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Posted in industry, opinions, prominent persons, work by questionabletopic on Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Palin daughter sues for custody. ROFL.

Posted in amazing, anthropology, culture, political correctness, politics, PR, prominent persons, story by questionabletopic on Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Palin daughter sues for custody.

The custody battle between Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin became public last week when two Superior Court judges issued orders unsealing the court record and denying the use of pseudonyms to protect the feuding parents’ identities.

A Dec. 23 order from Judge Kari C. Kristiansen denied Palin’s motion to close the proceedings and opened the case file to public access, while an order issued the same day by Presiding Judge Sharon Gleason denied Palin’s request to use John and Jane Doe in place of Johnston’s and her own real names.

On Nov. 4, Palin filed for sole custody of Tripp Johnston-Palin, the former couple’s son, who celebrates his first birthday today. Kristiansen initially issued temporary orders limiting access to the case file and allowing the parties to file under pseudonyms.

Johnston wasn’t playing along, however. In an opposition to Palin’s motion for a gag order, Johnston’s attorney, Rex Butler, said: “Simply put, this matter is public in nature, the courts are not refuges for the scions of the elite to obtain private dispensation of their legal matters because the public at large has an interest in the proceedings.”

There’s another factor in the mix, of course: Palin’s mother, former governor Sarah Palin, with whom Johnston has repeatedly locked horns in the press, and from whom he claims to fear retaliation.

“I do not feel protected against Sarah Palin in a closed proceeding,” Johnston said in an affidavit accompanying Butler’s filings. “I hope that if it is open she will stay out of it. … I think a public case might go a long way in reducing Sarah Palin’s instinct to attack and allow the real parties in this litigation, Bristol and I, to work things out a lot more peacefully than we could if there is any more meddling from Sarah Palin.”


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Обмеженість вибору – фільмові цитати

Posted in films & animation, quotations by questionabletopic on Sunday, May 4, 2008

Пригадав нещодавно дві цитати із фільмів, які підтверджують обмеженість варіантів в реальних життєвих умовах:

1. Figth Club (David Fincher)


Tyler Durden: Now, a question of etiquette – as I pass, do I give you the ass or the crotch?

2. The Last Boy Scout (Tony Scott)

The Last Boy

Alley Thug: All right, you want it in the chest, or the head?

Оксфордский словник цитат (вибране)

Posted in prominent persons, quotations by questionabletopic on Saturday, April 26, 2008

Эпоха в афоризмах: чем примечательно новое издание “Оксфордского словаря цитат”

В Великобритании вышло свежее переиздание “Оксфордского словаря современных цитат”, которое дополнено рядом интересных новых статей, пишет газета The Independent.Издание составило подборку наиболее ярких высказываний самых разных людей. По замыслу, эта коллекция должна составить картину современной жизни во всех ее красках. (Полный текст на сайте

Дуглас Адамс, английский писатель: Время – это иллюзия. Время досуга – иллюзия вдвойне.

Альфред Адлер, австрийский психолог: Воевать за свои принципы всегда легче, чем не отступаться от них в обычной жизни.

Памела Андерсон, канадская актриса: Когда тебе не нужно оправдывать высокое мнение о себе, ты никого не можешь разочаровать. Стоит ответить на вопрос не односложно, а полным предложением – и ты уже гений (о положительной стороне ситуации, когда масса народу считает тебя “глупенькой блондинкой”).