The week in travel: September 10, 2010

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Sep 10, 2010

It’s my first Friday after turning 30, and you know what?

30 is friggin awesome. I am absolutely loving every single damn second of it. Are there downsides? Well, I’m sure there must be … I mean, I haven’t personally encountered too many yet (except that I’m now in my 30s, and for some reason my breaking out like a teenager. WHAT THE HELL?)

But the point is? You take the good with the bad. Just like in this week’s round-up.

Let’s start with the bad. And the weird. And the harbingers of what’s wrong with our society …

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Just one more reason why I’m not moving to Russia (and no, I hadn’t actually been considering it): Russian judge rules sexual harassment okay, as it ensures humans breed.

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Remember, folks: violence is not the answer. But if it were, then you’d assume Jack Bauer had been asked a lot of questions. Check out Bauer’s kill count from every single episode of 24. It’s absurd. (via @raisingdad, who, by the way, is HILARIOUS).

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Some d-bag in Florida, failing to understand how irony works, is threatening to burn a copy of the Quran unless his demands are met. He wants to meet with Muslim leaders in NYC and explain to them that he finds the proposed location of their mosque offensive. The worst part? His plan worked.

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Why does our biggest export have to be obesity? Why can’t it be awesome television and shower curtains? (Seriously – why are shower curtains such a foreign concept in Europe? There’s a solution to not soaking the entire bathroom while showering, people of the EU!) Sigh. What was I talking about? Oh, yeah: check out 10 of the most unusual McDonald’s restaurants around the world. (via Gadling)

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Sigh – fictional murders, fast food, and intolerance of other religions? That’s enough bad for a Friday, right? Let’s get to the good …

I made this GIF of Rand’s grandfather. We both found it hilarious. (If you want to make your own, go here. It’s stupid-easy).

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Cornelius Aesop, the traveling monkey blogger extraordinaire, has created a list of 50 amazing women bloggers. How did I get on it? Two words: banana bribe.

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Well, phew. I’ve been wanting my nether regions to be anonymous for decades: Airport full-body scanners now upgraded to anonymize your nether regions (Vagabondish).

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As usual, Mike Perron succeeds in making me laugh while simultaneously confusing me. Check out the Pet Petter.

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I’m having trouble describing what 8-month’s work of working with legos will yield. But it’s PURE AWESOME.

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And a special shout-out to the always awesome @Jennita, who is making her cancer her own personal bitch. WE LOVE YOU, JEN!

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Like I said, folks: take the good with the bad. But try and end with the good, of course.

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