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Monday, 6 July 2020

Ennio Morricone is dead

quote [ Ennio Morricone, the Oscar winner whose haunting, inventive scores expertly accentuated the simmering, dialogue-free tension of the spaghetti Westerns directed by Sergio Leone, has died. He was 91. ]


...Nothing to add, here.
[SFW] [music] [+5 Informative]
[by NuncEstBibendum@7:42amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Italy, Pandemic’s New Epicenter, Has Lessons for the World

quote [ The country’s experience shows that steps to isolate the coronavirus and limit people’s movement need to be put in place early, with absolute clarity, then strictly enforced. ]


Greetings from Milan, beloved SErs. An update.
Today, March 21, we registered in Italy 793 deaths in a single day; 546 of them here in Lombardy, a densely populated, industrialized (and polluted) region. The overall death toll in the country is of 4825. China is — officially — still at 3255 victims.

[SFW] [health] [+7 Informative]
[by NuncEstBibendum@7:35pmGMT] [21 comments]

Friday, 13 March 2020

Why is the government relying on nudge theory to fight coronavirus?

quote [ With an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 coronavirus cases now present in the UK, the government has eschewed social distancing measures such as closing schools and banning large sporting events. Instead, it has opted for behavioural “nudges”: wash your hands, don’t touch your face, don’t shake hands with others, stay at home if you feel ill, and self-isolate if you have a continuous cough. ]

"Nudge nudge"






[SFW] [health] [+2 Sad]
[by NuncEstBibendum@2:44pmGMT] [36 comments]

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

W.H.O. Declares Pandemic as Number of Infected Countries Grows

quote [ Chancellor Angela Merkel foresees two-thirds of Germans being infected. The U.S., with more than 1,000 cases and business disruptions, weighs possible responses.

“All countries can still change the course of this pandemic,” said the W.H.O.’s leader, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding, “We need each other.” ]

A predictable update, folks.

[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by NuncEstBibendum@4:51pmGMT] [42 comments]

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Baci da Milano

quote [ Italy Locks Down Much of the Country’s North Over the Coronavirus
The restrictions affect Milan and the regions that serve as Italy’s economic engine, and are the most sweeping measures outside China. ]

Greetings from Milan, by an old timer Italian SEr.

[SFW] [health] [+4 Informative]
[by NuncEstBibendum@10:54amGMT] [48 comments]



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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Trump is pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal

quote [ Details on how the withdrawal will be executed are being worked out by a small team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. They're deciding on whether to initiate a full, formal withdrawal — which could take 3 years — or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty, which would be faster but more extreme. ]

Still unofficial, but by now it's all over in the news.


[SFW] [politics] [+4 WTF]
[by NuncEstBibendum@3:50pmGMT] [16 comments]

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Geliy Korzhev (or: The Sleep of Revolution Produces Monsters)

quote [ Not every Russian citizen was pleased to see the end of Communism in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the 1980s and 1990s. Some, like the artist Geliy Korzhev (1925-2012) thought the changes wrought by perestoika were a betrayal of all the lives sacrificed in order to bring true equality to the Russian people. ]

Interesting tovarish.
His monsters aesthetic falls somewhere between Richard Dadd and Deep Dream.



[SFW] [art] [+3 Interesting]
[by NuncEstBibendum@9:05amGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 11 March 2017

BLONDE REDHEAD - GOLDEN LIGHT — Video by Virgilio Villoresi

quote [ "Golden Light" is Blonde Redhead's official music video directed by Virgilio Villoresi and is about a surreal dreamlike love story reminiscent of the Symbolist' art of dream. ]

I have the luck of knowing Virgilio quite well.
Nonetheless, I have confidence that the inherent quality of his work will spare me from running the gauntlet of an Unworthy Friend's Link.

[SFW] [art] [+3]
[by NuncEstBibendum@10:41pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize !

quote [ And the winner is...

Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. ]

"Wow!" [quote from another Nobel]

[SFW] [literature] [+8 Interesting]
[by NuncEstBibendum@11:09amGMT] [17 comments]

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