Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Fats Domino: Before I Grow Too Old

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Best wishes and season's greetings . . . and this song seems just right for this time of year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

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 Christmas Eve angels and carol singers, village square

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

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Pak Tai Temple basketball court

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Captain Ska: Liar Liar

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Major push to make this the Christmas #1 in ConDemNation . .

Friday, December 17, 2010

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The Day After

At 7:00am this morning the temperature touched 4.9°C . . . but the sun was just beginning to poke above the horizon, the humidity was around 30%, and the bitterly cold, strong wind had died down.

Lo and behold, a sun bright day; late afternoon the thermometer was reading 17°C. In a word, gorgeous.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Hong Kong Observatory warned that a cold front was heading this way from the north. Were they right, oh yes.

The cold front rushed down and overnight, the temperature dropped by 10°+C -- from 17°C to 6.8°C.

Il fait froid.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

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Bird on the Wire

Bonus . . .  "Like a bird on the wire / like a drunk in a midnight choir / I have tried in my way to be free":  Leonard Cohen, Helsinki, October 10 2008

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Jamie Woon: Night Air

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Just a taster . . .

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Sex, trials and Wikileaks

Sex . . . STD fears sparked case against WikiLeaks boss: reuters

Trials . . . no bail? Heck, even Chile's General Pinochet got bail after he was arrested in London for human rights violations (the numerous charges included 94 counts of torture of Spanish citizens and the 1975 assassination of a Spanish diplomat).

Wikileaks . . . DNS Mirrors: cryptome; Wikileaks:; Wikileaks: donate


From the Ministry of Truth (7 December 2010):
New media has empowered citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals’ right to freedom of expression. At the same time, we are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information. We mark events such as World Press Freedom Day in the context of our enduring commitment to support and expand press freedom and the free flow of information in this digital age.
U.S. to Host World Press Freedom Day in 2011 Press Statement, Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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Pak Tai Temple basketball court

Monday, December 06, 2010

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Mississippi Fred McDowell: Goin' Down to the River

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Goin' wade in the water, honey / Baby, wash my trouble down . . .

Friday, December 03, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010