Saturday, September 4, 2010
I know that most of this blog's readership has been waiting for the day that I post a picture of Pamela Anderson, so I won't let you down. This week I was in the IDP camp where Sean Penn works and saw a blond woman in what looked like pajamas. Because she was wearing pajamas in public, I guessed that she was famous and I took a few pictures. A large security guard then intimidated me into deleting the pictures. I went home and used image recovery software to bring them back just for you. The funny thing that I didn't get a picture of was a Haitian woman who had hiked up her skirt and was doing a Pamela Anderson impression for her friends.
This is a sweet and slightly depressing book I've been reading this week: Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed. Jared Diamond takes a look at how societies like the Anasazis', Vikings' and modern Montanans' abuse of their environment brought on collapse and how some societies took measures that kept them from collapsing. Haiti and the Dominican Republic are a couple of the examples in the book.