **** ever since. They want us out & it's time to go. - The New W!cKeD
Mission accomplished. - orionstarr
I think its time to go home. What really did it for me was hearing the Prime Minister of Iraq this week. He's saying he wants the U.S. to leave. Why are we still debating this issue? They don't want us there. If we stay we're officially denying Iraq of its sovereign right to self determination. The majority of the American people want to end the war too. Let's get out. - Bukola
What frustrates me is what's missing in the public dialog. Few candidates--except perhaps Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader, and Ron Paul--are able to ask whether it is an ethical position to "finish the job." The American government/military is an invader in Iraq, and we Americans need to take the perspective suggested by Noam Chomsky several months ago: What did we say about the Soviet invaders in Afghanistan? Shouldn't we be held to the same standard? As an American, I don't want any invaders to succeed. - Paul Allison, NYC teacher
We can't stay there forever and we shouldn't even if we could. However, we can't just say, 'Welp, it's be fun! Good luck!' and then leave suddenly. It will have to be gradual but it needs to happen eventually. The Democratic candidates irritate me to no end when they act like they're just going to be able to have the troops pack up and leave overnight. Caleb's right, too, we may pull out most of our forces but we'll still have troops there for the next decade. - Akiva
Has anyone ever properly defined "finish the job"? Or "victory" for that matter? Wars can be won - occupations can not. Proof is in history. - Zoli Erdos
I am from NYC. I believe that it is in our and the Iraqis' best interest to leave in the near future. Our presence there drives insurgent activity and anti American sentiment - it fuels non religious nationalist insurgents and helps Al Qaeda recruit more converts. We created an independent, sovereign government and they want us to leave. McCain himself said that when they want us to leave, we will. Will he keep this very important promise with the world watching? - mike
Finish -- but that depends on what degree. Leave when the Iraqi government can sustain stability without losing too much control. Toronto here. - Shey
oh well you asked..heres the darn primer on the issue.. - Peter Dawson
Agreed, Zoli, we need to define what the "job" is before we can have a prayer at finishing said job. I'm in San Francisco, though I do travel to London frequently - Prolific Programmer
Thank you Paul for such a well laid out argument. Keeping troops there for another decade would appear to be occupation. It seems to me that it is easy to make a semantic change and "Invaders" are "Liberators". Same thing with Rebels or Freedom fighters. Sure, it will take some time to pull out, but it can be done over a relatively short amount of time and there's no need to be there suffering attrition for another decade. IMHO - The New W!cKeD
I think we need to gradually draw down our forces and leave only enough troops to ensure that the Iraqi government can control any anti-government forces. Don't forget that there are more than just US forces in Iraq. There are still British, Australian, and Dutch forces. Maybe a NATO or UN contingent can possibly take over peacekeeping tasks in the future for as long as they are needed. That said, it is all contingent on whether or not the legitimate Iraqi government wants any future assistance. - Michael Tefft
The administration said they began the surge so that we could secure the country so we could bring our boys home. After our fine men and women accomplished that mission with flying colors, as usual the mission changed. Now, we're told we have to continue the surge so things don't get bad again. Talk about a perpetual motion machine. But the true judges on whether we should get out are the Iraqi government and their people. If they want us out, we should leave. - Chris Reed
I forgot to mention that I am from Virginia. - Michael Tefft
We should take our troops home and leave our money. If Iraq enhances it's infrastructure through legitimate means (i.e. not drug / guns sales) it will mean real jobs for real people... - gregory
I'll echo the same. Define what 'the job' is and then finish that before you leave. Then everyone -- Americans, Iraqis and the RoW -- will know what to expect and when. Then move resources to Afghanistan and do the exact same thing. - ɥsıuɐʎɹ
Recently, someone in a FriendFeed post brought up the phenomenon of typing out a comment and then censoring yourself and deleting it. I've done that about 10 times with this thread. Time to walk away. - Akiva
Why do we need to even wait for a signal from the Iraqis? Has history ever know an occupied people who didn't want the occupiers out? - Paul Allison, NYC teacher
It is long past time to leave this war that is only costing us money we don't have and risking the lives of soldiers who are trying so hard to do a job that, in this case, is poorly defined. This war is costly in lives, international relations and money - ending it can only benefit us. - Leslie Poston
I think that there is nothing to accomplish by remaining. They should leave before more soldiers are killed and more money is wasted (money that can be spend more constructively on the US economy). I am from Ireland. - Mark
