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6th April 2009

12:24pm: I'm just playing with Google Maps.
100 busiest world airports by total number of passengers emplaned or deplaned, passengers in transit counted once, 2007, from Airports Council International, displayed as placemarks in Google Maps.

Subway systems with more than 100,000 riders per day according to wikipedia and mic-ro.com/metro, displayed as placemarks in Google Maps.
12:52pm: Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection
Yesterday, bedfull_o_books and I went to see an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art, on display through May 17th at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Her favorite piece, which I also quite liked, was Liu Ye's Gun:

(I think achinhibitor was right. That's a scope.)

There were also a number of posters from the Cultural Revolution on display, partly for context, as many of the contemporary pieces made reference to that period.

Whenever I think of that period I think on the one hand how much I'm glad I didn't have to live through it, and on the other how very un-Chinese my personal background is as a result. Dodged a bullet or dozen, there.
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