Friday, November 26, 2010

Let Her



from Paul Mignot's Mood Collection. Speaker-ee asaagaad fullscreen deer taviad uzeerey.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Амиа Оторлогчдын Коллективизм

Batchuluun dahin neg Ayn Rand-iin nomiig orchuuljee. Humuus yu gej boddog yum buu med, gehdee minii bodloor yumand erembe, daraalal gej baimaarsan. Yun turuun heregtsee talaas ni harya. Dan gants philosophiin bish yum aa gehed western canon-d bagtsan heden nom Mongol hel ruu orchuulagdsan be? Minii medehiin Mongol hel deer sain orchuulagdsan baruunii soyol irgenshliin tulguur buteeluud gariin tavan huruund ch bagtahguy. Ene nuhtsuld Ayn Rand-iin hoyoriin hoyor nomiig daraalan orchuulah tiim chuhal shaardlaga baiv uu? Orchuulah nom mundsan bish dee?!

Za yahav uuniig tuhain orchuulj bas sanhuujuulsen hunii dur geed orhiyo. Getel bidend Ayn Rand-iin "aмиа бодох" uzel sanaa uneheer heregtey yu? Sonin yum shuu, uul ni yurtsunts deer tsaash ni devregeh shaardlagaguy yum gej baidag bol ter ni amia hicheeh uzel baihsan. Yalanguya Mongolchuud shig amin huviinhaa ashig sonirholdoo hutlugduud uul us, gazar tenger yu baidag yum bugdiig ni лиценз bolgood taviad tuuchihdag nuhduuded amia hicheehiig zaah shig heregguy zuil baih uu hehe.

Neeree Ayn Rand gesnees ungursun 10 sard New Yorker Festival-iin uyer Krugman-ii yarisan neg onigoo sanaand orchihloo:

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stalin's Wake (in the Irish sense)

Photo courtesy of Tuya

In Mongolia, where an immense statue of Stalin was belatedly felled in 1990, peasants sprinkled milk on the spot where the statue had stood, for they believe that this practice will prevent his angry evil spirit from returning to haunt them.
from Katherine Verdery, The Political Lives of Dead Bodies

Current Reading: Mario Vargas Llosa - Wellspring

Friday, November 12, 2010

Alina Orlova



История в деталях: Алина Орлова

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Manhattan Observed

Chapter One. He adored New York City. To him, it was a metaphor for the decay of contemporary culture. The same lack of individual integrity that caused so many people to take the easy way out was rapidly turning the town of his dreams in ... - no, that's a little bit too preachy. I mean, you know, let's face it, I want to sell some books here.
from Woody Allen's Manhattan

Monday, November 01, 2010

Head of the Schuylkill


The end of the fall season...

"Quotes are the only currency in my mouth at this point":

Тиймээ, бид байнга бэлтгэл хийж бусдаас илүү болох гэж, тэр хүний дээд хүн гэж байдаг бол өөрийн төсөөлөлд буй тэр хүний хажууд мөр зэрэгцэн зогсох гэж, ингэж чаддагүй юм гэхэд үүний төлөө бие махбодь сэтгэлээ санаагаа хуваалгүйгээр зориулах гэж ихэд хичээсэн. Бэлтгэл дээр ухаан алдаж унаагүйгээс биш, унах шахаж байсан өдрүүд цөөнгүй бий. Цусан дахь сүүний хүчлийн хэмжээ "дааж" чадах хэмжээнээс ихэсч, толгой эргэн бөөлжиж байсан гэвэл байсаан. Гэхдээ энэ бол "ЭР ХҮН"-ний шинж биш, харин ч бид ямар хөгийн дорой амьтад болохыг илтгэсэн нэг жишээ байдаг байв. Ингэж бэлтгэл хийснээр бид хөгийн дорой амьтад гэдгээ ухаарна. Ухаарах тусам ийм дорой, ядруу, жул амьтад байхыг үл хүснэ. Үл хүсэх тусам дахин бэлтгэл хийх энерги хаа нэгтэйгээс урган гардаг байв. Бэлтгэл болгоны дараа бид өнөөдөр ямар ч байсан өчигдрөөс дээр болжээ эсвэл өчигдөрөөс ямартай ч доогуур орсонгүй ээ гэсэн дүгнэлтэнд хүрч чадахгүй бол тэр бэлтгэлийг хий дэмий цагийн гарз гэж үздэг байлаа.

Why should you row a boat race? Why endure long months of pain in preparation for a fierce half hour That will leave you all but dead? Does anyone ask this question? Is there anyone who would not go through all its costs, and more, for the moment when anguish breaks into triumph –or even for the glory of having nobly lost? Is life less than a boat race? If a man will give all the blood in his body to win the one, will he not spend all of the might of his soul to prevail in the other?
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Yale Commencement 1886