Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Story

The UNC-Chapel Hill online library is fascinating, and I came across a great story that is fitting for Memorial Day. What do Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Dorsey, Kate Smith, Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice, Paul "Bear" Bryant, Otto Graham, and Ted Williams have in common? Naval Pre-Flight School in Chapel Hill 1942-1945. Click through to read the story.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BonObama Meet Again

P043010PS-0100, originally uploaded by The White House.

Bono misses with a wild right hook, as Obama scoffs....

Update: @U2 has people writing captions for this photo.

I guess it should have been obvious... "Ow, my baaaaack!" U2 cancels North American leg of 360 Tour because of Bono's unexpected back surgery.

Friday, May 14, 2010

NA/ZI: Black on Beck

Comedian and Carolina Alumnus Lewis Black really had a go at the fascination Glenn Beck has with all things Nazi. Or is it the other way around, hmmm?

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And here's his recent interview with UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bono 5-0

Bono turns 5-0 today.

Dang, brothr! (read about U2BROTHR's experience)

Wikipedia has a well-done Bono page, worth checking out if you've ever wondered how this singing shaman became the biggest rock star the world has ever known.

Oh, and the Washington Post has a special article for Bono's 50th, titled "Bono at 50: The Leader We Need". A sentence in the last paragraph begins, "Bono, like Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago...."