Monthly Archives: June 2013

You are a zero!

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A few days ago I was a sorry witness to an unusual conversation – if it can be called that. It was about noon time. The sun was doing her usual “life-giving and death-inflicting” thing. She was thoroughly engaged in killing off a few layers of Earth’s ozone. Simultaneously somehow she managed to promote photosynthesis in green plants and to support life – in all its diverse manifestations – on this cold, dreary and lonely dust-ball. Grilling the skin of a random passersby, producing mutagenic cancer cells in some, destroying healthy cells in others. The ways of the sun are unpredictable and wild. Like all nature – she’s a bitch. Giving pleasure and nurturing life but also carrying within herself all the seeds of rottenness, filth, death and disease. She gives life but also takes it away. Continue reading

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The Yekaterinburg lecture: Sasha Grey on popular culture

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On her journey of becoming a global icon of our time, the multi-talented artist Sasha Grey recently stopped by in Yekaterinburg, Russia to give a public lecture. Yes, you read it right and your eyes are not deceiving you. The former megastar of porn, the wonderful Sasha Grey was not giving a blowie – as one might have thought or expected – she was, rather, sincerely presenting her views and diligently enlightening the masses on the current state of our culture. This is not the beginning of some sick and twisted joke. Far from it. These are dead cold facts. And I have evidence to prove it.

According to the local reports (see – <a http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QfBx3gdiNQ</a&gt; ), the building – in which our heroine appeared –  was packed with listeners, journalists and other media representatives. Not everyone got in to see the history unfolding right in front of their eyes. The less fortunate had to wait outside for their chance to receive an expert advice on proper being and authentic living.

What follows next should be viewed in the tradition of Demosthenes’ Philippics and Cicero’s letters, Lincoln’s Gettysburg address and Martin Luther King Jr‘s speech “I have a dream”. The Yekaterinburg lecture of Sasha Grey is nothing short of brilliance. Before all is said and done, it will go down in history as one of the greatest orations of modern times. Obama’s ghostwriter should really take notes on how to generate a devoted following and an electrifying magnetism beyond the borders of Washington.
But before I present to you the partial transcript of Miss Grey’s lecture, remember that you read it first here. So, when one fine day my words come true and I acquire a halo of a prophet, you are fully entitled to confess: “Magnus was my master.” Continue reading

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The mirror of the nightly sky

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“From the first breath to the last gasp. From the first “mama” to the last word of goodbye. From the first wobbly step of a baby to the last hour on the death bed. Being forever on the move, we travel from one place to another.  Life is a journey… Neither wisdom, nor beauty, nor truth. No key is needed as the journey is you…”, said an old and learned philosopher to his granddaughter while sitting on a bench, watching the sunset and smoking a pipe. The little girl said nothing. She was busy contemplating her beauty in the mirror of the nightly sky. Continue reading

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