31 March 2010

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Day 10b

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on March 31, 2010

Today, I thought about joining the Pirate Party. Only for a brief moment, though, because my friend and colleague ANONYMOUS asked where that party was going to take place and whether she could come too.

The discussion then moved on to remote controlled cars, helicopters (with miniature missiles), drones and US military type insects that are not insects but surveillance technology-thingies. We all unanimously agreed that we need them in our new office building (moving there end of August) which has a very broad corridor and is very spacious in general. It also has a roof with benches and umbrellas on it. The question is: will we be able to get beer on tap up there? or - more precisely - how will we get beer on tap up there?

Secretly, I am dreaming of an infinity pool, too, but I do recognize the bigger importance of beer on tap.
(me in infinity pool on roof of new office building)
and you might have guessed: today, I am thankful for alcohol!!!
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Day 10a

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on March 31, 2010

The truth is the truth is the truth

30 March 2010

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Day 9

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on March 30, 2010
What an awful day. There is absolutely nothing to be grateful for!
Except ... maybe I should be grateful for awful days. They make good or at least non-awful days look so much better.

29 March 2010

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Day 8

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on March 29, 2010
Who doesn't love an Oscar Wilde quote now and then (even though he looks a lot like Stephen Fry or the other way round). The man was full of great quotes! This one for example:

"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."

Or: "Be your self; everyone else is already taken."

Or: "The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates"


One way to become immortal is to become a quote-creator. SHe who dominates the quotes dominates life because everything is a quote (of a quote of a quote). We have lived too long and we know too much about our past: it becomes harder and harder to create something outside of the already known. Today, original is not what is new but what is quoted in an original way.

Is that a bad thing? Some people in the creative business find it utterly depressing. But why do we attribute so much value to the new (as in unprecedented)? More than anything, it is about power: the human-demiurgic power-game. If the possibility of true creation is taken from us, we are left powerless and insignificant.

And now I should conclude with something along the lines of "well, it's not so bad, because you can always redefine the new and you will be fine again" or "go home and meditate, it's all an illusion anyway". The problem is that it is bad. Sorry, Oscar Wilde, but the critical spirit does not create; it simply critisizes what is already there.

So, forget the mind. What matters is biology: The only way in which we can create something new is to plant a seed or to make a child (or both).

(oh yeah: today I'm grateful for coffee even though the biological effect was limited. Whoever invented daylight saving: let's get rid of it)

28 March 2010

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Day 7

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on March 28, 2010
Vampire Diaries sucks big time. What a load of sentimental crap! Even bad ass beauty ass Ian Somerhalder can't save that show. Can't wait for True Blood to continue, even though Allan Ball really messed up Season 2 and I fear he will do the same to Season 3.

Okay, back to the important stuff: Today I'm grateful for the Gummy Bear songs. They bring great joy into my life. I love all three of them, but if I had to choose from among them, I would probably choose CHO KA KA O, for showing us an island paradise in which green gummy bears dance with crabs.





27 March 2010

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Day 6

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on March 27, 2010

I had to think long and hard about this one: I think I am grateful for weirdness today. In all forms. Weirdness is interesting. It makes you pause and sometimes think. One of the weirdest animals I know is the seahorse. And I don't only mean the fact the this is the only animal in which the father is pregnant!

26 March 2010

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Day 5

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on March 26, 2010

Today I am grateful for Schnipo, soul food par excellence. With Ketchup, of course. There is one dish that beats Schnipo, though. It's Schnitospa: Schnitzel with Spaghetti on Tomato Sauce.

25 March 2010

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Day 4

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on March 25, 2010


Today I am grateful for the existence of the guitar solo. This is not a new love of mine: Dr. Myri Blog readers might remember a previous blog entry in which I detailed my favourite guitar solos. Unfortunately, the old Dr. Myri Blog was removed from the net (by me). The unfortunate part about it is that I don't remember now which my favourite guitar solos are!

Today's guitar solo: 'Ram it Down' by Judas Priest, 2:37-3:40
btw: Judas Priest ranks 2nd in the list of bands with all-time worst lyrics. right after Manowar.

24 March 2010

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Day 2+3

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on March 24, 2010
I did not forget to be grateful yesterday, but Morpheus got to me before I could communicate said gratefulness. This begs the question whether things not communicated are as real as thing that are communicated? anyway, yesterday I was grateful for toilets in which no classical music is played. Switzerland's leading technological university surely means well - but I'd rather pee where it's quiet.

Yesterday's gratefulness is a kind of negative gratefulness - in accordance to the concept of negative peace - because it celebrates the absence of an undesired state or thing rather than the presence of something desired. Negative gratefulness schould be avoided if possible. It feels a little bit like cheating!

Today, I'm grateful for the sun that shone on me a little from 2.35pm to 2.50.

22 March 2010

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Day 1

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on March 22, 2010

I am grateful today for ...
... warming up to "Supernatural" after all and having 4 full seasons ahead of me. I like this about myself: becoming the teenager I never was through watching Glee, Vampire Diaries, and, now, Supernatural. who knows, I might even develop a crush on Dean. they don't look like brothers at all, by the way, and it really bugs me that Dean is almost a head shorter than Sam.

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