Friday, July 06, 2007

If I Were to Become a Stand-up Comedian, This Is the Kind of Material I Would Want

That is in fact, a sale at a dollar store. I witnessed this in a suburb of Houston, about three years ago. Jenny, Sasha, and Rose saw it as well, and they to will be happy to tell you about it, Les Miserables (we had come down to Houston to see it), and the black maze of Texas death. Those were harrowing times, dear readers, harrowing times, made all the worse by the fact that the windows of Jenny's car would not reliably roll back up once they were rolled down.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Double Header

For the 4th or July I went and spent the day with family and friends. Since I stayed for fireworks, I didn't get home until late, hence the lack of a photo yesterday. Today I have two to make up for it.

This is from my first, and so far only, attempt to use the fireworks setting on my digital camera. I think the woobly line effect is kind of cool looking, but a google image search turns up well over two million pictures of fireworks that do not look like something went horribly wrong at the silly string factory. That makes me think that maybe my fire-picture-taking-fu could use a little work. I don't think I'm really going to bother with it. This picture is not actually of the 4th of July anyway. It's of the opening party for the World Cup on Strasse der 17 Juni last year in Berlin.
I was happy to be in the States on the 4th this year. Last year, I was overseas at this time. It is such the strange feeling, because outside of this country no one cares. I don't know why that should seem so odd to me, I mean it's not their national holiday, why should people in other countries care? Americans living abroad typically go out of their way to make a party, but for the locals it's just another day.
The picture above was taken on 10-day, and shows the American Embassy in Prague. Especially given how long I was away from home, it was always comforting to find the embassy and know that home wasn't so very far away after all.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

This is just to say

This is just to say that the new Transformers movie is all kinds of awsome.
This 4th of July, remember this lesson on inalianable rights, as taught by a giant robot/semi-truck: "Freedom is the right of all sentiant beings."

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Poke Poke

I'm making yet another attempt to resucitate this blog. We'll see how far I get this time. I havn't been writing as much as I want to lately, here or on anything else, and I aim to fix that. My plan is to post a different picture everyday and a paragraph or two about it. For now, I have more than enough pictures saved on my harddrive to be getting on with, but soon I'll find my camera and take some new ones.

Day 1:
The Egyptian Museum in Berlin has, amongst other cool things, a collection of papyrus. This particular one is relativly recent, for starters it was written on this side of the AD/BC break, sometime in the 7th Century. It is writien in coptic, and is a record of a debate between St. Cyril and a group of pagan philosophers about the sole existance of the Christian God.