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Sunday, 9 December 2012

9 December 2012. There’s GOOD SHIT Out There… Like Restaurants du Cœur in France

00 French. Calouche. Les Enfoires. 09.12.12

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Here’s the theme song of Les Enfoirés

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In 1985, the French comedian Calouche had an idea. He said, “I have a little idea, a bit like this… if there are people who’d be interested in sponsoring a free soup kitchen, we’d start first in Paris and then spread to France’s big cities”. It snowballed from there, especially after Calouche’s death in a motorcycle accident in 1986. If you’d like to know more about them (or to help), click here for their official website. Click here for a page that has a vid with their 2012 appeal on it. To help raise funds, French and Francophone celebrities take part in a concert called Les Enfoirés (idiomatically, the bastards, the assholes, the tossers… click here for the official website). Now, this is heavy-duty reality… and it shows that secular people are just as kind and charitable as religious people are (yes, the groups overlap in this instance, but the point still holds true).

I’m tired of treacly pseudo-religious sorts who imply that unbelievers are nasty and feral types. In fact, I’ve found the opposite to be true in many instances. People do NOT reject religion out of perversity or because of “off” religious people. Part of it is that we simply do NOT live our faith, and that’s that… so, it appears rubbishy and self-serving. In other cases, the case for religion is so badly-put that it appears imbecilic and ignorant. Above all, all too many “Christians” treat the non-religious with contempt… that’s what I’ve seen; that’s what I’m reporting. The worst offenders are the most “religious”, I’ve found, so, I’m doubly-cautious of anyone who seems rather too “churchy”. When it’s coupled with Far Right political maundering, well, I do keep my distance from such. My goal is to be good, not to look good.

BMD

Addendum:

Some Observations from Calouche:

  • Do you know why the French chose the rooster as a symbol? It’s the only bird that sings despite having its feet in the shit.
  • There’s two types of justice… one, you have a lawyer who knows the law; two, you have a lawyer who knows the judge.
  • February is the month of the year when politicians say the least bullshit; that’s because the month only has 28 days.
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9 December 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. They Undermined National Health

00 Sergei Yolkin. They Undermined National Health. 2012

They Undermined National Health

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Chief State Public Health Doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko believes that the distributors of the rumours of the approach of the end of the world should face legal penalties, as these stories have had a negative impact on the health of Russians.

30 November 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20121130/912941754.html

 

9 December 2012. Christmas and New Year’s are on Their Way! Get that Letter to Dede NOW!

00 Ded Moroz. 09.12.12

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Yeah… I ripped that line from Moscow Mailbag hosted by the late great Joe Adamov of Radio Moscow… yes, I know that one e-mails Dede nowadays. So, click here for the one-and-only real 100 percent unadulterated no bullshit website of the REAL Ded Moroz in Veliki Ustyug in the Russian Federation. Have fun as the season continues!

BMD

9 December 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Don’t Blab! Mind You… It’s Time for the Flu!

00 Sergei Yolkin. Don't Blab! Mind You... Watch Out for the Flu! 2012

Don’t Blab! Mind You… Watch Out for the Flu!

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Doctors advise you to don’t talk on public transport, to keep your nose cleaned out, and to eat fruit during the winter flu season.

29 November 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20121129/912802298.html

 

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