Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tunnel From Russia to USA?

Plan for a tunnel connection under the Bering Strait between Siberia and Alaska

I had no idea we were so close to Russia, 60 miles!!! I wonder if they'll loosen visa requirements for Americans travelling to Russia if this happens.

Source: Bloomberg

Cool Subway Lady

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Turkish Haircut

My first Turkish Haircut back in 2008

My cousin is getting married Friday, so I got a fresh hair cut on Tuesday. Using hand signals (I can't speak to anyone) I worked out the following:

  • 15 minutes of cutting with a buzzer
  • 20 minutes of cutting with scissors
  • 5 minutes waiting while the dude talked on his cell phone
  • 5 minute shampoo afterwards
  • 5 minute shoulder, neck, and back massage
  • 3 minutes of styling with hair gel
  • 5 minutes of a very excessive cologne and aftershave application

  • The last time I got my haircut in Turkey Casey Wedding convinced the guy to give me a mullet. This time I walked in with a euro-mullet and walked out sin mullet.

    Working the System

    Today I traded 1 delayed flight from Washington D.C. to JFK which probably never left due to bad weather (all other flights to NYC were cancelled already) for a refund and free round trip ticket anywhere in the continental US, then hopped on a $25 bus, where I am now using the free wifi and power outlets. I'll arrive in Brooklyn about 4 hours later than originally scheduled.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010


    "Fuck with me or fuck with Chelsea, I'll take anyone in the bar, step outside"
          - Some skinny bald white guy in a crowded pub in London after Inter Milan Scores second goal versus Chelsea and someone cheers

    Monday, February 22, 2010

    Stray Dogs Roam Roman Bath Ruins

    Today is my second to last day in Ankara, and the weather was decent, which meant it was time to finish my sight seeing.

    Pictured below is the Ruins of an old Roman Bath, where I stumbled upon a pack of stray dog puppies amongst some ancient Roman tomb stones. The mother barked at me and ran away, then I noticed the puppies hidden between the cracks. A few puppies came out to say hello, and I figured the Mom was coming back with her homies, but instead she just hung out and barked with the rest of the adult strays in front of what I later found out is a whore house.

    Friday, February 19, 2010

    Lightning Storm

    There was a cool lightning storm last night here in Ankara. I've always wanted to get a sweet picture of lightning, and I almost pulled it off last night. You can see the sky is lit and theres a bit of the lightning bolt in the top right corner. Then there was a 4.1 earthquake centered in Ankara a few hours later.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Next Stop Libya

    Walked by the Libyan Embassy here in Ankara the other day, they had photos of Libya posted out front. Looked some more online when I got home, I'm now planning a trip, it looks amazing. Let me know if you're interested...

    Roman Ampitheatre - Leptis Magna, Libya

    Appalonia, Libya

    Ouem El Ma Lake/Oasis, Libya

    Temple of Zeus - Cyrene, Libya

    Headless Statue - Cyrene, Libya

    Camel Caravan through Saharan Desert, Libya

    Roman Arena - Leptis Magna, Libya

    Akakus Mountains, Libya

    Tripoli, Libya

    Akakus Mountains, Libya

    Coast of Tripoli, Libya

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Most Inappropriate Statue Ever

    Found this statue today in the Botanic Park in Çankaya, Ankara, just below the Atakule Tower.

    Monday, February 15, 2010

    Weird Stuff I've Found In My Apartment

    Old School Boombox
    Location: Guest Bedroom

    Boob Cup
    Location: China Cabinet

    Weird Sack Lady
    Location: Hanging From Kitchen Door

    Screwdriver Penis Guy
    Location: China Cabinet

    Kangaroo Thing
    Location: China Cabinet

    A Dust Buster
    Location: Living Room On Top of Cabinet

    Drawer Full of Cassette Tapes
    Location: Living Room Inside Cabinet

    Dirty Old Hooka
    Location: Hidden Corner of Room Behind Sofa

    Barbie Doll
    Location: China Cabinet

    Saturday, February 13, 2010

    Friday, February 12, 2010

    Shit, I Crashed My UFO

    So I was running late for work the other day, I rubbed up against the wall backing my UFO out of the garage. $4,500 in repairs!

    Featured In A Podcast

    #14 - Week In Rearview: Neigh Means Neigh, Lazy Boy DUI, Twister & WeatherMan, Burglars & Wrong Leg

    They talk about videos from my post Collection of Awesome 80's Sports Team Rap Videos each week, this week it starts at 30:45. Kind of boring though.

    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Old People

    Was watching a movie called "Great Natural Wonders of the World", found this guy extremely uncomfortable

    Blocking Out the Sun

    Only way I can sleep in past 7am, my apartment in Ankara

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010

    Monday, February 8, 2010

    The McTurco

    Sunday, February 7, 2010

    Charles Miner Featured On The Office

    Was watching The Office today, an episode from season 5. They introduced a new character named Charles Miner who I'm pretty sure based on the name and looks is based on my brother Chuck Miner.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2010

    It's Little Caesars Bitch

    Another reason why turkey is cool: they know whats up with Little Caesars. They don't have the hot and ready yet (hopefully soon), but Little Caesars Turkey is still quite delicious. Plus when you use this handy little website, you dont even have to leave your apartment anymore.