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“Adios!… Bloomberg out.”

Posted in politics, reality check, tacky with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2013 by Qritiq

 

from N.Y.Times:

Bloomberg Builds His Own British Empire

Michael R. Bloomberg, imagining life after City Hall, is exporting vast quantities of financial, social and political capital to London, where he has long yearned for influence.

 

London

Photo credit: @Doug88888

 

more from the story…

It is the biggest development in this city’s buzzing financial district, and even Olympics-jaded Londoners call it grandiose: two bronze-and-stone towers, connected by sky-bridges atop the ruins of a 2,000-year-old Roman temple.

Bloomberg Place, roughly the size of a Manhattan city block, is the future home of Michael R. Bloomberg’s company… only one piece of the mayor’s growing British empire.

He is underwriting a major expansion of one of England’s most prestigious galleries.

He has the ear of London’s mayor, who dispatches aides to City Hall in New York.

Bloomberg and his aides court the London’s elite, holding expensive dinners for Downing Street officials. Bloomberg — an Anglophile with a taste for English Regency style — is exporting his vast quantities of financial, social, and political capital to this city, where he has long yearned for influence.

Bermuda is a weekend escape, but no place has captured the mayor like London

 

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Run, Fat Boy, Run

Posted in flicks, fun, video with tags , , , , , , , on May 6, 2008 by Qritiq

David Schwimmer does a nice directing turn on this London comedy.
Corny at times, but Simon Pegg saves the day. 

Pegg’s character reminds me of someone…who is it…it’s, it’s…oh yeah – It’s you!

Quite a good soundtrack.

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