Sunday, June 21, 2020

I’m in a Nike commercial!

Well, not me but my video.

4 years ago I was with a million plus of my friends at the Cavs Championship parade.  As usual I had my video camera and posted footage. 

The ad agency for Nike bought the rights to a few seconds of one of the videos featuring LeBron James riding down 9th street (I was about at Superior).

 It’s being used in a TV commercial called The Comeback.  WooHoo! 

My part is at the 36 second mark   Don't Blink

Fun with Maps - Feedback and Foldable Maps

In this episode of Fun with Maps host Dan Hanson considers some viewer feedback and answers their questions. He explains what the dots on the maps mean and shows the world map on the stage of the new plaza in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

Then he gives a demo of the classic old school foldable paper map that has been around forever.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Fun with Maps - Budapest

In this episode of Fun with Maps, host Dan Hanson shows map of a city that is really 2 cities, Buda and Pest, split by the famous Danube River but joined together as Budapest, Hungary.

Budapest is one of the most visited cities in the world and is a hub of music, culture, architecture, education and so on. It's history - Turkish occupation, Austria-Hungary, Lajos Kossuth, Revolution of 1956 - all were influenced by the map.

From the spas and baths to the bridges, the musical influence (Liszt, Bartok, etc.) to other notable citizens (Houdini, Rubik, etc.) Budapest is a fascinating city.