The Week in Travel: August 20, 2010

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Aug 20, 2010

Rand and I just flew into Seattle last night (boy are our arms etc., etc.) after a few days in San Francisco. It was a brief, crazy, somewhat exhausting trip (adjectives which could have been avoided,  but, like all our travels, our discomfort is self-inflicted). It was, nevertheless wonderful, and you will hear all about it next week.

In the meantime, enjoy things I found on the internet.

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Apparently Muhammad Ali had an exchange with a flight attendant back in his heyday. She told him to put on his seatbelt, to which he replied, “Superman don’t need no seatbelt.” Her answer?

“Superman don’t need no airplane, either.”

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Devastating news, which is why we should talk about it. Pakistan is a mess after floods left 1,600 dead. Estimates say the number of people impacted is greater that those during the 2005 South Asia tsunami. Here’s how you can help.

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This is actually quite insightful (and it’s from Cracked.com? This is what’s wrong with journalism today, kids. Or maybe what’s right with it.): check out 3 reasons why the “Ground Zero Mosque” debate makes no sense.

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While I don’t quite appreciate the potty mouth (seriously, F-bombs should be used like salt. A little goes a long way. Add too much, and the meal is ruined. There’s no going back), I still found this article rather refreshing: 5 Reasons Why Your Flight Attendant Hates You. (via Gadling.com)

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I highly doubt the authenticity of this, but it’s still pretty funny.

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Mike Perron has a touching post about Surfer’s Healing, an organization that takes autistic children out surfing. It’s incredibly sweet, and proves that Mike is more that just a hilarious guy. He’s a dad with a lot of heart, too. </sincerity>

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These color images of Russian people and the countryside, from over a hundred years ago, are absolutely fascinating. So is the technique used to capture color in the images, decades before color film became the norm.

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Just one more reason why my hubby is awesome: He ranked #334 on Inc. Magazine’s Top 500 Fastest Growing U.S. Companies. I propose we celebrate by eating 334 pieces of cake.

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Why not buy the kids some souvenir lighthouse gummis to commemorate your trip along the coast? They come in lots of flavors and – WAIT, WHAT? DO NOT PUT THOSE IN YOUR MOUTH, JUNIOR. (via The Travel Tart)

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Am I 14? Apparently. Because I couldn’t stop laughing at this.

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Ah, I ended on not one, but TWO unintentional penis sightings. This is going to be a good weekend.

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