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Croatia is...

Croatia is the Brazil of Europe...

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Vatroslav Mihacik, a football school professor and former goalkeeper, said: 'Our nickname is the Brazil of Europe because of the style we play. Conditions in Croatia are far worse than in England where you have better facilities, better pitches, experts on nutrition and physiology and so on. But we are creative. Creativity is the deciding factor in growing a good player.'

Jebem ti sve po spisku...

I recommend this article in Central Europe Review:

Fuck this Article: The Yugoslav lexicon of swear words:

http://www.ce-review.org/00/41/nezmah41.html

The article is hilarious and accurate. I never adjusted to hearing the violent swearing that is part of daily life (i.e. riding the tram) in Zagreb. I did pick up the habit of saying f***, which I had to give up for Lent to break the habit. Anger is fine, but swearing might be too violent an expression. I often miss living somewhere that people are free to have their own thoughts and expressions, including the not-nice ones.

Video won't kill the radio star

every time i see you falling, i get down on my knees and pray. i'm waiting for that final moment when you say the words that i can't say...

started the work day at 6am with a New Order song on the radio, ending it at 7pm the same way. erases exhaustion of the work in-between ...

I love the radio. The unexpected song. The right song. At the right time. At the unexpected time. Video won't kill the radio star.

(especially Radio Nigel dot com and 107.1 at U of Illinois)