Friday, June 15, 2007

Chips and Circuses

Samsung held a rather quaint ribbon-cutting ceremony at their giant new chip plant in Northeast Austin yesterday. Statesman reporter Kirk Ladendorf described it thusly:

The UT marching band played rousing music under a hot Texas sun Thursday, while the UT cheerleading squad led a crowd of more than 1,000 people in a cheer of "SAM - - - - SUNG!" (LeAnn) Rimes belted out the national anthem just before Challenger, a trained bald eagle, flew over the crowd.

Shortly afterward, four giant flags — one each for the United States, South Korea, the State of Texas and Samsung — were unfurled in front of the building.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to teach my pet parrot how to say, “Let’s roll!”


Anonymous said...

Does your parrot already know how to pronounce ™ ?

Greg said...

Well, there goes the whole weekend!