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February 07 2013

Not all German-style board games are German, and not all German-style games are board games. As a result, various other names have been offered for the class. Eurogame is a common, though still imprecise, alternative label. Because most of these games feature the name of the designer prominently on the box, they are sometimes known as designer games. Other names include family strategy game and hobby game. Shorter, lighter games in this class are known as gateway games, whereas longer, heavier games are known as gamers' games.
German-style board game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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February 02 2013


Witzig ist das, was auf dem Theaterplatz stattfindet. „SemperOpenairball“, auf so einen Namen muss man erstmal kommen.

Man kann dort: Sich langsam einregnen lassen, am Public Viewing vom Ballsaal teilnehmen, Bratwurst essen, den Jubelperser geben, mitgebrachten oder überteuerten Alkohol verzehren, die Aufstellung eines Weltrekords „wagen“ (nämlich dem Auf-glattem-Pflaster-so-tun-als-ob-man-Walzer-tanzt in einer noch nienienie dagewesenen ganz großen Gruppe), oder – Höhepunkt! – mit Gotthilf Fischer-Dübel und Roberto „Blacky“ Blanco ein Lied einüben! Es handelt sich dabei um das bekannte deutsche Volkslied „Moskau, Moskau“, womit wir erstens wieder bei Putin wären und zweitens endlich den Grund in diesem Meer von Schwachsinn erreicht haben, was mit dem neuen Text des Siegelschen Gassenhauers auch bewiesen wird.

In Dresden sind wir alle weltberühmt « teichelmauke
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Prinzipiell, liebe Leser, hab ich nichts gegen sowas wie Opernbälle. Es soll doch jeder nach seiner Facon selig werden. Solange die freistaatliche Semperoper nicht auf den Kosten sitzenbleibt und den Einnahmeausfall (immerhin blockiert der Ball vier Tage lang das Haus) ersetzt bekommt, sollnse doch machen. Die Polizei tritt leider wie sonst auch kostenlos an, wenn auch nicht umsonst. Und die DVB wird ja wohl die Umleitungsaufwendungen in Rechnung stellen.

Auch die wirtschaftlichen Aspekte sind sicher nicht zu unterschätzen, grade im hochpreisigen Segment. Und die Arbeitsplätze in diesen Tagen. Und der Imagefaktor … Jaja.

Aber man kann sich ja trotzdem drüber lustig machen.

In Dresden sind wir alle weltberühmt « teichelmauke
Tags: Dresden
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January 27 2013

[Bernini's St. Theresa in Ecstasy (1645–52)] is widely considered a masterpiece of the Baroque, although the mix of religious and erotic imagery (faithful to St Teresa's own written account) may raise modern eyebrows. However, Bernini was a devout Catholic and was not attempting to satirize the experience of a chaste nun. Rather, he aimed to portray religious experience as an intensely physical one. Theresa described her bodily reaction to spiritual enlightenment in a language of ecstasy used by many mystics, and Bernini's depiction is earnest.
Baroque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

January 24 2013

It's something I did not realise until recently. I used to watch David Attenborough's nature documentaries, while listening to music, with the narration off. Recently I watched some of the same documentaries, this time hearing the commentary, and I was really shocked. He's deeply ideological. I can't pick out any specific lines - if watched them again I could - the experience was nauseating. He projects a social narrative onto what is just funny looking creatures running around and eating things. I watch nature programs to escape ideology - it only really works with the sound turned down. With the sound turned down you will notice that there are no kings in the natural kingdom - turn it up, and Attenborough presents graceful aristocrats, beasts are "majestic", hierarchies and "natural" order - and little asides "like in our world", whatever that world is.
JMRC5 @ BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - HEAVY PETTING
My gripe with a lot of these nature shows is that they are showcases for a neo-Darwinian point of view that prizes competition more than co-operation, legitimises violence and hierarchy, and suggests that humans and nature, and even species of animals and plants that have actually co-existed for hundreds of thousands of years, can't live together in the same area without some form of violent or physical conflict. In this worldview, the only legitimate and stable group that animals can live in is a family group and nothing bigger.

Ever see a nature show about African animals that had elephants, hippos, antelopes or any other species co-existing with local human communities and each species, human and non-human, adapting in their own ways to living in harmony with the other, constantly fine-tuning the balance, the humans respecting the animals' right to certain territory and performing their rituals there and the animals doing the same for the humans?

