Sunday, July 03, 2022

Chiron doing 259 mph on the Autobahn

Large oil tanker off of coast of Yemen at risk of spilling

It appears a Dutch company (the one that righted the Ever Given in the Suez) will try to empty the Safer this calendar year.

Friday, July 01, 2022

Cuban cars

Losing the Rule of Law


The Battle of Midway

I was reading about China's latest aircraft carrier and thought about the Battle of Midway. I knew it was an epic clash involving battleships and planes, but I did not know the details. This video succinctly explains everything that took place.

TJ versus YJ

I've been helping a neighbor who had back surgery by warming up and driving his TJ around ten miles twice a week. It is far more civilized than my YJ but it was still rough, loud, uncomfortable, and hard to control.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Havana restaurants on my itinerary

The travel agency deposited my check, so the Cuba trip is confirmed! I am so excited. Here are the restaurants they will be taking me to:

1. Cafe Laurent. Lonely Planet calls it a hidden gem. An unsigned fine dining restaurant inside an ugly 1950s apartment block.

2. Atelier. Stupendous wall art. Cuban food with French influence. Here is a CCTV interview from 2015:

3. Paladar Los Mercaderes. One of the most refined restaurants in Cuba.

4. Tierra. It's inside a huge art space that was once a cooking oil factory.

5. Cafe Ajiaco. This place looks fantastic. But as I'm researching this, I am realizing that most places do not have air conditioning. And I am not good with humidity. I am also going to be drinking a lot of rum-based cocktails.

6. Nazdarovie. Cuban-Soviet themed restaurant! We will be greeted by the owner, a Canadian lawyer, and he will give us a lecture on CROSS-BORDER INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES.

7. La Guarida. The final meal.

Monday, June 06, 2022

Top Gun Maverick

This is an excellent movie. The actors were filmed inside real flying F/A-18s. USA! USA!