Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pune

A German bakery in Pune (India) was bombed on Saturday

Remember, like, two point five months ago, I was in Pune?  We drove by that bakery every day.  Spouse and I even made a few wise cracks about how cool it would be to go all the way to India for some stroodle. 

We ran into many Germans while in Pune.  And by "ran," I mean in the literal sense of course for I was running on treadmills with six Germans in the gymnasium at the hotel.  They work for a German automotive company which casts engine parts there. 

The German Bakery is no longer now because of a bomb in a backpack.  Nine people have lost their lives and around 60 were injured.

I'm sure there's a special spot in "heaven" for terrorists.  And I'm sure it doesn't include 40 virgins (or whatever the alleged terrorist-act-per-virgin rate is these days.)

Today, in honor of Pune, I kindly present you with some Pune Snaps.

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Look Ryan!  Scaffoling!

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Did you know the Nazis stole the Swastika from the Hindus?

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9 comments:

bendone said...

I thought of you guys when I heard about this story in the news.

Winder said...

Love the blue office chairs. How did you find that?

I am also waiting for you to compile you favorite photos into a book. I would want to buy one. Love the pics they are fantastic.

Lars said...

I love the turquoise Sari. Indians are so beautiful. That story on the bombing and you being there during your trip is eerie. Really.

Ski Bike Junkie said...

I hate religion. There, I said it. Please flame me for not making an exception for your favorite. Trust me when I say I can find a reason to deny your exception request.

rabidrunner said...

The blue office chairs were on top of the building for some reason. Cleaning, perhaps?

Indians are beautiful people Lars. They are very peaceful and happy too. You wanna hear eerie? The underwear bomber guy took the same flight home (Amsterdam to Detroit) that we did--only three weeks later. Irregardless, I refuse to be scared. Well, mostly because I live in the promised land within the promised land.

Junkie, my favorite religion is one that permits and encourages choice. I'd flame you for not making an exception for my favorite, but cannot come up with a clever way to do so. (Flaming without whit is a waste of space!) But I am interested to hear your denial for my exception and I do trust that you have one.

Incidentally, fundamentalist freaks might be the word I'd use instead of religion.

rabidrunner said...

Word(s) in the plural. Oops.

Ski Bike Junkie said...

In the not-too-distant past, I'd have sided with you with regard to fundamentalist freaks rather than religion in general. But I've changed my tune on that one in light of this and other events. The other events being my grounds for denying your exception request. And that's all I'll say on the interwebs.

rabidrunner said...

SBJ, are you still bugged about the key scratch on your controversial book on CD?

(That was supposed to be funny. And to ensure that I get my "that-was-supposed-to-be-funny" point across the interwebs, I made sure that my "that-was-supposed-to-be-funny" point was made known.)

Ski Bike Junkie said...

That isn't the half of it. In fact, I had more or less forgotten about that. skibikejunkie at gmail dot com if you want to take it offline. If you don't, no big deal. I wouldn't want to look at your dirty laundry either.