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May 15, 2008

Invading Burma: Redux

Mike @ 5:54 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: Firearms,Food,GIKKU Approved,Morality/Ethics,Travel

Apparently, some pretty smart think tank people in Washington are reading Gikku.Com, because they seem to be coming around to the idea of a humanitarian invasion of Burma. It turns out that the US Navy happens to be in the area conducting some war games, so it would be pretty easy to go up the Irawaddy Delta to deliver supplies to all the people who are…well…dying.

That might be nice.

Time Magazine seems to agree with us.

It’s being covered in Slate too.

Even my friend Robert Kaplan, who’s a fellow at Center for a New American Security thinks it might be kinda cool, as expressed in a recent New York Times editorial.

Yo brah, welcome to like…San Diego.

Mike @ 5:45 am   |  Comments (2)
Filed under: Travel

So I’m in San Diego for my friend Andrew’s wedding and it’s pretty exciting. My friend Erik’s wife apparently did a lot of research and chose the hotel we’d all be staying at. You know, one she’d feel comfortable at. Well, it turns out the hotel is sandwiched between the 5 freeway and the Del Mar Horse Racing Track. Fortunately, it is about 10 minutes away from an In-n-Out Burger and I also noticed a Chevy’s Fresh Mex nearby, so I will stay fed.

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I’m the BEST MAN at this wedding so at some point today, I have to write my Best Man speech.

I already know how it starts:

Love is like a mystical, magickal unicorn.

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While listening to the radio last night, I learned that an new stage show is opening up here in San Diego that people are really going crazy over.

It’s called CATS.

May 13, 2008

Gikku.Com in New York City Redux Remix

Mike @ 5:32 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: Travel

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Me: Hey, what are you guys doing here?
Leader of group of 7-year-old Girls in Elevator: IT’S MY SLUMBBBEAAAHHHH PARRRRRTYYYYY!!!!!

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Many loyal Gikku.Com readers know that I have sworn off Coca-Cola until I’m 60. This “complimentary” gift is a stark reminder of the temptations that face all of us throughout life. Being a very steadfast Midwesterner, I resisted this one.

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Here’s a spooky fan at the MOMA. You can chase it, but you can’t catch it.

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Francesca: Look, Jacques, the Americans gave me a jacket to stay warm in. They are such gentlemen!
Jacques: [Examining jacket and looking away in silence.]
Caitlin [aside]: Thees jacket, she is sheet!

May 12, 2008

Ben, Allen: It’s ON.

Mike @ 7:51 am   |  Comments (2)
Filed under: Lust

Confession–Crush on Asian Men (out of town)

Reply to: pers-677022105@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-05-11, 10:52PM EDT

I have what I think is an unhealthy obsession with Asian men. I am a white female, 32, who used to be very open to all races but over the past couple of years have found myself more and more attracted to (and I fear obsessed with) Asian men, especially Asian-American men. I stare at them when I walk down the street, at restaurants, ball games and then post on CL’s MC hoping one of them will read it. I watch shows like Lost to see sexy Ken Leung and Daniel Dae Kim and took a date to see Lust, Caution just so I could see Tony Leung in those hot sex scenes. My friends don’t understand my attraction to Asian men, specifically Korean, Japanese, Chinese. I myself have a hard time articulating it, something about the nice skin, thick hair, beautiful shaped brown eyes, just so beautiful and sexy to me. I have dated quite a few Asian guys but nothing that worked out. One day I hope to find my perfect Asian mate. Well thanks for listening.

ps I am not from Boston, from another major East Coast city just felt more comfortable posting in another city. :)

May 9, 2008

Song of the Day: “Countdown” to NYC, bitches

Allen @ 7:56 am   |  Comments Off on Song of the Day: “Countdown” to NYC, bitches
Filed under: Song of the Day

I caught the band Jupiter One at the Hotel Cafe here in LA a couple of nights ago.  They’re based out of NYC, and they kick ass.

Overheard at Yoshinoya

Allen @ 7:50 am   |  Comments Off on Overheard at Yoshinoya
Filed under: Food,Short Conversations

Cashier Woman: [to me] Your change is $1.42… oh no, I’m out of singles.  Hold on one sec, please.  [yells towards the back] Yo, Manny, where’s my singles at?!

Manager Man: [yells back] Chill out, you ain’t a stripper, baby!

Let’s Invade Burma.

Mike @ 7:03 am   |  Comments (2)
Filed under: GIKKU Approved

U.N. ‘furious’ as Myanmar aid ‘seized’

BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) — The United Nations’ top World Food Program official says he is “furious” over the Myanmar’s government’s refusal to allow the organization to distribute aid that was flown in for cyclone disaster victims.

Future flights have been suspended.

Two planes that landed Friday morning in Rangon carrying 38 tons of high-energy biscuits, medical kits and other items were seized by officials at Yangon International Airport, said Tony Banbury.

The cargo is enough to feed 95,000 people, he said.

“We off-loaded the food, and then the authorities refused us permission to take that food away.

“We were told we needed a special letter from the Minister of Social Welfare. We hand-delivered a request to him. The answer back was ‘No, you can’t have the food.’

“That food is now sitting on the tarmac doing no good.”
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“Partying” in NYC with Allen this weekend is:

Mike @ 6:11 am   |  Comments (2)
Filed under: Travel

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May 8, 2008

“I’m the Cheese Man.”

Mike @ 7:00 am   |  Comments (4)
Filed under: boston sucks

For loyal Gikku.Com readers who share my obsession with The Fresh Cheese Shop on Endicott Street, here’s more exciting news about its owner…

Reputed underboss vowed during arrest to ‘smile tomorrow’
Globe Staff / May 8, 2008

Reputed New England Mafia underboss Carmen “The Cheese Man” DiNunzio knew he’d been caught in a sting when he was being booked on a bribery charge at the FBI Friday and the man he thought was a corrupt state official stopped by to say hello.
more stories like this

“He is a FBI agent?” asked DiNunzio, suddenly realizing that the purported Massachusetts highway inspector who had allegedly taken a $10,000 bribe from him in September 2006 was, in fact, an undercover agent, according to documents filed yesterday during a bail hearing in federal court in Boston.

The 50-year-old DiNunzio, who got his nickname because he owns a cheese shop in Boston’s North End, was urged during his arrest to cooperate with investigators, but said “he wouldn’t hurt his ‘friends,’ he would ‘smile today and smile tomorrow,’ and he would take whatever came his way,” according to one of the FBI documents.

DiNunzio, of East Boston, was indicted last week along with two other men, Anthony D’Amore, 55, of Revere and Andrew Marino, 42, of Chelmsford, on a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery. The trio are accused of paying a bribe to the undercover agent in a bid to secure a $6 million contract to provide 300,000 cubic yards of loam or fill for the Big Dig.
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May 7, 2008

No Place Like Gnome

Allen @ 7:31 am   |  Comments Off on No Place Like Gnome
Filed under: cats,lol*

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