Category Archives: Language

Easily Confused (59) Mass Hysteria

Mass hysteria: Mass hysteria:

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– “Good evening. I am a renowned writer with many prizes to my name.” – “Nice to meet you. I am Andreas Moser and there is a price on my head.” – “Priceless!” – “Prizeless as well, to my despair.”

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It seems that there is a new definition of humility, which sounds like this and looks like this. But then, for a candidate who makes up his own “facts”, pulls out random numbers, changes them the next day and again … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (57) Coup in Brazil

1889, that was a coup when the military toppled the Brazilian emperor Pedro II and forced him into exile. 1964, that was a coup which lead to 20 years of military dictatorship. 2016, that is, contrary to some angry rhetoric and calls of “coup” … Continue reading

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Evo, don’t take it personally.

Photographed in Cochabamba on the day of the referendum, in which a majority of Bolivians rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed President Evo Morales to run for a fourth consecutive term: “Evo, I love you. Forgive me.”

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Trailer: “Los 8 mas odiados” (“The Hateful Eight”)

When I like a film, I may go to the theater a second or a third time to watch it again. (Yes, I pay for films because I believe in copyright law. And because I think that many films don’t work … Continue reading

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Romantic Graffiti

“If the nights were as long as I love you, the dawn would never come.” (Photographed in Podgorica, Montenegro.)

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