Dead Birds Are Dropping in Austin While Rumors Are Flying Out of Vegas
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I was still trying to put Tony Romo's dropped hold for the field goal that would have taken the Dallas Cowboys forward from NFL Wild Card Saturday's playoff round, when I awoke today to find that the only dead birds coming out of this weekend could be found here in downtown Austin.
The Austin-American Statesman blog led with this story about the city closing Cesar Chavez to 11th Street overnight (and, apparently, now on up to the Texas Capitol) because of a dozen dead birds having been found in the downtown Austin area.
I tell ya, it's a little freaky to wake up and see pictures of very serious people driving golf carts dressed in full hazmat suits down Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, especially before one has had their proper morning coffee and only a day after seeing Clive Owen's excellent but depressing, anarchy-laden futuristic thriller, "Children of Men."
Alas, the birds' timing couldn't be more suspect. Tomorrow was set to start the next every-other-year session of the Texas Legislature. Could this be some form of dramatic ornithological protest??
Further west, what happens in Vegas is clearly not staying in Vegas, as the massive and massively hyped International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks into full gear today (pun intended).
It seems that every news outlet and blog known to man has armies of pundits and reporters on the ground highlighting the details of the latest 100 gazillion inch HD screen and newfangled MP3/phone/mini portable comp
To get the Big Blue play-by-play out at CES, check out our speaker panel here.
Meanwhile, I'm standing by not holding my breath, but always curious to see, whaznew with Apple out at Macworld Expo, which gets rolling tomorrow out in San Francisco.
Which, in Silicon Valley buzz code means, Steve's gonna be making a really special announcement tomorrow. Or, he just has really cool and supportive friends who are always there for him.