die theresienwiese ist nicht die achse der welt - auch wenn der ein oder andere in den vergangenen wochen fest daran geglaubt hat, die drehung der welt intensivst vernommen hat und die apokalyptischen marien- und biererscheinungen in den reihen unzähliger mitpilger aus aller welt vernahm. die bierzeltgasse ist nicht der äquator, die bavaria keine anzubetenden gottheit und die seichten anhöhen an den flanken der bavaria sind kein unüberwindbarer gebirgskamm, selbst wenn es sich in bierseeliger umnachtung so angefühlt haben mag.
im zuge dessen, dem irrglauben erlegen, dass sich das zentrum unserer erdenzivilisation zwischen paulskirche, poccistrasse und verkehrsmuseum befindent, würden folgende menschen gerne ihren wohnsitz in die nähe dieses epizentrums der völkerverständigung verlegen. andere werden durch die gentrifugalkräfte des münchner teufelsrades aus dem zentrum des rotierenden wohnzirkuses geschleudert und fallen über den rand der erdscheibe hinab - in der der hoffnung in einem see aus starkbier oder einer wolke aus zuckerwatte zu landen.
Which painter painted which painting - art history for dummies
Welches Bild stammt von welchem Maler – Kunstgeschichte leicht gemacht
Wir alle müssten viel mehr über das Werk der alten Meister wissen. Es geht dabei nicht nur um Malerei sondern auch um Geschichte und Gesellschaft (im Wandel). Aber weder wir noch Ihr sind in der Lage, einen Cézanne von einem Littbarski zu unterscheiden. Zum Glück hat uns Kunsthistoriker und redditor DontTacoBoutIt eine kleine Übersicht zusammengestellt, anhand derer wir ganz grob mitreden können. Das ist doch schon mal ein Anfang.
If the images have a dark background and everyone has tortured expressions on their faces, it’s Titian.
Ten Reasons Why I Hate Cleaning My Apartment
- The time it takes. Even though I only have to take care of 45m², I am still busy for two hours if I really, really, REALLY make an effort.
The time it takes to gather enough motivation to do it. Add another two hours to those mentioned above, plus at least one day in advance of mentally preparing for the cleaning session.
- It is a sisyphean undertaking. You have to do it all over again in a couple of weeks.
- You don’t get better at it. Okay, I got more efficient during those years I have been living by myself. But I don’t feel like I ever really leveled up. My technique still sucks.
- You always forget something. No matter how thoroughly you clean, you’ll always find a spot that you missed, when you are proudly walking through your apartment once you’re done.
- It never looks the way it does after Mom cleaned. This must be something mothers develop during pregnancy. The cleaning trigger. Everything looks brand new when she is done. It looks OK when I am done.
- The obsessive cleaning behavior. Every time I clean my apartment from A to Z, I end up doing something extra that is completely superfluous, like reeling up and strapping the cables of small gadgets that rest and rot in a box.
- The smell. The whole apartment, including myself, smells like a wild potpourri of cleaning agents.
- The awkward behavior afterwards. For the first few days after a cleaning session, you take extra good care of not messing anything up, because it’s all so clean and you want to keep it that way.
- You scold visitors. When all is shiny, your visitors need to appreciate and respect that. Take off your shoes! Don’t put your glass there! Use a napkin! Do you really have to use the toilet?
- The good intentions. Alright, next time, I’ll clean up immediately after cooking. I’ll do a quick cleaning session every weekend. I’ll wipe the tiles after the shower, so the limescale can’t settle.
EXTRA: there is a column in the German Süddeutsche Zeitung, which is called “gefühlte Wahrheit”; literally “the perceived truth” (example). Mine is:
The reason why single people live in small apartments:
- 2% Less room = less furniture = more cozy
- 8% Less room = less heating = less heating costs
- 90% Less room = less dirt = less cleaning
Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.
What is creativity? An omnibus of favorite definitions and explanations by celebrated thinkers, including Ray Bradbury, Charles Eames, Maya Angelou, Malcolm Gladwell, Albert Einstein, David Byrne, Marcel Duchamp, Chuck Close, Maurice Sendak, and Austin Kleon, who created the above artwork.
R.U. a Cyberpunk?
Heady times, the 1990s. Before we all realised that technology is there to send our details to the NSA, there was a brief flowering of libertarian cyber-utopian fantasies that, armed only with a Palm Pilot and a copy of the jargon dictionary, you too would be able to defeat the system.
A feature from the contemporary Mondo 2000 magazine captures this perfectly - which the added bonus of fashion styling from Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction.
I just emptied my brain with this blog post. (via The Art Of Gifting & Mists And Mysteries, A New Series Of Paintings (In 2469 Words) | Sinaspace.net | Sports, Inspiration, Notes, Arts)
Do you know that feeling? I was in the middle of doing something (laundry, as a matter of fact; and preparing the packages for KleiderKreisel, a trading platform for clothes and accessories, which I have to send out tomorrow), but then some kind of inspirational flash hit me and all the pieces for this blog post fell into place. So here we go!
13 Things It’s Time To Stop Avoiding — 8. Understanding that “happy” doesn’t mean not having problems, it just means being able to deal with them.
You have to stop avoiding the fact that happiness is something you find within yourself even if you’re in the trenches of life; it’s not something that will come upon you when you’re out of them.
Best quote on coffee that has ever been enunciated: “it’s like a hug in a cup.”
The entire Sandman Slim series—five books as of July and a sixth on the way—came out of two sentences in two different notebooks. In one notebook I found the line, “Character name: Sandman Slim.” In another book I found, “Hitman from Hell.” That’s all it took to get going.