Schlagwort-Archiv: Wahnsinn

Wahnsinnenschaft.

Just out of curiosity. I'm not trying to prove anything, by the way. I'm a scientist and I know what constitutes proof. But the reason I call myself by my childhood name is to remind myself that a scientist must also be absolutely like a child. If he sees a thing, he must say that he sees it, whether it was what he thought he was going to see or not. See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that. I'll show you something to demonstrate that later. So, the other reason I call myself Wonko the Sane is so that people will think I am a fool. That allows me to say what I see when I see it. You can't possibly be a scientist if you mind people thinking that you're a fool.

Wonko the Sane in So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish by Douglas Adams

Use it and lose it.

Meanwhile, Dr. Gokal said, he continues to pay a price for not wasting a vaccine in a pandemic. His voice broke as he counted the toll.

He lost his job. His wife struggles to sleep. His children are worried. And hospitals have told him not to come back until his case is resolved.

He spends his time volunteering at a nonprofit health clinic for the uninsured, haunted all the while by the realization that no matter what, it will still be out there: the story about that Pakistani doctor in Houston who stole all those vaccines.

“How can I take it back?” that doctor asked.

Dan Barry: The Vaccine Had to Be Used. He Used It. He Was Fired.

 

Crazly.

Nothing is as crazy as it used to be.

Oatly

Sol(d)itaire.

Realitäts-Update der Woche: Unter Windows 10 enthält nun sogar Solitaire Werbung. Mit Videos.

Weekvoorraad.

Heel gek. Ik stond hier gister nog met allemaal zakken in mijn wagentje, maar ik heb niks meer in huis.

de 39-jarige Nick in De Speld: Man iedere dag opnieuw in supermarkt voor weekvoorraad chips

Maybe add reading to the list.

If you're not riding, eating or sleeping, you're wasting your time.

Mike Hall, quoted by Emily Chappell in Where there's a will

Meergalomantropa.

Noch zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts, insbesondere nach dem Zivilisationsbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs, war das Mittelmeer Projektionsfläche für Utopien. 1933 wurde in Nizza das „Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen“ gegründet und der Dichter Paul Valéry zum Präsidenten gemacht. Atlantropa hieß das Projekt des Schwabinger Architekten Herman Sörgel, der durch den Bau von Staumauern den Mittelmeerspiegel um 120 Meter senken wollte, um so Afrika mit Europa zu verschmelzen.

Er verstand sein Projekt als Beitrag zum Weltfrieden, es sollte Afrika davor bewahren, als reiner Rohstofflieferant zu enden. Das Projekt fand großen Zuspruch, Sörgel wurde von der New Yorker Weltausstellung 1939 eingeladen. Die Nazis machten dem Projekt ein Ende. Das „Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen“ in Nizza gibt es zwar noch, es ist aber bedeutungsarm.

Doris Akrap: Europas vernachlässigtes Zentrum: Das Meer in der Mitte (taz.de 2019-08-21)

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