The problem is that the folks who have been writing the definition for the past 8 years have freely rewritten it as needed. Revisionist politics at it's best. The rhetoric has changed as quickly as Bush needed a new scare tactic or talking point. We are way past the point of coming up with definitions at this stage in the game. We should have been focusing on Afghanistan & Pakistan this entire time. IMO it has never truly been about the terrorists. If it were we'd have Osama BL. Listen to the Iraqis. - The New W!cKeD
Iran has nuclear power, Isreal has nuclear power , Saudi is inbetween. Iraq was pwned by by the Us on WMD. US needs to control this theater or else .. they will not have Saudi oil. Between Isreal and Iran if a flare up takes place, US is FUBAR'ed even more. Firstly the whole WMD was a lie and Bush used it just to bloster fear in the country. Thats what you all get for electing Bush in... more... - Peter Dawson
peter - haliburton and their ilk. :-0 - The New W!cKeD
BENCHMARK (I'll be doing this over the next few hours to summarize what I'm hearing) This is primarily swaying towards the following: 1) define what 'exit' means. 2) Leave now - Jeremiah Owyang
Kirkland WA. McCain needs to define what the job is and how we know when we've finished. If the goal is to secure a U.S. military presence to ensure access to oil, then meeting the goal is just a ticket to stay. Hence the McCain 50 or a 100 or a 1000 years. - Michael Markman
Gainesville, FL: Without really dropping a vote in either "bucket", I believe that staying or leaving is all about what's happening on the ground. When, based upon what's happening on the ground, we or Iraq believe our help is no longer needed then we should exit in the safest manner possible. That should drive our troop actions, not election sound bites. The candidate that comes closest to that reasoned approach on this and other topics will likely get my vote. - Dan Rua
Dallas, TX - As we did not have accurate information, I do not believe we should have ever entered. That said, I agree with the NY Times & others define what success means to McCain. Finally, as we have so many critical problems within our country spending billions in Iraq appears unwarranted to me. We are the USA, not the world police force. As a super power, certainly we have a measure of responsiblity to help others, but not to such tremendous cost in lives and money for our own citizens. - R. Ferguson
Chris Reed
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Kevin Fox
"New Republican Party 2.0 webiste unveiled:" You'd think they'd be up to a higher version by now.
Try this site: ..... And put in in the space... LOL funny. - Chris Reed
I thought the 2008 wasn't bad. What's GOP 2.0? User-generated politicians made of auto-tuned lolcats? - Mark Trapp
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@STEIN_LINE_HQ: How about Phil Jackson going from the Lakers to Serbia to the LA Defenders.
Hey! Take it easy there... :) - D-Fenders
No offense meant to the Lakers' fine D-League team, though it is D-League..... - Chris Reed
The D-League made a splash at the NBA Summer League: You should watch some of our games on Futurecast next year! Maybe the guys can earn your respect that way. I'm just getting all our web accounts squared away in the off-season. - D-Fenders
Chris Reed
Just did the delegate count. Clinton 11, Obama 14. Obama picks up 4 delegates and now WINS NEVADA!
Wahoo! I credit you entirely, Chris. : ) - Carla Thompson
That's terrific! It's funny how Hillary still loses states she 'wins' (Texas and Nevada, I'm lookin' at you) - Kevin Fox
Sure, but I tend to think of that as extreme recklessness on the part of the press. Certainly, in the case of her loss in Texas, there was no reason to report that she 'won'. Not quite sure how that happened. - j1m
And I think this paradox Kevin mentions hi-lights the strength of Obama's campaign. HRC has been conducting a pretty traditional primary campaign. Obama is running away with it thanks to some new-fangled ideas. - Shellee
Yes. He's good at winning elections, in a way we haven't seen since at least Reagan. - j1m
Go Ana! - Jim Norris
Oh yeah! I guess that means Ana's really 2 for 4, not 0 for 4, right? - Kevin Fox
Thanks for the Saturday delegate update Chris. - Mike Reynolds
@Carla And I credit, you, Shellee and Kelly with Texas, so there :-) - Chris Reed
@Mike No problem... Having fun with my crackberry on the convention floor . - Chris Reed
Bump an old post meme! - Eric - Watch Me Now
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Proud to present my brother-in-law's first music video. - Chris Reed from Bookmarklet
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Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild - Los Angeles Times -
Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild - Los Angeles Times -,0,3606923.story
Can we stop panicking now? And I included the thumbnail of Hurley just cause. - Chris Reed from Bookmarklet
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Microsoft shows first-ever revenue decline - Earnings- -
It was bound to happen. Surprised it took this long. - Chris Reed from Bookmarklet
Michelle Jones
I need goodness. Tell me something really good or happy or inspiring. Please.
