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The sight to miss during this morning's commute was a completely naked guy leisurely strolling down the street. I have to credit the Burkinabé for not honking or yelling or otherwise drawing attention to this gentleman. Normally the "fous" (crazy men, and occasionally women) wear some sort of tattered, blackened clothing. But not this guy.

Yesterday we all received a warden message from the US Consul regarding a strike for today, tomorrow (a holiday - Ascension), and Friday. I heard a snippet of a segment about the strike on BBC Afrique this morning but so far haven't seen any sort of strike activity. I don't intend to be out and about anyway on my day off since everything will close down, and hopefully there won't be any "incidents."

A couple of weeks ago MoBob asked me where Nashville TN was. I thought perhaps he had heard something about country music. But no. The Moroccan and American national teams played a friendly there in a series of warm-ups for the blasted World Cup. The US lost, 1-0. Poor MoBob wasn't able to watch because our sat dish is on the fritz. This morning I printed out the following article for him from the kids' page of one of Moroccan newspaper websites: My mother and I, WE DETEST SOCCER. All I can say is: hear, hear!

ETA: At lunchtime I asked one of my colleagues who's a real activist about the strike. He said it was actually yesterday and today. I commented that I hadn't noticed any difference around town. He shrugged and replied that people were too risk-averse to participate.
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On May 24th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
I saw a guy like that in New Orleans once, crossing a busy 6-lane downtown street. He had a hat on, and socks. I thought maybe he'd been mugged. Not sure where he was headed, the only thing I could think at the time was maybe he was going to the police station, but now I can't envision where the station was.
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On May 24th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Wow! That's quite an accomplishment, nekkid. This guy was just walking on the sidewalk in front of the kiosks selling dismembered fridges.
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On May 24th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
Not a phrase you hear every day, dismembered fridges! But I can clearly envision it.
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On May 24th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I used to think that selling fridge parts was weird until the freezer door fell off ours.
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On May 24th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
Hah. Yes, they say there is a reason for everything! It's nice when the logic so clearly comes together.
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