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Foreign Desk

In Anticipation of Emancipation

I recently updated to the newest Photoshop and it's so much better! I was able to make this in...Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Runowo Conference

Dispatch from the historic, vodka-fueled Runowo Krajenskie Conference of 6:00 AMRead on...

Poland Dispatch: Village Gossip

It was a close race between the village mayor and the village priest for Most Overwhelming Christmas Display 2005, but ultimately the crown goes to God's humble servant whose power bills are subsidized by the Vatican. He had an electric sleigh on his roof and lots of people eager to earn brownie points by wiring his bushes. Honorable mention goes to the mayor, whose lights flashed wickedly and often.Read on...

Global Humor Workshop: France

Reaching out to analyze and understand the humor of other cultures. Today's lesson: France.Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Where The Ostriches Roam

The pace of life here is much slower than New York, requiring you to actually experience it. One is forced to spend quality time with others, read books, make pickles and watch ostriches shit on themselves - things you don't do as much when in your hyperactive society, fretting about terrorists and bitching about the celebrity du jour. Read on...

French Bred

Films inspired by two weeks in France.Read on...

France Dispatch: Phrasing Questions Properly

How to make sure you get exactly what you want.Read on...

Poland Dispatch: New Year's Eve In The Village

Celebrating Sylvester, way out here.Read on...

Poland Dispatch: The German Poo-Shelf Toilet

From the people who brought us jet engines and superior armored vehicles.Read on...

Poland Dispatch: The Ostrich

The ostrich has the timid demeanor of Michael Jackson with the expressionless face of Brendan Fraser. It can be described as a small beanbag chair perched on two corn stalks with a vacuum hose neck and Nerf football head. They have very large eyes that they use to take in the world around them - which, judging from their behavior, they don't really understand all too well.Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Sign Language Lady

Who's that girl?Read on...

Kazakhstan - How To Get There

Planning a trip to Kazakhstan? Didn't think so.Read on...

Report From London

Notes from London, the New York of Europe.Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Rocky 2, Neighbors 0

A bite as bad as its bark.Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Village Gossip

A son from the richest village family was sent off to jail for six months for having a few too...Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Mending Fences

Twain said golf was a good walk, spoiled. But, I submit he probably never stumbled upon dead dogs during...Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Christmas In Poland

The Polish countryside with a dusting of snow makes a remarkable Christmas landscape. The snow was exquisitely timed so...Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Car For Sale

1996 Polonez Caro 4-door, hatchback Color: Darkish something Engine: 4 cylinder, 65 Catpower Transmission: 5 Speed Standard 106000 Kilometers...Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Catching Up With Capitalism

Yesterday was an exciting day. We left the village and drove to the 'big city' of Pila (pee-wa) which isn't...Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Review, Village Bar

The village bar, so called because it's the bar and in a village, is a smallish one-room affair. There are...Read on...

Poland Dispatch: Virgin Gives It Up

Virgin is the greatest airline ever in the history of flight to cross the Atlantic. I have flown numerous carriers...Read on...

Banterist Goes To Poland

Banterist will be dispatching from an incredibly inconvenient part of Poland beginning today. Our geographic location will be seven hours...Read on...

Kazakhstan: Not very -stan like.

If you got all the other -stans and put them together, the resulting country would still be smaller than...Read on...

Report from Poland - Raport z Polski

Poland is a country of approximately 38 million people, all of whom will stop and stare at you as you...Read on...



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