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United Breaks Guitars July 7, 2009

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YouTube – United Breaks Guitars

The Power of the Internet Community October 19, 2007

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holidayparty12.jpgI’m asking for your help, thats right, you. I’m helping out a buddy trying to get some donations going for the Johnny’s trip project. This is a great cause and he could use a break, help prove the power and generosity of the Internet community at:

http://johnnystrip.chipin.com

ALWAYS use American Express June 20, 2007

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American Express won a customer for life in me.  I only use American Express now for any purchase where it is accepted.  The reason?  Outstanding customer service.  By excellent customer service I don’t mean nice CSRs.  They really saved my bacon when I was traveling and SAS lost my bag which they had charged me $235(US) in overweight fees, and refused to refund.  Because SAS was being completely customer hostile and refusing me any help at all I called AMEX travel services and told them my information.  They called all the airlines for me, and ultimately found my bag saving my trip.  I was blown away by the ease of using this service and the professionalism of the representative who really went above and beyond and took down all my information comprehensively and politely.  If I had used another card I wouldn’t have had this help when I needed it most and not have enjoyed my very expensive vacation.  Use Amex for everything, they stand behind their customers.

Rumors of Coup attempt in Thailand – Sep 19, 2006 September 19, 2006

Posted by weare1 in SE Asia, Thailand, travel.
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Google News Coverage

Yahoo News Full Coverage

CNN.com – Rumors of coup attempt in Thailand – Sep 19, 2006

I was just making my plans for my next trip to SE Asia too!

Network for adventure/alternative travel helps you travel like a badass. August 17, 2006

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There are more than 1,600 destination images and members from six of the seven continents. The format for a post is simple: pictures, the name of the location, information about the attraction, directions and a cost if applicable. The site combines detailed, often quirky travel information with service links, personal profiles, and reviews. [via Digg]

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Tiger Temple in Thailand August 16, 2006

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tiger-temple-thailand.jpgThe Tiger Temple or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua is a Buddhist temple in Saiyok, Thailand, that is famous for tame tigers that walk around the place free or on leash, cared for by the temple’s monks. [via Neatorama]

JayZ For President August 13, 2006

Posted by weare1 in hip-hop, music, politics, society, travel.
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bling-blingI travel Internationally a lot. You know what I see out there? Not the hate you would expect listening to FOX news. The world loves American culture. Not the Disney kind either, hardcore gagsta’ rap. It’s true, everywhere I go, American “hip-hop” is the music of choice. Here’s the part I don’t get, this is true even in countries where they don’t speak English. They still like something about the “tone” of American hip-hop, even if they can’t understand the words. It’s funny listening to really hardcore gangsta rap, you know like “fuck you, mutherfuckers,” in an upscale bar. We won the world’s hearts once with Jazz, now it’s our turn again. We have to take advantage of this opportunity, this may very well be our chance at world peace.

If we put 50 Cent in the UN instead of Bolton, do you think anyone would fuck with our resolutions? I think not, who wants to have a cap in their ass? So I say crank up the export machine to high. Lets get our most precious natural resource back in the studio. Snoop would make a great ambassador, hell he started his own language. Instead of bombs lets drop “the bomb.”

Instead of sending troops, lets send Suge Knight and his posse, at least our rap stars have the latest in body armour.

After the world embraces us for our cultural heritage I predict the economy will improve, after all, America is the only place to buy real bling-bling. I can really visualize a ghetto fabulous world, can you?

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Definitely Doesn’t Suck August 11, 2006

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Piggy Bank

http://farecompare.com/

Definitely doesn’t suck.