Mar 22

I love the country, but I can’t stand the scene

There are so many things wrong with the Terri Schiavo case, it’s not even funny. While I’m sympathetic to her parents (because who would want their daughter to starve to death? It’s crazy),

Mar 12

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

I have been paying attention to that story of the kid who supposedly plotted to kill the president. It really seems like the US is putting itself out there to be criticised.

Feb 20

Funny* Uzbekistan Jokes II

An Uzbek and an American were talking one day when the topic of free speech came up. The American said, “In the US we are so free that we can go right up

Dec 17

Risking Godwin’s Law

I had seen quotes from this conversation before, but I wanted to post the whole thing because I thought it was interesting. Gustave Gilbert, an intelligence officer, interviewed Hermann Goering at Nuremberg on 18th April,

Dec 15

Prisons and Presentations

Tomorrow I am doing a presentation about Uzbekistan at my mom’s work. After a volunteer ends his or her service, the Peace Corps likes it if that returned volunteer does talks or conferences