Elections The crying game
In two days, us, Israelies will cast our vote, in yet again, decisive general elections. the results of which will shape the faith of this country between the great divides: secular and messianic religious, Arabs and Jews, rich and poor, and all other arenas in which the main stage is occupied by fierce inner conflict within the buoyant Israeli society.
To cite a conclusive phrase from a good friend of mine: Let’s hope for the best, yet prepare for the inevitable, hence the tissues.
It was when I finished and sent the illustration above, for Shlomo Artzi’s column, that I remembered a drawing I did for my dear friend, Amir way back in 2014, here below:
a split gallop
From Shlomo Artzi’s weekly column in Yedioth Acharonot.
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From Shlomo Artzi’s weekly column. Yedioth Aharonot
By Michael Shermer on November 1, 2018, Scientific American
The Fallacy of Excluded Exceptions
For a documentary on horror movies that seem cursed, I was recently asked to explain the allegedly spooky coincidences associated with some famous films. Months after the release of Poltergeist, for example, its 22-year-old star, Dominique Dunne, was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend; Julian Beck, who played the preacher “beast,” succumbed to stomach cancer before Poltergeist II‘s release; and 12-year-old Heather O’Rourke died months before the release of what would be her last starring role in Poltergeist III.
The Exorcist star Linda Blair hurt her back when she was thrown around on her bed when a piece of rigging broke; Ellen Burstyn was injured on the set when flung to the ground; and actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros both died while the film was in postproduction (their characters died in the film). For the full text, click here