Category Archives: International

Places I went in 2013

Standard rules apply — I spent the night, ate a meal at a local establishment or went on an adventure in that location:

Alexandria, Va.
Arlington, Va.
Ashburn, Va.
Burke, Va.
Centreville, Va.
Chantilly, Va.
Clifton, Va.
Fairfax, Va.
Falls Church, Va.
Great Falls, Va.
Mount Vernon, Va.
Mclean, Va.
Purcellville, Va.
Shenandoah National Park, Va.
Sterling, Va.
Vienna, Va.
Nassau, Bahamas
Freeport, Bahamas
Washington, D.C.
Newark, Del.
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Port Canaveral, Fla.
Baltimore, Md.
Colesville, Md.
Comus, Md.
Perryville, Md.
Poolesville, Md.
Avalon, N.J.
Stone Harbor, N.J.
Dillsburg, Pa.
Harrisburg, Pa.
Hershey, Pa.
Mercersburg, Pa.
Oakdale, Pa.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Reedsville, Pa.
Robinson, Pa.
Davis, W.Va.

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Photo exhibit at Canadian embassy

Flashes of MemoryThe Post
I want to check out this photography exhibit at the Canadian Embassy.

They were just moments in time, gone and forgotten, except that photographers from the Black Star Agency were there to catch them on film, and now they’re on display in an exhibit of 330 photographs at the Canadian Embassy.

Founded in New York in 1935, Black Star was one of the great photography agencies of the golden age of photojournalism, supplying many of the classic black-and-white images seen by millions of people in Life, Look, the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines now long gone. Some anonymous philanthropist bought Black Star’s collection of 291,049 photos and donated them to Canada’s Ryerson University, which lent this tasty sampling to the embassy, where they will be displayed until Aug. 29.

Sounds good, perhaps next month.

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Drunk "Vader" attacks Jedi "temple"

Darth Vader spared jail for lightsaber attackTelegraph (UK)

The force was with Arwel Wynne Hughes on March 25 this year, however the courts took a very dim view of him using it on two Star Wars fans.

He donned a black bin bag for a cape and confronted Barney Jones with the metal crutch while Mr Jones and his cousin Michael were being filmed playing with lightsabers.

Hughes, who has a chronic alcohol problem, jumped over a garden wall in Holyhead, North Wales, and bellowed “Darth Vader” as he assaulted the Star Wars obsessives, who were shooting a documentary to promote their Jedi Church which was formed last year.

Please, please, please let this video find the way to YouTube.

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Hello Canada! Hallo Canada!

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Welcome National Post readers! Earlier today I became aware that my Newseum write-up was featured on a National Post blog.

Bienvenue a tout les lecteurs du National Post! En avance aujourd’hui j’ai prendé cogniscient que mon article au sujet du Newseum avais eté presentée dans un blog du National Post.

Still, Newseum visitors who venture onto the sixth-floor terrace can’t help but glimpse several Canadian flags dangling atop the embassy.”The view of the Capitol building would be absolutely perfect but for the fact there are maple leaf flags all over the adjacent building,” one frustrated local blogger wrote in a Newseum review. “It is a harsh reminder of Canadian domination on American life.”

Perhaps I need to be less deadpan in my writing, eh?

With thanks to Mathieu for the French translation. I would not want to exclude nos amis in Quebec.

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