Travels

“It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.” -William Hazlitt I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted but I have a few good excuse. Or, actually, three of them. First a short trip to Graz, Austria; then a crazy road trip with my … [Read more…]

Too Soon?

“That joke is lamer than FDR’s legs.” -Brian (Family Guy) A Dutch architecture firm is designing an apartment building in Seoul, South Korea. In the shape of the exploding Twin Towers. According to Gawker, this wasn’t intentional. However, according to a Dutch publication, the architects were aware of the similarity of the design. (H/T Lawyers, Guns, and Money)

Miming

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” -Gilbert K. Chesterton I stopped by the local organic grocery store on my way home from work the other day and, as I was browsing for brown rice, I overheard people speaking in English. Specifically, American English. It was three … [Read more…]

Yes, Zwarte Piet Is Racist

“Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.” -Dennis Leary It’s that time of year again. Cold weather, pretty lights, snow, presents…and Zwarte Piet. In the Netherlands, it’s not Santa Claus, it’s Sinterklaas. And he isn’t aided by elves but by Zwarte Piet, … [Read more…]