Saturday, September 19, 2009

And speaking of lottery.

Lotteries: The tax on failing math class.


I'm really shocked by how few people I know use RSS ! Seriously guys, it saves time and minimizes the effort to the minimum. OK, that's not 100 % true, rss makes you waste your time more efficiently, but that's still something huh ?

When comb over meets Japanese - it's either awesome or gruesome, nothing in between.


Word formation by the means of blending at its finest.
Ps. Foon or Spork ?


Friday, September 18, 2009



Monday, September 14, 2009

Once again, I caught myself on being more Asian than I previously thought. While reading the "Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru" comments section on IMDB, I stumbled upon a notion which I was previously unfamiliar with: Wabi sabi. According to wikipedia, wabi sabi is a "a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience (...) the aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" and its characteristics include "asymmetry, asperity, simplicity, modesty, intimacy, and suggest a natural process.". These ideas are so close to my hearth that it gives me the creeps to even think about them as elements of a coherent philosophy. On the other hand, Wabi sabi is so tantalizing that I will spend some time on research into it. Starting with "In Search of Wabi Sabi" with Marcel Theroux(yes, he's Louis brother)

Did You Know ...

... that Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, playing second fiddle only to water. It is in almost every culture, and there are literally thousands of varieties.


Friday, September 11, 2009

When slippers are not enough.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Quarter Life Crisis , author unknown

They call it the “quarter-life crisis.” It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things about yourself that you didn’t know and may not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now. You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren’t exactly the greatest people you have ever met, and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones. What you don’t recognize is that they are realizing that too, and aren’t really cold, catty, mean, or insincere, but that they are just as confused as you. You look at your job… and it is not even close to what you thought you would be doing, or maybe you are looking for a job and realizing you are going to have to start at the bottom and that scares you. Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and find yourself judging more than usual because you suddenly realize that you have certain boundaries in your life and are constantly adding things to your list of what is acceptable and what isn’t. One minute, you are insecure and then the next, secure. You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly, change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past for dear life, but soon realize that the past is drifting further and further away, and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward. You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you. Or you lie in bed and wonder why you can’t meet anyone decent enough that you want to get to know better. Getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic. You go through the same emotions and questions over and over because you cannot seem to make a decision. You worry about loans, money, the future, and making a life for yourself… and while winning the race would be great, right now you’d just like to be a contender. What you may not realize is that everyone reading this relates to it. We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out. And really, this is an acknowledment that you are not alone in this.

Any ideas how to fast forward to midlife crisis when you buy a sports car ?


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Every day brings a new fun fact.


This film. Watch it (And please do it with Japanese audio). As I was searching for some interesting anime, I stumbled upon this list. Grave of The Fireflies was my first choice, and what a choice it was. This is the only film that has ever made me cry my heart out, not just a tear or two but a real, long sob.

Monday, September 7, 2009

I know I sound like a youngster who just discovered deep purple, but this guy is amazing ! For those of you who don't know him, this is Louis Theroux, a British documentalist who uncovers the weird side of America. From born again Christians, to UFO hunters and wrestlers, Louis interviews the crème de la crème of crazy Americans and more.

If you like Penn & Teller's Bullshit, Sacha Baron Cohen's interviews or Michael Moore's documentaries - you will just adore Louis show - Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

It's just a matter of time.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Just when you thought that European haute couture is over the top, this happens.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tricky product placement. Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, known commonly as the Bottle Palm
[via: still me, same palm house]

Upside-down catfish, Synodontis nigriventris, is a species of catfish. It's particularly noteworthy because of its habit of swimming upside down most of the time.

[via:I found this little bugger myself while I was in Poznań's palm house]
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
— Henry David Thoreau


The not-so-perfect symbiosis