Daily Archives: June 12, 2012

Escape from Alcatraz!

50 years ago today, three men did the impossible. They escaped from Alcatraz. They may or may not have lived.

Apparently, the promise was made that if they escaped, lived, then continued to live, they would return today. There are people waiting on Alcatraz today, including the sister of one of the men. So, we’ll see.

Mean time, here’s the trailer from the movie, “Escape from Alcatraz”;

In case you were interested in escaping from Alcatraz yourself, you could try this:

And finally, the MythBusters tackled the story and here’s what they came up with:

Photo by kayakeverywhere

What is Linked In for? Anybody know?

Over the last couple of years I’ve added contacts to Linked In with a certain amount of consideration. In other words, I’ve added only links that are “real” in some sense; they are friends and friends of friends, and colleagues and colleagues of colleagues who’s name I recognized. Then, yesterday, my password was published on the internet. That’s now been changed, but again, it is effort I’ve expended.

I’ve gotten no benefit from being on Linked In. So far, I’ve spent time, and I’ve been at risk but with no reward.

Why am I here and why should I stay? Anybody know?

Photo by Linda Cronin