The week of March 13th 2015 in two minutes. Republican senators make pen pals with Iran, the secret service fails a driving test and Oklahoma frat boys sing on a bus.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is about a kid and his slave going on an adventure through the bastion of racial tolerance known as pre-Civil War Missouri. It’s the sequel to the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Watch here or at High School Summary.
Last week the United States Postal Service announced they mistakenly put the wrong Statue of Liberty on their stamps. Intending to issue a new series of Forever stamps with Lady Liberty, they accidentally took a photo from the archive of the Statue of Liberty at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Some would argue that this is the true iconography of America: fat, loud, overweight tourists easily duped by marketing claims to blow their paychecks on blackjack tables. It is a hell of a lot easier to see the Statue of Liberty in Vegas than New York City. Cheaper to stay, plenty of places to grab unlimited buffets, plus Paris is right down the block. Do you think any Americans are actually going to Paris? Americans are way too racist for any kind of cultural experience.
The only thing I don’t understand is why didn’t they go full-circle with the Lady Liberty mishap? If you are going to put the wrong Statue of Liberty on your stamps, why don’t you at least put the street corner salespeople who hawk auto insurance, mortgage scams and tax preparation? Read more
Second part of the trip to Vancouver and Vancouver Island. You can watch part one here. This video rounds up the BC Ferry, Victoria and Pacific Rim National Park.
This is the first part of a week-long vacation to Vancouver and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Part one is wandering around Vancouver. Started in Yaletown, walked around downtown to the library, Sky Harbour and The Centre. Day two, climbed Lynn Peak near the Grouse Grind and headed back down to the waterfront. Day three was Wreck Beach and West Vancouver.