Category Archives: Talk

Talk about politics, society, science, computers, internet, psychology, and philosophy.

To Do List – buy Iceland…

To do list:

  1. Write bestseller
  2. Buy an… Iceland

No… that doesn’t sound right… hmmm…

To do list:

  1. Learn more English
  2. Write bestseller
  3. Buy a … whatever a piece of land surrounded by ocean is called…

I know, step 3 might indicate places like Britain… but then again… who knows how much it would be worth after Brexit…

I’m just saying… It could happen!

The National Nuclear Arms Association

M388_Davy_Crockett_mounted_on_Jeep_c1961Having carefully scrutinized all twenty-seven words of the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution I see nothing that would prevent the introduction of a National Nuclear Arms Association that would fiercely protect the American people’s right to arm themselves with nukes!

After all. There are Russians and North Koreans in the world!

Alas, District of Columbia v. Heller states:

“Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose”

You might have convinced me to become an American if it hadn’t been for your totally wussy amendment interpretations.

Man up!

Image: By U.S. Navy – U.S. Navy All Hands magazine May 1961, p. 21., Public Domain, Link

Date formats

Since it seems popular to create and use illogical date formats, here are some suggestions:

  • October 22 15 2018 CE 10
  • Monday 10 15 2018 CE 22 October
  • 22 2018 15 Monday CE October 10
  • 10 Monday 22 15 October 2018 CE
  • Monday 2018 CE October 15 22:10
  • 15 October 22 Monday CE 10 2018
  • 1 10 10 15 22 2018 CE

What’s the date? Well, of course, 2018-10-15 at 22:10, which happens to be (happened to be?) a Monday.

Hague Invasion Act

Did you know there’s an American law that would ultimately result in a US invasion of the Netherlands?

Oh, yeah. It’s even called the Hague Invasion Act. The response to an American citizen being arrested by an international criminal court… the ones that deal with war crimes and crimes against humanity… you know, like genocide…

I’m not saying US lawmakers are making room for American war criminals, but it is a bit like catching your kid bringing a pack of condoms to a “sleepover with friends”… they might not need them, but you’re not going to take any prisoners on that one.

Things that will kill you

Things that will kill you:

  • Three minutes without air
  • Three days without water
  • Three weeks without food
  • …oh, and Three hours without coffee… right? 😀

But there are always exceptions:

  • In cold water, there are reports of survival up to an hour without oxygen. Freedivers manage up to four and a half minutes (22 minutes when not diving to depths), helped by the mammalian diving reflex (and some preparation like oxygen saturation)
  • And if you’re unfortunate enough to be in an Austrian prison in the 70ies, you may have to try to survive without water for 18 days… although, there may have been some wall licking going on there…
  • If you are overweight, you can survive much longer than twenty one days without food
  • The coffee, however, that’s an absolute! 🙂