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February 2008

February 01, 2008

Richmond, VA tonight

Michael Showalter and I are in Richmond, Virginia for some hot Southern fried hilarity. It's a beautiful town, although I definitely think it could use some modernizing. Here's some pictures I took driving around town today:


As you can see, it was kind of a gray day, but I think you can still make out the city sites pretty well. The photo on the upper left is where they sell slaves, which was closed today (BIG disappointment), but I'm told if I get there around dawn tomorrow I can see the new shipment brought in. Should be awful, but I'm definitely going to check it out. I'm not going to bid, though, because I think slavery is wrong. Now, I'm not going to lie - if a really good deal comes along, I'll think about it, but how am I going to explain it to my wife if I show up at home on Sunday with a slave? Chances are, she'll make me give me give the slave his or her freedom, which would obviously be the right thing to do, but my wallet wouldn't be too happy about it! As I said, though, I'm almost definitely not going to bid on a slave anyway, so the issue is probably moot.