Went to bed to and woke up to firecrackers going off everywhere. Forget that they are illegal within the neighborhood. How else would we know it was 4th of July, anyway? Truth be told, I enjoy a decent fireworks display away from an absolute professional setup by some waterway's reflection. But I hate the smell they leave behind so I prefer to see fireworks high up in the air from a distance with no idea where they are really being fired from. You'd think the odd day holiday, smack in the middle of the week would deter celebrations some. Wrong. Class was half empty last evening which was good. I got a star parking spot which happens to me, never! Perhaps this article might dampen their cheer?
United States of Africa, huh? Is that USA 3rd world? I can see the economic benefit to this but I wonder aloud about how integration of completely war torn countries would look like. For example Somalia. Where would we start? Do they even know what their niche as a country is? they've been fighting so long they have destroyed every forward progress they ever made and have had no time invested in the discovery of their own land that it would literally mean startiing from scratch. In itself it's not really a problem. I just wonder if you opened up movement throughout Africa, how many Somalis would be in Somalia 2 weeks later? Of course this is a scenario unlikely to happen. I'm just wondering about the complexities of integrating Africa. again, I repeat, whose economic benefit I can see clearly. And what about languages? Creole up North West, Swahili East Africa, Xhosa, French, and many others. Many of which the nationals don't want to give up. Will there arise a debate on whether french or English should become the transactional language? And how does this affect french speaking Africa, should they lose? I doubt the situation is that serious. But knowing Africa, someone's bound to complicate something somewhere.
The hyundai is becoming the honda, no? I know they hired designers from Toyota and Honda to help market this car but has anyone seen the 07 hyundai line? The sonata is an accord by body and the elantra a civic. With no attempt to disguise the obvious similarity in body type! Amazing. Maybe they hope given their name and all, people might be confused enough by Honda's good reputation to mistakenly shop for a honda. Oh, don't jeer. You underestimate err... ignorance amongst people. And at 10K dollars less...
The iphone. I think apple and AT&T must have been a little concerned when the government declared they weren't looking into moving to iphones because they just spent some cheddar on blackberries. I applaud the decision. Frankly even the blackberries aren't as big a deal as they're made out to be. What was that panic over the possibility of them being turned of as the truth behind their stolen reality came out about a year ago? Talk about effectively creating a market for a good where demand didn't previously exist. Some genius PR and promotion. However, I'm sure Steve Jobs has something up his sleeve somewhere. And let's see the master kaizzan on this one. Out of all the people who took this gadget apart, who's going to make a better product fastest? All eyes on China, I say. And need I point out it will cost $399 less? While doing more?
Its a holiday in the summer. Nyam chom abounds. Lemme decide where to go sink my teeth into some of that later today. Happy 4th y'all. I gather the new Die hard movie is worth every penny. Might catch some of that too.