Deluge in Kiev, and other excess stories.

Monday, 29 July, Year 11 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

meanwhile in derpistani lulz :
it just rained for maybe 15-20 minutes
(admittedly kinda hard) and...
kiev is now flooded,
foot tall waves in the "street"

But before we get to this secondi flooding documented on Trilema...




Very nice sushi joint ; the quantity of quality eateries in Kiev is mindblowing, especially after the sadness called Minsk.


Here's me handling the derpiest currency in the current world (other than Argentina's, of course).

The first time I visited with my local banking agent, he was more than happy to satisfy my "larger denominations, please" by breaking out his stock of 500 grivna bills (worth about 0.002 BTC each), blowing the dust off of them and then adding some 200s to meet the (very modest) sum I was there for. Yesterday however... he was out of anything besides the 200s, apparently the highest denomination genuinely circulating here -- I'm guessing that stock of 500s was really for decorating the Christmas tree, or set aside for ritual use during the biennuial Bankerissance Faire, or who knows, kept as a prop for when TV crews need to do one of those utterly meaningless "illustrations" for news stories.

In any case, a modest restaurant meal for three comes to eleven bills, it's like paying in leaves.




This is what Summer showers look like here.






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  1. The count is completely innacurate, there's pics of washed away bridges and roads and so on. []
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  1. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Monday, 29 July 2019

    In other holy fuq #derpistan : "sturgeon roe" also widely available in Kiev convenience stores. Looks, approximately, like genuine Minsk variety (though the white/black proportion seriously altered towards white) ; isn't, however, roe. At all. It is nude & rude Argentinistani fake!

  2. IIRC the Ukrs actually pioneered "petro-caviar". Was already pestilence in early '90s, there.

  3. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Monday, 29 July 2019

    Fucking terrible.

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