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November 15, 2010
was a classmate and friend of Paul Simon. During the Freedom Summer of 1964, Andrew
, Mickey Schwerner and James Chaney were arrested in Mississippi for speeding, and, after being released and encouraged to leave town, were shot by the KKK.
The song is attributed to Paul Kane (AKA Paul Simon).
posted by HuronBob at 9:21 PM PST - 24 comments
Democratic Republic of Congo: Lubumbashi to Kinshasa.
We made the decision to tackle this part of Democratic Republic of Congo when we were in Egypt. It would take us about 4 months to drive from Cairo down to the Zambia/DRC border. We immediately started our quest for information. It would soon become clear that very little information was available. We did not know of a single traveler that did this in the last 20 years. We knew of two who tried (both on motorbikes) in recent years. One crashed after a few days and got evacuated. The other got arrested and deported. Both didn't get very far.
So we had to be creative and think of other sources of information. If there is one thing you can find anywhere in the world it is Coca-Cola. They should know how to get their goods in the country. We had no response via email, so we called them up. Their answer was pretty short: They do not have a distribution network outside the major cities in Congo. And it proved to be true, Congo is the first country we have visited were Coca-cola is hard to get once you leave
the major cities.
The moral of the story was: nobody knew anything about the road conditions.
posted by bluesky43 at 6:12 PM PST - 167 comments
To the public in the wide world, she may be known mostly from two short scenes (1
) in Pulp Fiction. Maria de Medeiros
, however, has also played in a number of American
movies, and is a critically acclaimed director
. Oh, and she sings
. Rather well
posted by Skeptic at 1:16 PM PST - 23 comments
If you love Istanbul like I do, and can't visit often enough, this is a fine place to get a virtual glimpse of all of it.
posted by sandrach at 7:06 AM PST - 9 comments