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Overheard on a bus in Malta

I just got back from Malta yesterday though it will probably take a day or two to get back into posting. But for now a funny interaction overheard on a bus, between two young English women (apparently working in some … Continue reading

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I’m Still Standing (just not better than I ever did)

Haven’t been posting cause I’ve been busy catching up on some work and preparing for a trip to a Mediterranean Isle (leaving very soon for a week or so). I’m bad at posting and running so I put this last … Continue reading

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Mirror, Other Mirror….

On the surface of it, large scale immigration to Europe from Middle Eastern and North African countries doesn’t make a lot of sense. They haven’t been economically necessary since the 1970s (or 1980s at the latest) yet the numbers keep … Continue reading

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Spain…. ¿Do I Need to be Worried About You?

In the last two weeks or so I’ve seen two short Spanish horror/thriller movies and I’ve gotta say…. I’m concerned. The first was La Cueva (The Cave) from 2014 and then there was El Cadáver de Anna Fritz (The Body … Continue reading

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Poland’s Missing Other

This has me thinking a bit more about the Other. Of course all people’s have multiple others that exist at different levels of abstraction. When I said that Poland’s Others are Russia and Germany (usually in that order though sometimes … Continue reading

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Feminism…. is still Dead

This gruesome spectacle (warning: the worst graphic in the world might induce seizures) provides more evidence, as if any was needed, that feminism is dead. Just two sample quotes from reporter who originally reported this case (including reporting the suspect’s … Continue reading

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Let’s Shake…. Your Hands! Your Hands! The Horror! The Hooooorrrrrooooorrr..

Since people were commenting on Trump’s very weird behavior with Merkel I thought I’d share my theory thanks to a bit of info I recently found out (apparently old news in Germany). Merkel is a compulsive fingernail biter, apparently to … Continue reading

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