Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
A Texas judge has dished out arguably one of the most bizarre forms on justice ever handed down.
He presented Josten Bundy, 21, the ultimatum of choosing between going to jail for 15 days or marrying his 19-year-old girlfriend. Mr Bundy was facing assault charges after punching his girlfriend’s ex-partner for speaking ill of her, he said. During the trial, Smith County Court Judge Randall Rogers asked the young man if she was worth fighting for - reports KLTV.
A. Alvarez helped establish Lowell, Plath, and Berryman but felt something was missing from their work: a political message. Then he found Miroslav Holub (Pigeon or Dove)
George Orwell, an inveterate chain smoker, once wrote an essay about his idea of the perfect pub. It would have a beer garden for the children, a selection of real ales, good food of the ploughman's lunch type, and so on. Nowhere did he mention a ban on smoking. It would never have entered the seething mind of the author of 1984.
If there’s one thing a prisoner in jail probably shouldn’t have, it’s a loaded gun. But perhaps a few officers at an Albuquerque prison missed that day of training. Jacob Piggott was brought to the metropolitan jail following an arrest,reports KOAT-TV. Police officers patted him down but failed to find or confiscate the gun hidden in his waistband
Eric Blair, alias George Orwell, wrote some of the 20th century’s most haunting and influential books. While best known for his fiction, Orwell also wrote brilliantly perceptive essays and produced some of the finest works of journalism ever attempted. His politics and writing have been debated and dissected for more than 50 years, yet there is one common theme running through nearly all of Orwell’s books that has yet to be seriously explored—the use of tobacco. Cigarette smoke so permeates Orwell’s stories it almost stains one’s fingers to read them. Cigarettes, for Orwell, represent comfort, camaraderie and all that is essentially good about civilization. It’s a curious and ironic stance for someone as opposed to colonialism and predatory capitalism as Orwell was, as tobacco figures prominently in the history of both. Yet he used the act of smoking as a literary device almost compulsively, reaching for it hundreds of times over the course of his career in order to achieve a diverse array of effects.
The flyer resulted in successful prosecutions and is now being used by other
police departments. More at the NYTimes. In images reminiscent of the 1998 waterfront dispute, Hutchison Ports has engaged a balaclava-wearing security guard outside its Port Botany terminal after sacking 40 per cent of its workforce by email Balaclavas return to the waterfront in Hutchison ports dispute