A Little Friday File Fun (05/04)

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words....

Well, here’s a couple of thousand:

From a mobile location, “Dinner in the Sky” offers a dining experience for those who expect more from their restaurants than four concrete walls and a solid floor – – – diners perch around a massive table, which is suspended from a crane high up in the air – – – about 150 feet up in the air – – – you can see this “experience” at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=451569&in_page_id=1770

Ever wonder what things will be like a hundred years from now?   Well, here’s some postcards from 1900 – – – that purported to offer a picture of what things would be like in the year 2000 that can show just how far off those projections can be.   MORE at http://paleo-future.blogspot.com/2007/04/postcards-showing-year-2000-circa-1900.html

This is kind of an odd thing – but someone has gone to the trouble of helping us imagine what some of today’s beauties look like – – – bald.  MORE at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=451020&in_page_id=1773

They used to be cheerleaders – – – Madonna, Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, Halle Berry, ok – but Michael Douglas?   President George W. Bush?   Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg?  MORE at http://www.local6.com/slideshow/entertainment/13010870/detail.html 

Those with a view of New York Harbor might recently have seen something you don’t see every day – – – a sinking ship – – – but one that was designed to “sink” – – – the “Dockwise Swan” is a heavy transport and product carrier that is actually a “semi-submersible,” which means that it can lower its deck to below water level to pick up and drop off cargo – – – check out the video at http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_120111301.html

OK, we’re all getting older – but there’s nothing to say that we can’t still “rock.”   Here’s a version of “My Generation” that would make Pete Townsend proud.  MORE at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqfFrCUrEbY&mode=related&search =

– – – In Yorktown, Indiana , David E. Monroe, 51, allegedly told his wife Carolyn to sit in a chair in their living room in front of the picture window of their home – – – “I’ll be right back,” he reportedly said – – – then, according to police, David drove his 2003 Ford F 150 pickup truck through the picture window – – – but without hurting anyone besides the house – – – you can see a picture of the result at http://thestarpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070430/NEWS01/70430020

– – – In West Omaha, Nebraska , David W. Nelson, 23, is facing a number of charges after crashing his pickup truck into a home – – – going completely through the house before coming to a stop as it crashed through the back wall – – – the truck, reportedly traveling at 64 mph at the time – – – came out on the deck above the ground – – – check it out at http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/7171626.html