A couple items:
:: Here in Buffalo, we're always cautioning ourselves against trying to use "silver bullet" projects to revive our community fortunes. This means that we can't expect a single giant project to jump-start our economy. But of course, this is total nonsense; all we need is the right single giant project, and then the entire world will be coming to see what we just did.
All this is by way of saying that Buffalo could have been the place to build a thirteen-mile long dragon, but no, they're doing in in China. Stupid China.
:: A nifty take on the "Powers of Ten" theme.