Tragedy? Farce? Confusion?

From “Tragedy? Farce? Confusion? The Method Behind That Russian Poisoning Interview“:

“It is a slap in the face of the West,” said Peter Pomerantsev, a fellow at the London School of Economics and author of “Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible,” an account of his time as a television producer in Moscow. Russia, said Mr. Pomarantsev, “gave up a long time ago on trying to convince anybody that it is telling the truth.”

I have a plan to read Mr. Pomarantsev book “Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible.  The Surreal Heart of the New Russia”.

From “Skripal saga’s authors are good storytellers, says Lavrov“:

“Yes, [they are good storytellers],” the minister agreed with the journalists, who asked him to give his opinion on Theresa May’s address to the UK Parliament, in which she accused two Russian citizens of being involved in the crime.

What about Mr. Petrov and his comrade Boshirov? They are better storytellers, aren’t they?

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What Serena Got Wrong

From “Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong”:

Ms. Williams was absolutely marvelous toward Ms. Osaka after the match. A true champion at her best. But during the match — well, enough said. The way Ms. Osaka carried herself both during and after the match was truly inspiring.

So is there a double standard in tennis?

We do need to take a hard look at our sport, without any rose-colored glasses, and root out any inconsistencies and prejudices that might be there. Tennis is a very democratic sport, and we need to make sure it stays that way.

But it is also on individual players to conduct themselves with respect for the sport we love so dearly. Because we all look so forward to the next time Ms. Williams and Ms. Osaka play each other; hopefully the drama will come from their magnificent shots and their fierce competitiveness — two athletes showing us how it is done, inspiring us all in the process.

“The way Ms. Osaka carried herself both during and after the match was truly inspiring”.

It has always been a topic of how to behave among superstars sportsmen, and one could get the attention with his behavior only (minor skills aren’t bad as well) to sign multimillion contracts. Just to name few: Muhammed Ali, Dennis Rodman, David Beckham, etc. etc., but I can’t remember the names of women except Lady Gaga, i.e. am I being a womanizer?

It’s always complicated to say something on this matter, when the name of the tennis herself, Ms. Williams could lose that easily to someone from Japan, isn’t it? The lady of her rank, even her, couldn’t come up with better behavior activity to control her deep emotions, in case one needs more than just the name. If she could hold them inside, and be inspiring in how to lose, and on and on and on… But I can’t tell anything for sure, only thoughts out loud.

I believe one should be on the court to feel what Ms. Williams had been going through, because it’s always hard to lose, even if you are Serena herself.

P.S. As Steve Jobs said, “eventually everything comes to an end.”

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An Oral History of Apple’s Infinite Loop

From “An Oral History of Apple’s Infinite Loop”:

Forstall: Soon after Apple bought land for the new campus, Steve and I walked around the property to get a feel for it. I expected Steve to be happy. But he was melancholy. He explained why as we passed a deserted building on the property and saw an old Hewlett-Packard sign. Apple had purchased the land from HP, which had been one of the most storied companies in the history of Silicon Valley, started by two legendary founders. Steve looked at the building. “Eventually everything comes to an end,” he said. We looked at each other for a few moments, then walked on.

Eventually everything comes to an end.

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About blogging and stuff

Сегодня Бэнкси часть современной масс-культуры: футболки, стаканы, плакаты, альбомы, и сами картины в золоченых рамах за умопомрачительные цены из музеев и частных коллекций по всему миру… Бэнкси шагает по миру… Бэнкси, как гласит история, никто не видел его как реального человека. Таинственность, которой окутывает свое «я» автор – вот, что важно, кстати, для граффити.

The Editor-In-Chief of “ILIN Magazine” Oleg Sidorov has been publishing his thoughts on the subdomain of http://ilinjournal.com for the last two days. I think it is a great notion and beginning not only for the magazine but for the readers!

Go and read it! It’s amazing! Can’t recommend it enough!

Great stuff!

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When you don’t have energy or time

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“A lot of things start suffering when you don’t have the energy or time to do things properly”. ):

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