Archive for July, 2006

the silence

July 30th, 2006

silence came quietly and unexpectedly

silence was desired
silence was welcome

again you.
once more, you.

i do not exist

it is silent

the pain gives way to silence


infinite compassion

again you.
once more, you.

where do we begin?

we never started
we never ended

infinite silence.

the you
the me
the silence

the silence” by Cairo Otaibi

No comment is a comment

July 28th, 2006

Ratta about not getting no comments

[Ratta says, it’s good to know that getting no comments is one hell of a comment.]

Take me seriously

July 27th, 2006
Cartoon by hugh macleod

Cartoon by hugh macleod

The annoying thing about people like you is the expectation to be taken seriously by people like me.

When I read you and I I am always wondering who is addressed. The author, the writer, the reader, me, you, or the story’s fictional characters? And what if I read a text to someone? Or, when I quote some text?

Maybe, I should just try to annoy myself less.

More air

July 26th, 2006

For some cooling air flow, may I suggest to visit Kühle Brise by Kochwerkstatt (German only), a blog and more with lots of cOOl and hot cOOking recipes provided by Karsten Kuhnen.

Everything is a dichotomy

July 24th, 2006

Ratta says Everything is a dichotomy

[Ratta says: Everything is a dichotomy albeit a big one.]

Philosophy of science

July 23rd, 2006

Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.

A quote attributed to Richard Feynman, though published by Steven Weinberg in Nature 330 (1987): p433-. My lying heart likes it as much as it is written from a philosophy of science’s point of view.

Sustainable disfinism

July 22nd, 2006

There are basically two ways to indulge in disfinism — the science of no definition: Don’t provide any definition, or provide a new one for each and every occasion and let everyone come up with their own. Worst of all: Make them differ only slightly. For examples see

Never do what you are told

July 21st, 2006

This coat my royal gown
A stolen hand-me-down
No need to scrape and bow
We can be heroes now
For more than just one day
Here’s how
Look both ways when crossing roads
Don’t wear slippers till you’re old
Never do what you are told

Lyrics of “Never do what you are told” by Chumbawamba. The song appeared on their 1994/1998 album “Anarchy” (amg).