Monthly Archives: August 2019

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!

New York Times writer and all around awful human being Bret Stephens apparently googled himself. He found a tweet with 9 likes and no retweets where the author, a Washington DC university professor jokingly called him a bedbug. And Stephens … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Greatness… and Some Politician

An odd survival from Poland’s communist period is the milk bar (bar mleczny). Partly to counter widespread food shortages in stores, a larger workplace would have its  own cafeterias (stołówka) where employees would have at least one filling meal a … Continue reading

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Don’t Stockpile Poison

I wasn’t at all surprised when a temporary break turned into a full scale retirement from blogging by the proprietor of Shakesville. I’m a believer in metaphoric illness (physical manifestations of a non-medical problem in a person’s life) and goal … Continue reading

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Vegans are sometimes right…

While I’ll never (willingly) go Vegan I don’t think they’re completely wrong about everything. They do have some good points (they just try to build too much upon them). I’d say they’re completely right that most modern people are alienated … Continue reading

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What I’ve been watching: Neoreligious purity spiraling edition

I’m loving youtube as one of the few places where you can still find weird stuff and quickly find about sub-cultures and below-the-radar movements. I’m not sure how I started watching vegan videos, but I did and they’re the weirdest … Continue reading

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Working While Ukrainian

On my way back home in the Warsaw Central Railroad Station I went into a convenience store to buy a sandwich and coke for the train only to find some lady (mid to late 50s maybe early 60s) having a … Continue reading

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Warsaw, a Place on a Map

I just spent a couple of days in Warsaw for the first time in a few years (not counting some less than full days I’ve spent going to or coming from somewhere else). I’ll have a few more posts on … Continue reading

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Baghdad in Brussels

First, I need to state clearly, I strongly support a lot of ideas of the EU and strongly admire it as an institution until about 10 years ago. I once attended a lecture by a distinguished sociologist (more interdisciplinary than … Continue reading

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