Tagged: Viktor Yanukovych

Backing track

Pundits have jumped all over the Scalise story. But really, what’s the difference between a “European-American Unity and Rights Organization” meeting, Stormfront, and any recent Republican Party National Convention?

With the demise of his/her noble culture, the hobo is no longer a worthy subject of art. Rembrandt, whose self portraits depict the artist as an A’dam street “entrepreneur,” is unlikely to inspire the likes of “Banksy,” Koons, Close, or Schnabel to do the same today.

Economic and political historians of Russia will name the events of 2014 as Putin’s Folly. When Mr Putin goes into exile, what becomes of Mr Snowden and his housemate Viktor Yanukovych?

According to Forbes magazine, it’s JLaw’s world now. We just live in it.

All the old dudes

When glam hit 40 it turned glum.

It’s doubtful people waited for bad weather before hitting upon the idea of god(s). I wonder why these scholars didn’t bothered to familiarize themselves with Freud’s Totem and Taboo or even Durkheim’s The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. One finds animistic thought among well-fed and housed children.

Oliver Stone has cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in a new biopic. It’s unfortunate that Gérard Depardieu is too massive to portray Mr Putin convincingly. However, Viktor Yanukovych, Steven Seagal and Franklin Graham can play themselves.

It’s no surprise that corporations are upset with the new executive branch recommendations to the FCC concerning “net neutrality.” Such “legal persons” never willingly submit to democratic oversight. However, the chutzpah of cable companies offering a range of crappy (and expensive) services is astonishing.

Out of the blue

Mr Assange is back in the news again. He still resides in the posh Ecuadorian Embassy (in upscale Knightsbridge), dines on gourmet empanadas, and has free wifi.

He lives better than the 99%.

It looks like Mr Snowden will share his posh dacha with a new roommate: Viktor Yanukovych.

Someone should tell Richard Branson that space travel isn’t a thrill ride.