Wrestling is Awesome XLV: Basement Hurricanrana

September 15, 2014

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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

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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

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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 […]

An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: The Black Animal and Slovene Poetic Stubbornness

August 17, 2014

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France Preseren wasn’t the only influential Slovene poet to die young. As the second World War engulfed Slovenia, two other lyricists would meet their end at an age too small in number. They were two poets of completely opposite political ideology, fighting on completely opposite sides, yet their lives and poems took similar paths and […]

Never Change, Mostar (Unless You Change)

August 13, 2014

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Forgive me for sounding like a goit, but when you’ve spent as much time as I have in a place such as Mostar, not much really changes. The old town is still full of people walking at the pace of a particularly lethargic sloth. The sun is still violent as all hell, something that my […]

An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: Anna Pavlova

August 5, 2014

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As a country, Russia has a very stern image. It has a reputation for producing huge barrel-chested men, bare-knuckle fighters and general bastards. It’s curious, therefore, that less than 100 years ago the state was producing some of the finest ballet dancers the world has ever seen. Out of all the arts in the whole […]

Wrestling is Awesome XLIV: Rainmaker

August 4, 2014

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More and more people (myself included) are wising up to the fact that New Japan Pro Wrestling is, as the kids would say, ‘where it is at’ right now regarding pro wrestling. The G1 Climax mega tournament is in full flow, and although I haven’t seen much I’ve seen enough to know that something special […]

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