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Two great tastes that really don't mix [Oct. 30th, 2007|09:27 am]
Callicrates
[Current Location |Sacramento]
[Current Mood |bemused]
[Current Music |"Jump", as made famous by Van Halen, sung by Harry Connick Jr. (??!)]

Observation #1: Keynote addresses are often scheduled early in the morning so that they will seem more profound than they actually are.

Observation #2: Harry Connick Jr. singing Van Halen's "Jump" is a tremendously bad idea. It just doesn't work. I am tempted to hack into the audio system and pull up iTunes just to counteract some of the wrongness.

Observation #3: I am told that the Sacramento Hyatt (where IEEE Visualization takes place this year) serves as the Governator's home when he's in town. Rumor has it that he stays on the sixteenth floor. None of the elevators I have seen so far go that high. Coincidence? Conspiracy? Security? You be the judge.
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[User Picture]From: bhoneydew
2007-10-30 03:37 pm (UTC)
HE ON ROOF -- GETTING IN DA CHOPPA


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[User Picture]From: jayfurr
2007-10-30 03:39 pm (UTC)
You want to know what really doesn't work? David Lee Roth singing bluegrass versions of Van Halen songs. I saw him performing "Jump" in what he apparently believed was bluegrass style, with a large backing band, on the Tonight Show.

Total Edvard Munch experience, you know?
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[User Picture]From: colubra
2007-10-30 03:48 pm (UTC)
Try to remember Aztec Camera's sardonically schmaltzy cover of 'Jump'. It always saves me.
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