Archive of December 2013

Dec 28, 2013

With this kind of operational model, banks will continue making money even if all the bank presidents go home to sleep and you replaced them by putting a small dog in their seats.

Dec 26, 2013

[D]ie Überzeugung, daß er es "draußen im Lande" mit Millionen von Idioten zu tun hat, gehört zur psychischen Grundausstattung des Berufspolitikers.
— Hans Magnus Enzensberger (via DER SPIEGEL 20/1988 - Die vollkommene Leere)

Dec 25, 2013

Gefangen in dem engen Raum einer mobilen Toilettenkabine hat sich ein Mann im niedersächsischen Salzgitter nur noch per Notruf zu helfen gewusst. Was der Pechvogel nicht wusste: Die Kabine hat eine eingebaute Spülpflicht.

Dec 24, 2013

Yet Kalashnikov, although honoured in Russia, made very little money from his gun and once complained he would have been financially better off designing a lawnmower.

Dec 21, 2013

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Dec 20, 2013

For business reasons, I must preserve the outward signs of sanity.
— Mark Twain (1835–1910)
The world is insane. With tiny spots of sanity here and there. Not the other way around.
— John Cleese
Growing up is for losers.
— Terry Gilliam
We never say so much as when we do not quite know what we want to say. We need few words when we have something to say, but all the words in all the dictionaries will not suffice when we have nothing to say and want desperately to say it.
— Eric Hoffer
Hartnäckige Übellaunigkeit ist ein allzu klares Symptom dafür, dass ein Mensch gegen seine Bestimmung lebt.
— José Ortega y Gasset, spanischer Philosoph (1883–1955)
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