|October 16, 2013|
Finally drove the Matrix down to LA, shown here on the return,
on that portion of the Ridge Route which still remains accessible.
|October 9, 2013|
If it drags on too long my tune will change but so far,
this is great! Wouldn't mind the government shutting down
|September 1, 2013|
Also, certain tunnels of the Bejing Subway (not
Metro) are lined with flat-screen TVs at window-level
configured such that the commercials keep pace with you
| August 4, 2013|
Back from Far Cathay, unsure now if I'll ever
get a report about the trip together, but here's a pic
and ten observations.
CHINA is a place where...
- buildings may have blue- or green-glass windows
- parents may shave their infant male's scalps to stimulate hair growth
- in public places, groups of people may be dancing together, usually in the park in the morning.
- there's a distinctive, baseline smell. "A strong, intriguing odour
of the East, not disagreeable, but different" (Sir Hubert Wilkins)
- the scooters are now mostly electric but they drive them in pedestrian zones.
In the evening, with no lights
- young men (who want to sell you one) wave green laser pointers around.
Once I even saw a blue and only once, a red
- the traffic is so loud with the goddam honking you wouldn't believe
- they have bullet trains and convenience stores now, just like in Japan
- young men pull their t-shirts up around their arm-pits, exposing their rotund tummies
to be cooler when it's hot
- tea isn't served with meals by default. But a hot water spigot is readily available
|June 8, 2013|
Mary and Marry, one of the 22 Maps That Show How Americans
Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other.
Or at least, certain words.
|May 12, 2013|
|April 11, 2013|
I've always wondered about this, if a very strong person
might shake an egg vigorously enough to scramble it in-the-shell.
easy, with a sleeve and the right technique.