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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #15 on: 20:02 16-Mar-2014 »
...but...Fraucha...who needs truth when he's got CNN...  :D :D :D

Like they reported about Russian forces took over Borispol airport!  :o

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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #16 on: 13:51 17-Mar-2014 »
...but...Fraucha...who needs truth when he's got CNN...  :D :D :D

Like they reported about Russian forces took over Borispol airport!  :o

...oooooooooooohhhh yeaaaaaahhhh...  :D :D :D
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #17 on: 15:17 02-Jul-2014 »
The Ukrainian army is now tasked with saving us from Russia. Last year, I wouldn't have trusted them to pull my car out of a ditch.


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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #18 on: 21:31 15-Oct-2014 »


The Ukrainian army has not fared well...but the volunteer battalions have created a kind of DIY volunteer war supported by English teachers and expats turned revolution/war correspondents. Killing Russians is now a blood sport with plenty of GoPro footage. The model sets and video games are already out.

The story in the East is a typical Russian story. Things were poopty and then there was a war and a lot of people died. The OSCE is critical of the lack of respect for human life in Eastern Ukraine, however nobody noted that this is not a new development. The rest of Ukraine is moving on, or at least trying to and seem to have no more f*cks to give for Donbass and Crimea.

It appears to be the end of Act II. Sanctions are on from America and the EU. Russia just made a long and boring toast and downed another vodka.



 
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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #19 on: 11:53 16-Oct-2014 »
The story in the East is a typical Russian story. The rest of Ukraine is moving on, or at least trying to and seem to have no more f*cks to give for Donbass and Crimea.

It appears to be the end of Act II.

...indeed...recent reports indicate western Ukrainians now no longer have interest in assisting those displaced easterners attempting to relocate/settle in their more stable regions...would-be renters have begun to encounter significant stonewalling and employment of said displaced persons seems to be almost non-existent...the typical suspicion of "outsiders" has once again usurped the initial sympathetic outpouring of "brotherly love" assistance...move along, folks...nothing to see here...

...so...what's the expectation for Act III?...
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #20 on: 12:22 16-Oct-2014 »
Something like this:

After his first confrontation with the witches, Macbeth worried that he would have to commit a murder to gain the Scottish crown. He seems to have gotten used to the idea, as by this point the body count has risen to alarming levels. Now that the first part of the witches' prophecy has come true, Macbeth feels that he must kill his friend Banquo and the young Fleance in order to prevent the second part from becoming realized. But, as Fleance's survival suggests, there can be no escape from the witches' prophecies.


Macbeth and his wife seem to have traded roles. As he talks to the murderers, Macbeth adopts the same rhetoric that Lady Macbeth used to convince him to murder in Act 1, scene 7. He questions their manhood in order to make them angry, and their desire to murder Banquo and Fleance grows out of their desire to prove themselves to be men. In the scene with Lady Macbeth that follows, Macbeth again echoes her previous comments. She told him earlier that he must "look like the innocent flower, / But be the serpent under't". Now he is the one reminding her to mask her unease, as he says that they must "make [their] faces visors to [their] hearts, / Disguising what they are". Yet, despite his displays of fearlessness, Macbeth is undeniably beset with guilt and doubt, which he expresses in his reference to the "scorpions' in his mind and in his declaration that in killing Banquo they "have scorched the snake, not killed it".

While her husband grows bolder, Lady Macbeth begins to despair, "Naught's had; all's spent," she says. It is difficult to believe that the woman who now attempts to talk her husband out of committing more murders is the same Lady Macbeth who earlier spurred her husband on to slaughter. Just as he begins to echo her earlier statements, she references his. "What's done is done", she says wishfully, echoing her husband's use of "done" in Act 1, scene 7, where he said: "If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well / It were done quickly". But as husband and wife begin to realize, nothing is 'done' whatsoever; their sense of closure is an illusion.

Both characters seem shocked and dismayed that possessing the crown has not rid them of trouble or brought them happiness. The language that they use is fraught with imagery suggestive of suspicion, paranoia, and inner turmoil, like Macbeth's evocative "full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife". Each murder Macbeth commits or commissions is intended to bring him security and contentment, but the deeper his arms sink in blood, the more violent and horrified he becomes.

