Thursday, December 24, 2009

Huh. That's weird.

Amy and I were walking down a tiny street in the backwoods of Texas, and found a silver coin in the dirt. We took it home and cleaned it up. Here's what we found:

It's a Suriname Guilder, or 100 cent coin. Suriname is a small country on the northwest corner of South America. 70% of the population lives below the poverty line, according to the CIA site.

Now we have one of their dollars. Crap.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Videos of the day

Amy found a couple of video gems this morning. These almost made me split my sides laughing.

First, a little background video for those of you who don't know Jason Mraz. This is "I'm Yours," one of his best known songs:

Now, here is cover of that song done by a young boy on a ukelele:

And just because I found it hilarious, the babbling baby (with translations):

Monday, December 07, 2009

Pearl Harbor

I spent much of my childhood in Hawaii. I thought nothing of climbing around in and on pillboxes set into hillsides. I visited the Arizona memorial, but I didn't really understand what it was about.

I understand now, and remember.