Archive for December, 2011

Ночь, улица, фонарь, аптека, Бессмысленный и тусклый свет. Живи еще хоть четверть века – Все будет так. Исхода нет. – Умрешь – начнешь опять сначала, И повторится все, как встарь, Ночь, ледяная рябь канала, Аптека, улица, фонарь. – Александр Блок Картина от  Suhanova3887  Advertisements

In 1066, the Normans crossed the English Channel and invaded Hastings on the Southern English coast. The Norman king, William I, won the battle, killing the English king, Harold II, in the process. Despite winning the battle, the Normans were sick, tired and ready to be done. William I waited in Hastings for the English […]

Тоска (English translit. “toska”) “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick […]

RIP Kim Jong Il Father, Dear Leader, Friend, Sunglass Designer, Inventor of the Cheeseburger, Opera Composer, Fashion Designer, Controller of Weather, Resident of Central Luxury House I am not going to hide my grieving, I will miss Kim Jong Il. It is no secret that I love dictators, I mean, not so much the cruelty […]

Since Christmas isn’t really more than an appropriated version of pagan solstice celebrations, it makes sense that some of the traditions associated with the holiday are akin to something from Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Here are some of the most interesting: 1. Catalonian Christmas Definitely the weirdest Christmas on Earth, I am not even sure where […]