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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

'Free Tibet' flags made in China

Of course, they're made in China. Where else?


Shark Bites

New Smyrna....You old fool. Taking the world's heart by storm.

I love seeing all the news FLorida makes, but when it's Volusia County, I just do backflips. Sharks. How many places say they have to worry about sharks? We're damned cool!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Biblioteca in Alexandria

Sitting in the reconstructed library of Alexandria. I've been absent from the blog, but for good reason. Currently, my sister and I are traveling through Egypt for a few weeks. We're moving with no plan, and because of it beautiful things have been happening left and right. We've been invited into people's homes, strangers have invited us into shops for tea, and we've been able to catch rides with locals.

We've slept on the beach in Sinai in a small, thatched hut, and ride with Bedouins through the desert. Armed military personnel enter buses to check our passports, making sure we have the proper documentation. Cairo accepted us for a day, and in the middle of the pollution, traffic and noise, we've made friends and found beauty within the city. The Nile flows north continually as Muslims pray east five times a day. Women cover themselves appropriately as men smoke cigarette after cigarette.

Smiles com from people who are shocked by two westerners in random places that westerners don't normally get into. Small alleyways led by Egyptian friends to show us where to find the best little restaurants in Cairo and Alexandria. The adventure is less than a week old, but the days have been stuffed with new experiences and new thoughts.

Being in an area where Caesar, Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, Tutankhamen, Ramses, Moses, and other historical figures have once been resonates. I look out of the newly constructed library near where the Great Library once stood, and I can see the Mediterranean Sea. The building is enormous, and the roof slants towards the sea like a sundial. Muslim women sit in small groups discussing topics buried deep inside their books they read. An Egyptian man sits across from me working out numbers, and old, fat American tourists congregate in a guided tour half-listening to a guide who tells them things they won't remember as they snap pictures with ferocity of the place they will only half remember being at.

I pray that these experiences serve me well in the future, making a better draft of the person I am already.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lost Generation

This is a neat ad idea. Cleverly done.

The marathon is easy. There are no lions.

This is an excerpt of dairy entries made by a Maasai warrior chief that has gone to London to run in the London Marathon.

Saturday April 5: a day out in Kent visiting a farm, training

I miss meat and blood very much. Not vegetables because they are food for a woman. There is milk here but blood is better because it gives energy. English tea with sugar is good and we tried Coco Pops, but the nicest food is croissants.

I wanted to see your cows because they are very important to us. But these were small. The horses were like a big zebra with strange metal feet.

The whole article can be found here.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

SXSW???? Never heard of it....

Kickin' it in Geumchun

At first, I scoffed, but then I thought how amazingly well they captured Korea. I could go for a corndog right now.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

r2d2 conversation

Africa Africa

The wonders of the Body truly amaze.

Can I get a Napkin?

Improv Everywhere is a group out of NYC.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

If there was a ever a reason to disband all nuclear programs...

Chinese 'monks'

Chinese soldiers with robes in the style of Tibetan Monks. Although this photo was taken in 2003, some believe the Chinese People's Liberation Army instituted false flag operations to start fighting in Lhasa last month. More information here.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Too much soju

Watch the drummer in the back.