Tragic Car Scribbles in Phnom Penh, Internet Tidbits, Back to the Trib Tomorrow

The most tragic car scribbles in Phnom Penh.

Back to the War Tribunal tomorrow. Not sure what’s on the agenda – you’re never quite sure – but I’ll be live-tweeting per usual and will hopefully get to you/the Internet/the free world a brief blog wrap-up of the day.

In lieu of more substantive content, here’s some cool junk I found on the Internet today:

Bruce Sharp has another well-researched look at Noam Chomsky and the Khmer Rouge.

I have been convinced by Chomsky fans to read at least ONE of his books. Somewhat grudgingly. I will do it anyway. I think it’s easy to find Manufacturing Consent in Phnom Penh so I will begin there.

India Asks Google, Facebook, To Screen User Content

What a sad day for India, which has built up something of a reputation for a free, if extremely fractious, press. Especially embarrassing in such an Internet savvy nation. I’ll be researching this more tomorrow.

RCAF General Locked Up, Tortured By Family – Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian RCAF general locked up and tortured by family – mostly his wife, it seems – as they attempted to extort money from him. In the midst of upper class Tuol Kork in Phnom Penh, no less. What a creepy tale.

Air France 447 Transcript – Popular Mechanics

A truly eery transcript of the final minutes of Air France Flight 447, which disappeared mysteriously in 2009. Worth a read if you’re a bit of an aviation buff. Also, if you are someone who is perhaps entirely too fond of that National Geographic: Air Crash INVESTIGATION show.

Taliban Propaganda – Brian Calvert

Brian Calvert reports on Taliban propaganda from Afghanistan. Go Calvert. Great reporter and former member of the Phnom Penh press mafia (or, uh, whatever the hell we are.)


One thought on “Tragic Car Scribbles in Phnom Penh, Internet Tidbits, Back to the Trib Tomorrow

  1. Ah, the melancholy car dust scribbler.
    When I was a youngster my friends and I were heavily influenced by The Smiths, and we once scrawled on a freshly concreted footpath in Glebe: “Are You Really Happy?”

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