- BRA (Barrieras, Brazil)
- EGO (Belgorod, Russia)
- BEG (Belgrade, Serbia)
- BOG (Bogota, Colombia) – don’t get bogged down there.
- CIA (Rome, Italy – Ciampino) – got cha!
- CUM (Cumana, Venuzuela) – please wash your mouth out with soap.
- CUZ (Cuzco, Peru) – cuz I said so
- DAD (Da Nang, Vietnam)
- DOG (Dongola, Sudan)
- DUM (Dumai, Indonesia) – hey, I didn’t name it.
- DUD (Dunedin, New Zealand) – must be really exciting there.
- FUK (Fukuaka, Japan) – careful
- IZO (Izumo, Japan) – should call the lounge the Izone. If you aren’t from the USA, you may not get the joke.
- MAD (Madrid, Spain) – don’t get mad, get even.
- PEE (Perm, Russia) – wonder if they are pissed about the code they were assigned?
- PEX (Pechore, Russia) – flex those pex.
- POT (Port Antonio, Jamaica) – pure Karma that this code should go to an airport in Jamaica – LOL
- SIN (Singapore- Changi) – sort of surprised they accepted this code.
- STD (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) – be careful what you catch here – make sure it is just a flight.
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Posted in art, Communications, consumerism, Economics, Entertainment, fun, movies, Music, pictures, schools, Television, writing, tagged acting, art, entertainment, film, movies, music, soundtracks, television on August 22, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
While on vacation, I caught a delightful movie on HBO that I did not recall ever seeing advertised for showings in the theater. The film is entitled The Art of Getting By and stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Emma Roberts (niece of Julia Roberts), Alicia Silverstone, Rita Wilson, and Blair Underwood.
The movie is about a gifted art student (Freddie Highmore) more or less coasting his way through high school until graduation approaches and he may not receive a diploma. This storyline intertwines with his budding relationship with Emma Roberts’ character. It is very well done and I enjoyed the movie. Also, the soundtrack is simply superb for this film with terrific alternative and indie rock tunes artfully blended into the score.
Hence the question, why no release in theaters? Best I could determine by reading between the lines on IMDb is some of the critics were not particularly kind to the film when it was release at the Sundance Film Festival. They praise Mr. Highmore’s and Ms. Robert’s performances, but otherwise were rather tepid.
As a result the film went directly HBO and similar outlets. Granted, I discovered the film there, but I think it would have been even a more impressive movie in a theater. Sadly, the critics’ response to the film and Fox Searchlight’s response to the criticism narrowed the public’s choices versus broadening it. Once again…money talks.
Is The Art of Getting By perfect? Of course not. Is it deserving of a general release – absolutely. I think a lot of people would like it, warts and all. If you, get a chance, check it out on HBO or rent the film – it is certainly well worth the time and cost.
Posted in Communications, fun, government, Language, Transportation, Travel, tagged air travel, airlines, airport codes, airports, codes, cute, funny, silly, transportation, travel, USA on August 20, 2012 | 2 Comments »
- BET (Bethel, AK) – Seems this should have been the one for Las Vegas or Reno.
- BFL (Bakersfield, CA) – I am “baffled” why this is so funny.
- BUF (Buffalo, NY) – Hopefully, you do not have to arrive in the buff.
- BUR (Burbank,, CA) – This code would be good for someplace cold.
- FAT (Fresno, CA) – I realize this stands for Fresno Air Terminal, but talk about bad public relations.
- GGG (Longview, TX) – You’d get better internet service if it was 4Gs.
- IRK (Kirksville, MO) – I would be “irked” too if I had to fly there.
- KOA ( Kona, HA) – Who want to fly into a campground?
- LAX (Los Angeles, CA) – I hope this does not signify their attention to details. It also sounds like the abbreviation for Laxative International Airport.
- MOB (Mobile, AL) – self-explanatory.
- PIE (St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL) – I have no idea why it is PIE.
- PUB (Pueblo, CO) – Now this is my kind of airport! Beer for everyone.
- ROW (Roswell, NM) – I hope we don’t have to – flap maybe, but not row.
- RUT (Rutland, VT) – No one wants to be in one, particularly in an airplane.
- SUX (Sioux City, IA) – If I were the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce or Tourism Bureau, I would ask for a new code designation and fast!
- UTO (Utopia Creek, AK) – Who wants to hear anything remotely close to “uh-oh” or “ut-oh” when flying?
