Friday, March 05, 2010

Scan Arcana No 2

Continuing the runup to our fifth anniversary by looking back at offline pages from my journals...

2005 was the Year of the Green Lantern in case you were wondering. Every year should be named after a superhero, don't you think?

The orange revolution in Kiev unseated a Kremlin puppet from office and following a long period of unrest at the Ukrainian capitol, secured a new election for the presidency. Viktor Yuschenko made a startling figure with his ruined face and promises of liberation from Russian meddling.

Lech Walesa, the Polish union leader (and later president) whose name is synonymous with solidarity and bucking Russian rule, came out as one of Yuschenko's boosters. Seeing what a mess Ukraine continues to be, I wonder how he feels now?

My favorite column in local weekly The Stranger is "I, Anonymous" where the level of honesty is devastating and sometimes hilarious.

Mrs Incredible AKA "Elasti Girl" from yet another of Pixar's brilliant animated films has killer thighs. That and the fact that she is voiced by the always incredible Holly Hunter pretty much guarantees she kicks ass.


Lin said...

Gees, you make my grade school diary look like crap. I just had all of this "dear diary" stuff going on. Sigh. These are incredible, pally. Very cool to see.

JD at I Do Things said...

This is awesome! I want to do something like this. Can I? Probably not. I think I've lost the ability to write with a pen. I love the creativity and the commentary. Very cool.