Monday, August 27, 2007

DPM Weekend Update

Atlanta Hyatt Regency Lobby
Originally uploaded by disneymike.
This is the Atlanta Hyatt Regency, one of the host hotels for DragonCon, which is where I will be this coming weekend. If you're in the vicinity, you might drop by Friday night and watch the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company perform.

In other news...

How to deal with vagrants at conventions: As long as you're going to be in downtown Atlanta... On the other hand, anyone who should be traveling unsupervised should already know.

The lunar eclipse is tonight! Well, tomorrow morning in this time zone.

But the sign says $3.09: In Nebraska, gas stations sometimes advertise a lower price than they actually charge. "Under state law, the signs — which show in smaller print that the lower-priced gas is available only at certain pumps — are not illegal as long as gas is available at the lower price at even one pump."

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

But who owns them? "Mermaids have been performing at Weeki Wachee Springs for 60 years. The water district owns the land that Weeki Wachee Springs sits upon. As for who owns the mermaids, well, that is an interesting setup. There's a private company. But a few years ago its owner simply gave the company to the city of Weeki Wachee. (He got a tax break.) As for the "city," its population usually fluctuates somewhere between five and nine people, consisting of attraction employees." Isn't it enough that they're there?

Newscaster Emily Maitlis offends BBC viewers with flash of leg: No, really. I don't want to hear one more word about sophisticated Europeans smirking at America's puritanical attitudes about sex, you get me? Not one word.

And that's all we need to hear from Michael Vick, too: "Are you entering the plea of guilty to a conspiracy charge because you are in fact guilty?" Vick answered yes.


Anonymous said...

Holy carp, that Buffalo^8 link caused my brain to explode out through my ears.

Anonymous said...

Gee, the lobby of the Marriott doesn't look like that at all any more.

(And I don't just mean 'not covered with Klingons, pirates, and Dawn impersonators.)


Daniel said...

Er, that's the Hyatt, not the Marriott.

Anonymous said...

Well, that would explain why it doesn't look the same! :)

My 'senior moment' for the day, I guess. I further guess that I let the lens distortion fool me, the Marriott's atrium looking like the innards of some giant sea-creature...