Monthly Archives: August 2013

Charlie, it was really nothing

A clever designer combined the lyrics of The Smiths with the Peanuts strips and the results are hilarious. Well, at least for anyone who loves both Morrissey and Charlie Brown. The combination is so perfect that you have to ask, … Continue reading

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The cult of self-esteem

An interesting article in the Atlantic talks about the cult of extreme self-esteem that pervades many recent cartoons and, to a large extent, American culture in general. “You can do anything”, the films say, “as long as you dream enough.” … Continue reading

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The future is dumb

Professor Satoshi Kanazawa is on the news again, with a study showing that intelligent women tend to have less children. And the reason, according to him, is that they decide it is not worth the time and effort. So, according … Continue reading

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Philosophy and love

Someone sent me a link for a book about “great philosophers who failed at love“. I’m not sure what to make of it. It is true that many philosophers, despite their great intelligence, had a complicated love life, to say … Continue reading

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Crush #17

I was in High School. I was in love with her, but I never told her. We were not even friends, just classmates, we talked only every now and then. Sometimes she didn’t even say hello. That day, I saw … Continue reading

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Making a documentary

Making a documentary is hard. There is so much work involved. So many things that can go wrong. And all the time you think, is this really worth it? What is really what I want to say? I directed a … Continue reading

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The girl and the diving horses

I found out┬átoday about the diving horses. Apparently, this was a popular spectacle in Atlantic City from the 1905 to 1978. Then last year someone tried to organize the stunt again, but was blocked by animal rights activists. It is … Continue reading

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