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Roundup October, 16 2010

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01. Art Tatum Tribute

Let’s honor Art Tatum, the piano genius, who was born on October 13, 1909, in Toledo, Ohio. (Jazzonthetube).

02. New Cathay Pacific Airport Lounge by Foster + Partners (above).

“‘The Cabin’ is the latest addition to the Cathay Pacific lounge collection at Hong Kong International Airport. Combining the highest quality materials with a new seating system designed by Foster + Partners, it will transform the experience for passengers using Hong Kong’s flag carrier. The design supports Cathay Pacific’s concept for a high-quality lounge that can accommodate both First and Business Class passengers, while maximising the available space for relaxation and the airline’s range of hospitality facilities.” (Contemporist).

03. Ron Artest, Kobe not sweating LeBron

“If you ask the Los Angeles Lakers’ Ron Artest, the biggest NBA signing of the summer wasn’t LeBron James leaving Cleveland to go to Miami as a free agent; it was Kevin Durant extending his contract with the Thunder to stay in Oklahoma City.” (ESPN).

04. To the Curious in Vegetables: A Brief History of the Pineapple in London

“I like pineapple; it feels as if it’s doing you good.  Pineapple is a helpful fruit.  It’s also one of those imports which lost all its exoticism in the late 20th century when we were force fed it with condensed milk and now that fresh pineapple is so readily available it doesn’t have quite the desirable edge it once did.  In Georgian London though, pineapple was very desirable indeed.  The first imports are unknown, although Elizabethan adventurers encountered it.  In 1675, Charles II was pictured receiving a pineapple, supposedly the first successfully cultivated on English soil, from his gardener John Rose.” (Georgian London).

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