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This pic was taken at some point in 2007 and is from a random pic search.

I saw it yesterday over at Mark Allen via my brother.

My whole family are fans of Turing.
And of sarcasm.

I love sarcasm and parody.

Something to laugh at on this here Yom Kippur!
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Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi threw his shoes at Prez Bush on December 14th.

Bush says: "So what if the guy threw a shoe at me?"

Indeed, so what?

Well, he's been arrested (which, ya know, okay, he did try to assault a head of state) and is being tortured (Dude! What the Fuckity-Fuck!?).


*thumbs up*
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Is it funny, or sad that there's an Ayn Rand Club for Philosophy Students at my Uni and they're spamming the entire Humanities student body's email.
The first meeting is next Wedesnday.

Do I go and mock?
Or do I avoid the proto-fascist crazies?

Help me out dear friends.

I'm just... who would have thought? Randians on campus, and they could be anyone. Cooo! Maybe I should go and scope in order to know who to avoid for the rest of my academic career.
When I was a teenager I was a Randian, read all her books, felt that I was Smarter and More Capable than Thou... loved "The Selfish Ideal".
Then I finished adolescence.
Like may things Randinism is a phase.
How can people, students of high theory, philosophy and such actually consider this woman to be anything other than a stylish author!?
Digressing over.

So? Should I stay or should I go? *duh-na-na-na-naa*
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The two alleged violent offenders that were arrested today.
Have been remanded to house arrest for three days.

A truce between Israel and Hamas is just two days away so I've been informed by Ha'aretz and Al-Jazeera.
These announcements were made just a few hours before six Palestinian militants were killed by IAF forces.
None the less, despite the ongoing carnage being pelted at Gaza and the Western Negev, a simultaneous and mutual truce is set to commence on Thursday at six of the AM.
Leaving another 36 hours in which each side can do as much damage as possible.

Oh, I'm optimistic.

What is that you say? I didn't hear you because my cynicism is laughing in the background.

Sometimes I just feel old.

The Israeli Jews living in Hebron are such charming fella's.
So charming that at one of them poured boiling water over a Meretz member on a "Break the Silence" tour through the city.
This of course comes after yesterday's News in which Hebron police department released to the medias that Leftist activities are deliberately provocative and that "Break the Silence" "Bnei Avraham", "B'Tselem" and other organizations go there for the express purpose of causing trouble.

It's nice to know which side the police takes in that area of Hell.

As for the claims of the activities being provocative; anything that goes into an intense area like Hebron with an agenda that wants to show that the Status Quo is really not of the good is going to be considered provocative.
The less legitimacy the Settlers have for what goes on there and what the IDF has to to in order to "protect" the Settlers from their Palestinian neighbors (though more often than not, the soldiers have to restrain the Settlers and protect the Palestinians), the better.
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Mother Unit: "Why didn't you go to the Pride Parade today?"

Moi: "It's too hot" It is, it's something like 35C in the shade and the Parade began at noon... no thanks!.

Mother Unit: "Committed, eh?" /sarcasm

Father Unit (looking away from the exciting Tennis match on TeVi): "Are you trying to tell us something?"

Moi (mental *sigh*): "Huh? What? What are you talking about? I went out on a date with a woman yesterday".

Father Unit: "Oy" and he goes back to the game.

Moi: "What? I thought you wanted me to date".

Father Unit: "I don't mind you dating women, but why not try dating men again".

Mother Unit: "Yes, why do you have to be so exclusive".

Moi (is having a brain meltdown): "You wouldn't say that if I were only dating men!"

Mother Unit (is thinking of what she said): "Yes, funny how that is".

Moi: "Not really".

I think they're dreading the day I date someone long enough that I actually bring them to Friday night supper and such.
I think I'd be worried if my parents were uber supportive of everything I do, I mean, it's nice to know they're a normal hetero-normative middle class married couple who love their daughter enough to be accepting, if not ready to march in the Parade. Then again, I need to be motivated to walk in the Parade, because Dude... the heat!
As it is, the date went quite nicely and I'll be calling her back, so we'll see how it goes.
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My big bro suggested that I translate my previous entry as would be of interest to my f-list that doesn't read Hebrew.
I though about and so here is the translation. I hope I manage to put some of the metaphors and idioms forth strongly enough, as the entry contains quite strong language.

As it's said: You don't say!*
Our foreign minister, "suggested" that there may not be a peace agreement with the Palestinians by the end of 2008.

