Here we go again...

1684 days ago

I chose a particularly eventful day to stop procrastinating and spend all day working, uninterrupted by reading news online. After eight long hours in my salt mine, I turned to BBC to find out that Israeli forces are advancing to Gaza and that two Croatian military officials have been acquitted before the ICTY.

Hiatus Interrupted

1878 days ago

I haven’t posted to the blog for almost two years now. I am not happy about that, but at one point I started feeling like there is no space in the blogosphere left for this particular blog. I was mostly covering political and social issues in Serbia and I tried to write about it the way I perceived it: with just the right distance to both take it personally and be able to see the dynamic with which social and political relations were shaping in Serbia.

Belgrade Pride Redux

2452 days ago

It doesn’t take much sociological insight to understand that Serbia is a homophobic society. But, this homophobic? I would have never imagined…

Side-effects

2528 days ago

The government needs thugs, and thugs need the government. The cycle goes on.

Eurosong Diplomacy

2585 days ago

Bregovic wrote a song of utter imbecility. The lyrics are a string of meaningless terms (Belgrade, Balkans, kissing, howitzer) and repetition of “three times”. The singer is the latest turbo folk wunderkid, whose main quality is his unusual hair cut.

Brain Drain

2687 days ago

It’s just as well that Serbia isn’t a nuclear power. If it were, all Serbs would immediately have to brush up on atomic structure, or better yet, become experts in nuclear physics.

Atheist Genesis

2693 days ago

Atheist are at the mercy of those who decide what is normal. Religious folks are always threatened by somebody, be it a Golden Calf or foreign missionaries. But they are most threatened by atheists.

Traffic Report

2753 days ago

Getting out of traffic tickets is a common topic of conversation in Serbia, right up there with salaries and last year winter’s snow. I myself don’t lack in such stories. Surely, I must have told you about the time a cop pulled me over near Trebinje, or when that policeman got mighty pissed at me in Čačak.

The Life and Death of Serbian Patriarch

2778 days ago

Yesterday evening, as I was walking home from work, I noticed an immense number of people standing in a line. Intrigued by it, I walked the entire length of the line, to see where it ends. It stretched from Palace “Albania” to Saborna (Cathedral) Church, and for those of you not familiar with Belgrade: it’s a long fucking line.

Belgrade Pride

2837 days ago

Last weekend, two public gatherings of people who take unusual pleasure of company of the same sex were supposed to take place. The first one was a graduation ceremony of the Military Academy, and the latter was a Pride Parade.

Vox populi, vox Dei

2938 days ago

I am very fond of elections. There is something in the electoral process that makes me wanna pee, and boy oh boy, does it bring back childhood memories. Last Sunday was an Election Day for three Serbian municipalities: Kosjerić, Voždovac and Zemun.

The Blog Is Not Dead

2946 days ago

Anegdote was on hold for a while. But, I do hope to get back to writing.
Why? — I hear you ask!

Feral is no more...

3289 days ago
Weekly publication of Croatian anarchists, protestants and heretics.
Published, due and despite, each first Saturday of the week.
FERAL TRIBUNE is owned by those who write it and read it. By the Opinion of the Ministry of culture and education of Croatia, FERAL TRIBUNE is exempt from paying sales tax.

Proud Euro Trash

3324 days ago
Last night I went to Walmart and bought me a six-pack and drank it in me trailer and watched Eurosong. No, not really, I don't have a trailer and I get drunk after half a pint and we don't have Walmart here. European equivalent would be Aldi's, but that didn't make it to Serbia either. What we have is Maxi, and speaking of which, I did watch the Eurosong last night.

Dialogues with Mr. President

3331 days ago
Citizen: Welcome Mr. President! Do come in! So, your party won a plurality of the votes in these elections? Over a hundred seats in the parliament! Splendid.
Mr. President: Well, thank you, but…

Elections - the pinnacle of democratic civic participation

3333 days ago
My cartoon

A tram to 21st century...

3348 days ago
Elections are coming up again and I remembered I have a blog, so let me cut to the chase. Thinking about elections gives me headache, so this blog entry will be dull and deprived of humor. Don't read it unless you really have to.

