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The show starts in 3 and a half weeks!  There is a great deal still to be done.  In the meantime, read Thoreau. 

"Such is the universal law, which no man can ever outwit, and
with regard to the railroad even we may say it is as broad as it is
long. To make a railroad round the world available to all mankind
is equivalent to grading the whole surface of the planet. Men have
an indistinct notion that if they keep up this activity of joint
stocks and spades long enough all will at length ride somewhere, in
next to no time, and for nothing; but though a crowd rushes to the
depot, and the conductor shouts "All aboard!" when the smoke is
blown away and the vapor condensed, it will be perceived that a few
are riding, but the rest are run over — and it will be called, and
will be, "A melancholy accident." No doubt they can ride at last
who shall have earned their fare, that is, if they survive so long,
but they will probably have lost their elasticity and desire to
travel by that time. This spending of the best part of one's life
earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the
least valuable part of it reminds me of the Englishman who went to
India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to
England and live the life of a poet."

Around America in 2.0 - "Turning strangers into BFFs since '07."

3 Responses

  1. Don’t use those Windows Movie Maker/iMovie fonts and transitions in your actual show… they look super cheesy and amateur. Stick to clean, simple title graphics. Other than that, looks like things are going great for the project. Give me a call when you’re in Los Angeles.

    Posted by dan on 24 August 2007 at 8:20 pm
  2. Dan -

    Very true. I was shooting for this update to look quite cheesy, but maybe my intentions of cheese weren’t strong enough. Eh, live and learn.

    From what one of my volunteers tells me, I’m going to be in a “cell phone throwing competition” when I get out to LA. You should totally sign up!


    Posted by Matt Danzico on 27 August 2007 at 7:43 am
  3. I LOVE this idea. Oh my god. How has anyone not thought of this yet?

    I definitely picked up on the intentional cheese. Haha, great vid!

    Posted by Jen on 29 August 2007 at 3:01 pm

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