Morning Links: Skycar, Disney Shanghai and More

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  01.15.09 | 9:07 AM ET

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5 Comments for Morning Links: Skycar, Disney Shanghai and More

Ling 01.15.09 | 10:37 AM ET

Article about the skycar says they plan to drop in on African villages in their flying car, and challenge the villagers to a game of football, and then flyout again. Not to put too fine a point on it, but their insurance premiums must be very heavy.

TambourineMan 01.15.09 | 1:47 PM ET

Whaaaa?! No obit link for the great Ricardo Montalban, the man who hosted travelers to Fantasy Island for seven glorious seasons?

Of course, he’ll always be Khan to me.
R.I.P. Khhhhaaaaaaan!!!!!!!!

Michael Yessis 01.15.09 | 10:51 PM ET

Indeed, Ling. Indeed.

And you’re right, Eli. Herewith, some more love for Montalban.

Hank Stuever wrote a fine appreciation of him and his career: “It’s the sort of career that could launch a hundred USC or NYU film theory dissertations all about an industry that can transmogrify anything brown or tan into any race or ethnicity.”

The WaPo also has a photo gallery.

Michael Yessis 01.15.09 | 10:52 PM ET

TambourineMan 01.16.09 | 1:25 AM ET

Muchas gracias, Mike. And props to Mr. Stuever at the Post for the best Ricardo rememberance I’ve read, by far. However, the slide show would’ve been better had they included this shot:

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