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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #5

Chinese people’s idea of a horror movie. A pale child with red eyes. I guess some things are universal across all cultures.

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Shannon Cloud Cult’s Violin

‘It’s old and French and I love it to death.’ ~Shannon Cloud Cult on her violin.

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AWOL with Cloud Cult & Mason Proper

We’re on tour at the moment so most of our updates are at exitclov.com. It’s been a treat getting to hear two fantastically great bands every night. ‘We’ll start a little family and call it our religion, hunt for ghosts inside our house because we’ll never give up wishing’ ~ from Cloud Cult’s ‘The Ghost… Read more »

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an historic moment has arrived…

i voted…! yeehaws for america. well, guess we’ll have to wait til tonight for that battle cry. but it wasn’t too unpleasant, merely a 10 minute wait. mysterioso though, there was zero wait time to sit down and fill out a paper ballot, yet like 40 people chose to stand in line for the electronic… Read more »

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Aww shux, Starbucks is a patriot

Well isn’t this sweet. Corporate civic duty. For this day, this corporation has earned its right to be considered a “person.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2J8KJDsqqY]

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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #3

Needless to say, Taiwanese bathrooms were a trip. This wasn’t typical of them all, but the first bathroom I went into (at the airport) had these bizarre sayings all over the walls. It boggled my mind why a public bathroom would be the appropriate environment to impart nuggets of wisdom through cryptic, obscure sayings …… Read more »

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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #1

On the phone with an advertiser: “Hey girl, that’s great you’re going on vacation! Where are you going?” “I’m going to Taiwan for a week or–” “TAIWAN? Oh I’m so jealous. I looove Thai food. Oh my god, you’re gonna love it there”

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Duty Now For the Future!

If you thought McCain won the debate yesterday I have news for you. You’re NUTS! Check it out, DEVO’s gone back to their hometown of Akron, OH, to give back to the community — by promoting Obama. So they’re geeky artrockers and patriotic too. Dreamyness. DEVO … sprang from Akron in the 1970s at a… Read more »

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egad! the swiss serve "moi"

i made a delightful discovery at my hotel in switzerland — they serve moi! moi is a taiwanese rice porridge meal (usually breakfast i think) that’s accompanied by a colorful array of smaller dishes. the dishes are always different, but some staples are soy/gluten, pickled bamboo, dried pork, black duck eggs, dried fish, and many… Read more »