Thursday, November 10, 2011

Qoute of the Week- K.D. Lang

In the Whoops Department, this entry was originally contain a quote from Bryan Adams as we intended to quote k.d. Lang (we believe she deliberately using lower-case letters for her first name) on the sister blog.

But, either way, both are Canadian and they both recently had birthdays.

Lang turned 50 on Nov. 2 and Adams turned 52 on Nov. 5; Lang is from Edmonton and Adams is from the Toronto-area.

In addition to being a vocal gay rights advocate, Lang is a vegan, which makes this quip from her very appropriate (ironically I heard a radio ad for meat while getting this entry together):

"If you knew how meat was made, you'd probably lose your lunch."

SIDEBAR: Though I haven't traveled outside the United States as often as I did when I was a child, I have in recent years visited Azerbaijan (in 2008) and Guatemala (in 2005) and I experienced some minor inconveiences with Internet service in both countries. But, apparently Liberia has been one of the worst places to get net service. According to the PRI show "The World," which airs on many NPR stations in America, that may soon change thanks to an underwater cable.

Local residents of Monrovia, the Liberian capital, told reporters for the program that they had to pay two dollars an hour at Internet cafes (which given the country's poverty would be equal to an American paying $20/hour), and that one hour of service has usually meant a mere 20 minutes of net time.

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