Archive for March, 2011

St. Patrick’s Day Myths

March 16, 2011

With St. Patrick’s Day almost upon us here’s one from the archives looking back at some of the misperceptions surrounding St. Patrick, Ireland and the Irish.   Do you know where St. Patrick was born?  What the official color of Ireland is?  How about the national symbol?  I put this piece together in Buffalo back in 2001.


The Rock Hall’s Record Player Design

March 10, 2011
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame from Newschopper 5

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame from Newschopper 5

In honor of this week’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony I wanted to point out something that alot of people don’t realize about the I.M. Pei designed building, the fact that the area in front of the Hall is designed to look like a record player.

I’ll be honest with you for more than 3 years I flew over the Rock Hall every day taking off and landing in Newschopper 5 from the adjacent Burke Lakefront Airport and I could not see it.

Then one day we were flying over the Hall after it snowed and it hit me like a ton of bricks, luckily I had my camera with me that day.  (If it doesn’t hit you I threw in a couple of things to look for.)