English / 07.01.2020 / 2972
They fight so fiercely for the ability to express their opinions, however, they give up it for the tyrannical idols well before the triumph
- "I hope everybody knows that Zheglov and Professor Preobrazhensky are the villains?" - arrogantly declared a regular attender of Bykov's YouTube lectures.
- What a school approach to literature! You can dislike a character, call him a bastard. But there don't exist the sacred tablets with the explanation what character is good or bad upon it.
-You are the Homo Sovieticus and defend Zheglov! You as a dictator think that you can break the law in order to put an unwelcome person in jail!
- Good gracious! I just point out that the "negativity" and "positivity" of a character is only in the eye of a beholder who is a reader.
He broke off and sent the link to Bykov’s “lecture”.
- What about your own opinion?
- I have no time to explain, Dima Bykov has sorted out everything ...
These oppositionists is a curious public. They fight so fiercely for the ability to express their opinions, however, they give up it for the tyrannical idols well before the triumph. They are so furious when their heroes are stigmatized and at the same time they aim to brand their opponents. Maybe, it's effective in politics. When a reader runs through the library with a bundle of other people's opinions he impoverishes only his mind.
Reading is a very intimate process like a pillow talk between two lovers in the bed ... Now picture the following situation: you look for your future partner, relying on an authoritative rating. This girl has been given three points and the other only two points by Kolya Mokhov. With whom am I going to have sex today? Oh, this girl has been highly rated. In addition, he described her topics of conversation. Is it possible to have a frank conversation with her? ... I have some doubts. The exchange of the lines is maximum.
- Have you come (to read)?
- And you?
Does it make sense to discuss something else with her when everything has been said by the authoritative person?
All you need to do is just to make a choice. Well, I have had sex with this girl, this book has already been read. I have a notion that this girl is smart even if she is stupid (according to Kolya Mokhov). As for "Heart of a Dog ", Dima Bykov says that Professor Preobrazhensky is a villain. Don't read Dovlatov because he is the third-rate author ...
Does anyone really want to live in the world where all grades are given by some strangers? It's little wonder that modern people mainly complain of boredom. If everything has been thought out for you and before you, thus, life turns into a plain masturbation. Maybe a thinker who tells that there are plenty of judges and judgements is right? Is there a shortage of comprehension and alive thoughts?
Oh! Were you expecting something? That’s odd. So many people gathered, and nothing’s happening. No-thing. Absolutely nothing. Can you imagine it? You might have thought we’d have a new text for you here, maybe even a story. One with elements of philosophical and theological discussion, one filled with real stories and adapted for practical use. So many expectations, and here I am, unprepared. I didn’t write a single word. It’s embarrassing, really. Well, don’t you worry. We’ll find something to “snack on”. I can’t promise a real feast of the mind, but there will be some food for thought. Like a diligent housewife who wasn’t expecting guests, I’ll have to come up with something on the spot. That’s not a problem. I just have to find the first Word. The second one will find itself. And before you know it, we’ll have enough for some salad and a couple sandwiches. It’s no Christmas dinner, sure, but if you pull out that bottle you have stashed away…Read more...
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— Brasileiro, why did you get distracted? Hook it up... — commanded the crew chief. He was making sure that the workers were quick at hanging the fish to dry.
Brasileiro looked at the cod with hatred. Cod, cod, cod... Those who never lived in northern Europe would not understand the significance of this fish. It would be shocking to find out that in the second half of the 20th century, there were three times when Iceland was ready to start a war with England over codfish.
If you think there’s no one behind the success of the latest star, rich businessman, or even talented writer... Then you should probably go to the eye doctor. There’s definitely something wrong with your eyesight.
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