Posts Tagged ‘10th Anniversary’

Welcome Back, Terracotta: China’s Famous Terracotta Warriors Coming Back to Our Asian Art Museum February 22, 2013

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

They’re ba-aaack!

Armored General, Qin dynasty 221-206 BCE, Height 203 cm, weight 250 kg. Excavated from Pit 1, Qin Shihuang tomb complex, 1980. Reproduced with kind permission from the Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Serial number 002747.

All the deets:

“CHINA’S TERRACOTTA WARRIORS:THE FIRST EMPEROR’S LEGACY - Asian Art Museum kicks off 10th anniversary in Civic Center with epic exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO, August 15, 2012—The Asian Art Museum kicks off its 10th anniversary in San Francisco’s Civic Center with an exhibition from one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in modern time. China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy will be on view February 22 – May 27, 2013.

The exhibition features 120 rare objects from the great tomb complex of China’s First Emperor (259-210 BCE), including 10 life-size terracotta figures—the maximum number of figures permitted outside China in a single exhibition.

Captivating the world since its discovery in 1974, the First Emperor’s tomb complex is one of the largest burial sites ever constructed. Estimated at nearly 250,000 square feet—or more than four American football fields—it includes a scale replica of the emperor’s imperial palace, complete with stables, offices, an armory and even a zoo. Ancient historians also described “flowing rivers” of mercury, of which trace amounts have recently been confirmed by scientists.

Perhaps most impressive are the estimated 8,000 terracotta figures excavated to date, including warriors of all ranks (all individually constructed, no two faces are alike), acrobats, musicians and horses. The tomb complex took 700,000 laborers nearly 40 years to build.

In 1994, the museum, then located in Golden Gate Park, was among the first to present the terracotta warriors to a U.S. audience. The 2013 exhibition offers a new generation of visitors the rare chance to view the clay figures up close. Visitors will also discover new secrets from the tomb, with more information than ever before on the First Emperor, his reign, and his quest for immortality.

“Celebrating 10 years in our Civic Center home calls for something extraordinary,” said Jay Xu, executive director, Asian Art Museum. “In China, history is being unearthed. Bringing a chapter of this epic story to San Francisco—with 10 life-size sculptures from one of the most significant discoveries of our time—is a great way to commemorate this occasion.”

EXHIBITION TICKETS: $8-$22
Advance tickets go on sale October 16, 2012
More info: www.asianart.org/terracotta-warriors

Good On You, Southwest Airlines: Changes Internet Game’s “Let’s Roll” Language to “Play Now”

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Remember back a few days ago when SWA was using the “Let’s Roll” as a part of it’s frequent flier promotion?

Ah, memories:

Got bad timing? Southwest Airlines is launching a new contest as part of its frequent flier program. Hey, free or discounted travel is all good, but is “Let’s Roll!” really the best slogan they could come up with as the country nears the tenth anniversary of 9/11?”

But SWA just fixed things.

So this:

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Has been changed to this:

Good for you, SWA.

(Speaking of which, SWA apparently kicked a white musician dude off of a flight yesterday due to his saggy pants, news to me. But that’s sort of funny due to some incident we had at SFO not too long ago when MR. B.M.O.C. football player totally ignored a request from a black female airline employee for said football star to pull up his saggy pants. He ended up just walking away from her. He couldn’t be bothered  because, unsurprisingly, he had luggage in his hands, or something. Said airline employee had the option to forget about it, but instead, she kicked things up a notch and the rest is history. Now, around the same time, a “faggy white boy” on a different airline in a different part of the country was allowed to fly while wearing nothing but women’s underwear, or something like that. Somehow, that “proved” something about something. Somehow, and people “know” this for sure, the black female airline employee singled out MR. B.M.O.C. due to racism. Or something like that. Oh well.)

Is the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 the Best Time For Southwest Airlines to Launch a Contest Using the Term “Let’s Roll?”

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Now I’m just a simple country lawyer so please help me when I’m trying to do the best I can to figure out why on Earth would Southwest Airlines use the term “Let’s Roll” as a part of its new frequent flier mile giveaway, you know, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Thusly:

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You see them – the red “LET’S ROLL” boxes? I cry foul.

Let’s double-check:

“Step 1

Go to the promotion home page.

Step 2

Enter your information in the “Current Rapid Reward Member” section (Ignore the field which says “Win Code from Card†”)

Step 3

Click ‘Let’s Roll’”

Trying the first hit on Google for “let’s roll” yields:

“‘Let’s roll‘ is a catchphrase that has been used extensively as a term to move and start an activity, attack, mission or project. After the September 11 attacks, the phrase, especially in the United States, has come to symbolize war-mongering, heroism, self sacrifice and initiative in a tough situation. This use of the phrase was inspired by Todd Beamer‘s final known words, “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll!” The phrase has been widely appropriated as a battlecry.”

Thusly:

Do you live in America, Southwest Rapid Rewards?

Sure doesn’t seem like it.

IMO, ten years is Still Too Soon.

OMG, Meet and Talk With Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell at the Plan C Fundraiser at TA48

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

TA stands for the TransAmerica Building and 48 is the floor number. (Don’t think I’ve ever been that up in The Pyramid, but I know there’s not much floor space up there – it’ll be quite cozy, I’m sure.)

Linda Post of the indispensable SF FYI Net has all the deets:

Plan C – Annual Fundraiser
When: June 22, 2011 – Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Transamerica Pyramid Penthouse, 600 Montgomery, 48th Floor, San Francisco
What: Plan C Annual Fundraiser. Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell will be speakers.
Event Co-Chairs: Mark Kelleher, Mike Sullivan, Steve Adams
Plan C Board: Steve Adams, Mike Sullivan, Bob Gain, Kat Anderson, Randy Brasche, David Fix, Baha Hariri, Amanda Jones, Mark Kelleher, Ashley Lyon, Lyssa Paul
$75. non-member includes Plan C membership, $50. Member
RSVP – Information: http://plancsf2011fundraiser.eventbrite.com/

Oh, here are ever more deets, below.

See you there.*

Annual Plan C Fundraiser Event

Please join Plan C board members and friends at the 10th anniversary of our annual fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to celebrate our recent victories – and, most importantly, to discuss our plans going forward.

The night’s featured speakers will be San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and Supervisor Mark Farrell.

After a decade of hard work and persistence, we have much to celebrate this year with the election of a more moderate Board of Supervisors and many other accomplishments!

Plan C played a direct role in helping elect moderate supervisors Scott Wiener and Mark Farrell, and ensure passage of the Sit/Lie Ordinance and other initiatives. More recently, we worked to promote the payroll tax waiver to keep Twitter in San Francisco and encourage a mid-Market Street economic rebirth.

You can help us build upon our recent successes. Much depends on this coming November’s mayoral race, the first time ranked choice system will be engaged for a mayor’s election. You can count on Plan C, as San Franciscans have since 2001, to provide you with the city’s most widely used moderate voting guide.

Please join us as a sponsor for our 10th Anniversary fundraiser on June 22. Organizational and individual sponsors will be listed as co-hosts, hosts and premier hosts on event invitations, email reminders and signage. Hosts at all levels will receive tickets to the event, the quantity commensurate with donation level. Individual hosts at all levels will receive a one year paid Plan C membership with voting rights.

RSVP and Donate: For more details about giving levels and benefits, click here to sign up for our host committee or join as an individual sponsor.

The Details:

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: Transamerica Pyramid — 48th Floor Penthouse, 600 Montgomery Street at Clay

Thank you for your support!

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