Wednesday, June 30, 2004

In F.B.I., Innocent Detainee Found Unlikely Ally

Let this be a lesson to you.  Don’t take cameras to NYC if you aren’t fluent in English and a member of a government agency.


Published: June 30, 2004

Piers Benatar/Panos for The New York Times
Purna Raj Bajracharya, who is home in Katmandu, Nepal, remained imprisoned in Brooklyn long after the F.B.I. found he was no terrorist.

Piers Benatar/Panos, for The New York Times
From left, Mr. Bajracharya in Katmandu with Kalyani, his wife, and two of his sons, Rustam and Gaulam.

It took no more than a week for James P. Wynne, a veteran F.B.I. investigator, to confirm the harmless truth that only now, more than two years later, he is ready to talk about. The small foreign man he helped arrest for videotaping outside an office building in Queens on Oct. 25, 2001, was no terrorist.

He was a Buddhist from Nepal planning to return there after five years of odd jobs at places like a Queens pizzeria and a Manhattan flower shop. He was taping New York street scenes to take back to his wife and sons in Katmandu. And he had no clue that the tall building that had drifted into his viewfinder happened to include an office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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I was just waiting for this to happen.

We got uninvited to a party in Manahawkin, NJ because we are black.

Randy and Linda, Trinity’s NJ Godparents, told us about a party on the 31st of July.  When we visited them a coupple of weeks ago we went to the guy’s house that is having the party.  He confirmed the party’s date and the fact that we were invited.  Hell, the sign that he puts out in front of his house says, “Everyone invited”.

Well last night Randy calls me to tell me about his day at work with a sorry assed coworker that keeps disappearing.  He is invisible so much that they call him “Houdini”.  After we laughed about that slacker Randy broke the news to me.  It seems that the host’s mother doesn’t like black people.  His mother.  The word got back to Randy via his mother-in-law.  She was told by a neighbor of hers who had dinner with the host’s mother. 

That is a long chain of she-saids, but I am inclined to believe that it is true.  I believe it because, Randy said that after he heard this news from his mother-in-law he was so upset that he went home and cried.  Now, any of you that have met Randy know that he is probably one of the most rugged guys that we know here in NJ.  He is from Texas, a former Marine and would just love to kick your ass because you were mean to one of his housecats.  Randy is the LAST guy in the world that I would believe would cry for something that doesn’t involve the continuing decline of our national security.

Randy cried, and I didn’t flinch. 

I’m ashamed to say that I’ve been awaiting the day to relegate NJ back into place with states with a large redneck, cracker, peckerwood population.

Yesterday was that day.

Anyway, Randy has talked to many of his neighbors and some of them have decided not to go to the cracker’s party.  Randy and Linda will have their own party two doors down for the Klan rally.

So as we say in the ‘hood, “Party over here, ain’t shit over there!”

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

product review

ok since i’ve purchased 3 vehicles in the last few month ( yes that is excessive - but what about the cost of “the war”?) any way since i’ve purchased vehicles i’ve been careful of paint etc etc etc, so that brings me to the research that unfolded a whole new line of automotive car care to me.

I was chumming it up at a local automotive finish shop (ppg paint store) and the merchant person turned me on to a line of products from ardex.  [url=][/url] i bought a gallon of teflon fortified clear-coat sealer that is guaranteed to make your paint bead water for the next 5 ( yes five) years.  well after my first application this morning i can tell you that i am impressed.

It took me all of maybe 3 hours to perform the “hand-waxing application”; i did the rims too.  it’s a bit teadious to do by hand but hey i can loose the calories and i think i get better detailing that way.  i’ll use the random orbital buffer for the minivan we’ll sell and my wifes santefee - it’s much larger !!!! so yeah after i’m done taking the glaze off i am saying to myself wow - i nead to cut this paint so its glassed.  yeah it shinned allright!!  i made the mistake of leaning on the paint with the pollishing rage and down i went in one swoop of hella-angelic gracefullness!  yeah so its slick real slick! and the surface actually seems glossier and harder
now.  i did the windows - moon roof, rims, paint.  i’ll let you know about the following care check-ups.