I'm really excited about a project that I want to work on. Whether or not it will happen is another thing, but I love the spark of creativity. (It includes the South, food, writing and photography, btw). :) - Derrick
That we are alive. That we can think. - Chris Reed
Yes that certainly does. Thank you. Love, M - Michelle Jones
No matter what you do, where you go and how you live, Jesus still loves you. That Boy just sticks with the whole 'Love Everyone' mantra. He's like the original hippie! But it's all good. - Morgan
I'm always accepting of love from a fellow Jew. ;) - Michelle Jones
A Corner of North America That Is Forever France -
A Corner of North America That Is Forever France
A Corner of North America That Is Forever France
"Sixteen miles off the coast of Newfoundland and just 800 miles from Boston lie the tiny islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, the last vestiges of the colonial empire of New France. Though these islands are 3,000 miles from Paris, they're French in every way. Residents celebrate Bastille Day, vote in French elections and pay for everything in Euros." - M F from Bookmarklet
awesome. so it should go without saying that the residents are french citizens, yes? i mean, they're voting in the french elections. so cool - Cee Bee
"There are always new French cars on the islands," Marc Cormier of told "One of the reasons being the state and government offices only buy French cars." That means all of the cars driven by such agencies as the post office, gendarmerie and health care system are sent over from France. Did we mention they all have French license plates? That doesn't... more... - Cee Bee
Very interesting. I can honestly say I have never heard of this place. - Chris Reed
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YouTube - Energy Secretary puzzled by simple question -
YouTube - Energy Secretary puzzled by simple question
It's bad enough that a congressman actually asks Nobel Prize-winning Energy Secretary Steven Chu "How did oil and gas get to Alaska." Even worse that even after a fifth grade lesson on plate tectonics he still wonders how it got there without a pipeline from Texas. The true facepalm moment is that the said congressman posts it on HIS Youtube page as an example of how he "confused" Chu. I figure at a later hearing, Rep. Barton will confront the health secretary about how babies are made and be angered that a stork isn't mentioned. - Chris Reed from Bookmarklet
Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
Movie Trivia Meme: Name a movie that you thought was so killer when it released, and now you ask, "why did I like that?"
Independence Day. - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
Wayne's World. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Nice one, Alex! - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
Space Jam. No, really. - Sue Radd
2001: A Space Odyssey - Brian Sullivan
blasphemy, Brian ;-D - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
Titanic. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Super Mario Bros Movie - Outsanity
mortal kombat - Terry O'Fee
Krull... oh c'mon I was like 10 when I first saw it. - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
Cassie says "possibly, Free Willy" - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Really, Eric? I still watch that film sometimes. I especially love the ending scene.. - Terry O'Fee
OK, I like it still too, but just can't get past the cheesy monster special effects. LAME (as my 5 yr old girl would say). - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
Just CW, Eragon was just sad to begin with... pretty good special effects, and a decent cast - but it was either horrible acting or a horrible script that just tanked it for me :-D - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
ET - Anika
Let it all out... It's O-K Anika and Abby :-D - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
Ghostbusters 2? - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
Mars attacks. - Shawn Whitmire
Oh Abby, I rewatched that movie when I was 19 and thought, "What a load of crap!" Friends in college wanted to rent it and I asked them, "Have you seen ET since you were 6? It sucks!" They didn't even make it halfway through. - Anika
Behind the Green Door - Jack&Cleo
Look Who's Talking - Chris Reed
lindsey - the soundtrack still holds up well today. i love it.. - Terry O'Fee
Kentucky Fried Movie and Amazon Women on the Moon both kind of lost their luster as I aged - Bill Rawlinson
