24.08.2017 PWT 34-2017 Back to Planet Earth

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Weekly transmission 34-2017 presents:

Vostok 3 meet Vostok 4 (ship-to-ship communications in space) II

Weekly Drawing by Théophile Bouchet: Back to Work next week VI

Yuri Gagarin (First Cosmonaut and First person in space) 1

Vladimir Komarov (First pilot of a in spacecraft) 2

Andriyan Nikolayev back to Earth (Third Sovietic Cosmonaut) 3-6

 

ANDRIYAN GRIGORYEVICH NIKOLAYEV (1929-2004)

Third Soviet cosmonaut. He was an ethnic Chuvash. Nikolayev flew on two space flights: Vostok3 and Soyuz 9. His call sign in these flights was Falcon (Russian: Со́кол). On both, he set new endurance records for the longest time a human being had remained in orbit. He also served as backup for the Vostok 2 and Soyuz 8 missions.

On 22 January 1969, Nikolayev survived an assassination attempt on Leonid Brezhnev undertaken by a Soviet Army deserter, Viktor Ilyin.

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PWT 34-2017 Back to Planet Earth

17.08.2017 PWT 33-2017 IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE (Écorcheurs et bouchers hippophages)

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (On achève bien les chevaux)

Horse Meat is the Culinary Name for Meat Cut from a Horse

Écorcheurs et bouchers hippophages (French text)

Weekly Drawing by Théophile Bouchet: Friedrich Nietzsche went mad

Eleven Arystotypes: In The Slaughterhouse

… contre toute attente, les populations ne se pressèrent pas dans les boucheries hippophagiques.

 

PWT 33-2017 They Shoot Horses, Don’t They

 

Pendant le terrible hiver du Siège de Paris 1870-1871, les autorités distribuèrent la viande de 65.000 chevaux.

Dans Choses vues, Victor Hugo note : « Ce n’est même plus du cheval que nous mangeons. C’est peut-être du chien ? C’est peut-être du rat ? Je commence à avoir des maux d’estomac. Nous mangeons de l’inconnu” (30 décembre 1870).

Access to Les Garçons Bouchers, « Carnivore », 1988 clip :

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29.06.2017 Thursday 29 June. PWT 26-2017 Moscow in the Time of Alexandre Dumas & Theophile Gautier (For the pleasure of 2017 Kolomna symposium attendees)

As Theophile Gautier told, Moscow was then « a total surprise for visitors, painters or daguerrerian artists had produced scarce images ». Ferdinand Bureau deserves a special attention, his photographs are among the very first representations of Moscow, only a few years after Roger Fenton’s.

We still do not know if Ferdinand Bureau (1813-1893) is a relative of the French Bureau family of photographers: Stanislas Victor Bureau (1806-1888), Victor Stanislas Bureau (1833-unkn.), Palmyre Stanislas dit Léon Bureau (1838-unkn.), Jean-Albert Dumaine. A fashionable newspaper relates that Ferdinand angaged and married in Moscow Xaverine-Henriette-Octavie, daughter of colonel St-Sclair, of Scottish origin).

PWT 26-2017 Changing Places Moscow in the 1850s