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Tyre vs Tire Or Summer vs Winter

Pics as follows: 2017 Mini Clubman jacked-up for tyre change Michelin CrossCountry all-weather tyres; the ones with the sticker on the top tire Bridgestone “Run-Flats” with around 5000km on them after being removed and now in my basement on top of a flat/folded moving box ready for sale or whatever else their fate has in […]

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German Confusion Or Re-Inventing The F-Bomb

No. Seriously. To get by in #Eurowasteland, especially since I’m gonna need some dental work soon, I sometimes sell cheese or sell t-shirts that sell cheese. -Rant on T

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Missing The Hitch

“Given this overwhelming tendency to stupidity and selfishness in myself and among our species, it is somewhat surprising to find the light of reason penetrating at all. The brilliant Schiller was wrong in his “Joan of Arc” when he said that “against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.” It is actually by means of […]

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Everything Is A Joke Until It Isn’t

Subtitle: Thoughts on re-read of Milan Kundera’s The Joke (the 1982 English translation) “Optimism is the opium of the people! A healthy atmosphere stinks of stupidity! Long live Trotsky!” -from The Joke by Milan Kundera According to Ludvik the quote above is from a postcard he sent to woman of interest as a joke. I […]

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Gourmet Festivals And Bee Stings

The bourgeoisie have been let loose, dear worst-reader. This weekend in D’dorf was the yearly Gourmet Festival. The entire K√∂nigsallee is filled with all kinds of food stands, food trucks, etc., where you can indulge in fine dining galore or examine fancy-built grills. You can even be astonished at a “farmed” yellow fin tuna from […]

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Worst-Writer Clairvoyance Or Conspiracy Cupcake Premonition

Disclaimer 1: I started this worst-post with something in mind and didn’t quite get to where I wanted or hoped to go. Posting it anyway because, well, worst-writer can. Good luck. Disclaimer 2: If you want to get to the nitty-gritty about why the above pics are here, move down to Moving On. Disclaimer 3: […]

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The Glory Hole Of Rubbernecking And The Only Voice Spoken For You

Loved it when Robert De Niro took a moment at this year’s Tony Awards and said what need be said. I’m worst-writing, of course, about his vivid criticism and ornery dismay of a world where Donald J. Trump, aka President Stupid, is for real. But then again where could the GOP, republicans, conservatives and their […]

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Nothing Pretty About Them At All

At a place where I walk Beckett, the killer pug, is this little body of water that is filled with all kinds of weird algae (due to the extreme summer heat), ducks and swans. Two of the swans are kinda there permanently–as I can see from tags on their webbed feet. These two swans are […]

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There Are A Few Adults In The Room

Ever since the Golf War started (1990-91) I’ve lost a lot of respect for the US Military. On the other hand, I respect the economically conscripted soldiers and sailors and airmen. When I lived in Wiesbaden, I thoroughly enjoyed US military company that allowed me to stay in touch with my beloved & missed #Americant. […]

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The Whole Thing About His Trip To CA USA In The 70s

Yeah, having an Eco morning. -Rant on T

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Battle of Communications

“The battle for the survival of man as a responsible being in the Communications Era is not to be won where the communication originates, but where it arrives.” -Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality, Towards a Semiological Guerrilla Warfare But seriously. If/when the communication arrives at the #Americant in the comfort of his credit card, never-paid-for […]

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The Darnedest Things Around

Brisk walk this morning… No. This afternoon. Yeah, had brisk walk this afternoon.¬†Nomatter. Get a load of that elbow, dear worst-reader. The left elbow of the dude with the fancy pig head. I’ve been passing by that Baroque building and statue for almost three years now. Never noticed the strange position of the elbow, though. […]

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Uncode Yourself – Before It’s Too Late

Subtitle 1: It’s Too Late! Subtitle 2: Thoughts on re-read of Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom. “The Liberal conceives of men as imperfect beings. He regards the problem of social organisation to be as much a negative problem of preventing “bad” people from doing harm as of enabling “good” people to do good; and, of […]

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Not A Train Buff

Short pause while biking yesterday. -Rant on T

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Shame And Delusion = Everything Goes From Wrong To Wronger, Stupid to Stupider

Yeah, I bad mouth my (home) country. But do I do it more than Zack Mayo? No, of course not. Then again, unlike Zack, I won’t go on to become a fighter pilot that will probably be bombing defenceless people at the behest of really, really, ugly rich white people. And on that note, I […]