98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well recognized fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living entirely off his monthly state pension of 80 euros and the kindness of others.
The problem with Seth MacFarlane’s humor, as always, is that he’s almost always punching down instead of punching up. He’s picking on people who have always been picked upon, and he thinks he’s hilarious for doing so. What’s more, he’s making a lot of money from other people who enjoy that sort of thing. But that doesn’t make him funny. It makes him one of those fratboy douchebags who seem to be everywhere in life, even into middle age, making uncomfortably insulting wisecracks that always seem to end with the protest that “I’m just joking.” The result? The two white guys are the straight men in this bit. Everybody else—foreign, old, female—is ripe for the ribbing.
“The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflected all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected on the dark sea of time.”
Nintendo is making announcements and reveals of new games they’re planning before E3… While I am very enthusiastic and I’m a very avid Nintendo fan, I’ve been burned by their continuous cliches… So… This is purely speculation, and you can take it as comedic banter or serious business whatever…
To touch on the LoZ idea. Aaron Diaz (writer & artist of Dresden Codak) has actually proposed a rather interesting take on the franchise. Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Empire Key among the features that make it unique are that Link and Zelda would get role reversal; Zelda being the player character and born of commoners and Link being of the royal family.
And once again my body type has been excluded. To quote a friend of mine, I’m “built like a badger”. Short, stocky, with a bit of pudge. Everything is the right length for my height, it’s just that everything is 2 or 3 sizes wider.
9 1/2 shoe length with feet wider than a size 14, if that gives you any idea. My shoulders are 21.5 inches across, the average for the average height (5’10”) is 18 inches. I’m 5’5”.
Maybe I should move to Scotland and start participating in the Highland Games. My grandma always said I was built for tossing cabers.
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.