Dark Side of New Orleans
by u/choc2charmcity in NewOrleans
One time i was hungover as fuck, walking down st charels to the walgreens to get a Gatorade and the hop on hop off bus drove by me. Tourists took pictures of me. I was not amused
i would have had to pull out a titty or something
When I lived in the Quarter I used to park at a friend’s house in the Marigny and ride my skateboard a few blocks down to my place off lower Decatur.
Some Asian tourist saw me coming and SPRINTED 2 blocks down to get a few pictures of a dude with a green mohawk on a skateboard wearing OR scrubs.
Damn we really are zoo animals to tourists…
“and to your left, you can see a real life local in their natural habitat! stumbling bleary-eyed out of ms maes at 8 am on a tuesday”
One time, I was sitting outside of Elizabeth’s waiting for a friend to meet me for brunch. A group of older tourists started taking my picture & exclaiming “Look! A Southern Belle!” I was wearing a sundress from like Forever 21, didn’t look anything special, & definitely not like Scarlett O’Hara (which is what I think of when someone says “southern belle”) There were probably a dozen of them in this group & each one must have taken 20 pictures of me, as I made an increasingly confused/annoyed/disgusted face.
I just wanted some praline bacon, damn!
Cairo, January 5, 1850
You ask me whether the Orient is up to what I imagined it to be. Yes, it is, and more than that it extends far beyond the narrow idea I had of it. I have found, clearly delineated, everything that was hazy in my mind. Facts have taken the place of suppositions – so excellently that it is often as though I were suddenly coming upon old and forgotten dreams.
Flaubert and Madame Bovary
Southwest’s Debacle, Which Stranded Thousands, to Be Felt for Days
Bad winter weather led the company to cancel more than 60 percent of its flights for Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving many travelers frustrated.
Union leaders said a main cause of Southwest’s problems was inadequate computer systems that they said had failed to efficiently match crews with flights when cancellations started to accumulate. “They had committed to us that they have spent time and money on the infrastructure, but it has not been enough,” said Ms. Montgomery, the union leader. “The house of cards has fallen.”
Analysts also said Southwest had been slow to introduce new systems that would help it run its business. “Southwest has never viewed technology as a strategic priority,” Mr. Harteveldt said.
What software does SWA scheduling use? CrewTrac?
Apparently it’s a single excel sheet on a Windows 95 pc.
Have they tried rebooting it?
By shutting down 90% of the flights for two days, that is essentially what they are doing.
The 33 coolest streets in the world
We quizzed 20,000 city-dwellers and asked local experts to rank the top streets in the world for food, fun, culture and community
1. Rue Wellington, Montreal
2. Gertrude Street, Melbourne
3. Great Western Road, Glasgow
4. Yongkang Street, Taipei
5. Værnedamsvej, Copenhagen
6. Karangahape Road, Auckland
7. Tai Ping Shan Street, Hong Kong
8. Yaowarat Road, Bangkok
9. Oranienstrasse, Berlin
10. Hayes Street, San Francisco
11. Avenida Ámsterdam, Mexico City
12. Kolokotroni, Athens
13. Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles
14. Ossington Avenue, Toronto
15. Via Provenza, Medellín
16. Calle Ocho, Miami
17. Deptford High Street, London
18. Praça das Flores, Lisbon
19. Oxford Street, Accra
20. Wentworth Avenue, Chicago
21. Cutting Room Square, Manchester
22. Capel Street, Dublin
23. Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
24. Enmore Road, Sydney
25. Kagurazaka, Tokyo
26. Kloof Street, Cape Town
27. Süleyman Seba Caddesi, Istanbul
28. Calle Echegaray, Madrid
29. MacDougal Street, New York
30. Carrer del Comte Borrell, Barcelona
31. Newbury Street, Boston
32. Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
33. Everton Road, Singapore
1. Salzburg, Austria
2. Washington, D.C., United States
3. Cairo, Egypt
4. Galway, Ireland
5. Bonn, Germany
6. La Paz, Bolivia
7. Kochi, India
8. Vancouver, Canada
9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10. Denver, United States
Denver’s elevated position as one of the USA’s most charming boomtowns has reached new heights as the Mile High City enters its latest phase of growth, creative energy and damn good food. Construction cranes dot the mountain-studded horizon and empty lots turn into hip new hotels seemingly overnight, while new food halls such as Milk Market satisfy appetites with an eclectic mix of farm-to-table and international fare. The mind-bending Santa Fe art experience Meow Wolf has installed a psychedelic ride called ‘Kaleidoscape’ at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park as a precursor to a permanent $50-million Meow Wolf installation to come in 2021. Meanwhile, the fascinating Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art has moved into a magnetic Olson Kundig–designed building within the city’s Golden Triangle Creative District
“Once in Nathal I ask myself what I am doing here, and I ask myself the same question when I arrive in Vienna. Basically, like nine tenths of humanity, I always want to be somewhere else, in the place I have just fled from. In recent years, this condition has, if anything, become worse: I go to and from Vienna at diminishing intervals, and from Nathal I will often to to some other big city, to Venice or Rome and back, or to Prague and back. The truth is that I am happy only when I am sitting in the car, between the place I have just left and the place I am driving to. I am happy only when I am traveling; when I arrive, no matter where, I am suddenly the unhappiest person imaginable. Basically I am one of those people who cannot bear to be anywhere and are happy only between places.”
Bernhard, Thomas, Wittgenstein’s Nephew
In travelling there is true solitude because for a while I am no place, and I spend money as if it had become less real.
TIME OUT OF MIND
See also https://edhawkes.com/2020/09/21/time-out-of-mind-leonard-michaels/
ROSALIND. A traveller! By my faith, you have great reason to be sad. I fear you have sold your own lands to see other men’s; then to have seen much and to have nothing is to have rich eyes and poor hands.
ROSALIND. Farewell, Monsieur Traveller; look you lisp and wear strange suits, disable all the benefits of your own country, be out of love with your nativity, and almost chide God for making you that countenance you are; or I will scarce think you have swam in a gondola.
As You Like It, Act 4, Scene 1