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The idea that a handbag has something to do with style was backed up by a spokesman for Jimmy Choo, who said that if you have good shoes and a good bag you will look right. Rubbish. If you are fat and you have only one tooth there’s no handbag in the world that will mask the problem, unless you wear it over your head. And I don’t recommend that because if you put your head in a handbag it would take two years to find it again.

For crying out loud!: The world according to Clarkson (Jeremy Clarkson)

Spirituality: the last refuge of a failed human. Just another way of distracting yourself from who you really are.

Napalm and Silly Putty (George Carlin)

 “Does it work? Are they happier ?” “Sometimes. Mostly, no. It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”

The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)

Instead of warning pregnant women not to drink, I think female alcoholics ought to be told not to fuck.

Napalm and Silly Putty (George Carlin)

IT’S BECAUSE OF THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE.
“What’s that?”
I’M NOT SURE.

The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)

Behaviour in offices and toilets

Does this fit your office behaviour?

Basically, there are three trays: In, Out, and Shake It All About;
the last one was where he put everything
he was too busy, angry, tired, or bewildered to do anything about.
Terry Pratchett, Snuff

And, talkin about behaviour:

In the scientific world, the Not-Invented-Here bias is fondly called

the toothbrush theory.

The idea is that everyone wants a toothbrush,
everyone needs one, everyone has one,
but no one wants to use anyone else’s.
Dan Ariely, The Upside of Irrationality

Besides that? Nothin happens. Not really. Writing my book, hoping it gets finished SOMEDAY (anyday!), preferably befor this years photokina, and playing around with a few cameras. oh, and working, of course 😉

Added on Friday and a Tip.

samstagmorgen josephina (9)
So, what are you doing?
Really?
Nooo!
Tell me more!

Actually, that’s a lie -I am not interested and currently I’m trying to get the Comments-Field out of wordpress. And since the Theme isn’t quite standard, that isn’t easy. If you want to know why – I just don’t care about comments anymore, at least on websites (every website). So, if you wanted to ask. Just saying.

So, what else? Read somethin good lately? (If you answer „No, I rarely read“ – Get the fuck out. Now.) I have, but it isn’t exactly a discovery Iain Banks is and Old-Time-Favourite, even though the Wasp Factory was to harsh fpor my tastes. But for example „Against a Dark Background“ was fun – with Passages like: “Aah…Yes, and how does madam wish to pay?” She slapped her credit card on the counter. “Eventually.”

Also from this novel:

“Power today rests in the hands of the lawyers. Those whose function it ought to be merely to help regulate have—following the failure of nerve in those with the rightful claim and historical provenance required for leadership—come instead to legislate. By their very nature, they will ensure that having taken the reins of power into their hands, they cannot legally be wrested from them. What has to be remembered by those who care for the future as well as the history of our species is that law is no more than an abstraction of justice; an expression of a society’s political will and philosophical conceptions. Truth, right and justice are processes, not states. They are dynamic functions which can only be expressed and understood through action…And arguably the time for action is fast approaching. Thank you.”