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Graffiti Update

December 30, 2011

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In my previous post on Graffiti in Istanbul, I wrote about the street art I’ve run across in Kadıköy and Beyoğlu. I gave the most daring and most interesting award to an artist in Beyoğlu who specialized in funny yellow fists in precarious places. I was not as pleased with the graffiti in Kadıköy. I believed I […]

…But is it Art? [repost]

December 30, 2011

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***This post is from my old blogger site. You can see the latest graffiti post here:  http://pondfrogsplash.com/2011/12/30/graffiti-update/ *** I was watching the streets one night from my balcony as I tend to do. Like the crotchety old man of the neighborhood, I keep a vigilant watch so long as the temperature is agreeable. I noticed too […]

The Prophet Prefers Cats

December 27, 2011

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Did you know the Prophet Muhammad had a favorite cat? It’s name was Muezza (Mu izza). One day, the Prophet was awakened from a nap by the call to prayer. He yawned and began to stretch, but  he caught himself when he noticed that Muezza was asleep on the sleeve of his robe. The devout Prophet found […]

Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)

December 12, 2011

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When ever I learn a new Turkish word (something that doesn’t happen often enough), I begin to hear it everywhere. I’m starting to think that after you buy a video camera, you start to see things worth shooting all around you. If last Satuday is any indication of what’s to come, I may be selling […]

Disturbing the Peace [repost]

December 11, 2011

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[This is old post from my blogger.com site. In fact, it’s my first post ever.] I hurried to my balcony one cold night a few days ago. Something strange had the tranquil moments before I fell asleep. These are the moments after the latest episode of Top Chef or some internet movie has concluded, and […]