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May 1948

15 May

Perhaps marginal, but equally disgusting, Israeli skeeviness at Shireen Abu Aqleh’ funeral…

13 May

They tried to keep Muslims out of procession and funeral and only let Christians participate, since Shireen Abu Aqleh happened to be Orthodox and the vast majority out on the streets were Muslims, by sheer demographics, but she was a hero to all Palestinians of any faith––and to journalists the world over.

Palestinians have got to fight this already old strategy of Israel’s to split Palestinians on religious sects.

Fight back hard against this kind of shit.

In this undated photo provided by Al Jazeera Media Network, Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist for Al Jazeera network, stands next to a TV camera in an area where the Dome of the Rock shrine at Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem is seen at left in the background. Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian female reporter for the broadcaster’s Arabic language channel, was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Al Jazeera Media Network via AP)

Damn, who’s the new guitarist in Alcatrash from the Niko Moutsina show Καλό Μεσημεράκι (Good Afternoon)?

14 Apr

On left… Sorry for crappy quality

Actual video:

Solzhenitsyn, lying and the existential ridiculousness of Russian/Soviet life

9 Apr

So, Carry On and Shut Up.

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Finally, a useful parenting book

27 Mar

Amy

26 Mar

“Those like me they are destined to have a soul perpetually in storm” — Amy Winehouse.”

Vanishing Yiddishisms

24 Mar

It’s a little unsettling that the New York where gentiles freely used Yiddish words and terms is fast disappearing. I used the word “kvetch” yesterday with an early-thirties, Greek-American from Brooklyn, and he didn’t know what I was talking about.

Than again, we still have Sarah Palin using “chutzpah”, but pronouncing the “ch” like “church”.

(On a related note, you guys know that “nebbish” is not correct Yiddish pronunciation, but goyim couldn’t say the “ch” sound of Yiddish and Hebrew in what is properly called a “nebbech”?)

Oliver Jackson Cohen

15 Mar

I think OJC should be a choice for best supporting actor, and he should win, if only as revenge for the ten seconds of screen time Gyllenhaal gave him.

See older post:

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Child”

Gyllenhaal’s film is minorly brilliant, and unheimlich in the deep sense. But she only dedicated about 20 seconds of screen time to Oliver Jackson Cohen. What tf is that about? Why did she even bother with him? I think it’s prosecutable. Entrapment. Encouraging false expectations or something like that…

Olivia Coleman, of course, was incredible — as always. Along with a brilliant performance, she also projects a certain kind of archetypal Englishwoman, not always in a flattering manner.

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Great to see this!

3 Mar

SurvivorGR

26 Feb

The producers of Greek reality series Survivor just flew in the the weekly winners’ food rations. All of it is Lenten food. This would’ve been inconceivable just a couple of decades ago.

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