Friday, October 29, 2010

There Are Some Ballas Up There

Go get 'em, guys!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

The King Of The Fair

Yes, you can win your girl her very own Michael Jackson doll. Talk about "Off the Wall"...


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Butcher Boys

Here's how the dudes get that London broil sandwich to you. Hey, you don't go to the State Fair to eat hummus and couscous...


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The North Carolina State Fair

Nothing says October to the Ballas (and the Blakes!) like a trip to the state fairgrounds in Raleigh. Go giant turkey legs!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Celebrating 150 Years Of Yingfa

One hundred fifty years ago this month, English and French forces sacked Yuanmingyuan, the Old Summer Palace in Beijing. As we have posted about before, all of these years later there is still lingering humiliation among the Chinese regarding that period in history when their country was subjected to a number of foreign incursions.

Given this emotional context, the marking of the anniversary in the manner depicted above was not what I would have expected. I guess I still have a lot to learn...