Did it actually cross somebody's (anybody's) mind that there would be the slimmest of chances to reach an agreement by the end of this year?
With the detention, the siege, the dis-communication between the Palestinian factions and the building of settlements and outposts in the West Bank. Was there any kind of hope, that even if Abu-Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas] had some kind of political clout, that something would come out of it? In any event he's in Israel's pocket which in the USA's pocket, for the next ten years at the very least. Israel, that doesn't give a toss out of its National Erection about the residents of Sderot and the Kibbutzim that surround Gaza, isn't even interested in the Palestinians because, Oy Vavoi, Iran is threatening us, with A-Bombs! A-Bombs they will develop in the next decade, five years, next year! רחמנא לצלן [GD forbid].
Never mind that the USA has a clear economic interest in Iran (and is using Israel as the ultimate weapon against, well, anyone they want), after they lost the country following the Islamic Revolution (and all its wonderful oilfields which are nationalised and can't be invested through the Free market, sanctions or not).

Of course there won't be an agreement, not this year, not next year and not in two years time (I'm willing to pay money to whoever bets against me and wins) because Israel isn't interested in changing the status quo - so rockets are falling in Sderot, so what? It strengthens the citizens and they are a good example to the state of Israel.
Who cares about a few Towel-heads swimming in sewage, they're future terrorists any way, we don't need no agreement with them! Gilad Shalit? Yeah, sounds familiar. So do Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, aren't they overseas?

The war in Lebanon wasn't Entebbe 2 like Halutz, Olmert and probably Peretz as well, hoped for. Gilad Shalit will remain as Ron Arad 2 for a little longer.

An agreement with the Palestinians, yeah right! At least minister Livni gave a proper disclosure... with suggestions and guesswork, but c'mon... it was clear from Annapolis, wasn't it?

*It's important to note, that the Hebrew news update was much shorter and didn't mention the French foreign minister, Hamas, Haim Ramon or anything other than what Ms. Livni said to Ms. Pelosi.

I suggest you read the comments from my previous post, as the discussion between me and [ profile] hemlock_sholes is not badly written: here.
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שנאמר: מה את אומרת!

שרת החוץ שלנו, "רומזת" שייתכן ולא יהיה הסכם עם הפלשתינים במהלך 2008. חוץ מתוספת המרכאות זוהי הכותרת של הידיעה שהופיעה ב"הארץ" לפני מספר דקות.

מישהו בכלל העלה בדעתו (או דעתה) שיהיה בכלל סיכוי קלוש להסכם עד סוף השנה הזו?
עם ההסגר, המצור, חוסר התקשורת בין הפלגים הפלשתינים ובניית ההתנחלויות והמאחזים בגדה. הייתה כאן בכלל תקווה קלושה, שגם אם היה לאבו-מאזן איזשהו כח פוליטי, היה יוצא מזה משהו? שכן, הוא בכיס הקטן של ישראל שנמצאת בכיס הקטן של ארה"ב, לעשר השנים הבאות לפחות. ישראל, שלא שמה את קצה זקפתה הלאומית על תושבי שדרות וקיבוצי עוטף עזה, לא מתעניינת בכלל בפלשתינים כי, אוי ואבוי, איראן מאיימת עלינו, באטום! אטום שהם יפתחו בעוד עשור, חמש שנים, בשנה הבאה! רחמנא לצלן.
לא משנה שלארה"ב יש אינטרס כלכלי מובהק באיראן (ומשתמש בישראל בתור כלי הנשק האולטימטיבי נגד, טוב, כל מי שהם רוצים), לאחר שהם איבדו את המדינה לאחר המהפכה האיסלאמית (וכמובן את כל שדות הנפט הנפלאות שלה, שהן מולאמות ולא ניתן להשקיע בהן בשוק החופשי, סנקציות או לא).

כמובן שלא יהיה הסכם, לא עכשיו ולא בעוד שנה וכנראה שגם לא בעוד שנתיים (אני אשלם כסף למי יתערב איתי להפך וינצח) כיוון שאין לישראל שום אינטרס לשנות את הסטטוס קוו - אז יש טילים בשדרות, אז מה? זה מחסן את האזרחים והם מופת למדינת ישראל.
למי אכפת מכמה ערבושים ששוחים בביוב, הם גם ככה מחבלים לעתיד, מה צריך הסכם איתם! גלעד שליט? כן, כן נשמע מוכר... גם אהוד גולדווסר ואלדד רגב, הם בחו"ל לא?

מלחמת לבנון לא הייתה מבצע אנטבה 2 כפי שחלוץ, אולמרט ואולי גם פרץ קיוו לה. וגלעד שליט ימשיך להיות רון ארד 2 עוד קצת.

הסכם עם הפלשתינים, עאלק! טוב שהשרה לבני יצאה בקצת גילוי נאות... ברמיזות ובניחושים, אבל בחייכם... זה היה ברור כבר מאנאפוליס, לא?


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June 2015

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.


-"V for Vendetta"


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