Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Lighter Side v1.0

So I just wrote a real serious blog post which probably bored some of you, so there is some silly stuff that made me laugh. All atheists are like this.  They hate Christmas.  Yep.   New York Times article about … Continue reading

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Patriotism Isn’t Enough

Per usual, I was walking around London a bit yesterday and came across this statue right outside of the Charing Cross tube station.  It was a statue of Edith Cavell who was a nurse and spy during World War I.  … Continue reading

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Special Rob and Westminster Abbey

I was finally able to make it across town to take a tour of Westminster Abbey.  Unfortunately you’re not allowed to take pictures why you’re in there; something about a whole bunch of dead people being buried there.  Settle down England. It … Continue reading

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The Whiteness

Song for this post: “House Wigger” by Junk Science  While perusing one of my favorite websites, StuffWhitePeopleLike.com, I noticed in the list how incredibly white this trip to London is.  It combines serveral important components of whiteness in one seminal … Continue reading

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The Accent Adventure

Song for this post: “Jungle Brother (True Blue)(Stereo MC’s Remix)” by Jungle Brothers When I went to set up my student bank account at LSE I was forced with the sobering reality that they don’t just let you walk in … Continue reading

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The Differences

Song for this post: “Express Yourself” by N.W.A. After being in London a little over a week I’ve compiled a small list of things that I’ve noticed, amazingly, are different from my experience in America.  I never would have guessed.  … Continue reading

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The First Weekend

Song for this post:  “Keeping it Classic” by Funky DL Friday night, after going down for a short coma, I hear from my friend Richard who lives in London.  He calls me on my new phone to ask if I’d … Continue reading

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The Arrival

Song for this post:  “The Arrival” by Atmosphere Every time that I’ve been in line waiting to go through customs I will look around and play a game I like to call, “Who Looks Like a Drug Dealer”.  It’s actually … Continue reading

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The Flight

Song for this post: “Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang” by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg (Why not?) The airport is always stressful.  I don’t care if you are a well-endowed eighteen year old billionaire (thank you George Carlin) people are feeling a … Continue reading

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The Departure

Song for this post:  “All I Know” by Art Garfunkel I can’t stress enough how much planning had gone into this one little plane ride.   There were the extensive hours spent sorting through the bureaucratic cluster bombs and semantics-driven quagmires … Continue reading

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