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how much has the war cost?

with past debt being forgiven and no ties to any oil supplies or holdings.  the US debt has grown substantially while war torn iraq’s has been forgiven.

U.S. officials have said that the Bush administration is seeking authority from Congress to forgive 90 to 100 percent of Iraqís debt to the U.S., estimated at some 4 billion dollars.
Iraqís total foreign debts are estimated at about 120 billion dollars.

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the tours done but the album lives on

scarlets walk, another fine compilation from tori amos. 

Actualy it one of my favorit albums of all time.  i have admired Tori for some time since i was introduced to the pop hit “god sometimes you just don’t understand” title = “god”.  i think my favorites from scarlets walk are “sorta fairytail”, “sweet sangria”, “crazy”, “strange”.  I can really appretiate her effort with scarlets walk and im looking forward to othr mature efforts from Tori in the future.


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Monday, June 28, 2004

It is official now.

I shot my first wedding in Georgia this past weekend.  I used both my digital Fuji and my medium format Mamiya.  It was a busy day seeing that I had NO assistant and have never assisted a photographer with a wedding.

I am currently uploading the pictures now and will make an announcement as to their location once the newly RE-married bride and groom return from their honeymoon.

SoulPhoto is starting to take shape.  I hear that I have already been tentatively booked for a wedding here in NJ.

Wish me great fortune since I didn’t buy any of the 210 million lottery tickets on the drive back.

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berdoo just hosted a wild rave

see all the details


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Friday, June 25, 2004


today i am hosting a 10 year olds b-day sleep over.  the theme is a survivor sleep over ill let you know who survives......

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Thursday, June 24, 2004

A bike my momma would love… well not really

well seriously folks ( and P i think your here too) i saw this guys wares on the discovery channel last night, and I have to tell you I am really impressed!  The presence is slung low sort - of ... like a growling hulking bull dog.  every detail is taken the gloss black and the scuffed alluminum finish… man i can really see myself on this one.  It’s a rider not a trailer queen, its a bullit, not an over inflated plastic’s metal there is no question, its bad-to the bone.. there is no question - its all go, no show.....yet clean and sofisticated in a brooding-artist sort of way.....see for yourselves and at 38k i think i’ll rethink my corvette order



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Please Remember To Tip The Pizza Delivery Driver

Just in case you were wondering.  Yes, it’s true.

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a new one from prince?

well from a first listen I would say that most main-streamers, brittney fans, and 50cent goers would quickly scoff with sayings like ya dat fool washed up or step aside bioatch!.

Howevr a closer listen reveals the artists artistic venture to expose the great foundation of music that our country was founded with; Musicology proves worth the listen. 

let me tell ya brother if you like jazz you’ll luv this.  This IS old school mastery- this is everything we craved for but were never fed.  If you can imagine lemonaide, a hot riverside barn “spiriit house” or ginn mill some bass masters and “real drums” combined with the soul and fragrance of the late 20’s this is IT.  see for yourself.



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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

the president and Mattel corp

Since all the heat from torture to slayings has been going on the prez has asked Mattel / Hasboro to design and issue the following dolls in order that the nation and world leader can better understand texas and where mr bush is getting his ideals from

Mattel recently announced the release of limited edition Barbie dolls for the Metroplex market:

Plano Barbie This princess Barbie is only sold at Willowbend Mall. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade handbags, a Lexus SUV, a longhaired foreign lapdog named Honey, and a cookie-cutter dream house with a saguaro cactus in front. Available with or without tummy tuck and face-lift. Workaholic ex-husband Ken comes with a Porsche.

Richardson Barbie This modern-day homemaker Barbie is available with Ford Windstar minivan and matching gym suit. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation or secondary education. Traffic-jamming cell phone sold separately. Can swear in English, Spanish or Chinese. Available at Target

Oak Cliff Barbie This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, bowie knife, a ‘78 El Camino with dark tinted windows, and a meth lab kit This model is only available after dark and can only be bought with cash, preferably small bills, unless you are a cop, then we don’t know what you are talking about.

