Category Archives: unfinished conversations

asaf avidan – overheard during concert

– a combination of Leonard Cohen and Amy Winehouse

– Hasidis singing at a funeral

– Torch Song

– Mexican/Tibetan style tribute to death


Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President — Medium

I do agree with Hank: if my kids watch news show on tv, it must be Colbert or Stewart. They consume news through YouTube and , lately , podcasts. In my social circle grown ups consider watching news on tv to be, well, disgustingly stupid, people might stop talking to you.

To Hell with the Ugly

Here is setup in my head when I heard a conversation between two successful white dudes working at finance at a party.

– I remember reading Vian and specifically there was a scene where two “artificially designed” beautiful men discussing that what turns them on are super ugly and/or invalids, I think one mentioned he had a prostitute without a limb or smth.

– I have watched recently “Wolf of Wall Street”, apparently the movie with highest frequency of “fuck” utterance (yes, there is a list for that too). The scene of party planning, discussing what they could do to midgets.

– A long speech by friend of mine on how financial sector suffers from professional deformity. Same way teachers at home have a problem to turn off the teacher inside themselves, brokers continue to see the world and people as transactions that should make them money.

Now two people having discussion on what they will do for winter vacation. I am close by, but my experience is not on par, I can not contribute, I am (and they are too !) slowly getting bored listening about all the wonderful and warm, the tasty and sexy, and then. Two people in front of me found new topic so hot they actually became animated, drinks are back on table, so hands can do motions in the air. They were discussing what island has the most observable and most pitiful poverty as an attraction for family winter vacation.

Gazing At Gaza: A Conversation With Sam Harris

This is great discussion!

I read Andrew for more than a year now, and he is mostly level headed, inquisitive journalist. I like him a lot. I am Dish subscriber. But in this discussion, one can easily see how, Sam exposes the double standard we all, and specifically Andrew, have about Israel. No amount of explanation of life under daily assault for years, or suicide bombings and what had to be done to prevent it, does not come in comparing with awful life of Palestinians,
because “Jews chose to be there, and Palestinians were forced, and by Jews.”
People still can not get over the fact that Israel is here to stay same way as, idk, Sweden.
It will not go away no matter what you think of decisions that brought people there in the first place. Once Andrew will accept it, that Israel is here and forever, and have same rights as other countries,
I believe, it will be easier to accept what Israel needs to do to survive and secure normalcy for citizens.

The Dish

Israeli attack kills Palestinian kid in Jabalia Camp

As promised, the edited transcript of an August 6 telephone conversation. I’ll now go back to vacation mode – so I’ll deal with whatever dissents and comments when I’m back next month.

Harris: First, Andrew, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to speak with me. As you know, this began with a blog post I wrote to which you responded. I don’t want to focus too much on those articles – readers who want to do their homework can go back and see what we said. However, I want to begin by acknowledging that certain topics are simply radioactive. It seems to me that one can’t make sense about them fast enough to defuse the bomb that is set to go off in the reader’s brain when one fails to align with his or her every prejudice.

Unfortunately, this is true of many topics I’ve…

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human shields, sausages and F-15

There is a point to be made that any country with F-15s fighting against another with shoulder launchers is wrong by definition.

There are countries with leaders and field officers advocating repulsive human  shield tactics while targeting civilians.

If so happens and rocket launchers are the mother fuckers, looks like the way to deal with them is bring a truck of sausages into liberated village.

But that also means field ops, and it is long time to sit in a basement while army feeds the villagers till they happy to relinquish weapons.