Archive for April, 2008

Serial Killers And Politicians

Bill Geerhart writes letters to serial killers and powerful politicians posing as a ten year old, asking for advice on whether he should drop out of school. They all responded. I liked Clarence Thomas’ response the best. Dick Cheney’s wasn’t bad either. Arnold Schwarznegger’s was a bit of a let down. (via cf)

In the late ’90s, pop-culture historian Bill Geerhart had a little too much time on his hands and a surfeit of stamps. So, for his own entertainment, the then-unemployed thirtysomething launched a letter-writing campaign to some of the most powerful and infamous figures in the country, posing as a curious 10-year-old named Billy.

Morgellon’s Disease

If you didn’t know about Morgellon’s Disease, Koantum Matters has got a good primer on the illness. I wrote about A Scanner Darkly and Morgellon’s syndrome back in 2006.

Jason P. Howe

I learned of Jason P. Howe after reading this article on the Independent. His conflict pictures are amazing. His book Colombia: Between the Lines is coming out this spring. It’s mentioned that his book will be turned into a Hollywood movie.

Three Things On The Storytree

1.

Today I saw a girl in the bus. She was young. I’d say 18-21, but I have trouble really telling what her exact age was. She was in army fatigues. She was obviously in the Canadian Armed Forces. She had the beret and her unit insignia.

She was an incredibly striking girl. Very full lips, grayish eyes and striking features. I almost took a picture, but she was on the phone shortly after and the magic of the moment was lost. I was sitting in the back and she was sitting directly in front of me, on a bench that was perpendicular to my seat. She kept showing me this incredibly beautiful angle from her neck to her cheek lost deep in her thoughts.

2.

On Friday, I saw two guys practicing parkour in a park. I just saw them for a short while, but that was enough to see one of them to a backward somersault. I almost got off the bus to take some photos, but it was the end of a hard week and I wanted to relax.

3.

On the way home for lunch today, it started to rain. On the way back to work it was still raining. I saw a lady using her reusable grocery bag to shield her head from her head. It really looked bizarre since she really had the bag on her head.

Semester Coming To An End

It’s most probably my last week in Quebec. I’m getting ready to go back to Taiwan for the summer. I’ll be back in Quebec in late August. After the killer week I had last week, I needed the weekend to sleep. I must have slept more than 10 hours each night.

One more homework left before I’m totally finished.

It’s gotten cold today again. And rainy. I’ve been getting a lot of cancellations in the past week as well. I need to plan my trip to Ottawa to get my visa at the TECO office.

April 26 2008

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