Tourette does not shorten life, limit mobility, or impair cognitive or emotional function ... While the genesis of TS is neurological, its most important symptom is semantic, the ongoing need to attach meaning to what are quite literally empty gestures.
talks about Tourette's Syndrome and Robert Lemelson’s documentary The Bird Dancer
. [more inside]
Bali's "Kuta Cowboys" get unwanted attention
. Bali draws plenty of older women seeking romance (see: Elizabeth Gilbert
), and more often than not
, they end up in the arms of "Kuta Cowboys
" - tanned, muscled, swaggering
local men who offer no-strings-attached intimacy
to female tourists. [more inside]
More bombs and newsagencies.
It looks like this is not going to be a destination for some time. Fuck. [via
, the traditional percussive orchestras
, has many contemporary ensembles
. Why don't you take a seat and play along
P.S. No thread on Gamelan would be complete without reference to the Ramayana Monkey Chant and the story behind it!
The shockwaves from Bali ripple outward.
John Sidel explains the likely impact on Indonesia, whilst Clive James
and Germaine Greer
discuss the impact on Australia. Thanks to Miguel for the two lost links.
leader which caused such offence is here.
For many, for whom 9/11 was remote, Bali is close and personal.
"In a park in Bali
, they found a monkey, a pig-tailed macaque, kept in a cage so small it could not lie down properly, and with one leg chained to the bars.