Горе от ума
У стра́ха глаза́ велики́
Not much has changed since Day 11, with the possible exception of Tootsie Club’s grand re-opening a couple of weeks ago.
The New York Times, which almost always gets the story wrong when it comes to Ukraine, said in an article published on June 25 that C.I.A. agents “have continued to operate in the country secretly, mostly in the capital, Kyiv, directing much of the vast amounts of intelligence the United States is sharing with Ukrainian forces.”
Vast amounts of intelligence? Is this good news or bad news?
Further plans to ‘tickle Russia with sanctions’ are under discussion at the G7 pow wow in Telfs, which is closer than you think to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (where Det-A deadbeats drank wheat beer in the early 1980s).
I started running at the end of Phase 2 of fascist Russia’s genocidal campaign. Six days a week. Out at 5, back by 7, on the bike at 8 is the regime, at least until the start of Phase 4. Until then we’re in the tripping-on-hallucinogenics part of war, which we will not attempt to romanticize.
cf. «У страха глаза велики», — говорит мудрая русская пословица: удивительно ли, что глупый мальчишка, промотавшийся в дороге трактирный денди, был принят городничим за ревизора? В. Г. Белинский, «„Горе от ума“. Комедия в 4-х действиях, в стихах. Сочинение А. С. Грибоедова», 1839 г. [НКРЯ]
Stay Out of Doorways. Tactical athletics at Tootsie’s (January 12, 2021)
Day 21, Phase 3. Hinge point in modern history (May 29, 2022)
Callibrated Coercion. (June 9, 2022)