Titanic. - vijay
Thrashin' - Nathan Chase
Masters of the Universe - Martin Bryant
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SLAM 128's special KICKS section is now available online! Check out the best sneakers of the past three decades here:
Holy crap! I still have affection for the Reebok 5600... - Chris Reed
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David Buckner Faints, Passes Out Live On "Glenn Beck" (VIDEO) -
You would pass out too if you had to stand next to Glenn Beck. - Chris Reed from Bookmarklet
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"Yes... Yet another plea searching for alternatives to Cox. In a lot of ways, we've liked their service and offerings. Technically, there are few issues. The issues come with cost. Our Internet bill…" - Chris Reed
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Cox Communications (2/5) -
"Yes... Yet another plea searching for alternatives to Cox. In a lot of ways, we've liked their service and offerings. Technically, there are few issues. The issues come with cost. Our Internet bill…" - Chris Reed
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Cox Communications Residential Services (2/5) -
"Yes... Yet another plea searching for alternatives to Cox. In a lot of ways, we've liked their service and offerings. Technically, there are few issues. The issues come with cost. Our Internet bill…" - Chris Reed
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"I've found what is by far the best activity you can do in Vegas that doesn't involve games of chance or Cirque du Soleil. When I took my wife on a mystery adventure for her birthday, my expectation…" - Chris Reed
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When Wish Upon a Star, Makes No Difference Who You Are? « Drex Files -
When Wish Upon a Star, Makes No Difference Who You Are? « Drex Files
In the space of history, this isn't really that long ago... "Hi, little girl... Stop dreaming of working for Disney because you are a girl." - Chris Reed from Bookmarklet
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15 Companies That Might Not Survive 2009 - Yahoo! Finance -
Interesting list of companies that may not get past this year. Some are to be expected, like Blockbuster (why ARE they still in business? It's like an 8-Track maker still being out there) But others could be felt hard. Certainly Chrysler would. And what fun would life be without Krispy Kreme or Six Flags? But here in Vegas, Station Casinos going down would be a major blow. They own 15 resorts and pretty much most of the locals market, which was great for them when the economy was building, but has been disastrous in this recession. - Chris Reed from Bookmarklet
Kevin Fox
if you had to spend 3 hours in an airport terminal, which airport would you choose and why?
Terminal 5 at JFK. It's really nice, decent food, free and crazy fast wifi. Definitely not ROC. - Benjamin Golub
Vegas, baby! - Kate Schmidt
They all tend to blur together, but IIRC... Minneapolis, Orlando and some others are as much malls as they are airports, with tons of shops, book stores, and food options. I'd rather have the option to do stuff than just sit waiting to get on a plane to sit waiting. - Ken Sheppardson
Atlanta cause I could sleep in the crew room, Boston so I could enjoy clam chowder, Pittsburgh cause there is a mall, Orlando cause there is an Outback, and I stay in West Palm about once a week for about 3 hours and they have a mini golf coarse, big chairs, and a great buffalo salad at one of the restaurants.What can I say I am a PRO at sitting in airports! - Brandy Lea
Singapore Changi International Airport.I've been told is incredible - Manuela
Las Vegas-- video games with consequences. Maybe the better question-- which one wouldn't you choose? LaGuardia. It's the worst. - Kevin Gamble
united sfo, gate 27, there's a Peet's, and it's quiet, and nobody goes there! - anna sauce
revise my answer: terminal A- for Awesome at PDX, it's got a microbrew, free wi-fi - anna sauce
OH shit how did I forget VEGAS! Slots! - Brandy Lea
I assume you're disqualifying Crown Room style accomodation. Washington National is pretty painless - tables and a place to plug in within sight of the gate, decent food (i.e. not just unhealthy crap). - John Craft
That one in Tom Hank's movie seemed pretty versatile. - Micah
Vegas is not a bad option. Denver is okay. I am in San Jose right now and not complaining. Free WiFi! Nothing else matters. - Louis Gray
