Of all the arts, dance and poetry are my true passions.... The dance this season has been deeply disappointing since the fabulous Jan Fabre-blessed season at Tanzquartier a couple of years ago. The dance which is being commissioned and presented is conceptual.
Archives for January 2006
Last winter when I was livigin in Paris, I went regularly to the cultural evenings and exhibitions at the Centre Culturel Irlandais on rue des Irlandais just behind rue Mouffetard. At one of the exhibitions I was introduced to a pair of tall and imposing Serbians with the incredible project of mounting a for free cultural satellite channel.
Marion Barry, Act XVII: "There are no second acts in American lives" is one of the few truly dumb things F.... Everybody in America gets an Act II, and even an Act III -- look at how Arnold Schwarzenegger went from bodybuilder to movie star to governor.
TechWeb | Retirement Benefits | IBM To Halt Contributions To U.S. Pension Plan: BM said it expects the announced changes, along with 2006 changes under consideration in several other countries, to cut worldwide retirement-related expenses this year by $450 million to $500 million. From 2006 through 2010, the company expects to cut costs by $2.5 billion to $3 billion.
In numerous memoirs of Soviet marshals and generals, this period of the war is buried in lies, while the successes of the Germans are explained by all sorts of impossible "objective" reasons.Towards autumn of 1941, the German army had occupied a dominant part of the European USSR and came within a few kilometers of Moscow.... "Measuring others with their own yardstick," Rosenberg and, with his advice, Hitler, were convinced that all non-Russians thought themselves oppressed by the Russians and would gladly, given the opportunity, come out against the Russians.In practice, these plans were implemented through mass starving prisoners of war and the looting of the civilian population.
Catholic girls are the best.... Casanova points it out in Well Russian/Greek/Ukrainian Orthodox girls are pretty good too.
Birth control has always been very primitive from Tsarist Russia to the end of the Soviet Union (abortion was the primary method of birth control at the end of the Soviet Union with an average of four abortions per woman over the course of her life).... Women don't care much for tea-totalling men (such abstinence hints at an absence of love of life and pleasure), but alcoholics have even less appeal (inability to work or to create or maintain a suitable home, danger to herself and her children via alcholic violence, eventual sexual impotence).
What were the Germans intentions in Russia? It turns out - they planned an even grimmer fate for the Russians than they initially reserved for the Jews.