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history

I wondered how one could possibly talk about history with their kids, at least from the part where beer-loving Gutenberg thought of using the wine press to make books, of all things. It’s obvious why he did it – he hated wine! But that’s besides the point. If he didn’t ever come up with such a crazy idea, … Continue reading

image culture

Photos of sunbathing royal breasts, political caricatures, religiously offensive videos, political mayhem, war, famine, death; magical mascaras, mouth-watering burgers, porn for any taste and age, protestors, injured, dead, each one telling their concrete story out of their habitat: the image – still or moving. WELCOME to the Image Culture, ladies and gentlemen, toddlers and adolescents! … Continue reading

insanity

Anders Breivik has been declared sane and is sentenced to a maximum of 21 years in prison (ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years). This is the person who, last year, killed 77 people in Norway. 21 years sentence? That makes his stay in prison, on average, 3 months per every person he has … Continue reading

bins

I don’t have the habit of peeking in the bins, especially when I’m on a holiday (with no intention of sounding arrogant or posh), but this one caught my eye and made me think of irony and alternatives. By sticking those labels on the bins, the local council has really taken good care of warning … Continue reading

luck

On luck: “I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages” – a US cartoonist At least for Mr. Tsutomu Yamaguchi it would feel that way. Here, we drive for an afternoon stroll, my husband, our kids and I, and in the dullness of a very ordinary afternoon, my husband tells me this story … Continue reading