Terminal C at PHL because there's shopping and cozy tables at Vino Volo (sp?) or the Northwest terminal at DTW because the lights and music in the connecting walkway are very calming. - Sarah Brinkerhoff
Hong Kong airport. Better than Singapore, IMO - Roshan Vyas
I'm not a big traveller, but Roshan is absolutely correct. Hong Kong International Airport is spectacular. The food is very good and not too pricey, WiFi is free and surprisingly strong and the people in Hong Kong are very kind :) - Michael Forian
Keflavik, baby. In Reykjavik for those not in the know. Just because of the name. And all the gorgeous wood. - Nathan Rein
I've not done enough, either, but Charlotte's has that place where I can get gummy candy, especially those wonderful candy apples. - MiniMage
Narita, Japan. Clean, organised and everything happens on time. 2nd choice Zurich - same reason. - Vernonkell
Singapore Changi Terminal 3 - Tom Wentworth
Zurich? I thought it was airport hell when I was there in 2004. Has it changed? - Brian Sullivan
NOT Dullas or BWI - BEX
HKG. Tons of shops and free WiFi. (PIT has shops and free WiFi, sure, but it's tiny and old) - Julian Missig
CLT has rocking chairs and lots of power outlets. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus) from fftogo
I like Midway -- they've got decent food. I love potbelly. - Ginger Makela Riker
Us Vegas locals know that the airport slot machines are actually the tightest in all Nevada. Put it this way. I've never been in McCarran and seen someone whooping and hollering about winning a fortune. That said, loved the Vegas airport as one of the nicest before I even lived here. Also love Orlando, which is by far the airport that most doesn't feel like an airport. Also marks to Phoenix for the best airport name: Sky Harbor. - Chris Reed
HKG many different lounge options, food, shopping, and is clean. Better than SIN unless you compare the baggage claim area, where Singapore has caged songbirds. - Ryan
RSW - Small, Friendly, and WARM - Charlie Anzman
Changi airport is good (no free wifi) but has butterfly farm to while away time in plus good shopping - Kate
Baltimore-Washington International (or whatever they're calling BWI these days) - Nine DataAngel Ferdinand
Vegas. Gambling, drinking, hookers. Well, I haven't confirmed the hookers, but everything else. - Eric - Watch Me Now
Vancouver YVR for sure! Beautifully laid out by far in advance of the Winter Olympics '10 all the amenities, you'd be super surprised how tranquil it makes your airport experience - sofarsoShawn
Koh Samui airport. Couches, free snacks - and no walls! - Thomas Brox Røst
Phoenix, hands down. It's an f'ing mall, people. Who couldn't love that?! (I should add, I've only flown domestically, so there could be awesomeness outside the US that I've not yet been introduced to...) - Hookuh Tinypants
Another vote for Singapore and Koh Samui's airport, also adding BKK and Detroit's international terminal. - Adam Kazwell
an airport with true FREE wifi. is there something like this? - Chris Hofmann
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - Kevin Gough
Chris - Airports that use ATT as the wifi provider are free for iPhones. Also at least PHL is free for students if you visit the info kiosk. - Sarah Brinkerhoff
Any airport terminal with a nice bookshop would do - Shakeel Mahate
Another vote for Schipol (AMS) from me. Best part, in 3 hours you could hop the train to the city, walk to the Museum of Sex, do a full tour, and hop a train back. A site worth checking out: - Ryan Kaisoglus
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Here it is! The first single of U2's new album!!!! Click to listen.. OK... my thoughts.... To be honest, I didn't at first know what to make of it. Very similar to when I heard "The Fly" for the first time as the introduction to "Achtung Baby." I'm just not sure whether I like it or not. At the very least, this album will be a much bigger change in direction for the Dublin boys than we were led to believe. Similar to the jump from Joshua Tree/Rattle and Hum to the aforementioned Achtung Baby. Edge has never sounded so different. And there's no doubt that the reaction of many is that Bono and the Boys are trying to sound like the Beatles, and maybe that's the intention. At least this first track sounds like U2 if they were a group in the 60s and Phil Spector was producing them. It's growing on my on repeated listens, but I can't say it grabbed me like the first tracks from AYCLB and HTBANB did. Your thoughts? - Chris Reed from Bookmarklet
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