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Enjoyed watching Spain out-class Germany in the Euro 2008 final. It makes me happy when the most deserving team is ultimately victorious. #

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Nice list of cognitive biases on wikipedia: # Peep this piglet in “bespoke wellies”: #

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Some real gems here. “Michel Gondry Picks 25 Classic Music Videos”: # “One Post Wonder: A collection of amazing blogs that have one post”: #

Vintage Mobile Phones

For sale in the UK: Vintage mobile phones. What more is there to say? Simply awesome. The Motorola DynaTac 8000, pictured above, is reminiscent of the model that Michael Douglas (aka Gordon Gekko) barks into while walking along the beach in 1987’s Wall Street*. *How come no one told me there’s a sequel in the […]

Bangkok Protests

Reuters: “Police And Protesters Face Off In Thai Capital” Thousands of flag-waving, chanting protesters faced off with riot police in Bangkok on Friday, laying siege to the government’s headquarters in a bid to force it from power. The main column of demonstrators briefly grappled with police en route to the prime minister’s office, where they […]

Euro 2008 So Far

You’ve gotta love the beautiful game, diving and all. The Euro 2008 group matches have now concluded and it’s on the quarterfinals. First up is Germany v. Portugal, which kicks off in six hours or so. Then Croatia take on Turkey tomorrow. On the other side of the bracket, Holland meet Russia and then Spain […]

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. Just got off the phone with my pops. Here’s my favorite image of the two of us, taken by a family friend in 1976 or so, when I was just a little feller. More details on the photo here.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture is a new offering from the Boston Globe that presents compelling images and the news stories behind them. Don’t miss the photos of the uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian Amazon.

I’m Back in Bangkok

I’m back in Bangkok. My marathon return trip included a car ride, a taxi trip, a four-hour Amtrak ride, 21 hours of flights aboard Singapore Airlines, and nine hours of waiting for planes in airports that steadily improved as I journeyed east: JFK, Frankfurt, and then Singapore. I may write more, in future dispatches, about […]