понедельник, 14 февраля 2011 г.

My favourite historical & literary character

Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Freiherr von Münchhausen (11 May 1720 – 22 February 1797) (often spelled Munchausen in English) was a German baron born in Bodenwerder, who in his youth was sent to serve as page to Anthony Ulrich II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and later joined the Russian military. He served until 1750, in particular taking part in two campaigns against the Ottoman Turks. Returning home, Münchhausen supposedly told a number of outrageous tall tales about his adventures. He died in his birthplace of Bodenwerder.

According to the stories, as retold by others, the Baron's astounding feats included riding cannonballs, travelling to the Moon, and escaping from a swamp by pulling himself up by his own hair (or bootstraps, depending on who tells the story).


суббота, 12 февраля 2011 г.

Great movie and beautiful music

A serious face is not yet an indication of intellect. All stupid things in the world are being done with exactly that expression on face. Smile, gentlemen, smile!

The film became a fount of quotes for Russian people. For example: Oh Lord! Why do you have to kill a person to understand, he is alive?!

I am not afraid to look ridiculous. Not everyone can afford it.

- But I told the truth! - Hell with it, with the truth!

- But it's a fact! - No, this is not a fact. - This is not a fact? - No, this is not a fact. This is much more than that. It was right that way!

- And they said he's a smart man! - Well, people can say much more...

- Haven't you been dead? - I have.

I wish you would understand at last, that Munchhausen is famous not because he flew to the moon or because he didn't, but because he never lies!

If you're lucky to get a loving wife - you'll become a happy man. If you get a wench - you'll become a philosopher. Can't decide which is better...

And others.

Complete movie http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=514300290376545403#