A helluva picture of a helluva crowd

>> Wednesday, January 21, 2009

(Satellite image courtesy of GeoEye.)


MWT Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 12:52:00 AM EST  

Ooo... neato. :)

Heh, GeoEye is the corp in charge of one of the satellites that I get data from for work. Though I'm usually looking at their ocean-related images, not their land ones.

Jeri Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 1:17:00 AM EST  

That's just amazing. It's a good thing there were no crowd-related injuries or structural collapses - it was very cool to see a sea of humanity as far as the cameras could show it.

It looked awfully cold though - my couch was much warmer and I had a great view. ;)

Tania Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 2:00:00 AM EST  

Oh, the remote sensing geek just had a moment. A very personal moment.

That is so cool.

mattw Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 1:46:00 PM EST  

That's an incredible image.

I bet for as cold as they were saying it was yesterday there was probably a good amount of ambient body heat for most of the crowd that kept them comfortable. Either way, I'm sure it was worth it.

Jeri Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 5:44:00 PM EST  

I saw an interesting note on another blog that you might possibly grow into a full grown post, if you wanted to:


Eric Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 7:36:00 PM EST  

Thanks for the tip, Jeri.

I read the Slate piece as well.

Was I the only person who noticed that Chief Justice Roberts and President Obama threw in a gratuitous "so help me God" at the end of the oath? Between that and the little dance over when to say "faithfully," I wonder how long it will be before the "show-us-the-birth-certificate" gang of losers tries to file a lawsuit claiming that Obama wasn't actually sworn in as President and therefore has been acting illegally since Wednesday morning?

Jeri Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 9:15:00 PM EST  

My news feed announced that Pres Obama and Chief Justice Roberts did a do-over on the oath tonight in front of a small group of reporters - and got it right. So much for the conspiracy nuts, at least on that front.

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