“When I get bigger, bigger enough to go somewhere by myself, I want to go to a land that’s far away. I want to go to a far away island. I want to go to an island that has no people. I want to go to an island that was no pain or sadness. There are no adults, children, classmates, teachers or my mom on that island. On that island, I can climb a tree when I want to climb, swim in the sea when I want to swim, and sleep when I want to sleep. On the island, I think about the town that I left behind. Kids go to school, as if nothing has changed. Adults go to the office, as if nothing has changed. When I think about the town without me, I fell a sense of relief. I want to go far, far away.” - by Kayo Hinazuki
Tags: satoru, kayo, the town without me, boku dake ga inai machi, butterfly
Coffee-without-milk instead of coffee-without-cream serving movie scene from Ernst Lubitsch’s black and white classic “Ninocka” is one of Slavoj Žižek’s all time favorite anecdotal examples that Slovenian marxist-lacanian philosopher uses to illustrate.. well, basically all sorts of things, the complex functioning of Jacques Lacan’s “objet petit a” (object small a) topological concept being only one of particulars. Thus the idea of an imaginary creamers brand designed to let you enjoy your morning coffee neither with cream (or milk) nor just plain but specifically with-without-cream which is already whole other cup of coffee – just the way you like it!
Tags: ernst, lubitsch, ninotchka, ninocka, coffee
Numbers - such as monetary figures or statistics - without context are dangerous and often used to mislead and/or sensationalize. This is a problem both in politics and mainstream media, and science reporting. Spread awareness!
Tags: economist, psychology, accounting, accountant, politics