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.