“You Do Know Paul McCartney Is Real, Right?”

By: Saturday October 5, 2013 5:20 pm

To the lucky concert-goer standing five feet away from Sir Paul McCartney during his free concert down on Hollywood Boulevard, the technology we have today is a wonder and enables us to connect in a whole different way. But it has its time and its place. Should you be so lucky to score a prime seat to a fabulous show, put down the phone, meet the performer eye to eye, and create a memory that no technology can capture.

Olympic Thoughts

By: Sunday July 29, 2012 9:30 am

Maybe Danny Boyle’s $42 million Olympic opening spectacle wasn’t a song of homage to working people, but it played one on TV.

It included a tribute to Great Britain’s National Health Service. The workers who built the arena served as honor guards for the arrival of the Olympic torch. There was a gritty look at the Industrial Revolution. And there were comic bits poking fun at the grandiosity of the event, including filmed sketch plus stunt-double-skydive that featured the Queen.

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