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A 32-year-long view on the US by a regular European guy

In 1988 (32 years ago) I went on a student’s exchange to the US, to Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, Minnesota. In the late 1980’s everybody in my class thought of the US as the big brother of Western Europe. The big kid that would always protect us. Around this time, …

From the bottom of my heart…

My most sincere and also relieved congratulations to President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.May you find the strength to heal your country and restore the good name of the USA in the world.

Four words every terrorist should heed

Yesterday, another terrorist took the lives of innocents. Again, the little puddle of genetic waste was motivated by a selfish interpretation of religion. This time, it happened in Vienna. I love Vienna. A citizen of Vienna who witnessed the attack has uttered the best four words that should be said …

Rest in Peace, Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in the MCU has died of colon cancer aged 43. He never spoke publicly about his condition he had been battling for four years, which makes this horrible news all the more shocking. His role as Black Panther has inspired many and …

Happy birthday, Mister Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger, physicist, Nobel laureate and accidental creator of some really nerdy cat jokes and memes was born today in 1887. If you have never hear of Erwin Schrödinger up to today, please close this gap in your knowledge by going here.And here are some quantum physics related cat jokes …

Not Atompunk but Atom Tea

Here’s a nice little historical jewel for you: “The Hole in the Ground”, an informational short film about military and civil response on the home front in Great Britain in the early 1960’s. The casual stance of everybody involved is so quaint and is of course part of the propaganda …

Into the jaws of death

Listen to General Dwight D Eisenhower – Historical Recording, June 6th 1944

Today, 76 years ago, Operation Overlord started. The largest military operation by forces the current (and I use the term loosely) President of the United States would describe as “Terrorist ANTIFA”. This is an original recording by the Supreme Commander Allied Forces Europe, General and later President of the United …

That Thing with the Luminiferous Aether

Way back in the day when I was still deep in the Steampunk scene, my friend Alex and I wrote a book about the subculture, its roots, background etc. One of the background infos I provided concerned the aether, or as I usually spell it æther. You can find it …

Project Stoicism: The Life of Marcus Aurelius

The life of Marcus Aurelius is as interesting, epic and historically significant as you may expect from one of Rome’s most famous emperors and one of the few philosopher kings history has to offer. Biographics, a highly recommendable YouTube channel just released a biography of Marcus Aurelius, check it out: