Imagine, for example, a retelling of The Lord of the Rings that portrays, in excruciating detail, how Sam shouts “Me go and see Elves and all! Hooray!” and proceeds to burst into tears.
The earnestness of this day is a reminder of the crises and failures of the last twenty years – so it must be smothered in roses and champagne. Marx and Engels had us all bamboozled, as it turned out.
It seems fairly obvious that FC Zenit is aware of the ramifications of discriminatory behaviour among its fans. Why is sexism getting a free pass?
Well, I wouldn’t tell anyone to “go to hell” if I was indifferent to them either – but it doesn’t mean I’m madly in love.
Young women and men in the former Soviet Union are encouraged not to be too clever nowadays – if you want to write, stick to writing for the tabloids. Anything more profound can get you killed.
Although the Chernovetsky/Tymoshenko incident is small when compared with the present energy scandal, it illustrates an important point: the political crisis in Ukraine is having very real repercussions.
Chikatilo was a serial killer. And he was pissed off about Holodomor. Clearly, all of those other people pissed off about the Holodomor are probably closet serial killers as well. Hardy har har!
Before he died, Tupac Shakur once sang that “although it seems heaven sent, we ain’t ready to see a black President.” One can imagine Tupac smiling right now.
Watching this election, electronically linked up to voters across the United States and beyond, is a surreal and beautiful experience.
Before Rukosyla died, she stood up to the men that surrounded her. She displayed anger, and I suspect that this was the last straw.