2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: Day 4

China Men's Gymnastics Li Xiaopeng

China was finally able to take home the men’s Gymnastics gold that they were expected to win 4 years ago. Winning seven of the last eight world titles and carrying the weight of a country’s hopes, China performed under immense pressue and was able to atone its collapse in Athens.

In swimming, Phelps’ count is at 3 (gold medals and world records). Coughlin wins her 100m backstroke gold while repping the Bay. Peirsol and Grevers take the top two spots in 100m backstroke.

Other Olympics links:

A hilarious must-read summarizing the “8 Opening Ceremonies Moments that Made Me Crap My Pants“.

Brad Pitt is an Olympic athlete.

And a sweet collection of photos.

China Men's Gymnastics Team Gold

California Sets Some Standards (and approves a green building code too)


Good news for those who live in the happiest state on earth. California just unanimously approved the first ever statewide green building code that will not only cut the energy usage of new structures but also is looking to tackle the oncoming water crisis by reducing water used in all structures as well as in landscaping. I would be more pleased, however, if the use of eco-friendly construction materials was more than just “advocated”. Things are far from over though for California as this act will not be put into action until 2010 and the fact that California uses more gas than China is still a ridiculous truth.