Perks of living in the 21st century Balkans

3396 days ago
One of the church's officials he named got terribly insulted and filed a lawsuit against Petakov. But, another person who got terribly insulted was the judge who heard the case. In fact, he said that this sort of insult against the church was not heard even in the communist era. Petakov not only insulted the dude who sued him, but also all Christians and the judge himself, the judge being a baptized person.

Notes from the Underground

3408 days ago
My diary about the efficiency of the state health system. Not for those with heart problems.

Déjà vécu

3415 days ago
Many people were injured in Belgrade today, and one person died. But that feels like nothing compared to knowing that lunatics are once again elected politicians and that people are capable of such hatred, again.

The million dollar question

3420 days ago
One million dollar question!Kosovo is going to declare independence tomorrow. In order to protect integrity and editorial sovereignty of this blog, I will stay silent tomorrow. I will only give you this joke below. If you really feel like reading something, I still stand behind this the entry I wrote in December.

¡Hasta la victoria siempre!

3433 days ago
Oppose!I felt utterly miserable sitting in the booth and voting. All it took was to circle a number, and I felt crappy that this, most passive way of civic participation, was so hard to do.

Kosovo is Serbia! Says who!? George Washington!

3457 days ago

Another year, another elections

3461 days ago
For the sake of bringing the state of the populus to the wider audience, outside the country's ever-sovereign and territorially integral borders, I will try to summarize some presidential election candidates' campaigns here by looking past television commercials and posters...

D-Day for Kosovo

3488 days ago
open book — My dearest grandson! I just came back from the mountain cottage, and look what I brought you. It’s rose hip tea!
— Rose hip what? Don’t you know what day it is today!? It’s December 10th, the day when Kosovo negotiations end. They are going to declare independence!

Local Affairs - Slavija

3515 days ago
Slavija is how we refer to the north-east part of Savski Venac municipality. Most of the kids who grew up here attended Petar Petrović Njegoš elementary school and later grew up to become unemployed. Seen the kids who offer to wait in line for visas at the German embassy in exchange for a small fee? That's us - the perks of living in the capital city.

The Underlining

3536 days ago
open bookA diplomatic cocktail. You are sipping your martini, bewildered by the amount of snobs per square foot. They are all chatting about superfluous topics and you are trying your best to follow their conversations and see if anyone of them will break into something remotely piquant or important for international relations. Finally, with the confidence of 007, you swallow the tasteless pitted olive and walk up to Moroccan military attaché and his wife...

Shifting Greenwich to Greenwich Village

3538 days ago
The day is nearing: when the self-loathing Californians will decide on the future of Iraqi Kurds, when the waterless Kansan farmers will create life prospects of Kosovars and when pompous Manhattan artists will draw gas pipe lines through Afghanistan.

Always right!

3539 days ago
Life in Belgrade is getting better and those healthy living hippie cafés are springing around the city. There is two of them now.

Putting anal in analyst...

3545 days ago
If the state was good, Jews wouldn't existPolitical analysts are the sort of people who tell you what to think and whom to like -- kind of like theater or film critics, except that film critics are more knowledgeable than you -- they see more films than average folk and have seen the film they are reviewing before you.

Deprived of Reason

3568 days ago
All of our poliical parties say they are anti-fascist, in the light of the neo-nazi/fascist rally about to take place in Novi Sad. But, when Serbian political parties express anti-fascist feeling, they usually mean anti-Croatian/Ustashe feeling, not anything against fascism itself.

Bargain Grunt

3596 days ago
A show called Bargain Hunt was on BBC. The show is about people who compete in who will buy antiques that will lose least money when resold in an auction. "Oh, Sally, look at this 1915 piss-pot which was used in a First World War field hospital. So beautiful! It's a piece of history, and still practical! Only £200.."

Adam's Hemp

3598 days ago
I had to run an errand to a church the other day. "What are you, an altar boy!?" I hear you say. No, no, I'm just a spineless person who has done some work for the Church more than once. They are alright to work for, as long as you take only cash, no checks or indulgences!

It was me again...

3599 days ago
As you can notice, I have again redesigned the site -- to a design I think I'm contempt with. It somehow turns out that I make one good design in a dozen attempts, but I like this look.

