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February 21, 2006
The Early Years: Documents Relating to My Education | 12:07 PM
In the summer of 1992, I went to China. The group consisted of: HS Chinese teacher Guo YuMing, her daughter Nie Nie (Elizabeth), Shana Norberg-[McClain], David Stern, Iwao Kato, Yael Kropsky, Leslie [Lee] Bowe, Jean Lau Kee (a non-HS student who didn't quite know what she was getting into), and several other people whose names escape me at the moment.
As a result of a three-week intensive course in the Chinese language, in which I learned just how little Chinese I had managed to retain from my previous six years of study, I was awarded this certificate:
(Photo detail after the jump)
shana comments: "oh hi there. I just googled peter leventhal, on an insomniac whim, and found myself. zhen qiguai."
corie comments: "did your neck get shorter with age?"
JVG comments: "I had a neck-shortening operation Junior year of college."
corie comments: "well, better than a head enlargement."
February 13, 2006
Garfield: Now with the Funny | 04:57 PM
February 12, 2006
"The vice president has got an ambulance on call" | 04:54 PM
February 08, 2006
The new champions of free speech | 12:10 PM
What's that you say? It's not Jesus, it's Muhammed? Oh. Well, then. My mistake.
February 05, 2006
Happy Birthday to L'il Xina | 12:29 PM
Here is a hedgehog to make you happy.
February 03, 2006
Obnoxious Children Are Smarter Than Congress | 12:14 PM
In my capacity as a volunteer at the Central Park Zoo, I spent a portion of yesterday gathering signatures for the nationwide zoo-led "Two Million for $2 Million" campaign, which is attempting to gather two million signatures to ask congress to fund conservation and research programs to protect tigers, great apes, elephants (Asian AND African) marine turtles and rhinos. (You can sign the petition here.) The following was the interaction that gave me hope for our future.
ME: [Shpiel omitted, but worth perusing]
February 01, 2006
Don Jon | 11:28 PM
If I know anything, I know that you, my loyal reader, has always wondered what I'd look like with a sleazy little moustache ala Marlon Brando in The Godfather, Part 1. Well, thanks to the quick lens of burly-q photog extraordinaire "Rodmur", you can! (After the jump)
&bull More from Rodmur of that event
aeu comments: "That is so deeply frightening."
JVG comments: "Deeply attractive, I think you mean."
Lock comments: "I've never hit [less] so quickly. "
JVG comments: "Never [questioned your heterosexuality] so quickly, I think you mean."
Xina comments: "Finally, the big fat Italian man I never married."
JVG comments: "The big fat ugly Italian man, I think you... never mind."
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