Sunday, March 30, 2008

Where not to stay for the Wedding

As some of you may be looking for places to stay in Tallahassee, I will warn you against the cheapest motel, the Prince Murat. I find this story really funny and thought I should tell it: the Prince Murat was Napoleon's nephew who came to Tallahassee in the 1800's and married a local girl. There are different stories about him, like, he developed a taste for racoon and had a wild party-life. He had an estate near Monticello, near where Tyree lives, and I used to live. He died here and has a nice grave, but his name is now known more as the motel, the Prince Murat.

This isn't your typical motel. It's the worst motel in Tallahassee. Hourly rates, etc. I wouldn't send my worst enemy (if I had one) to sleep there. And yes, at one point, the giant flourescent sign really did burn out to say PRINCE **RAT. It was bound to happen. Just a funny local story.

Springtime in Tallahassee

Every spring, Tallahassee holds a big parade with floats and sirens and marching bands. Adults dress up as pirates, large pieces of tropical fruit and, of course, lots of women in hoop skirts.
My favorite are the Caribbean carnival dancers. Some floats are not so friendly, like the War and Reconstruction Krewe or the Sons of the Confederacy, complete with speakers blasting "Dixie." But where else can you have a Chinese dragon and men dressed as Spanish Conquistadores? Only in Tallahassee.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Bottle Tree

A photo taken by author Eudora Welty in Mississippi in the 1930's.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Obama a terrorist?

This photograph of Obama was taken in Kenya on a Senate tour. His father also happens to be Kenyan, and was once muslim. But it's pretty clear Obama is not.

So he put on some traditional clothing while visiting his father's homeland, while on official business. What's Bush's excuse for this picture?
If Obama is promoting Islam by wearing a turban, does that mean Bush is promoting...homosexuality?

Does this picture mean Laura thinks women
should cover themselves, stay out of a man's way and never express an opinion one way or another?

Well, we already knew that about Laura.

Does this picture mean Hillary is really a muslim and is trying to infiltrate the White House on behalf of terrorists?

I love how Fox news is simultaneously trying to paint Obama as a muslim while also attacking his Pentecostal pastor. You can't have it both ways!