Daily Life

3605 days ago
I just ran into a joke and thought I must share it!

The Rolling Devils

3621 days ago
An official of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Amfilochios took the liberty to characterize the Rolling Stones as an ungodly bunch singing daemonic songs.

Great Parade in My Little Dirty Town of Belgrade

3632 days ago
A hot day, the main Belgrade street blocked, a bunch of people looking curiously down the empty road. I had it all worked out.

Fuck the Border!

3639 days ago
100.000 illegal immigrants will have to come back to Serbia from EU countries.

Religion is, like, totally boring!

3645 days ago
For a while, kids have studied Marxism in school, but the times have changed and now they can choose between religion and civics class.

Bringing the Soviets to Heel

3650 days ago

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A Letter to the Editor

3652 days ago

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The Legs

3654 days ago

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The Summer Holidays

3655 days ago

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Belgrade is the bestest city in the world

3676 days ago

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A Room of One's Own

3686 days ago

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RAKIJA - Connecting People

3688 days ago

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Partypooper

3696 days ago

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Oh, the humanity!

3702 days ago

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There are some things money can't buy...

3710 days ago

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May Day

3711 days ago

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The Emperors are Naked

3724 days ago

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Ethnic Conflicts in Sweden

3733 days ago

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Right and Wrong

3745 days ago

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Mercenary Life

3748 days ago

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Go back to...

3772 days ago

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The Earth Still Revolves

3796 days ago

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Technicalities

3801 days ago

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Color of Eyelids

3817 days ago

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Serbia has Geography

3820 days ago

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Shit of the Decade

3824 days ago

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Nušić was the Grinch!

3826 days ago

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Feed Me to Pigs

3828 days ago

It’s not easy being a Serb. And I am not just talking about the moral aspect of it — it also gets frustrating not to be able to travel anywhere.

Happy New Year!

3832 days ago

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Running an Errand

3849 days ago

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Serbian Jesus

3857 days ago

You probably heard of Vojislav Šešelj, the leader of the Serbian Radical Party, a warmonger and an author of such bestsellers as “Pontifex maximus of the satanic church – John Paul II”, “The Roman Curia – always thirsty for Serbian blood”, “English fagot fart – Tony Blair” and “In the jaws of the whore Del Ponte.”

Update your bookmarks!

3861 days ago

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Don’t vote for Notax!

3872 days ago

Our biggest democratic party striked us with a rather morbid quote of late Zoran Đinđić: “People, we only got one life!” Aside for obvious theological implications, I’m very dissapointed that a political party has to use images of a dead person (no matter how good a prime minister he was) to promote themselves. It does make me think they don’t have anybody who is good AND has a pulse.

Falling mortar

3878 days ago

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Subversive elements

3888 days ago

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We, the Serbs and others, in order to…

3899 days ago

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I ♥ MO

3907 days ago

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Thursday

3919 days ago

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O, da li?

3923 days ago

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Quips

3926 days ago

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Mit Dir, Lili Marleen…

3933 days ago

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Hakuna Matata

3941 days ago

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aSSing around

3945 days ago

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Urban Development

3949 days ago

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Sex Sells

3953 days ago

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Of Mice and Flags

3959 days ago

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Game Day Buddy

3968 days ago

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Amoebian Script

3977 days ago

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Gastarbeiting

3990 days ago

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Ignorance

3995 days ago

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Here and There

3998 days ago

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Polyglots

4011 days ago

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Pride and Tolerance

4015 days ago

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Total Perspective Vortex

4018 days ago

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Juxtaposed Bannings

4026 days ago

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Best of Službeni list

4038 days ago

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Vicious Cycle

4041 days ago

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Hide and Seek

4042 days ago

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Parliamentary Politicos

4046 days ago

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Priš¡tina Negotiation Party

4047 days ago

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Rocking Srebrenica

4048 days ago

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Procrastinating Facing Reality

4048 days ago

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First post

4048 days ago

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Ego Center

I suspect that some people will want to know more about the author of this blog. However, as my topic of writing is usually not of very personal nature, I find it inappropriate to write about personal things, say: hobbies, my pets or particularly bad ways in which girls refused me.

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