Park Cities Barbie This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of BMW convertible or Hummer H2. Included are her own Starbucks cup, credit card set, and country club membership. Also available are Shallow Ken and Spanish-speaking Nanny. University Park Barbie hasn’t been affordable since the early 80’s.

Mesquite Barbie This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too small, a classic Metallica shirt, and Tweety Bird tattoo on her shoulder. Wants to major in NASCAR at Eastfield College. She has a six-pack of Coors Light and a Hank Williams, Jr. CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken’s ass when she is drunk.  Purchase her pickup truck separately and get a confederate flag bumper sticker absolutely free. Available at Ross or at special locations in Canton on First Mondays.

Garland Barbie This tobacco chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased Beer-Gut Ken out of Mesquite Barbie’s (discontinued) house. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, strawberry lip-gloss, and a see-through halter-top. Comes with Barbie’s dream doublewide trailer. Available at Wal-Mart. Cheap.

North Dallas Barbie This collagen injected, rhinoplastic Barbie wears leopard print spandex and drinks cosmopolitans to new age music with friends at the lodge. Into crystals. Comes with Percocet prescription and botox. Also cheap.

Grand Prairie Barbie This Barbie now comes with a stroller and infant doll. Optional accessories include a G.E.D. and bus pass to UTA. Gangsta Ken and his ‘79 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant.

Denton Barbie This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight brown hair, archless feet, hairy armpits, no makeup, and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her “Willow.” She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two Austin Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag sticker free.

McKinney Barbie Is pregnant, drives a new Ford Excursion, and is perfect in every way. We don’t know who Ken is because he’s always away hunting or in Japan on business. McKinney Barbie aspires to become Plano Barbie. Not cheap, but still very naive.

College Station Barbie Into football, animals and bonfires. 98% belong to a cult, 2% are free thinking and void of any “traditions.” Does nothing but complain about Austin Barbie.

West Dallas Barbie This Spanish-speaking-only Barbie comes with a 1984 Toyota with expired temporary plates and three babies in the back, without car seats. This is the only Barbie willing to do manual labor. Ken comes in a meat-packer’s uniform and is missing three fingers on his left hand. Green cards are not yet available for West Dallas Barbie or Ken. Available at Carnival Stores only.

Austin Barbie/Ken This versatile doll can be easily converted from Barbie to Ken by simply adding or subtracting the “snap-on” parts. Likes to “experiment”. Doesn’t understand why College Station Barbie complains so much.

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Just think… I used to hang out with this guy.

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Currious george ill

so in my curriosity ive searched and found some beheading and torture videos at [url=][/url]

althought i am able to with some degree dismis them as “ video images” i feel quesy and akwardly off-ballanced.  which i guess is good - becaus that would indicate that i truly feel something is wrong with the images that were burned into my mind....

i cant help but think about what paul must have thought when he was shoved over on his side and everyone started to chant and scream in aribic.  The the first burning sensation of the small hunting knife piercing his throat, the absolute pannic of being held down, imobilized as he felt the blade saw through his throught and his hot blood on the side of his face.

i can’t even imagine this it is so foreign to me..  i dont understand how another human being could act out in such a way; let alone take pleasure and pride in such a performance- i just don’t get it

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Vietnam man hopes for hair record

He collects herbs for medicine.  Ohhh, I got some herbs for him.  hehe It’s called razor-juana.  It will smooth him right on out.

A Vietnamese man who has not had a hair cut in 31 years hopes to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest hair in the world.
Tran Van Hay, 67, has hair which is now 6.2 meters (20 feet) long, according to Vietnam’s state-controlled press.
A local official said Mr Tran stopped having haircuts after one made him ill.
“He can’t work anymore as a farmer because of the volume of hair so he’s just collecting herbs for traditional medicine as charity work,” he said

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