Xeni Jardin at 10:57 am Wed, Sep 28, 2011
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"Nairobi, Kenya," a photo from Boing Boing reader Biketripper shared in the BB Flickr Pool. On the bikeflaps of one rider, "A Strong Enemy Is Better Than a Weak Friend."
Sons Of Anarchy – Nairobi Charter
Does “A strong enemy is better than a weak friend” actually make sense when viewed from some angle? I can’t tell.
@boingboing-3b012dcc460023b8be23f7af451e173f:disqus I think it does. The idea is that fighting against someone strong will help you becoming stronger too. It’s similar to Vonnegut’s idea of Dynamic Tension.
On Dynamic Tension [ 47 ]
“Papa” Monzano, he’s so very bad
But without bad “Papa” I would be so sad;
Because without “Papa’s” badness,
Tell me, if you would,
How could wicked old Bokonon
Ever, ever look good?
Those gentlemen sure are dressed warm – I didn’t realize it got particularly cold in Nairobi.
I guess riding a motorcycle you get a bit more chill from the wind?
According to Wikipedia, the nighttime low is in the 50s year-round and the highest average high is only 78°. Not exactly freezing, but nowhere near hot. I’d be wearing longjohns.
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Tim Rogers's essay "Who killed videogames? (a ghost story)" is one of the most interesting pieces of technology reporting I've ever read.
Christopher Jonassen photographed well-used frying pans that resemble alien planets. The series is titled "Devour." (via @wonderosity)
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