Enriching our Knowledge
So now that it's back to school time it's time to switch gears into more "studious topics"...ok, maybe not. But one of the thoughts I had while going to work today through the throng of kids begrudingly going back to school, was how kids have the world at their fingertips online. Back in the day, our only reference source was the Encyclopedia. Brittania was of course the best encyclopedia, but only those priviledged enough to have parents willing to cough up the few extra dollars instead of those who's parents got their encyclopedia collection with a purchase of $25 or more from Payless were able to reference it's vast amount of usefulness. I happened to love the encyclopedia, more so for the maps that I studied to last longer in our Geography game on road trips. You know the game. Someone mentions a place (city, state, country, river, etc) and the next person has to name a new place using the last letter of the last place mentioned as the first letter of the new place. Like if person A said New York, person B would have to start the next place with the letter K. And so on. If you haven't heard of the game before, don't ask. I was a big dork in school.
Anyways these days, the whippersnappers these days get to use Wikipedia. (www.wikipedia.org) for those who haven't seen or live under a rock. Wikipedia is like an encyclopedia in progress, with people adding pages of information per day. It's a pretty good source of useless knowledge and is slowly becoming the new google. Anyway, I read something the other day about the Hudson Canyon and how the topography of the canyon was just finished. For those who aren't familiar with the project it's really interesting.
You can read more about the project in this link
Anyway thought the project was pretty cool...would be curious to see what NYC trash they're able to find when they send subs down there to take photographs of the ocean floor.
Also on a side note, with all of the shit (no pun intended) that I get on this blog for all of my "potty" humor...I'm gonna go on the record by saying I was officially onto something. Especially considering the fact that a CNN Anchor recently got caught gossiping in the lou with her mic on on live air while the president was giving an address. If you haven't seen it it's pretty funny:
The CNN anchor is Kyra Phillips. Here is some of the transcript for those who can't make out the words over the president's:
Kyra Phillips: "–assholes–Yeah, I’m very lucky in that regard with my husband. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving, you know, no ego–[unintelligible] you know what I’m saying. Just a really passionate, compassionate great, great human being. And they exist. They do exist. They’re hard to find. Yup. But they are out there."
[unidentified woman]: ‘We’ll see. He’s going to come, you know, he’s set for an extended visit–[unintelligible]"
Phillips: "I mean, that’s, that’s how you figure it all out, those extended visits. [laughter]"
[unidentified woman]: "Yeah, but my mom, I think she really likes him."
Phillips: "Mom’s got a good vibe? Good."
[unidentified woman]: "Yeah, my brother’s the one that–[unintelligible]"
Phillips: "Brother–of course, brothers have to be, you know, protective. Except for mine. I’ve got to be protective of him."
Phillips: "Yeah. He’s married, three kids, but his wife is just a control freak."
[unidentified woman #2]: "Kyra."
Phillips: "Yeah, baby?"
[unidentified woman #2]: "Your mic is on. Turn it off. It’s been on the air."
Seconds later, Daryn Kagan stumbled through this awkward transition:
Daryn Kagan: "Alright, we’ve been listening in to President Bush as he speaks in, uh, New Orleans today. This is the one year anniversary of Katrina making land shore there. President Bush saying if another natural disaster hits, our country–we must, uh, react better than that. Let’s listen in once again to President Bush."
HAHAHA...classic. Wish I would've seen that live! Apparently that's not the first time she's messed up on the air. Apparently she once referred to U.S. Ambassador John Bolton to Michael Bolton. Click the link below to view the transcript and play the video: