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The best way to get kidnapped is to be a beautiful nymphomaniac with rich and loving parents. Don’t have time to cultivate a sex addiction and/or a loving relationship with your parents? No worries. You can always go to Mexico, … Continue reading

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It was one of the few times in my life I thought, Life would be so much worse right now if I was white. —Steve Hely & Vali Chandrasekaran/The Ridiculous Race

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Ten kilometers later, we saw a sign requesting foreigners to stop and purchase a tourist visa. A sign. That was it. No border guards. No checkpoint. Overland border control into Mexico appeared to be on the honor system. The sign … Continue reading

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There’s no point talking about the allure of Paris. Walk around, and you keep stumbling into stuff like a pigeon alighting gracefully on a statue of Voltaire, or an old man smoking and playing the accordion outside a cafe. Within … Continue reading

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It was not yet noon, and I was wearing a crumpled-up suit, smelled like scotch, and had requested a Mexican insurance policy that would cover bail up to ten thousand dollars. The jaded rental artist never even looked up at … Continue reading

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The old company Cunard has been bought out by Carnival, but they still slap the “Cunard” brand on everything because Cunard has a history of classiness and tuxedos whereas Carnival has a history of Kathie Lee Gifford. —Steve Hely & … Continue reading

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