Quiz for you: who are these people and why are they symbolically important?

(Hint: the monogram on the curtain.)

It's April 12, so happy Vostok 1 anniversary!

"Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!" ~Y.Gagarin

Happy Yuri's Night!

Spotted in a paper:

"The gender is a boolean attribute where 1 refers to males and 0 to females."


Next time you run into someone calling Tsipras and SYRIZA a "radical leftist" or even a "leftist", show them this picture. They are aligning Greece with the worst imperialists of the area, giving legitimacy to Netanyahu right before the election, and signing to jointly promote "energy stability" (i.e. oil and gas extraction and pipelines) in the Eastern Mediterannean. The worst kind of geopolitics and drum beating, with the worst kind of climate-destroying investments, with the worst possible partners.

I move to make the Three Billy Goats Gruff the official anti-trolling mascots.

(For those of you without three-and-a-half year olds who can't go to sleep without 3-5 stories: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Bi)

Lenin checkmates Alexander Bogdanov with Maxim Gorky looking on.

OMG they have a marionette theatre and it looks like what you think it should look like: gabriadze.com/en/o-teatre/

Coat of arms of Imereti Kingdom during the reign of king Solomon II, 1803 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_

Beautiful old school printing.

is the other face of . It's important to remember that it's ALSO utopia-punk. Here is my most intuitive example: think of a night that everyone feels safe walking around in. That pretty much sums it up, really.

But more generally: a night with the song of crickets, with friends waiting for you at the park with guitars, with lying on the ground stargazing, and with singing songs of farewell to loved comrades who came to visit but now have to return to their homes in the asteroid belt.

I recently found out about the "Semiotic Square" (see signosemio.com/greimas/semioti and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiotic ) and I've been trying to understand where fits in. This is far in as I've managed to go, starting from the category of Utopia. Can anyone help? What do people think?

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