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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day


I seriously considered taking off today to stay home and just take in the moment. But I had already used one vacation day and two sick days last week.

So I am recording the seven hours of coverage on ABC (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) today Don't know how much I'll actually watch, besides the speech, of course, though I am really looking forward the prayer. No, not from that guy. From THIS guy.

I suspect the word inaugural and its variants are often misspelled; two u's! Reminds me of the word millennium, which was spelled quite often with only one n in 1999 and 2000.

Inauguration Day 2009: Where to Watch on TV, Radio, and Online.

More of Where to Watch Obama’s Inauguration Online.
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Since Obama's a comic book fan (Spidey and Batman), it seemed appropriate to Obamatize this picture of the Batmobile.

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Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, this country has never created such a position. The country needs the arts--now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.

www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html

Now here's something that can make a positive difference in the lives of all Americans! MORE ART, LESS WAR!
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Happy 50th birthday, Arthur at AmeriNZ, a US expat. (His birthday's on the 21st, but he's in New Zealand and it's a time zone thing...)

ROG

3 comments:

Scott said...

Petition signed! And maybe Quincy Jones would be a good choice for the post.

Nik said...

I admit I can only confess to watching 5 or 6 previous inaugurations, but have the crowd EVER chanted the new president's name like that? Amazing.

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Roger! I've been a little busy this weekend with something or other and only just seen this. Thanks so much!