My take on the new Avengers trailer
<trailer here - thx to @Nick_Kindler for the inspiration for the post - I’ve stuck it behind a cut so as not to clog your feed reader, you’re welcome> It is saddening how lame Renner’s Hawkeye looks, and how ridiculously pouty ScarJo’s Black Widow looks. And that leetle tiny eetsy beetsy gun? It’s pathetic, is what it is. An enormous “meh”. If I...
It would be some consolation for the feebleness of our selves and our works if...– Seneca, Letters to Lucilius, n. 91 (as quoted by Dmitri Orlov)
Nathan Englander: “Free Fruit for Young Widows” :... →
Magnificent short story. Highly recommended.
The developed world divides people neatly into two camps: those who get nervous...– Iain Banks, “The Business”
Paris v New York →
The 19th century world historical capital vs the 20th century world historical capital. Now I hope that someone gives the same treatment to the 21st century world historical capital: Beijing…