The Big Takeover


It’s over — we’re officially, royally fucked. No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far.

I just read this. Recommended for those of you who consider understanding business talk a quest akin to learning Arabic or Mandarin. Or those curious as to how it is we find ourselves having the dreams of our youth interrupted for two years because the global economy is having a Britney Spears-type breakdown, getting out of cabs without underwear and shaving its head, etc.

Now, as always with a good piece of writing, I have stalked the author and fallen in love. Hmmm Russia! Insulting the religion of my birth! A freelance writer. Oh, living on the edge. So dangerous, so mysterious.

Back to this though. You should read it. It’s a modern-day Machievillian tale and it’s a good read.


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2 Responses to “The Big Takeover”

  1. Marmalade Says:

    That is some frightening shit. Thank God I only casually invest in dingy Jakarta pubs. Hmmm, where are those share certificates? Must have put them somewhere ‘safe’ when I was drunk.

  2. lovelli Says:

    Hey! Rereading this on the second day of January while listening to the OST of Velvet Underground with Ramen Girl on the telly and my new cat Scourge sniffing over the ground beneath her feet, the article is making more sense.

    Without any dictionary in hand, I finally get the You Don’t Get It part, although I had to read it seven times to really understand why the advertisement on the right side of the online article had to repeat the same question over and over again.

    Not that I have the answer though.

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