Today we wish Ayaan Hirsi Ali a happy birthday. She is still a figure of controversy to some, but she remains a tireless fighter for the right to equality for Muslim women. If you’ve never read anything by her, I encourage you to try Infidel or Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now.
People did not know what to make to Fantasia when it was initially released being as it was a feature-length series of animated sequences set to classical music, and was seen by some as a masterpiece while others complained bitterly about the musical arrangement, the sound quality, the price and the “grotesque” animation of some sequences. It has not been without its controversies too, although is now largely seen as groundbreaking.
The Broadway version of The Lion King is probably not nearly as widely known as the cartoon, which is understandable given the limitations of theatre as opposed to film, but it is superior in almost every way.
Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, it has snowed for the first time. Hili doesn’t like it one bit, and will soon be looking for the Door to Summer:
Hili: Is this the whole winter?A: No, just an introduction.
Hili: Czy to już jest cała zima?
Ja: Nie, to tylko zapowiedź.
Anne-Marie sent us a photo of Linux Bernie, here with Ariel to the left.
And Jerry (this has to be a first!) sent in a picture of a d*g. Yes, you read that correctly.
A cute d*g–honorary cat–in Stanley, Hong Kong. It was TINY, as you can see from the first photo. I’m not sure what breed–owners said it was a Papillon–but it was furry and very catlike. It is full grown–ten years old–and the owners told us that when it was a puppy it was HALF the size of their palm. Everyone gave it a lot of attention.