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William K. Wolfrum shakes his booty and other body parts for adoring crowds in Rio. Not recommended for children, pregnant women, or people with heart conditions.
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Road to Carnival 5: Seeing the Big Picture

Finally making our trek into Rio de Janeiro’s famed Sambódromo as part of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School, one thing became exceedingly clear – we weren’t seeing the big picture.
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Road to Carnival, Part 4: Performance anxiety

Originally posted Feb. 23, 2009 at William K. Wolfrum Chronicles.


Sitting in a hotel in Rio, but one thought dominates discussion in the barren landscape of my mind: What the hell was I thinking? [Read more]

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Samba Bill and the Road to Carnival, Part 2

(Originally posted Feb 4, 2009 at William K. Wolfrum Chronicles)

Having gone over and over it, it’s clear now that there really is only one difference between myself and Colombian pop sensation Shakira. My hips lie.

In fact, they go much further than lying. They commit monumental acts of fraud against humanity. They are more like Bernie Madoff in that way. Put as simply as possible, my hips are a complicated Ponzi scheme, and are selling the rest of my body a fraudulent bill of goods. [Read more]

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