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Barely Political by Princess Awesome

11/03/2012 18:06
Picture: politicalhumor.about.com They don’t call me Awesome for no reason. I once again made half of Portland stand at attention. This time it was because of the Project Cupcakes. I’ve already mentioned my friend Tangerine who runs RevolutionTruth.org, right? Well, my dear friend got sick and since the American health care system is even crappier than ours, I decided to take action. I knew I couldn’t get to the west coast right away, but I wanted to...

Who’s YOUR Favorite? by Zuzana Rajčáková

07/03/2012 22:15
Slovakia will hold early general elections on Saturday, March 10. Since the country achieved its independence in 1993, this is the third time that the government’s 4-year term has ended before its expiry. Yes, life in Slovakia sometimes sucks. To be fair, life sometimes sucks in other countries, too. But when the general elections could mean a concrete change in view and you are desperately flipping through ballot sheets, life sucks even more. Many people in Slovakia will...

Freak Week by Princess Awesome

04/03/2012 18:12
I don’t know how to start. Honestly, I’ve been sitting here, staring at a blank page for twenty minutes now. It would be easier just to type [insert a generic funny segment that introduces the topic of the article].   Slovakia is getting ready for the parliamentary elections. Smiling, with perfect teeth, the politicians of all parties are popping up from every billboard at every corner in the country. If I have to look at Fico’s photo from...

Scumbag brain… by Princess Awesome

27/02/2012 19:00
I had an awesome idea about this week’s column. But my scumbag brain let it go before I had a chance to write it down. It’s interesting how we get all these amazing ideas right before we fall asleep, and we are sure we will remember them in the morning. Well… that’s not how it works.   I could just recapitulate what has happened in the past seven days. Quite frankly, that would make for three sentences. I have classes only twice a week...

So yeah... by Princess Awesome

19/02/2012 12:42
The first week is behind us. I don’t know about the others, but I kinda enjoyed it. It is a bit hard to get our lazy bottoms back on a horse after almost two months of (mostly) free time. Most of us were studying their heads off for their exams, some of us managed to nail it right in December. Me personally, I was bending over backwards to finish everything without having to resit any of my exams – or as I call it, not to break the Stream of Awesomeness. Almost......

Mafia in Mexico by Zuzana Hlubinová

27/11/2011 10:24
It was a piece of news about four lines long containing only bare facts accompanied by a more than shocking picture of two mutilated bodies—a man and a woman—hanging on a rope. Their death is another milestone in the history of the Mexican drug mafia’s rampage. For the first time, the mafia targeted bloggers, ordinary people who had the nerve to tell the truth about drug cartels publicly.   The situation in Mexico is really serious. The...

The Art of Self-Editing by Zuzana Starovecká

12/11/2011 10:40
or How to Write a Damn Good Article     The idea comes suddenly and completely out of the blue. When it hits you, you just can’t wait to get to your keyboard (or the old-fashioned, much-loved typewriter) and put it down. You pound out the first draft, and you keep going until you are through with the closing paragraph. You feel great. Writing is sweet. You hit the “print” button, or maybe you won’t even bother handing in a...

Bad Dates by Zdenko Tarasovič

28/04/2011 10:19
  People tend to say that the worst thing to happen when you ask someone out is hearing the answer “No”. Believe me, it can be worse. There are hundreds of possible ways how to tell you they are definitely not interested in going out with you and still use only one word. Body language, more importantly facial expressions, and intonation necessarily reveal the true opinion they have about you and your proposal. Moreover, if the answer is accompanied with malicious laughter, you...

How to Become an Interpreter by Jitka Parobeková

15/01/2011 10:41
Have you ever been asked to interpret at an event? To do a real interpreting job? And what was your reaction? Were you ready to agree, feeling well prepared and self-confident? Or did you hesitate a lot and finally declined the offer because you felt incompetent? To be honest, I greatly incline to the latter option. It would not be that bad if I had not been studying interpreting for almost five years. After nine semesters of our...

One Day in a Shopping Mall- (The Day of Golden Octopus) by Katarína Koreňová

04/12/2010 10:03
You enter with expectations; a shopping mall is a place where you can buy anything, even the things you don’t really want to buy. You have a cleverly prepared shopping list and only a secure amount of money in your purse. Oh yes, you are clever until the moment you glimpse the glittering jacket, the latest Laura Biagiotti, the can’t-believe-these-boots-are-really-on-sale… When you fly through shops...
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