To see how our perceptions of evolution and Darwinian explanations of evolution are heavily tinted by culture and ideology, you could read what Geoff Olson has to say about these in his article about Prince Peter A Kropotkin, the 19th century Russian zoologist / geographer who argued that co-operation is as important as competition in evolution here:

and also Dean Henderson's article on the use of the neo-Darwinist competition paradigm to explain animal behaviour in the wild, present nature as brutal and dangerous and needing to be subdued, and justify human domination over nature as well as humans themselves:
NausikaDalazBlindaz @ BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - HEAVY PETTING

January 18 2013

Having spent a decade loving parody but suddenly finding themselves adults, since 1980 the Boomers have tried to attenuate parody by stripping out the satire, making Authority seem like it’s in on the joke. This is why old ads strike us as so flat-footed. But corporations can’t be funny, anymore than they can be sad, or excited. They cannot be self-aware, because there is no self.
Citizens Untied: Parody in the Age of Corporate Media | Splitsider

January 15 2013


Further reflection revealed that it’s quite impractical—nearly impossible—to make a cheeseburger from scratch. Tomatoes are in season in the late summer. Lettuce is in season in spring and fall. Large mammals are slaughtered in early winter. The process of making such a burger would take nearly a year, and would inherently involve omitting some core cheeseburger ingredients. It would be wildly expensive—requiring a trio of cows—and demand many acres of land. There’s just no sense in it.

A cheeseburger cannot exist outside of a highly developed, post-agrarian society. It requires a complex interaction between a handful of vendors—in all likelihood, a couple of dozen—and the ability to ship ingredients vast distances while keeping them fresh. The cheeseburger couldn’t have existed until nearly a century ago as, indeed, it did not.

Waldo Jaquith - On the impracticality of a cheeseburger.
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January 12 2013

Saßen mehrere Müller am gleichen Wasserlauf, so hatte herkömmlich derjenige Müller, der höher hinauf saß (Oberwasser hatte), das Recht, sein Mühlenwehr ungeachtet der tiefer ansässigen Müller nach Belieben zu öffnen oder zu schließen. Da es wegen des Wassers und der Wehre aber oft zu Rechtsstreitigkeiten der Müller untereinander oder mit der Obrigkeit kam, sind die Gerichtsbücher bzw. Gerichtsakten eine ergiebige Quelle über Müller.
Müller – Wikipedia
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January 07 2013

They Meant Well – Government Project Disasters (also available as a free pdf), a look at when procurement goes horribly wrong. Includes the R101 Airship, the Channel Tunnel, the Millennium Dome and Experience (of which remarkably little survives online), Concorde, nuclear power and the bizarre Tanganyika groundnut scheme, a post-war ‘idea to cultivate groundnuts in the British protectorate of Tanganyika’. Related, a list of white elephant projects.
A small selection of random things | things magazine
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White people hated harvesting sugar. They’re cool with it now because they can sit on big tractors and listen to Toby Keith sing about putting his boots inside an Arab’s rectum while acres and acres of cane are caught up in America’s annual sugar rapture. Then, Jesus rains down Coca Cola on us all. The natives get casinos. Guns replace our dicks, and we swim in a river of gasoline and diabetes all the way to the innernet store.
Ruthless Reviews » DJANGO UNCHAINED

January 06 2013

Make sure that you mention that Indonesia is vast, sprawling and diverse. Mention that it has 17,000 islands on the first page. Having done this you are free to write only about Java for the rest of the book.
How To Write About Indonesia | newmatilda.com
There's My Lai, Haditha, Abu Ghraib, torture in the Philippines at the turn of the century; the list goes on, and it is long. But there's no room for that on American party days. Mentioning it is like muttering Eric Clapton's "wogs speech" to a dude air-guitaring with white-man's-overbite to "Wonderful Tonight." That overbite guy is America; he does not care, bro.

That's why I wanted to spend the day listening for Kid Rock. There are lots of opinions about Kid Rock. Many of them are that he is fucking terrible.
Kid Rock Is Soul-Fucking America

January 03 2013

China Oil Painting Gallery is a well reputed painting art company in Xiamen, China.

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You can choose any image from our website and put the order online. Or Contact us for the image from you. For any painting we’ll arrange the best artist to paint when you confirm the order.

We are representing some outstanding Chinese contemporary artists’original paintings.

