Category Archives: culture

Peg Leg Bates

Clayton “Peg Leg” Bates lost a leg at the age of 12 in a cotton gin accident and learned how to tap dance thanks to getting a peg leg provided by his uncle. The other day someone in the diamond exchange mentioned having seen the famed tap dancer in the Borscht Belt. “Everyone went to [...]

Morte A Coca Cola

Coca-Cola is the world’s most famous brand. Its sodas are sold in more than 200 countries and the corporation is a big sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics, but this week Bolivia announced that Coa-Cola will not be available after the end of the Mayan calendar. “December 21 of 2012 will be the end of [...]

Yellow Bus Bullies

School’s out for summer, but the promise of a long vacation didn’t prevent several middle-school boys for berating an elderly bus monitor with the intent to hurt her to the core. The video was seen by millions and kind-heated people donated almost a quarter of a million dollars to sent 68 year-old Karen Klein on [...]

ZEN AND WISDOM OF LIFE

Many of expat westerners live in the Orient without fully understanding the spirituality of the East. We are trapped by the Ten Commandments or our own preconceived notions of life. All humans might have to pull down their pants to go the bathroom, but few farangs will stand on the toilet seat to take a [...]