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VIBE article on Eminem by Zadie Smith [Oct. 30th, 2006|01:45 am]
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VIBE article on Eminem by Zadie Smith:
http://www.vibe.com/news/magazine_features/2005/01/cover_story_zen_eminem/

"The FBI reports that there were 90,186 rapes and 15,517 murders reported in America in 2000. Eminem committed none of them."
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[User Picture]From: octal
2006-10-30 08:52 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

Hotel lobbies might be good. Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi fits the bill perfectly -- it would be awesome to go in, sit there for 8 hours a day for a whole month, and spend $0.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-10-30 08:55 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

I've said it before and I'll say it again - you have all the good ideas! I'd love to invade Emirates Palace for a month. =D

I was already imagining myself writing in hotel lobbies. Being on reserve in November, these hotels will likely be in Bangladesh and Indonesia.
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[User Picture]From: octal
2006-10-30 09:01 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

I propose road trip A Grand Vitesse to Emirates Palace at some point.

It would be fun to treat the 9' tall african doormen like the queens guards and see if they are indeed inflappable...
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[User Picture]From: octal
2006-10-30 09:03 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

I need to make enough money as slumlord to rent a suite at the Emirates Palace for a while.

The regular rooms look kind of weak, but the Khaleej and Khaleej Deluxe suites look great. Maybe in the $600-burj-al-arab depths of summer they will be available at a decent price too.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-10-30 09:14 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

But no cats.
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[User Picture]From: octal
2006-10-30 09:18 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

I think cats would be welcome to shred the furnishings :) Just declare them sheikhs!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-10-30 09:16 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

Are these real people, or are you confusing Emirates Palace with the quaintly insightful I <3 Huckabees?
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[User Picture]From: octal
2006-10-30 09:19 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

They are in every review written about the place.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-10-30 09:22 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

No, see, that magazine has some pages torn out. You were reading about Emirates Palace and on the next page it continued with a review of the quaintly insightful I <3 Huckabees.

Actually, I don't know what I'm talking about. (Just in case you couldn't tell.)
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[User Picture]From: octal
2006-10-30 09:24 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

Wow. only aed 1700/night for regular rooms!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-10-30 09:33 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

What a bargain!
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[User Picture]From: octal
2006-10-30 08:57 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

I like the Emirates Towers lobby, and the lipton tea zone, and the starbucks there, and the Sheraton Dubai Creek lobby (big pyramid, view of 11 stories inside, plants)

But by far the Grand Hyatt has the nicest work area -- the inside/outside garden! I think there is a cafe hidden in there somewhere, with tables/power/chairs. If not, some of the only-open-for-dinner restaurants might have some open areas for seating during the day.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-10-30 09:11 pm (UTC)

Re: NaNoWriMo

I love that garden. (No cats though.)
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