Posted in architecture, Books, Communications, consumerism, Economics, fun, history, Transportation, Travel, writing, tagged history, hotels, inns, motels, tourism, travel, vacations on August 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
During our current two-week West Coast trip, I have noticed a number of things that are no longer (or rarely) found in hotel/motel rooms any longer. Certainly, other items have been added to make one’s stay more pleasant such as hair dryers, internet, and coffee makers.
Please feel free to send your additions to my list – I am sure I am forgetting some things.
- A telephone book
- A picture postcard of the hotel/motel
- Full-size writing paper with the logo/name of the hotel/motel
- Ashtray – no smoking, no ashtray. Good for health!
- Matchbooks – ditto
- A Bible – to me, this is a good thing as I think it is rather presumptuous in a diverse society to provide only the Holy book of one religion.
- A hotel/motel directory listing the locations – as the internet rules, so these have gone by the wayside.
Below are photos from our visit today (Monday, 8/13/12) to Yosemite National Park. Unfortunately, because of the extreme heat Yosemite Falls was dry as a bone and Bridal Veil Falls was nearly so. The park was still impressive, as were the efforts to reduce traffic congestion. Even so, portions of the park must be near gridlock on weekends.
Posted in Environment, fun, history, Land use, Nature, seasons, Travel, Wildlife, tagged California, environment, National Parks, nature, parks, tourism, travel, volcanoes on August 8, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Posted in architecture, art, Cities, Entertainment, fun, history, Land use, movies, pictures, tagged art, art deco, California, entertainment, Grass Valley, history, movies, Nevada City, theaters on August 7, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Here are photos of two historic theaters in located in the Sierra Nevada mountains northeast of Sacramento in the lovely communities of Grass Valley and Nevada City.
Live albums are something you seldom see anymore, but back in the day, live albums were quite popular and could be the impetus to superstardom – several of the acts listed below got their big break from a live album release.
- KISS Alive
- Frampton Comes Alive
- Cheap Trick at Budokan
- The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!
- Aerosmith Live Bootleg
Posted in ageism, charities, civics, Diversity, Entertainment, family, fun, general, history, human rights, humanity, Love, Poverty, volunteerism, Women, tagged charities, elderly, elders, Ingham County, senior citizens, seniors on July 23, 2012 | 2 Comments »
What better way to honor our seniors in their golden years than to provide them with a better quality of life. This Friday evening, July 27, 2012, residents of Greater Lansing have a golden opportunity to give back for all they have done for us by contributing and participating in the 7th Annual Ingham County TRIAD Senior Prom.
A $25 donation allows you to partake in some of the finest dining in Mid-Michigan at the East Lansing Marriott, as well as hors d’oeuvres from Lou & Harry’s and yummy dessert items from Grand Traverse Pie Company.
“A partnership among Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire Personnel, Senior Citizens (60+) and Community Members which promotes elder quality of life through advocacy, assistance, education and training.”
Furthermore, Ingham County TRIAD:
“Recognizes the dignity and worth of all senior citizens while addressing the unique needs and concerns of our aging population in a creative, sensitive and effective manner. Ingham County TRIAD pledges to maintain the trust and confidence of our elders by:
- Promoting senior safety through education and training
- Enhancing the delivery of law enforcement services to senior citizens
- Continuing collaborative efforts to meet the needs of our senior community
- Reducing criminal victimization to elder individuals
- Improving the overall quality of life for seniors.”
Sounds like a great, fun, and tasty way to assist senior citizens in the Greater Lansing community. Please consider attending the Senior Prom on July 27th or making a donation to the organization. Either way, it’s a golden opportunity to say thank you.
- Random yapping would replace chatting or talking.
- “Aye chihuahua” would replace “hello, “hi,”" or “hola” as the official greeting.
- Snorting and sniffling would become socially acceptable – who needs tissues?
- Chihuahua, Mexico would be decreed as world capital.
- Taco Bell would use a chihuahua in all their commercials – oh wait, they already did that.
- Then..Taco Bell would be the world’s only official food provider.
- There would no longer be an energy shortage once we figure out how to bottle their perpetual motion.
- Both sock and toy tug-o-war would become an Olympic events and would be required in all physical education classes.
- Large dogs must bow and/or curtsy to all chihauhuas, while small dogs must salute. Disobedience will not be tolerated!
- Cinco de Mayo would be a worldwide holiday.
- All immigrants would be treated with respect (a welcome change).
- No item of furniture worth sitting and sleeping on would be allowed to be taller than the jumping ability of a chihuahua.
- Winter would be outlawed.
- Hairless would become a status symbol.
- Bulging eyes are decreed a sign of elegance, beauty, and genius.
- Montezuma’s revengewill be inflicted on all naysayer’s and nonconformist’s without mercy.