Friday, December 08, 2006

Old men playing chinese chess



I took this video the day I walked through the "there goes the neighborhood" neighborhood. This was a pretty sweet spot sitting hard between two huge construction sites. It will probably be gone in six months. Then these guys who have probably lived there all their life will get some compensation that affords them a house far away outside the city in some highrise with better plumbing.

Not sure what this game is called but you see people playig it all the time. I have learned the name 2-3 times and it always goes in one ear and out the other.

NOTE: I know the video is screwed up but I don't know why. The quicktime file is fine. I reloaded it to You Tube three times. Not sure what's up. Too bad. It's kind of cool in a sleepy hypnotic way.