Baby Boomer fantasyland

Have you heard of the new rock and roll amusement park, the Hard Rock Park? I’m not making this up. Hard Rock Park, opening June 2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers a Led Zeppelin roller coaster, an “Eagles Life in the Fast Lane” coaster, and the Carnaby Street Cafe, among other rock-themed attractions. Different sections of the park are named after iconic rock influences, like the British Invasion, Cool Country, and Rock & Roll Heaven. The centerpiece of the park, “Led Zeppelin — the Ride,” is a roller coaster that “sends you 15 stories high, 65 miles per hour and loops six times — all set to Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love'” according to the park website. You can also watch concerts at venues such as the Garden Party Stage to Malibu Beach Party.

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Baby Boomer fantasyland

Have you heard of the new rock and roll amusement park, the Hard Rock Park? I’m not making this up. Hard Rock Park, opening June 2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers a Led Zeppelin roller coaster, an “Eagles Life in the Fast Lane” coaster, and the Carnaby Street Cafe, among other rock-themed attractions. Different sections of the park are named after iconic rock influences, like the British Invasion, Cool Country, and Rock & Roll Heaven. The centerpiece of the park, “Led Zeppelin — the Ride,” is a roller coaster that “sends you 15 stories high, 65 miles per hour and loops six times — all set to Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love'” according to the park website. You can also watch concerts at venues such as the Garden Party Stage to Malibu Beach Party.

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You can be sure he’s a Twitter fan

(CNN) — James Karl Buck helped free himself from an Egyptian jail with a one-word blog post from his cell phone.

Buck, a graduate student from the University of California-Berkeley, was in Mahalla, Egypt, covering an anti-government protest when he and his translator, Mohammed Maree, were arrested April 10.

On his way to the police station, Buck took out his cell phone and sent a message to his friends and contacts using the micro-blogging site Twitter.

The message only had one word. “Arrested.”

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You can be sure he’s a Twitter fan

(CNN) — James Karl Buck helped free himself from an Egyptian jail with a one-word blog post from his cell phone.

Buck, a graduate student from the University of California-Berkeley, was in Mahalla, Egypt, covering an anti-government protest when he and his translator, Mohammed Maree, were arrested April 10.

On his way to the police station, Buck took out his cell phone and sent a message to his friends and contacts using the micro-blogging site Twitter.

The message only had one word. “Arrested.”

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Would you pay $6,000 for a toilet?

A $6,000 Toto Neorest heated toilet with a three-stage flush engine. A $65,000 Hastens Vividus bed with hand-teased horsehair and an Arctic-pine frame. A $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron automobile with a top speed of 253 miles per hour. Superhype or worth the cost? Benjamin Wallace finds out as he samples these and other high-end luxury goods in a hilarious and fascinating article, “Is It Worth It?” appearing in the May 2008 GQ. Highlights:

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Would you pay $6,000 for a toilet?

A $6,000 Toto Neorest heated toilet with a three-stage flush engine. A $65,000 Hastens Vividus bed with hand-teased horsehair and an Arctic-pine frame. A $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron automobile with a top speed of 253 miles per hour. Superhype or worth the cost? Benjamin Wallace finds out as he samples these and other high-end luxury goods in a hilarious and fascinating article, “Is It Worth It?” appearing in the May 2008 GQ. Highlights:

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He’s hot. He’s sexy. And he’s dead (part 2).

Awhile ago I blogged about the curious case of Heath Ledger, whose career is hotter than ever months after his death. Now comes the story of Sergio Gomez, formerly lead singer of the band K-Paz de La Sierra until his violent death five months ago after a concert in Mexico. As the Chicago Tribune reported April 21, “Gomez’s murder has elevated him to an icon from Chicago to his hometown in the hills of Michoacan state. Like other doomed celebrities, a mythology has formed around Gomez since his death.”

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He’s hot. He’s sexy. And he’s dead (part 2).

Awhile ago I blogged about the curious case of Heath Ledger, whose career is hotter than ever months after his death. Now comes the story of Sergio Gomez, formerly lead singer of the band K-Paz de La Sierra until his violent death five months ago after a concert in Mexico. As the Chicago Tribune reported April 21, “Gomez’s murder has elevated him to an icon from Chicago to his hometown in the hills of Michoacan state. Like other doomed celebrities, a mythology has formed around Gomez since his death.”

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