O tejto Lego výstave sme vedeli už od mája, ale až teraz na ziačiatku prázdnin sme si našli čas si ju ísť pozrieť. Je to síce len kúsok za hranicami, ale vzhľadom na stav ciest treba zo Žiliny počítať necelé dve hodiny autom. A pre prípadných záujemncov: predĺžili ju ešte do 10. júla.
Najprv sme si pozreli postavené výtvory – z nich najviac zaujali obrovský Titanic, bitka o stredoveký hrad a had, ktorý reagoval na priloženú ruku na sklo (Kika musela skúsiť trikrát a aj keď vedela, čo sa stane, tak sa trikrát statočne zľakla). A potom sme zakotvili pri detskom kútiku, kde mohli krpci stavať aj z malých kociek aj z veľkých. Vyhnal nás až hlad, ale deckám sa veru preč ísť nechcelo.
I don’t know how she does it. I don’t know how you do it. Not surprisingly, the only people who are actually interested in hearing a response to this statement are other mothers, and for them the particulars are practical, not theoretical.
“Thirty-six hours after the virus infusion was finished, she told me, ‘Evan has started shrinking,’” Russell said. Over the next several weeks, the tumor on her forehead disappeared completely and, over time, the other tumors in her body did, too.
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a dystopian future where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. The story is about suppressing ideas, and about how television destroys interest in reading literature. I wanted to spread the book-burning message to the book itself. The book’s spine is screen-printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book itself can be burned.
Program allows people to play chess against younger versions of world champion Magnus Carlsen… The aim is to promote chess among as many people as possible to make the sport more popular and accessible. “The good thing is that you can play me at any age. At age five, anyone has a chance to beat me,” Mr Carlsen said.
So what is it like for Mr Carlsen to play against his younger self? “He is really tricky,” the champion said. “Even Magnus at 11 years old was a very gifted tactician. A while ago I played as a test Magnus [aged] 14. I outplayed him at some point positionally. And just boom, boom, he tricked me tactically. “But he makes mistakes as well, so I just have to be patient.”
We enter the meditative state induced by counting laps, and observe the subtle play of light as the sun moves across the lanes. We sing songs, or make to-do lists, or fantasize about what we’re going to eat for breakfast. Submersion creates the space to be free, to stretch, without having to contend with constant external chatter. It creates internal quiet, too.
These things, they are not the habits of deliberately, connivingly cruel men. They are, in fact, the habits of the men in this world I love quite a lot.
All of whom have given me reason to mistrust them, to use my distrust as a self-protection mechanism, as an essential tool to get through every day, because I never know when I might next get knocked off-kilter with something that puts me in the position, once again, of choosing between my dignity and the serenity of our relationship.
Cestou domov sme sa zastavili ešte v Nemecku u kamarátov a spravili si výlet k ďalšiemu jazeru. Kika na lane:
Helenka sleduje Kubkove výkopové práce:
Sedím na kameni a je mi dobre:
Voda nebola síce teplá, ale plávať sa dalo:
Kubko sa vyvaľuje na pláži:
V Helenkinom hračkárstve:
Ešte jedna noc v Čechách a dnes sme dorazili domov. Tento posledný úsek bolo vidno, že všetci toho už majú dosť a dva týždne sú asi naozaj naša horná hranica na putovný výlet s deťmi. Kubko síce hovoril, že on ešte nejde domov, že chce ešte búvať v nejakom inom domčeku, ale Kika sa už tešila, lebo dohoda bola, že doma si môžu otvoriť svoje suveníry z výletu.
The twenty-three-year-old is the highest ranked weightlifter in the country, beat out every female and male American at the world championships last year, and can lift more than 568 pounds–which is apparently equivalent to one large adult male lion. And yet Robles scraps by on $400 a month from U.S.A. Weightlifting and donations from friends because she doesn’t the kind of body that secures lucrative endorsement deals.
We found that employed husbands in traditional marriages, compared to those in modern marriages, tend to (a) view the presence of women in the workplace unfavorably, (b) perceive that organizations with higher numbers of female employees are operating less smoothly, (c) find organizations with female leaders as relatively unattractive, and (d) deny, more frequently, qualified female employees opportunities for promotion.
I’m not condoning rape, obviously—you should never rape anyone. Unless you have a reason, like if you want to fuck somebody and they won’t let you.
Dobre, možno si to nerobí srandu z obete ale spoločnosti, ktorá takéto správanie dostatočne neodsudzuje… ale aj tak mám nepríjemný pocit z toho, že sú muži, ktorí sa nebudú smiať z tohto dôvodu ale preto, že sa viac či menej v takejto situácii ocitli…
Hysteria is quite enjoyable. I found it funny (generally), charming (usually), intelligent (mostly), and entertaining (often). But I wanted so much more than to just like it. I wanted to love it. I wanted to be shouting about it from the rooftops. I wanted to be stopping strangers on the street, grabbing them by the lapels, and pleading with them to run out and see it right this minute. It was a movie about the invention of the vibrator, for fuck’s sake. I didn’t want to leave the theater thinking, “Yeah, that was pretty good — but it could have been so much better.”
And far too much of what was wanting from the film had to do with its treatment of the central topic — female orgasm.
Among 35 major national publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, men had 81 percent of the quotes in stories about abortion, the research group said Thursday, while women had 12 percent and organizations had 7 percent.
In stories about birth control, men scored 75 percent of the quotes, with women getting 19 percent and organizations getting 6 percent. Stories about Planned Parenthood had a similar ratio, with men getting 67 percent, women getting 26 percent, and organizations getting 7 percent.
Women fared a bit better in stories about women’s rights, getting 31 percent of the quotes compared with 52 percent for men and 17 percent for organizations.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of as much as $20,000 to sexually abusive priests as an incentive for them to agree to dismissal from the priesthood when he was the archbishop of Milwaukee.
A spokesman for the archdiocese confirmed on Wednesday that payments of as much as $20,000 were made to “a handful” of accused priests “as a motivation” not to contest being defrocked. The process, known as “laicization,” is a formal church juridical procedure that requires Vatican approval, and can take far longer if the priest objects.
A victims advocacy group, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, sent a letter of protest to the current archbishop of Milwaukee on Wednesday asking, “In what other occupation, especially one working with families and operating schools and youth programs, is an employee given a cash bonus for raping and sexually assaulting children?”
A keď už o katolíkoch, tak ešte jeden článok. 9-ročné dievča v Brazílii. Od šiestich rokov ju sexuálne zneužíval nevlastný otec. Keď sa sťažovala na veľké bolesti brucha, zobrali ju do nemocnice. Tam sa zistilo, že je v štvrtom mesiaci tehotenstva a čaká dvojčatá. Jej matka súhlasila s okamžitým ukončením tehotenstva. Za to ju, aj doktorov, ktorí zákrok vykonali, exkomunikovali z katolíckej cirkvi. Nevlastného otca nie, lebo zjavne jeho prečin nebol taký vážny. Za najironickejší považujem ten výrok – život musí byť vždy chránený. Čo život toho 9-ročného dievčaťa? Ten by vôbec nebol ohrozený, keby mala donosiť a porodiť dvojčatá, všakže?
Declaring that “life must always be protected”, a senior Vatican cleric has defended the Catholic Church’s decision to excommunicate the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old rape victim who had a life-saving abortion in Brazil.