An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: An Illustrated History of Macedonian Misery

October 22, 2014


Out of all the countries that have splintered from what was formerly known as Yugoslavia, Macedonia is the one that has made the least headlines. It’s one that people often don’t realise was part of Yugoslavia, despite it’s hilariously long Yugo-centric name. It just hasn’t really hit the European headlines too much, except for a […]

An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: RAH-SPEW-TIN

October 20, 2014


I was a big fan of the British comedy show ‘Red Dwarf’ in my younger years. Heck, I still am. One of my favourite episodes centred around the crew finding themselves on a planet inhabited by wax works of famous figures throughout history. As human and human-like beings are wont to do, they ended up […]

An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: The King of Madagascar and His Peculiar Ambition

October 19, 2014


I may not have travelled the world, but I’ve travelled enough to meet a lot of people. They are a strange bunch, backpackers, all lofty ideals and flighty minds. Words such as explorer and venture get thrown around frequently, and whilst I wouldn’t venture as far to scoff at the idea every now and then […]

An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: The Father of Euro-Beekeeping

October 12, 2014


In this modern world of everyone being expected to have hyper-exaggerated opinions on anything and everything, not a day goes by without the fate of the bee (and with it the fate of ALL LIFE ON EARTH AS WE KNOW IT) being dramatically lamented. I’m certainly not going to argue the importance of the bee […]

Wrestling is Awesome XLV: Basement Hurricanrana

September 15, 2014


Hurricanranas tend to suck these days, mostly because they are sloppy (hi Sin Cara) and pretty darn contrived. Still, this version is a lucha-esque move that looks brutal, something I find to be a bit of a rarity. Here’s Amazing Red hitting Nick Jackson with it, and if there’s one thing the Bucks do well, […]

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Zemun Minus Sausage Still Equals Very Yes

September 15, 2014


Believe it or not, but here comes an entry about Zemun that isn’t just ‘OH MY GOD SAUSAGES’. Zemun is possibly my favourite part of Belgrade, a claim which is almost created in order to bring up contention. There are many parts of this city that I adore, so truly claiming that one is more […]

An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: The Russian Economic Guinea Pig

August 19, 2014


I don’t know if it was as inevitable as the world likes to make out, but by 1991 the Soviet Union was on it’s last legs. It had 15 of these legs, and at this point many had started breaking away from the body. Russia was by far the largest and most powerful of the […]


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