Jun. 14th, 2017


Jun. 14th, 2017 10:16 am
Русская служба ВВС берет интервью у парня, который был схвачен на митинге 12 июня, но сумел вырваться и убежать от полиции с одним застегнутым наручником. Называют его имя, публикуют фото. По-моему, это то же самое, что просто сдать его в полицию. Натуральный донос. Он, конечно, и сам дурак, что полез хвастаться, потому как его теперь обязательно найдут и за какое-нибудь "неповиновение полиции" загребут и посадят. Как бы ни были незаконны аресты на митинге, теперь-то его посадят уже вполне легально.

Jun. 14th, 2017 02:31 pm
The speed of events: 20 minutes - and the entire building was in fire. All these people trapped inside; and no technology to help them (ladders, helicopters, I don't know). And the parents throwing their children down from high floors. I would do the same, but what a horror... With my childish habit of putting myself in people's place (what would I feel and do), it was a hard day for me. It was intense.
Trump won't watch Oscar ceremony (neither will I). He doesn't see himself among the audience (neither do I; I mean, I don't see him as a mere watcher). His place is on the other side - among Oscar winners. He should have been nominated as the best reality-show creator. His "Presidentship" is the best TV production ever.

I cannot recollect anything even closely comparable. Maybe, only Orson Welles' Halloween radio drama "The War of the Worlds" (1938): it was taken too really and caused mass panic. In 1938, people believed in the invasion of Martians. Now they believe in Trump's presidentship as if it were something real and not a Halloween TV show...

"We couldn't soap all your windows and steal all your garden gates by tomorrow night, so we did the next best thing: we annihilated the world before your very ears and utterly destroyed the CBC. You will be relieved, I hope, to learn that we didn’t mean it, and that both institutions are still open for business.” (Orson Welles, “The War of the Worlds”, radio drama 1938.)

I hope, one day Trump’s administration will put away their special showbiz effects (mother-bombs, pussy-hats, Russian hackers) and leave the office with similar words – that what we saw was “a version of dressing up in a sheet and jumping out of a bush and saying boo”, and that both the world and US are still functional...

If your doorbell rings and nobody’s there, that was no martian, it’s Halloween.