Truong Dinh Tran led a mostly uneventful life, unless you count spending two years in a North Vietnamese prison, swimming his way to South Vietnam, building a fortune in wartime, fleeing to the United States with a suitcase full of cash and another full of gold, installing himself and his four paramours and their children in a single-room-occupancy hotel on Manhattan’s West Side, becoming a subject of the biggest federal seizure of property related to drug charges in American history, and then donating $2 million to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund after Sept. 11. When he died, in 2012, Mr. Tran left a fortune valued at $100 million, at least 16 children by five women, one self-described wife, and no last will and testament.
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To avoid criticism…
If someone doesn’t see how dope you are…
This documentary is very well-done, even if you’re not an @Packers or @Favre4Official fan… “Last Day at Lambeau” (2012) Online Screener
Because we all need a little bit of blah in our day…
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Albert Burneko and illustrator Jim Cooke have put together the Great American Menu, a list of signature regional foods from each state in the United States, plus the District of Columbia. According to the ranked list, Illinois’ Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is the best regional food in the country, while Ohio’s Cincinnati chili is considered the worst, ranked just below “being hit by a car.”