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Sali Okriashvili
Tbilisi · 1 year ago

Now that you’re an adult what do you wanna do with your life?

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Sali Okriashvili
Tbilisi · 1 year ago
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Description Masked commuter in a near-deserted London Underground carriage Credits Getty Images Alt Text Tube, Underground, coronavirus Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 14 July Reaction The Week Staff Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 3:47pm The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each. 1. Sean O’Grady in The Independent on Britain being behind its neighbours... again Face masks make us all safer. So why was Britain, once again, the last to do the right thing? See related Do face masks protect against coronavirus? “There are downsides to this latest ruling from Boris Johnson that masks must be worn in shops, which are obvious. It makes social interaction weird, and it can feel a bit uncomfortable. But this is trivial compared with the role they play in reducing Covid-19 transmission rates, saving lives and boosting the economy. 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აქ და ახლა
აბსოლუტური, ნიუტონური დროის გარდა, ყველას საკუთარი დრო გვაქვს. მას შენვე ქმნი. HIC ET NUNC, აქ და ახლა - ეს ლათინური ტერმინი სტოელების მთავარ პრინციპს გამოხატავს. სტოელებისთვის ცხოვრების ყოველი დღე ახალი პასუხისმგებლობაა, ახალი გადაწყვეტილებებია, საკუთარ თავზე კონტროლის დაკარგვა, დროის გაფლანგვა მიუღებელია. სტოელების ამ პრინციპის მსგავსად, ბიბლია ამბობს - ვინც არ აგროვებს ქრისტესთვის, ის ფანტავს. ნამდვილ ფასეულობებზე დამყარებული ცხოვრება, ყოველი წუთის სიკეთისთვის გამოყენებაა - აქ და ახლა. და HIC ET NUNC - დროის გაუფლანგავად ცხოვრებას ნიშნავს. დრო ძალიან ცოტაა მათთვის, ვინც უკვე მიაგნო საკუთარ ნიჭს და მის გამოხატვას და განვითარებას ცდილობს. თუ ასე ცხოვრობ, ხედავ, რომ ამისთვის ხანდახან ერთი ცხოვრებაც არ კმარა. ყველაზე ბედნიერი კი მაშინ ხარ, როცა ყოველ წუთს მათ გამოკვებას უთმობ. სამყარო შეიძლება ვერ შეცვალო, მაგრამ საკუთარ თავს სძლიო და პატარა გამარჯვებები შენივე სამყაროში მოიპოვო. გამარჯვებები არასდროს იკარგება. ყოველი დღე საკუთარ ბაობაბებთან ბრძოლაა. ეგზიუპერის პატარა პრინცმა თავისი პატარა პლანეტა ყოველ დღე გულისყურით უნდა დაათვალიეროს და ცუდი თესლისგან, ბაობაბებისგან გაასუფთაოს. ის ხანდახან ვარდის ბუჩქს ჰგავს, მაგრამ როგორც კი ამოიცნობ, მისი პატარა ნერგები მაშინვე უნდა ამოძირკვო, რათა ყვავილები გაახარო. აწყმოს შეგრძნება მომენტის სილამაზის შეგრძნებაცაა. ხანდახან მას სულ არ ვაფასებთ, ვერც იმ სიხარულს, რაც ურთიერთობებს მოაქვს. „ცხოვრებაა ისაა, რაც შენს თავს მაშინ ხდება, როცა გეგმებს სახავდი“ (Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans) - თქვა ჯონ ლენონმა. ზოგჯერ ცხოვრება მართლაც ისაა, რაც შეუმჩნეველი დაგრჩა. ის მომენტები, რომლებიც აღარ მეორდება - ის, რაც არ გავაკეთეთ. ტოლსტოის „ომი და მშვიდობაში“ ანდრეი ბალკონსკი წუხს, რომ ცოლს საკმარისად არ აჩვენა სიყვარული. შეეძლო და არ გააკეთა. თუმცა, შეიძლება ამან რაღაც მოგცეს კიდეც და მომავალ ურთიერთობაში დაინახო ის, რამაც იქამდე შეუმჩნევლად ჩაგიარა. „იარეთ, სანამ სინათლეა“ - ეს ბიბლიური ფრაზაა. სანამ ენერგია გაქვს, გამოიყენე. მოგივა ფიქრი ან შთაგონება, მაშინვე ჩაავლე, ხელიდან არ გაუშვა. ის შეიძლება დიდხანს ან საერთოდ აღარ დაგიბრუნდეს. გაჰყევი შთაგონებას, ბოლომდე დაიხარჯე. ფანჯარა ცოტა ხანსაა ღია, მერე დაიხურება. #ლევანგიგინეიშვილი #აქდაახლა #ფრაზები #დღისრჩევა #პუბლიცისტი Tbilisi#ხელოვნება
Tata Kvara
Tbilisi · 1 year ago
“If you haven't yet decided where to spend your summer vacation, let me recommend visiting Georgia and give you just a few (out of MANY) reasons why: 1. It's cheap! Traveling here, especially with Dollars or Euros, you will feel like a king! to give you an example: a cab ride within most parts of the city center are around 2-3 Dollars! 2. It's beautiful and diverse! No matter what you are into: nature, hiking/camping, historical sights, if you love the mountains or the sea, vibrant city, or intimate village life, you can experience it all here! And since everything is so close, you don't have to choose! 3. The food and wine is amazing! If you make decisions with your stomach, well, this is the place for you. As the cradle of wine, you can taste over 8000 years of wine-making tradition, along with our diverse, delicious choice of traditional and fusion dishes. 4. If you love music and a good time: If you are into electronic music, love festivals and the club scene, well good news: Tbilisi is the New Berlin! Check out our world-renowned club Bassiani or attend the ECOWAVES Festival by the sea! 5. If you will go to great extents to capture that perfect Instagram pic, look no further! you will find thousands of picture perfect instagramable places to create your next, original story/post. 6. And last, but not least: If you like standing up to dictators and bullies and like being part of a good cause, if you believe in democracy and human rights and like rooting for the underdog: As you may have heard, 20% of Georgia has been occupied by Russia since the 2008 war. In the midst of rising tensions, Russian president Putin has blocked flights from Russia to Georgia with the aim of crippling our economy, which largely thrives on tourism, especially Russian tourists. By visiting Georgia you'll not only have a wonderful, memorable trip, but will succeed in fighting back an oppressive, backward, fucked up regime.” Please share to spread the word!
