OK, you would not be in Bill Gates' league, but it's fun to fantasize.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Somewhere in Illinois, Maryland and Kansas there is someone nearly $219 million rich. Three people hit Friday’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The largest U.S. lottery prize jumped to $656 by the time of the drawing, after the frenzy of ticket buying ended in the 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands, where Mega Million tickets are sold. One of the winning tickets was sold in downstate Illinois. "This is what the lottery is about. You risk a small amount of money, and it's long odds, and it happens to a person who walks into a Motomart in Red Bud, Illinois that wins $213 million," Illinois State Lottery Director Mike Jones told ABC7 News. (The amount was higher at the end of the selling period.) "Around the …
Some fans say 3D enhances the movie-going experience, but Roger Ebert is not one of them.
Monday, March 26, 2012
According to www.440.com, today, Monday, marks the 127th anniversary of the production of the first commercial moving-picture film, made in Rochester, NY, by Eastman Kodak, the film and camera maker which still manufactures film from the same place. Movies have come a long way since then. The December 2009 release of Avatar sparked new interest in 3D technology. Not everybody's thrilled with 3D. Last year, in his blog, Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert wrote that 3D "doesn't work with our brains and it never will. The notion that we are asked to pay a premium to witness an inferior and inherently brain-confusing image is outrageous." What do you think about 3D movies? Will you be watching one this week? Last week's Patch Poll asked: The …