Quote for the week 24th- 30th of December ’06

Since I am home and since I’ve just discovered that Mihai Eminescu had an amazing economic reasoning, the quote of this week will be on this topic (in Romanian…):

Om rau nu exista. Ca intr-o societate in disolutiune fiecare individ neprivilegiat cauta numai interesul lui propriu, si prin asta deconsideratiune a interesului comun, fie el cat de bun, la urma el devine de sine rau pentru ca e-n colisiune de interese.

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Manele 2. Johnny: ‘Manelele sunt frumoase cu conditia sa le dai valoare artistica’

Vorbeam intr-un post precedent (si) despre Florin Dumitrescu si ideea lui referitoare la manele (idee care o data clarificata, e mai mult decat acceptabila pentru toata lumea). Postul lui Florin la care faceam referire era cel legat de interviul recent cu Johnny Raducanu, din Metropam→ Read more

My friend Max, Diskoteka Boom and Economics

My good old Canadian friend Max Hamon (who’s been in Romania, and particularly in Cluj, more than once and who, inter alia, beats most Romanians I know in palinka drinking,- ave, Max, morituri te salutant! – after which he becomes, invariably, the lead singer for any Phoenix or Vama Veche songs) is sending me this message:
Yesterday was a landmark day in my lessons of Romanian.  → Read more