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An image for our times

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Another version of Chinglish

During the Democratic Kampuchea times in Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge posted these instructions. I found the language especially chilling and frightening: The Security Regulations 1. You must answer accordingly to my questions…don’t turn them away. 2. Don’t try to hide … Continue reading

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My new religion

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Chinese Plumbing for Beginners

I think plumbing is really the worst of all the trades, especially for beginners. It’s complex, full of tricks, you’re always straining on your hands and knees, and the consequences of screwing up can be unfortunate. I was glad when … Continue reading

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Angela Merkel

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The politics of Albert Einstein

I always knew he was a pretty smart guy but this is the first time I’ve found anything about his politics: “Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because … Continue reading

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A few images I like

Chile’s Puyohue volcano has been closing Australian airports on and off for a few weeks. These shots of the near-permanent lightning storm caused by the eruption are incredible, real Biblical stuff: Skateboarding was invented in the 1970’s by surfers in … Continue reading

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