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Nov 21st 2010 1:35AM Better not joke about this incident in the airport. In the Houston airport tonight I heard an automated message over the PA saying the usual "don't accept packages from strangers" with this additional warning: "Inappropriate comments or jokes may result in arrest." So you better not be listening to this TSA Hustle song on your iPod either:
From Chris Elliott at @elliotdotorg:
TSA issues defiant “holiday travel message” to air travelers: Prepare to be patted down http://bit.ly/cweuuw
Apr 21st 2010 9:31PM Thanks Don for this moving essay. I love your idea of a 1000 Dinners Project, and I can imagine such a project spreading peace throughout the world. Instead of developing new weapons, we could put that money into airfare and recipes!
I am very sad to hear that Sharif has experienced animosity in America, and I know from personal experience how extremely welcoming Iranians can be towards Americans: my college daughter's best friend is Iranian, and she was practically adopted by her friend's family.
I think there is much to love and admire about the Iranian people, especially after their incredibly courageous protests in the streets of Tehran this summer against their repressive and illegitimate regime. Many Americans showed their support for the Iranian people at that time, especially on Twitter and Facebook. If only our own government had been courageous enough to support the Iranian people, who are suffering under a cruel dictatorship. And I'm afraid even 1 Million Dinners with the mullahs would not decrease their hatred for America.
Mar 5th 2010 9:03PM I will gladly pay you Thursday for a hamburger today!
Jan 24th 2010 2:15PM Three cheers for the quick-thinking fellow passengers who jumped up and subdued him: http://bit.ly/7A5ydr
Dec 16th 2009 1:09PM It's a Crossota norvegica jellyfish from the depths of the Arctic Ocean, discovered by NOAA, reported by National Geographic News, along with a bunch of other strange critters from the deep: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/12/photogalleries/091211-alien-jellyfish-pictures-arctic/index.html
Oct 9th 2009 4:47PM So true! Last weekend Last Sunday I tweeted about a story I read online in the New Scotsman about the IRC (International Rescue Corps) earthquake rescue team having to pay excess baggage fees on their way to help victims in Indonesia:
quake rescue team could run out of food due to Malaysia Airline baggage fee http://bit.ly/2s6JN6
I was surprised on Wed. when I got this tweet from Malaysia Airlines (@MAS):
@Marilyn_Res Tot this mite interest u :) RT @intrescue @MAS supporting IRC by waiving excess baggage charges to London... http://bit.ly/Km1UT
The airline refunded the rescue team members $25,000 in baggage charges!
Aug 4th 2009 12:45AM For more gems along the Mississippi River Road, try Winona, Lanesboro, Effigy Mounds National Monument and Davenport. Here's a little itinerary from National Geographic Traveler's Drives of a Lifetime: http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/drives/mississippi-river/1
Aug 1st 2009 11:23AM Thanks for the tip! And if any of your readers are planning to attend a state fair in the next few weeks, please consider sending your best photos to National Geographic:
Here's Garrison Keillor's story about state fairs, from the July issue of National Geographic:
...with some great state fair photos by Joel Sartore: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/07/state-fairs/sartore-photography
Jul 31st 2009 12:41AM Great roundup! I also love David Doubilet of National Geographic, who took these nudibranch glamour shots: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/06/nudibranchs/doubilet-photography
as well as Paul Nicklen, who explains how he got this underwater polar bear: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/video/player#/?titleID=nicklen-arctic-wildlife-polar-bear&catID=1
Feb 16th 2009 1:48PM Thank you for this public service. But the real conundrum is, why don't hotdogs and buns come in packages with the same number of units? It's usually 12 hotdogs in a package, and 8 buns.