Unconfirmed reports suggest that it may be safe to be happy in Iran again

I can’t believe I missed this, after I helpfully explained the Iranian method for tamping out all unacceptably interesting internet videos, but apparently Sassan Soleimani, the director of the most scandalous video ever produced, in which Iranian youths of opposite genders danced in the same general vicinity of one another to the tune of Pharrell’s… Continue reading Unconfirmed reports suggest that it may be safe to be happy in Iran again

How to suppress a viral video, the Iranian way, at LobeLog

A couple of weeks ago, a few 20-somethings in Iran got it in their heads to record a YouTube video with six of them dancing to Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.” The video went moderately viral and got about 160,000 views before it was made private a few days ago. Why was it made private, you ask?… Continue reading How to suppress a viral video, the Iranian way, at LobeLog

Cantaloupe Island

It’s been a ridiculous few days. Entertained all weekend, ran around like a maniac yesterday trying to do something about my woefully undermowed (thanks to a broken mower) and sparsely grassed lawn (I hope this Scotts EZ Seed stuff really works), and today I’m trying to get a piece written for Lobe Log when I… Continue reading Cantaloupe Island

Neon lights, Nobel Prize, When a mirror speaks, The reflection lies

We need some music: Here is a video of a head of state who is totally not a dictator. He is playing hockey, and of all the guys he’s playing hockey with, including former Soviet superstars, he is the best at playing hockey. I don’t want to say he’s the best at playing hockey ever,… Continue reading Neon lights, Nobel Prize, When a mirror speaks, The reflection lies

BREAKING: Beloved TV series eerily predicted Hank Scorpio’s takeover of the eastern United States

Despite the fact that in most of the country is a thousand degrees every day and I hate excessively hot weather, I love Egypt. For people who like to look at old stuff while they’re on vacation, like me, there are only a handful of countries that can rival the amazing sights that Egypt offers.… Continue reading BREAKING: Beloved TV series eerily predicted Hank Scorpio’s takeover of the eastern United States