August 10. All about Bragging.

What I also see is a video on Slavoj Zizek. My interest in this funny bear comes back when I hear he married a very pretty underwear model. Zizek’s paranoid hyperphilosophy is very sexy but for me just an attempt to make things sound more interesting than they are. He could tell for example that by not forgiving the nazis, by carrying along our wrath, we turn them into humans and they have won. We can’t forgive them and we can’t not forgive them. Simple and BORING. Zizek may roar for me he’s a bore. But he is obviously good with women 😉 Perhaps Mr. Zizek will one day explain why there is more to his thinking than I can see. But it is better to write children’s stories.
Also, he tells jokes like this one.
“I used to think I was a grain, and I was very afraid of chicken that would pick at me. Because of that, I went in therapy.”
-“Oh, I see. And are you cured now?”
“Yes. I know very well I am not a piece of grain, but does the chicken know it?”
The waitress has her name in Cyrillic on a small name sign. I need some time to read it and stare at the name sign. That name sign was attached to her dress just on her breast. I got away only because she was Ana and not Natascha Zacharatschitulaya Rimski-Korsakoff.
Welcome to my theory of Natural Bragging (NB). Have a seat, make yourself comfortable. One. Common topics of NB are good and bad experiences. Good experiences to the extent that they are quantifiable and bad experiences to the extent that their qualitative badness has universal appeal. Are you still comfortable out there? Two. When someone tells us about his experience, we are naturally inclined to mention the equal or superlative experience.
“Last year, I have been to China.”
-“I lived there for two years before I went to Thailand and Laos.”
“I took a boat to America.”
-“My brother sailed back and forth to America three times single-handedly.”
“I am going to climb the Zugspitze.”
-“Last time I did that in three hours.”
“I am beginning to learn some Japanese now.”
-“My cousin knows seven languages fluently and writes a phd in linguistics at Harvard.”
“Both my grandmothers died.”
-“My three grandmothers have died long ago.”
“I have lung cancer. I might die.”
-“And I have irreversible intestine cancer. I will die for sure.”
“I lost both my arms in a car accident.”
-“And I lost my mind in a poker game.”
“My wife divorced me, she left me for my son.”
-“And I overcooked my spaghetti.”
“And I was buried alive for seven days.”
-“My feet smell too.”
Hair problems are not real problems.