Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Anyone Home?

Bonjour Tana! Judging from my hitmap, no one from Madagascar has ever visited this site. I must admit, I know very little about the 'Red Isle,' other than that it was one of the locations considered by the Zionists for their homeland (they chose Israel. Hmmmm....). Since reading David Graeber's fascinating "Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology," which largely chronicles his time in Madagascar (and for which he was fired from Yale), I have been fascinated by the place--but no visitors! Anyone home? I know they have internet... Peut-etre si j'ecris en Francais les Malagasy me lirent plus? Probably not since I'm pretty bad at that...

Anyway, I'll be on vacation for the next 2 weeks, so maybe by the time I get back there will be a nice red dot hovering over Antananarivo?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not to mention Madagascar hosted some interesting pirate utopias back in the day.

Anonymous said...

There is a nice red dot over what appears to be Kauai. Isn't that good enough? ... No pirate Utopias of note but Malasadas and Saimin. How can that be bad?

Anonymous said...

looks more like o'ahu to me, which would be far more probable and not nearly as cool, but still cool enough. In a few months you should start seeing some nice dots light up over the big island though (following my homecoming).

But why eat malasadas and saimin (processed white flour, sugar and msg) when you could get fresh ahi poke (or sashimi), poi and all the mangoes your poor stomach can handle.

Jeff Vail said...

Well, I plan to enjoy both (maybe not so much Poi), considering that Kauai is where I'll be spending my vacation--though the seafood and fruit are certainly at the top of my list. Not sure exactly what else I'll be doing (other than relaxing)--I hiked to Kalalau and spent a week there in '99, which was the perhaps the coolest place I have ever been to, but I don't think I'll be making it there this time (though perhaps to Hanakapiai Falls, a few miles down the Kalalau trail...)

Robert Nanders said...

Man, every blog I go to is talking about seafood in one way or another. And of course, there's nothing fresh I can lay my hands on... read the sign, "will blog for fish"! Now I'd better find a cooking blog and look for nice recipes to distract me...

neighbor said...

Hey Jeff, when you get back, check out the links to your archives - I could only get about 3 of them to work.

neighbor

Peter said...

Jeff,

This is an amazing 45 minute comedy standup/history lecture on peak oil and geopolitics.

http://karavans.typepad.com/karavans/2006/06/history_minus_t.html

This is a must see.

I hope you can plug it.