December 02, 2004

Wondrous stuff

Remember the Seven Wonders of the World? They were all selected by a Byzantine in 200 B.C. There's now a campaign to select seven new wonders of the world, and it's online for all to choose.

Of less consequence, but a wonder nonetheless: I just had a manual window regulator replaced in the car, and the part cost twice as much as the labor. When's the last time you saw that?

Posted by Linkmeister at December 2, 2004 03:05 PM

I wish I could see the statues at Easter Island! They should definitely be included... since they are *real* "wonders".

I think the El Castillo at Chichen Itza should be included.
I was seriously worried about someone tumbling down on my way up or down, and knocking me for a tumble...
I heard that this happens from time to time!
But it was incredibly impressive.

The Golden Gate Bridge I think is more impressive to see than the Statue of Liberty.
But I was sad when I was a kid that I missed (by being born too late) the opportunity to go up into the torch.
I love the scene in "The President's Analyst" where he's standing on the torch balcony all contemplatively happy about life, while these silly whispy feminine voices sing a medley of 60s-ish folk mixed in with Christmas carol lyrics.

Posted by: Chloe at December 3, 2004 11:58 PM