Posts Tagged "compelling read"

The White Lobster: Found Cocaine and the Economy of Bluefields, Nicaragua

This morning I got sucked into a fascinating story about Bluefields, Nicaragua. Due to its location (halfway between Columbia and the US), a lot of drug smugglers pass by. Oftentimes, when the smugglers are fleeing authorities… they end up throwing the drugs overboard, effectively getting rid of the evidence. Those bales of cocaine float, and the currents bring them west…

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The Peekaboo Paradox, by Gene Weingarten

This morning, while going through my routine of browsing sites and updating the blog… I came across an incredibly long article about a clown named “The Great Zucchini.” Ok, that sounded a bit weird. For context, I was on MetaFilter and was reading this post. That post led me to the Washington Post article by Gene Weingarten, entitled The Peekaboo…

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Move Over Jobu, Meet… Shabu

I’m usually really bad about reading articles online. My attention span is such that, if it’s more than a page… I’ll tell myself I’ll read it later, but never do. That said. Once I started reading this article, I couldn’t stop. One page after the next, start to finish. I just got sucked in. It comes wrapped in red foil…

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