“This Russian apartment was built during Soviet times, in about 1981. Within 40 years it has of course been partially refurbished and now represents the collaboration between the interior design of the past years and some new features that were gradually added through the years.”
Not sure I can explain my fascination with this (and similar videos). I need to find some video of “typical” Russian apartments in 2022.
Getting the fuck out of Russia [POL]
"Large numbers of Russians rushed to book one-way tickets out of the country after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of military reservists for the war in Ukraine."
I wonder what they take with them. Do they expect to return? What are they leaving behind? Are they able to withdraw money from Russian banks?
What must it be like to get up, get in your car, and leave for the closest border?
Jumpt to the :37 mark for the "after thought" pop.
I’ve been watching the HBO series, Carnivàle. First aired (streamed?) in 2003 so nearly 20 years old but holds up well. The scene above is a great example of what I call the “after thought” shooting. A staple in action movies but not so much back then.
“The peak years of the baby boom in the US were 1957-61, when as many as 4.3 million were born each year. That massive cohort is beginning to turn 65 this year. That's driver 1 of the US labor shortage of the 2020s ... other drivers are the ravages of drugs and addiction on native-born workers, the inadequacy of childcare, and more mysterious factors that have reduced the work commitment of post-boomer cohorts.”
— David Frum
If you made me pick one author as my #1 favorite, I’d have to go with William Gibson. And his novel The Peripheral is near the top of my short list. I’m not convinced it’s possible to do justice to this story in film but I’ll be watching season one starting October 21st on Amazon Video.
Here’s Mr. Gibson reading excerpts from the book.
Ironically, you must listen carefully to hear how quiet it is
After 30+ years I still marvel (not the right word) at the stillness of our home. The sound of a train in the distance. A bit of traffic noise once in a while, if you listen carefully.
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