27 March, 2013

Bangkok and other places.

Truer words were never spoken, in a Bangkok bathroom, at least.

Little bit of handmade yarn.

Little bit more.

Geez, I really liked this yarn.

Angkor Wat in the background, CRG in the foreground.
This is like an average temple.

Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious building, is covered with bas-reliefs. Covered.

Like all the Angkor temples, this is built by hand.

This temple is covered with the bas-relief detailed below.

This is over 1,000 years old.
I lived here for a week.

There are lot of dragon statues guarding temples in Thailand.

In Bangkok, this is the street that sells used engines.

In Laos, there are good places like this to read.

Also in Laos, sometimes you have to wait while construction crews finish the road you're driving along.
Once again, CRG in the foreground. (Back at Angkor, by Tha Prohm.)
Have that, 1,000-year-old Khmer temple. UN-believable.
In a Laos village.

A reasonable worldview.

22 March, 2013

Annals of curious legislation.

The Use of Animals to Shield Unlawful Activities Act (Manitoba).

No person who is committing an unlawful act on a property shall use an animal to protect that property.

Tanning Beds Act (Nova Scotia)

The purpose of this Act is to protect the health of Nova Scotians, and in particular young persons, by restricting their access to tanning equipment in tanning facilities in light of the risks associated with the use of tanning equipment.

Clothesline Act (Nova Scotia)

WHEREAS the use of clotheslines to dry clothes reduces energy consumption, greenhouse gas and mercury emissions; AND WHEREAS Nova Scotians should have the ability to utilize clotheslines outdoors.

Apology Act (most provinces)

An apology made by or on behalf of a person in connection with any matter, (a) does not constitute an express or implied admission of fault or liability by the person in connection with that matter [...] and (d) must not be taken into account in any determination of fault or liability in connection with that matter.