Giorgi Gvajaia
Tbilisi · 1 year ago
Robert De Niro calls Donald Trump a 'wannabe gangster'. Read more:👇🏻 Robert De Niro has criticised Donald Trump again, calling the US president a “total loser” and “wannabe gangster”. The actor has been involved in a long-running dispute with Trump, saying “fuck Trump” at the Tony awards last year. Trump responded by saying De Niro was “a very low IQ individual”. During an appearance on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Friday, De Niro told the host he had tried giving Trump a chance. “That’s what I said right after he was elected. Give him a chance. I give everybody the benefit of the doubt. This guy has proven himself to be a total loser.” When Colbert asked De Niro why audiences were so enamoured with the gangster genre, he replied: “People like the outlaw type thing, except we have a wannabe gangster in the White House now.” De Niro also called Trump a dumbbell, saying: “Even gangsters have morals and they have ethics. They have a code and you know when you give somebody your word it’s your word because it’s all you have is your word. This guy, he doesn’t even know what that means.”
Телеграф Украина
Kyiv · 2 months ago
Продолжение будет: сценарий над сиквелом "Тусовщиков из супермаркета" завершен
Легенда гласит, что Уильям Шекспир написал трагедию "Король Лир" во время карантина, когда в Англии в очередной раз вспыхнула эпидемия бубонной чумы. Возможно, в разгар CODIV-19 тоже будет создан шедевр на века - речь о второй части "Тусовщиков из супермаркета". В прошлую пятницу Кевин Смит объявил, что он закончил сценарий под названием "Сумерки тусовщиков из супермаркета", по которому в будущем будет снят одноименный фильм. На своей странице в Instagram Смит выложил скриншот, на котором запечатлена титульная страница свежеиспеченного сценария. View this post on Instagram Thanks in part to the #Quarantine, I finally finished a funny first draft of “TWILIGHT OF THE MALLRATS”! 25 years after the original, Brodie Bruce will be back for an unnecessary sequel set against the Mallpocalypse! Rene, Willam, Gwen, Brandy, T.S., Trish, Mr. Svenning, LaFours and the rebooted @jayandsilentbob are the returning ‘Rats in an Askewniverse imagining about what happens when the sidewalk sales end, and “happily ever after” is easier to say than live! The #jayandsilentbob stuff is some of my favorite conceptual comedy I’ve ever written but the whole script is silly, sentimental and sweet. And at 98 pages, the story moves like a brakeless bullet train! It’ll be months before we can actually shoot it, but if you wanna know the backstory, I recorded an entire episode about “Twilight of the Mallrats” for my new podcast, “Silent Bob Speaks” - available at That Kevin Smith Club (link in my bio)! And now that *this* script is done, it’s on to a new draft of #moosejaws and then the first draft of the new version of #clerks3! #KevinSmith #mallrats #brodiebruce #twilightofthemallrats #movie #90s #screenplay #coverpage A post shared by Kevin Smith (@thatkevinsmith) on Apr 23, 2020 at 6:06pm PDT Выйдет в срок, но когда 3 сезон - неизвестно: судьба сериала "Политик" К этому режиссер добавил обширное сообщение: "Отчасти благодаря карантину я наконец закончил веселый первый черновик сценария "Сумерек тусовщиков из супермаркета". Спустя 25 лет после выхода оригинала Броди Брюс вернется в необязательном сиквеле, в котором ему предстоит столкнуться с супермаркетапокалипсисом! Рене, Уильям, Гвен, Брэнди, Ти Эс, Триш, мистер Свеннинг, ЛаФур и перезапущенные Джей и Молчаливый Боб вернутся в Askewniverse, разбираясь, что произойдет, когда распродажи закончатся, и окажется, что "долго и счастливо" легче сказать, чем прожить! Из написанных мною концептуальных комедий приключения с Джеем и Молчаливым Бобом - моя любимая, хотя новый сценарий получился глупым, сентиментальным и милым. На протяжении 98 страниц история движется, как скоростной экспресс без тормозов!" Смит добавил, что приступить к съемкам в ближайшее время не получится, но пока режиссер предложил послушать новый выпуск его подкаста "Молчаливый Боб говорит", в котором он рассказал о предыстории "Сумерек тусовщиков из супермаркета". При этом Смит отдыхать пока не собирается, сообщив, что теперь он возьмется за "новый черновик "Лосиных челюстей" и первый черновик новой версии "Клерков 3".