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The Chinese Goddess of prostitutes. As a mortal, she was a widow who was much too liberal and inventive with her favors, and her father-in-law killed her. In death she was honored by her more professional associates and eventually became the goddess of whores.
Baklava Cups
1 (2 1/8oz) box frozen miniature phyllo cups
2/3 c. chopped mixed nuts
1-2 tsp. sugar
1/4 c. honey
1 tsp. water

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place the shells on a baking sheet. Mix the sugar and chopped nuts and fill the shells. Bake for 8 minutes or until the shells are lightly browned.
3. Mix the honey and water in a small bowl and drizzle over the nuts. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Kujiga: Korean Chant
Song sung by the nine elders of Kaya when summoning King Suro. One of the earliest (if not the first) recorded instance of a shamanistic ritual (kut) in Korea.

Keobuga, Keobuga
Meorireul naeeora
Naeeonoch'i aneumyeon
Kuweo meogeuri
"Turtle, Turtle
Stick out your head
If you don't
We'll roast and eat you"

Cortigiana Onesta
In Italy, known as honest courtesans, the cortigiana onesta were usually well-educated and worldly (sometimes even more so than the average upper-class woman), and often held simultaneous careers as performers or artists. They were typically chosen on the basis of their "breeding"--social and conversational skills, intelligence, common sense, and companionship--as well as their physical attributes. It was usually their wit and personality that set them apart from regular women. They were prostitutes in the sense that sex was one of their obligations, but unlike the average prostitute, sex constituted only a facet of the courtesan's array of services. For example, they were expected to be well-dressed and ready to engage in a variety of topics ranging from art to music to politics.
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Thursday, March 29, 2007
What can you do with fruit?


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Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I know, I know... I'm late. I got caught in traffic, my alarm didn't go off, my car didn't start, my dog ate it.

Today we explore Places. Now you may not realize this, but there are places everywhere. Why, you might even be in a place right now, as you read this. Truly.

(PS: It was recently brought to my attention that you folks like RSS feeds. If you look to the bottom of the menu to the right, you'll find mine --------------> )

On to the show:

Gukanjima is an island near the westernmost shore of Japan.
It is an island built upon a reef in the early 19th century because of a coal mine in the reefs and quickly became a densely populated island 1 km in diameter and 5300 people living packed together, working the mines. Today it lies derelict, a stage for many movies.

Urban Cactus High-Rise
This future housing program from everybody's favorite ity-of-the-future: Rotterdam. I'm not sure what's cooler: it's uber-green-ness or the fact that the damn thing looks like it's gonna get up and swim in the harbor.

Death of a Supertanker
While some may scoff at the idea of supertanker as a "place", I feel fully justified in adding it. The enormity of these vessels elevate them from mere toting vehicle into the realm of cartographers. Larger than some inhabited islands, this rusting kraken count as places to me. It also allowed me to get rid of a link in my backlog.

Reversible Destiny Lofts
Oh, Japan, what ever will you think of next? This apartment complex in Mitaka is designed, specifically, to be uncomfortable. Read that again and think on it a bit. Uncomfortable. They cost twice as much and the floors are janky and the doors too small to walk through. Way to go, Japan.


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Name: Coddswaddle

High Priestess of the Dark Lord Internet

About Me: I was hatched long ago by a slightly neurotic squirrel. It was from that rodent that I cultivated an interest in shiny objects and innovative design. Marketing is a trial for me as I navigate the aisles of plastic-wrapped promotional products. At home I like to shoot aliens while smack-talking, cuddling my cats, and causing my fiancée grief.
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