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Bits ‘n’ Pieces

August 21, 2011

The Target TV commercial with the grade school teacher is brilliant. The one with the music teacher makes me itch.

It was interesting to see the USAF Thunderbirds perform from a different vantage point. Way different from watching them from the flight line at Nellis AFB a couple of years ago. Both are exciting, but being up close doesn’t show you some of the big moves as well…on the other hand, the engine noise from six F-16s at once is pretty cool!

I hadn’t been to Navy Pier for a long time, and there’s a lot more to do than there used to be. I’d love to spend some more time there when I get the chance. If you’re in the Chicago area now or sometime in the future, check it out.

Oh, but bring money…it’s Chicago, friends. It ain’t a bargain. The parking deck alone is $24 for 24 hours.

One thing I was looking forward to at Navy Pier was the Nikola Tesla exhibit. This was the only US stop for the exhibit, brought by the Belgrade Sister Cities Committee and the Chicago Council on Science and Technology. The exhibit is free and is here for one more week. Unfortunately, it’s really small and doesn’t really include much you can’t find in the three or four books that are generally available on Tesla. A couple of building models, a few reproductions of electrical devices, and that’s it. It’s unfortunate, because the Serbian government has a lot of papers and other information about Tesla that is not available in he West. Apparently they didn’t have access to it for the exhibit.

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