Monthly Archives: September 2011

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CRISIS

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CRISIS

Let’s say you fall madly in love with a woman and you want to show her how much you love her. Let’s say this woman is the kind of person who is not impressed at all by your feelings, unless of course you are going to come up with a tangible proof of your love, ... Read More »

BOOKS OF NEGLIGIBLE SUCCESS

BOOKS OF NEGLIGIBLE SUCCESS

The book industry is in crisis. People don’t read anymore and chances are if you are reading this post you are probably doomed to extinction (dinosaurs were book lovers). Last week, while browsing through some text in a second hand bookstore in Santa Barbara, I found these four pearls, published between 1970 and 1990. I ... Read More »

PSYCHO+ANAL+YSIS

PSYCHO+ANAL+YSIS

Do you have obsessions? Fears? Compulsive behaviors? Of course you do! The good news is you don’t need to be ashamed of your dark side anymore because all human beings are more or less screwed up. This fact brings us to the second good news: philosophy, and several other human studies wouldn’t have emerged if ... Read More »

CHAMPAGNE: TREAT OR THREAT?

CHAMPAGNE: TREAT OR THREAT?

Did you know that everytime you open a bottle of Champagne, 5 litres of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere? In that precise moment the cork blasts off at a pressure of 6 atmospheres: it’s a mini rocket that, every year, blinds about 500 people worldwide (stupidity is international); people who forget the simple, ... Read More »

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