Fruits of an absent mind

Friday, April 1, 2011 at 21:12 | Posted in life | Leave a comment

Due to a memory failure earlier this week I ran out of toilet paper this morning and had to inspire. At the corner store, buying – among other essentials – toilet paper, I detected that I had forgotten to pick my new bank debet card and the old one had meanwhile expired. I was lucky enough to have just enough cash for my shopping. Now I should have no problem to remember what I need to do the first thing on Monday.

Real life is harmful

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 16:48 | Posted in internet, life | Leave a comment
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Related to a discussion about winter weather and road conditions, I searched up a post in this blog a few years back. Embedded in the post is a YouTube video about slippery road conditions in Seattle. The video shows cars bumping into each other as drivers in Seattle are not accustomed to snow and ice on the streets and accordingly have no idea of the appropriate usage of winter tires.

As I tried to watch the video I was encountered with this screen, much to my amazement:

Come on, YouTube! Consequences of human behaviour are often harmful and driving on an icy street without proper tires can certainly have harmful effects but I am buffed to learn that YouTube has a policy of banning coverage of real life situations as they may occur. They obviously have a lot of censoring to be done to turn 100 % of the content into harmless fairy tale with no connection to real life.

Oh, and while I am at it, how harmful is the activity depicted in this clip, so far unbanned and watched by more than 100.000 times? I am adding a screan capture just in case the clip gets removed.

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It is pizza time

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 9:09 | Posted in life | Leave a comment
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Having a bite of pizza may not be the healthiest thing to do but it is worth not taking the hazard too seriously.

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Youth revisited

Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 2:21 | Posted in life | 1 Comment

Getting old is a part of life and not as bad as one could think. If you can cope with what you used to do back at your early years, just go for it!

via Birgit

Instant success is a disaster

Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 20:56 | Posted in life | Leave a comment

This clip gives us several examples of great persons who have been written off as failures just to achieve something unique later on. If failing is life then an instant success must be equal to a disaster.

via Fischbowl

Is it an agony?

Monday, August 25, 2008 at 19:20 | Posted in life | Leave a comment

via Gerd and Apartment Therapy Los Angeles

This sign has apparently been posted in an appartement building by an annoyed (or perhaps frustrated) neighbor. Can it really be an agony to hear sound proof of the existance of carnal life at your neighbors? I do not think so.

I have fortunately gotten rid of the real annoyances among my neighbors. Like the guy three floor above who could stay sober and quiet for a month or two but then out of the blue he drank himself stupid and at an inevitable stage of his intoxication he picked up his acoustic guitar and strted playing with full volume. It could last anything between 10 minutes or 10 hours until he eventually fell off. To be fair I must admit that he played pretty well but that is of little consolation at three in the morning if you went to bed for half an hour ago or were sitting at your computer writing a story.

Did we try to talk to our musical neighbor? We sure did but it was less than useful because he was sober when addressed about the issue. He naturally admitted and apologized and promised never to do it again. And he kept that promise until he was no longer sober. Enough of us eventually became fed up and so the guitar playing occasional drunkie had to move away. I was never asked to sign the petition and I do honestly not know if I would have.

During the 15 years I have lived at my present location I have had all sorts of noisy neighbors, including those who are not happy with the surface of their flat. Sounds of nail hacking and hole drilling have been on and off at all hours of the day. Those were agonies at the time but fortunately all of the repair happy neighbors are all done with their flats here and they have sought and found themselves another appartment to hack and drill in.

As for somewhat audible sex, I take it as a part of life, a happy part, I might add. I am happy for my neighbors who are having a good time. They are in the most part not athletic enough to carry on for extensive periods of time. At least I know that I would not be likely to face complaints for the same reason if it went to that.

Which I sure hope it did a bit more often. ūüėČ

Arthur C Clarke’s birthday message

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 15:43 | Posted in life | Leave a comment
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Just take nine minutes to listen what Arthur C Clarke has to say on his 90th birthday. This man has seen all there is to see in this World, both with his own eyes and in his splendid mind.

via Mark

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