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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wretched Excess Department: Graffiti for the Satellite Cameras

Some people spray paint graffiti on New York subway cars or building walls; some ink slogans on bathroom stalls. Then there are the exhibitionists with money and power: "Abu Dhabi Sheikh's Name Can Be Seen From Space."

Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, a member of the Abu Dhabi ruling family, is also known for his unusual car collection.

I can't come up with an appropriate comment. This needs a Voltaire.

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