Statue: Augustus Saint-Gaudens, unveiled in 1903. Southeast corner of Central Park. Erected by the people of New York under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York.
William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)
Most famous for his scorched-earth tactics in the Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman brought that same military philosophy to the West, where he shaped a policy and strategy that would finally subjugate all the native peoples of the plains. Sherman was born in Ohio in 1820 and named after the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, who had tried unsuccessfully in the first decade of the nineteenth century to unite the tribes of the Ohio River Valley against American intrusions on their land. pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sherman.htm
Blaine is amazing in his willingness to, literally, put himself in such strange positions. He looks so vulnerable here, even surrounded by security. He takes ten minutes per hour upright to get medically checked and pee. The park closes between 1 and 6AM. Who keeps an eye on what is going on then? But even with the breaks this stunt looks extremely uncomfortable, and yes dangerous to his health. Like a boxer, his career involves injury to his body. I hope his special tonight involves more street magic than his last one did. I like the guy.
live ABC primetime special, “David Blaine: Dive of Death,” Wednesday, September 24th (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET).
An idea whose time has come. A stroll along noisy West 59th Street, where the carriage horses wait for fares.
Two minutes with the hansom cab horses in Central Park. Sunday, May 13, 2007.
I’m trying to figure out how Google handles video files. When I tried to upload a file over 100M it made me download the Google desktop uploader. When you use it, it takes longer before it appears on the site. And the thumbnail generated seems to be the middle frame as opposed to at the five second mark. But I think it is capable of resuming broken uploads. I don’t think Google has a FAQ on all this.