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O Elbereth Gilthoniel!

A Elbereth Gilthoniel o menel palan-diriel, le nallon
O Elbereth Starkindler from firmanent gazing afar, to thee I cry
sí di-nguruthos! A tiro nin, Fanuilos!
here beneath death-horror! O look towards me, Everwhite!

Shine your light on Ukraine and kindle its heart.

War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.

—JRR Tolkien

Russian News: like Fox without the Blonde MILFs

You might like to know what news is like in Russia. We’ve all heard about the news blackout there but what kind of messages are they receiving depends on the age and gender of the recipients. Like, what does a babushka hear or read? (Studdabuppas in Pittsburghese)

I stumbled across YouTuber Niki Proshin a couple of weeks ago. He’s still in Saint Petersburg, Russia and has been updating his subscribers on the effects of sanctions on the average person. In his most recent video, he gives us a tour of Russian news media sources, complete with helpful English translations. It’s the future of American news if the Trumpists get their wish.

There is no Ainsley Earhardt wearing a figure hugging red sheath dress, with her legs crossed demurely, sitting between two creepy beta males. She’s pretty, she’s blonde, she’s flirting with the idea of doing a Basic Instinct thing. Is she wearing underwear? Alas, we may never know.

Yeah, there’s none of that on this Russian news program. It’s big guys with bowling ball heads standing up and delivering the absolute truth with a straight face.