By the start of Act 3, the play's main theme: the repercussions of acting on ambition without moral constraint. has been articulated and explored. The play now builds inexorably toward its end. Unlike Hamlet, in which the plot seems open to multiple possibilities up to the final scene, Macbeth's action seems to develop inevitably. We know that there is nothing to stop Macbeth's murder spree except his own death, and it is for that death that the audience now waits. Only with Macbeth's demise, we realize, can any kind of moral order be restored to Scotland.

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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #21 on: 12:46 16-Oct-2014 »
...well played, F...well played, indeed...  8)

...and so we await Macduff --- Macbeth's "hell-hound" --- to arrive upon the scene with the revelation that he was from his mother's womb "untimely ripped"...thus striking ultimate terror into the wretched creature as he awakens to the realization that his destiny is now at hand...
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #22 on: 13:52 16-Oct-2014 »
...well played, F...well played, indeed...  8)

...and so we await Macduff --- Macbeth's "hell-hound" --- to arrive upon the scene with the revelation that he was from his mother's womb "untimely ripped"...thus striking ultimate terror into the wretched creature as he awakens to the realization that his destiny is now at hand...

Thus the prophecy will be fulfilled.


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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #23 on: 19:14 16-Oct-2014 »
...aye...
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #24 on: 10:58 25-Oct-2014 »
The exiled king
and his family of swine
await their reckoning.

A degenerate soviet
man who killed
his way to Ukraine's wrecking.

the Kremlin-based midget sees his own potential
corresponding fate.

He's claimed the throne
for his own
the antithesis of Peter the Great.








 
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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #25 on: 16:37 27-Oct-2014 »
While the Kremlin-based midget was making Kyiv madder
Yanukovych reclined on a ladder
His position to the Kremlin-based midget
Suggested coition
So he climbed up the ladder and had 'er!


Sorry, couldn't find any suitable alternative for "had 'im"! I suppose it might work if Yanukovych was a hermaphrodite!

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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #26 on: 16:40 27-Oct-2014 »
...well...who's to say he/she is not?  8)
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #27 on: 22:46 23-Apr-2015 »
Well.... Act III seems to have been cancelled due to a lack of interest. The audience doesn't care. The American people do not give a poop about Ukraine and a small disputed environmental wasteland full of white trash and barbarians killing each other. Nobody knows who the Frak has won in a hybrid war. It's just a nasty bloodsport which doesn't allow spectators.

Russia is still putting on a show, however. It seems to be their dying act.  More than a century of tyranny, war, desolation, exile, poverty, slavery and complete de-evolution is coming to its inevitable end. Russia acts like they actually have a fighting force of men instead of millions of fat vodka drinking pigs and malnourished heavy smokers with the brains of a dog but the Kremlin-based midget is down to sending skinny orphans to fight his tiny wars on the border and setting up terrorist units with idiots and goons who aren't good at hiding or making explosives. Like Don Quixote they're raging against enemies that don't exist and their real enemies are orders of magnitude larger and might as well be an advanced species from the future and another planet in terms of technological superiority.

Victor Yanukovich, the exiled King of poop is no longer a character. He's just drinking himself to death in silence near Moscow. He has buried one son, whom he didn't like and whose death was probably just a message to the older and cherished remaining son that he's next. A ruling family that went down in history like a fat obnoxious white trash family being evicted from a trailer park for theft. It's not a story of royals. It'd more appropriate for The Jerry Springer Show but it is all just morbid, absurd,convoluted and stupid enough for Russian literature.






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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #28 on: 05:34 24-Apr-2015 »
Act IV: Just swap put John for Stalin, Jesus for Pootie Poot....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7htB3cyo4


Or the original... you decide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebtjj8aFXh8

« Last Edit: 05:38 24-Apr-2015 by Fraucha »

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Re: Eastern European Theater of The Absurd
« Reply #29 on: 11:06 24-Apr-2015 »
She didn't think so. She just murmured something about Yatseniuk and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and laughed maniacally and said they are getting closer...