Palestinians Prepare for Comicon

posted by Stal on 2010.02.12, under Stal

(as cited at lunch) Palestinians dressed as Na’vi characters from the movie Avatar march in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah to draw attention to the controversial Israeli border.

[ Telegraph ]

Olympics 2016 Bid

posted by Stal on 2009.09.26, under Stal

I don’t generally delve into politics here, but as a Chicagoan, I am personally overwhelmed with pride to support the Olympics…in Rio de Janeiro.

It would be exciting to host the Olympics here in Chicago. But you know what would be even better? Rio de Janeiro. Just let Rio host the 2016 Olympics. We don’t mind. Honest.

The site is also chock full of historical facts and enlightening observations such as, “Head to head: signature events? Rio: Naked people dancing. Chicago: Chubby people eating.”

If you are serious about protesting Chicago’s Olympic bid, do show up on Tuesday, Sept 29 at City Hall (121 N. Lasalle) at 5:30 pm.