Yep, we've been to India yet again - and nope, that's not moi in the photo (you can tell cuz the beard's the wrong colour). Been indulging ourselves in a little Hindoo-Voodoo out of Africa, attending the Jaipur Literature Festival for the third time, and beseiging sixteenth-century forts.
It can all be yours here (it will open in a new window for your convenience).
...being the second volume of FunkyPix, a designated Ego-Free Zone, now with almost 250 posts. FunkyPix ONE is now defunct, sadly, but was a photo-blog about our retirement here in Chiangmai, Thailand.
Now we write on diverse topics ranging from Thai Culture to World Politics, but lately it's mostly been a photo-diary about our lives and travels around Asia.
Click here if you're feeling a tad peckish and bravely experimental. But hey, don't expect fried rice. This is a collection made over years of eating all around Asia at local street stalls and out-of-the-way restaurants which can't afford spell-checkers. And I must confess, some of them I declined to sample - for reasons which ought to become bleedin' obvious.
Poems of the Day:
How a minority Reaching majority Seizing authority Hates a minority.
The name of the poet? Hmm, not sure. Ask any passing refugee on Manus Island.
__________________________ The tiny bit of GST That I pay for my cup of tea Will go towards the bit of lead That goes into somebody's head In deepest dark Afghanistan: Perhaps a peaceful loving man Targeted by secret sources Murdered by the special forces Dies to keep me safe and free As I drink my cup of tea. ...................(Michael Leunig) ____________________________
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Notes About Music is where I share my compositions with anyone who cares to listen. You can listen to mp3s, plus read the (pdf) scores, if you wish. All downloadable and free.
Q: Which one of these countries is being most responsible in terms of Climate Change action? ...... [a] Australia ...... [b] Indonesia ...... [c] Costa Rica Get climate comparisons at ClimateActionTracker.org.
Al-Jazeera(English)TV(fifteen free minutes of whatever's on air right at the moment) Useful site for sending HUGE files which are too large for normal email. TransferBigFiles.com Get your revenge on Sarah Idiot Palin...use your mouse to fling her violently around your screen. Try the new options for her running mate John Whatsisname, or other idiots like Robert Mugabe. Global Warming Flood-Maps How would YOUR suburb cope if both ice-caps melted? Check out your street. Give Bush a Brain. A game where you use your mouse to drop a brain into Bush’s head. Your reward? Get to hear sound-clips of dumb things the klutz REALLY said. True Art… or fake? Click true or false. Go on, you know you want to. Beyond the Fringe. A like-minded plogger (political blogger) from down under. Useful stockmarket tips. Steve Irwin in the Art of the Great Masters. A gallery of 'grate' Classical art featuring a known convicted crocophile. Khaki is this season's new red. Apologies in advance for the website's soppy intro, but just to bring things back into balance, here's a link back to FunkyPix2's latest Irwin post. Yiddish with George and Laura. A must-watch video. See George run. Obviously it's out-dated now, but dammit, it's still fun. Iraq War Timeline. Mother Jones lays it on the line, lie by lousy lie. Green Left Weekly. Australia’s strongest response to Kevin Howrudd's conservative Centre-right. Adrian Symes, a very active Melbourne artist & film-maker. View some of his recent work. Dilbert. New comic strip every day. More honesty than the average headline. Twenty Reasons to Abandon Christianity. Want even more? Click here to bring up all my Religious Issues articles. Alternatively, find Truth & Honesty in the Dilbert comic strip, immediately above. Recent earthquakes. Constantly updated world map. Did the earth move for you too? We had our very own earthquake here in Chiangmai. BOYCOTT THESE OIL COMPANIES because they still do business with BURMA. They are CHEVRON, which owns Caltex, Texaco & Unocal, and TOTAL, which owns Elf & Fina. These rogue oil companies have been operating the Yadana natural gas pipeline in southern Burma since the early '90s. The junta takes in an estimated $450 million a year from the Yadana project alone--and uses that money to maintain its brutal control, while most people in Burma live in dire poverty. To keep their profits flowing, Chevron and Total lobby hard in the U.S. and Europe against government measures to support a democratic transition in Burma. Not The Nation: Brilliant spoof of Thailand’s newspaper The Nation. Real insight into the ironies and contradictions of the Thai mindset. Funny as hell. Now someone should do Not-The-Guardian...