I'm glad that Monday is done with. Some interesting posts that I think you're going to enjoy in this evening's Sift. Have fun!
A- Miamism looks at another Miami modern home that maybe only .01% of the world's population can afford.
The house has over 10,000 sf of interior living space with 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. The lot size is 22,192 sf and has a 2-car garage and private dock. It was built new in 2009 and has been listed since September of 2010 with a starting price of $15,900.000.B- Transit Miami sets up shop on a Miami street for nine minutes armed with a video camera and a radar gun and records what unfolds.
C- Rakontur goes back to the beginning.
That September, shortly after BellSouth installed my first DSL line, I got a call from our buddy Larry Janus, a recording studio engineer who worked at Criteria Studios in its 1970s heyday and was now a nonlinear video editor: "download Napster."D- 17 new photos at The Street.
That changed everything. All of sudden, virtually the entire history of recorded music was a click away. It seems so quaint now, but it's impossible to describe what a radical, eye-opening concept this was.
E- Salty Eggs wonders how Dick Cheney scored a heart in seemingly record time.
At 71, Cheney is part of a tiny group — just 14 percent of the 2,300 heart transplants performed each year — of people who receive heart transplants over the age of 65. Due to several factors, especially the toll such a surgery can take on a body and the relative time left of such a patient (Grim, I know, but that’s triage for you.), people over the age of 65 are rarely considered good candidates for heart transplants. Most of the handful of senior citizens who receive such transplants do so in emergency situations, where their immediate necessity moves them higher up the list. But that wasn’t the case with Cheney — an aide told news outlets after the surgery that the man had been waiting for 20 months.F- If you plan on being in Key West during the next 2 weeks, Florida Keys Girl has some theater you might want to catch.
During the bee, members of the audience are brought up to the stage to participate, adding to the fun. Each speller – cast and audience member – asks for definitions and for the word to be used is a sentence. To me, the absurd, strange and inappropriate sentences were the best part of the show. Delivered with a straight face, they kept us laughing for the entire two hour production.G- Obalesque weighs in on Stand Your Ground.
You properly comprehend that Florida voters will tolerate spinelessness more readily than softness, and that when it comes to our own safety we’re too stupid to differentiate knee-jerk idiocy from sensible policy.H- The YouTube of the Marlins gaudy home run thing seemed to make its rounds in the South Florida blogosphere...at Suntanned Mumford and Random Pixels.