Posts Tagged ‘Internet Resources’

When Great Minds Meet

November 16th, 2022

s a native son, I know that it doesn’t take much to get the average Alabamian excited. Double coupon day at Kroger will do it; the opening of a Super Wal-Mart; an Elvis sighting; a batch of Georgia lottery tickets smuggled in by a coworker and sold at cost. But I was amazed at the reception Microsoft CEO Bill Gates got when he came to Alabama last week. You’d have thought Oprah was on trial here for badmouthing grits, the way people were carrying on. One particularly- impressed fellow gushed, “I just shook the hand of the richest man in the world! I may never wash my hand again!”

Partner, you need a hobby. Try aisle 5.

Maybe all the ruckus was because Billy Bob Gates (his honorary Alabama name) came to Dixie to give away money, something we Alabamians will stand in line to see, especially if there’s a chance we might get a buck or two. Gates donated $2.7 million to pay for computers and Internet access for Alabama public libraries in an effort to bring cyberspace to underprivileged Alabamians. A noble gesture, but I’ll bet the underprivileged would have just preferred the cash.

I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but Bill Gates coughing up $2.7 million is the monetary equivalent of me digging for change in my sofa. Consider these numbers: Bill’s estimated worth is $48 billion. That’s a 48 and a whole bunch of zeros. On average, Bill earns $120 per second, $7,200 per minute, $432,000 per hour, $10,368,000 per day, $72,576,000 per week, $3.7 billion per year. Poor sap. I guess I shouldn’t be too hard on him. Imagine what the IRS does to him every April 15.

Bill and his entourage (which included his wife and three bodyguards specially trained to handle terrorist pie attacks) visited two Alabama libraries that were recipients of his donation: one in Selma, another in Demopolis. Then it was off to Montgomery for a meeting with our beloved Governor Fobio James. It was on the way to Montgomery that Bill ran into another great American: Delbert Lee Knox.

An Educational Atlanta Limo Tour of Museums in the City

April 21st, 2022

Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta Metropolitan area. It attracts many visitors to the city every year, and a good many visitors book limo cars to see different places in Atlanta. Limo cars are the best way to travel through the city for a fun-filled ride on the roads of Atlanta. You must book a limo in Atlanta if you are talking a family vacation in the city, or just taking a day out with your family. This will invigorate your senses and keep you fresh all through the day.

There are many places in Atlanta you can take your rented limo to, but in this article I am going to suggest you to take your family for a trip to museums in Atlanta. It will be an educational tour for your kids. They will learn a lot in the process. You can take your family to any of the following museums:

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia features works of contemporary artists of Georgia. The museum has more than 600 permanent collections of more than 200 artists from Georgia. The museum showcases art pieces from the mid 1940s till the present date. The permanent collections of the museum contain sculptures, paintings, prints, photography, and computer, etc. It is worth a watch.

Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum

Located at the historic quadrangle of Emory University’s main campus, Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum is an art museum. The exhibit here includes collection from Egypt, Rome, Greece, and ancient America, etc. The museum has more than 16,000 works, and over 120,000 visitors come here every year. The museum also source temporary exhibits from other museums, and along with that it also arranges some educational workshops, lectures, symposiums, lectures, etc.

High Museum of Art

If you have not been to the High Museum of Art then you must go there. It is one among 100 most-visited museums of the world. It was founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association. It has 11,000 works of art showcased in the permanent collection, which include 19th and 20th century American and European art.

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