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★ Cirque Du Soleil – An Inside Look

via TechCrunch: The arrow scene, where the sandcliff stage becomes a vertical climbing wall, is a variation of the old carvinal knife throwing trick. When each archer fires his dummy arrow, a matching “arrow” is propelled out of the walls’s surface, giving the illusion that it has hit its target. A little puff of “dust” …

★ Not everyone owns an iPhone

David Pogue: …app phones like the iPhone represent only a few percent of cellphone sales. You know who buys app phones? Affluent, East Coast/West Coast, educated, New York Times-reading, Gizmodo-writing Americans. This is also why I absolutely hate AT&T’s new commercials which say, “If you don’t have an iPhone, well, you don’t have an iPhone”” …

★ Dale Stephens’ Guest Post on TechCrunch

I met this kid a while ago. He’s going places. Worth a read. Well written and, for his age, I’m proud to call him one of my great “acquaintances” (since I don’t throw around the word friend lightly): I do not think that universities today are preparing students to face the world, a point that …

★ Blood and Sand, one of my favorite cocktails

via American Drink: The Blood and Sand 1 – 1.5 oz. blended scotch 1 oz. fresh orange Juice 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth 3/4 oz. cherry brandy By the way, you should check out American Drink from time to time. A fantastically great blog (for content) and a beautiful blog that makes you want to come …