Archive for November, 2006

Mensch Janosch über Sprache

November 28th, 2006

Aus Janoschs Wörterbuch der Lebenskunst (München 1995):


Wahrscheinlich gäbe es weniger Unheil auf der Welt, wäre dem Menschen nicht das Wort gegeben. Mit dem er lügt. Und verdreht. Ein Hund kann gar nicht lügen.

Don’t make me cry

November 27th, 2006

Ratta pointing out Dont make me cry

It’s all surface

November 26th, 2006

Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. (Oscar Wilde)

Even if it sounds like facts it’s still stories.

Of course, true facts always surface.

Because, lies are anything but surface.

That is not is not

November 21st, 2006

That that is is that that is not is not.

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Tricking myself in the morning

November 20th, 2006

Often, when I wake up in the morning still tired and dizzy I try to move my brain into gear by thinking about what was, what is, and what I might perhaps possibly do if I managed to get up after all. Since I do know that I really should get out of bed I confine my thinking to, you know, important issues, urgent stuff, and things that matter.

Today, I caught myself thinking that all this thinking between alarms is only my brain trying to trick myself. Actually, I realized that it’s my body who manages to get my brain to do as if it could really utilize the alarm clock’s snoozer time to the best. Like every 5 minutes thinking (half asleep) in bed is as good as 5 minutes out of bed, and getting things done (even half asleep).

Apparently, I was quite awake (or my mind is already so twisted) because I did also realize that I am a liar trying to trick myself by sincerely thinking about how my body and mind are trying to trick myself.

What this is

November 18th, 2006

This is a SURFACE

Really be dishonest

November 15th, 2006

The following conversation took place at Calvin and Hobbes’ family (see today’s cartoon at gocomics). Calvin to his mother:

I want the last piece of pie. Don’t divide it up. I want it all to me.

Calvin’s mother:

Don’t be selfish, Calvin.


So the real message here is “be dishonest”?

Of course it is. That’s why we are :)


The self I seem to be today

November 14th, 2006

Arlo Guthrie performed a concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on November 10, 2006. At some point during the show, host Dan Reed quoted Arlo Guthrie’s website quote of the day:

The me I used to think of as being myself
has slowly been replaced by the self I seem to be today.
— Arlo Guthrie

Then, Dan asked Arlo: I think it deserves an explanation, perhaps!? And, Arlo explained:

Well, that’s nice of you. You know, if these things need an explanation there’s no point in doing them. I would have just put the explanation in and forgot the quote.

Dan: End of quote.