but not in that order.
on the positive side, i’m not in russia.
.stalking (WM related)
as most politics & law obsessed folks know, the anti-stalking bill which previously flopped is back again as a pet project bringing CDU and SPD together as one big happy family. no one likes stalkers.
until the law is passed, consider yourself a groupie. here’s a list of where the football teams are staying in Germany for the World Cup.
someone should translate this whole piece into german, french, scratch that… every european langauge, esperanto and braille.
excerpt: In your text, treat Africa as if it were one country. It is hot and dusty with rolling grasslands and huge herds of animals and tall, thin people who are starving. Or it is hot and steamy with very short people who eat primates. Don’t get bogged down with precise descriptions. Africa is big: fifty-four countries, 900 million people who are too busy starving and dying and warring and emigrating to read your book. The continent is full of deserts, jungles, highlands, savannahs and many other things, but your reader doesn’t care about all that, so keep your descriptions romantic and evocative and unparticular.
Paul Beatty in the NYT. he’s always quite, well mostly, amusing.