Showing posts from November, 2011

这就是桃园吗? Trip to Taiwan

So we got to Taiwan, which is a total of 22 hours of travel from Philadelphia.

There's a few things you notice in Taiwan right away, so let's discuss those first: There's only one model of truck available for sale on the island, and it only comes in blue. Everyone drives only this truck... and it's smaller than most American cars. You watch live baseball at 9am, and Japanese advertisements are superimposed over the field. There's nothing Asian models fear more... that looking Asian. SPF 100 cream makes them look like white people ALL drinks are available with ice cream... cola, Sprite, tea, beer
In the first week we saw a cemetery, basically this is like a filing cabinet for people.

What is Binglang?

It's the nut of a plentiful, indigenous tree. But when they sell it, it's laced with tobacco, cleaning powder, ground up pain killers... pretty much a buch of nasty stuff so that if you chew it you get meth mouth. Who would want that? They have retail distribut…

Directions to parallel park a car perfectly

Step one: practice
Step two: practice
Step three: park like a champ --

But actually, you can also practice on the computer, the mechanics are all actually the same

Sean Connery, Steve Jobs and Louis Vuitton

Sean Connery then and now:

From 1998:

From 2011:

Which people on US currency owned slaves?

Just the facts:

1¢ pennyAbraham LincolnNo slaves5¢ nickelThomas JeffersonHad slaves10¢ dimeFranklin D. Roosevelt No slaves25¢ quarterGeorge WashingtonHad slaves50¢ half dollar John F. KennedyNo slaves$1 billGeorge WashingtonHad slaves$2 billThomas JeffersonHad slaves$5 billAbraham LincolnNo slaves$10 billAlexander HamiltonMaybe$20 billAndrew JacksonHad slaves$50 billUlysses S. GrantHad slaves$100 billBenjamin FranklinHas slaves So if you want to pay without slave free money, you can buy that new TV next month with a fat stack of $5 bills. Or... just use a credit card:

No slavesNo slavesVikings had slaves