“Language is my whore, my mistress, my wife, my pen-friend, my check-out girl. Language is a complimentary moist lemon-scented cleansing square or handy freshen-up wipette. Language is the breath of God, the dew on a fresh apple, it's the soft rain of dust that falls into a shaft of morning sun when you pull from ...
A country is a story to structure collective pride.
If you see a concrete block of 1000 kg you don't try to lift it up. It would be silly or even dangerous to try. Who knows their mental equivalent of that 1000 kg concrete block?
Talkshow the Carousel
Here is an idea for a talk show. The host is seated behind a small desk and in front of him, there is a guest sitting in a segment of a giant rotating disc. Only that segment, resembling a pizza slice, is visible to the audience. The segment has sound-proof walls. The first guest is ...
Corona for nihilists
After we have felt, in our bodies, that we are still worthy even if we create nothing - how would we create? The corona crisis is a special time for nihilists. The clean separation of society in essential and non-essential activities signals that money is not the only dimension of meaning that informs our political ...
Cooperative Maze Game
In these restricted times, I have played around with Scratch, a programming tool for children developed by MIT. After some tinkering I came up with a simple maze game. I decided to make the game cooperative: the players have to share their ammo to defeat the sharks and reach the next level. They have to ...
Your "talent" is not some magical force you can tap into, it has always been built up over time. You did that. Every talent you have, you have accumulated and that process started when you were conceived, in your mother's womb. "I don't have talent" is never an excuse. It is never too late to start building talent. Make the world your womb. Stay hard.
"What is the purpose of life?" "Mainly gloating over the misfortunes of others" "And you say evil comes from religion, huh?" "...And then there's irony." Christopher Hitchens
The benefits of running – right from the start
I never was much of an athlete. Think of the boy that is laughed at in school and never picked for the soccer team - you get the picture. I started running and even doing 5k, setting my goal at 10k has a markable effect. You don't need to run a marathon in order to ...
In the end, we are all big-brained monkeys with a limited capacity.
Aronia lemon slushy
Aronia is a super berry. This is not a commercial blog so I won't give you a comprehensive overview of its benefits (just follow the link already). I have read a little bit about the berry, watched some videos and came to believe it is kinda good stuff. Since it was very hot here in ...
Is literary writing the art of making cultivated loneliness feel like engaging conversation?
"A value debased and an illusion unmasked have the same pitiful form; they resemble each other and there is nothing easier than to mistake one for the other." From: The Joke by Milan Kundera
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
She who entirely accepts the fact that one man stays at home shows more signs of feminism than she who loudly proclaims that all women have to go to work.
Adorno on Facebook
The notion that every single person considers themselves better in their particular interest than all others, is as long-standing a piece of bourgeois ideology as the overestimation of others as higher than oneself, just because they are the community of all customers. [The source of "likes"] Since the old bourgeois class has abdicated, both lead their afterlife in the Spirit [Geist] of intellectuals, who are at the same time the last enemies of the bourgeois, and the last bourgeois. By allowing themselves to still think at all vis-a-vis the naked reproduction of existence, they behave as the privileged; by leaving things in thought, they declare the nullity of their privilege. - Theodor W. Adorno, quoted by Babette Babich
There are more things between foreplay and orgasm, fellatio, than dreamt of in your philosophies.