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Oil painting, Oil painting reproduction, Oil paintings, Art gallery, China oil painting gallery
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Die schlichte Weltsicht solcher Filme, daß jeder Konflikt mit Faust und Fuß lösbar sei, gefällt besonders jugendlichen Kickbox-Fans, die, so Claus Beissner vom DJB, "soziologisch unterstes Milieu" repräsentieren.

85 Prozent der Karate-Schüler stammen aus Arbeiterfamilien, jeder vierte gibt an, von Film und Video zu seinem Sport inspiriert worden zu sein, jeder dritte hat keine abgeschlossene Schulbildung. Der Ausländeranteil liegt mit 20 Prozent überdurchschnittlich hoch, 90 Prozent der von Goldner Befragten träumen von einem Einsatz in der Spezialeinheit GSG 9. Für das Kickboxen fehlt eine entsprechende Untersuchung, Kenner schätzen die Zahlen eher noch höher ein.

DER SPIEGEL 1/1989 - Nackte Gewalt für den Straßenkampf

Der Akt kirchlicher Selbstbereinigung gilt in West-Berlin als Pilotprojekt. Mindestens zehn Gotteshäuser, von Gemeindeschwund und Zerfall gezeichnet, dürften in den nächsten zwölf Jahren profaner Nutzung zugeführt werden.

In der Kreuzberger St.-Thomas-Kirche mit 2100 Sitzplätzen könnte ein "Kulturpalast", in der Weddinger Neuen Nazarethkirche eine "Musikakademie" entstehen. Interesse an den Gebäuden haben, bislang ohne positives Echo, moslemische Gruppen und sogar Supermärkte angemeldet. Mit der Parole SPUK ("Sport unter dem Kreuz") möchten fromme Körperbewußte im geräumten Kirchenschiff kegeln, Basketball spielen oder Kampfsport treiben - dazu die Kirchenleitung: indiskutabel.

DER SPIEGEL 11/1988 - Parole SPUK
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January 02 2013

Dear MRA'S

You have it completely wrong. Feminism isn’t about superiority about men, it’s about

S U B M I T T I N G  T O  O U R  D A R K  L O R D  S͠͞A͟T͠҉AN̡͞

mra | Tumblr

December 28 2012

Mit großem kommerziellen Schwung und "wahnsinnig guter Resonanz" (Konzertmanager Feil) wird Hip-Hop nun nach Deutschland importiert. Norman Scott, "der süße kleine Breaker aus dem Erfolgsfilm 'Flashdance'" (Anzeigentext im "Schwäbischen Tagblatt"), wurde vom "Holiday Sport-Club" nach Hechingen herübergeholt, komplette Breakdance-Crews aus den USA sollen folgen.
DER SPIEGEL 4/1984 - Der Über-Hammer

December 24 2012

...and there's no getting around that this guy is operating on a pretty high level of privilege, in terms of being able to afford this, design this, and make it inhabitable.

Which seems to be the unifying thread running through every "tiny dwelling" feature I come across, whether it be on wheels, or a fixed place. I leave with the impression that living in the tiny space is really just a "because I can" fashion option for these people, and not something created out of sheer necessity.
Thorzad @ More than meets the eye | MetaFilter

December 23 2012


In den Fastenzeiten der Kirche verzichtete man seinerzeit auf Butter, Milch und Eier. Stollenteige konnten daher nur aus Wasser, Hafer und Rüböl hergestellt werden.

Der entsprechend tranige Geschmack sorgte beim Adel zunehmend für Unmut und so wandten sich Kurfürst Ernst von Sachsen und sein Bruder Herzog Albrecht im Jahr 1430 an Papst Nikolaus V. mit der Bitte, das Butterverbot für den Stollen aufzuheben. Der Papst lehnte dies ab. Erst Papst Innozenz VIII. schickte 1491 ein als „Butterbrief“ bekanntes Schreiben, das Butter statt Öl erlaubte. Der „Butterbrief“ war an die Bedingung geknüpft, Buße zu zahlen, die unter anderem zum Bau des Freiberger Doms verwendet wurde. Der Butterbrief galt nur für das Herrscherhaus und dessen Lieferanten, wurde wohl aber bald großzügig ausgelegt.

Der Überlieferung zufolge war kam der Hofbäcker Heinrich Drasdo in Torgau (Sachsen) auf den Gedanken, den adventlichen Fastenstollen zum Weihnachtsfest mit reichhaltigeren Zutaten, wie zum Beispiel Früchten, zu ergänzen, so wurde daraus das reichhaltige Festgebäck, das wir heute kennen.

Christstollen – Wikipedia
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