Why?!

May 4, 2009

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anarchists for Obama

“”Doublethink” means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them”

- George Orwell

unsorted pictures

April 21, 2009

As of today, I’ve taken over 1,400 pictures. Here’s an unsorted sampling:
Liège

Liège

Where I do my grocery shopping.
Where I do my grocery shopping.
Near the train station in Osnabrück.
Near the train station in Osnabrück.
I discovered yesterday that I can take still photos from video.
I discovered yesterday that I can take still photos from video.
Statue of Max Planck in Berlin.
Statue of Max Planck in Berlin.
Berlin
Berlin
It's pronounced 'foox'.
It’s pronounced ‘foox’.
Mustachioed Gentleman's Brown Rice
Mustachioed Gentleman’s Brown Rice
In Osnabrück.
In Osnabrück.

 

This is the first still photo I took with this camera.

This is the first still photo I took with this camera.

This is the best place to sit on campus.

This is the best place to sit on campus.

Osnabrück

April 15, 2009

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Aachen

April 15, 2009

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Liège

April 15, 2009

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For the fastidious gentleman who temperately enjoys pioneering his own way through the kitchen, the Mustachioed Gentleman’s Brown Rice is an ideal meal for those aspiring for a graceful yet rugged sprezzatura. An ideal gustatory pleasure for cool mornings, the Mustachioed Gentleman’s Brown Rice embraces the virtues of convenience and nonchalance yet eschews culinary dandyism.

Ingredients:

125g Long grain white rice

3-4 Black tea bags

A heaping spoonful of Nutella

Two pinches of salt

2-3 strawberries

Directions

Place the rice into a pot, taking care to pour rather than dump it in. Fill the pot with water up to about two inches above the level of the rice. Boil until the rice has begun to take on a pleasing puffiness. Add the tea bags, but be sure not to put the tea bag labels in with them. When the rice has come to full puffiness, let the rice sit in the water (turn off the burner) until it becomes pleasantly reminiscent of the brown of the Indian Pore Leaved Bauhinia’s branches. Once the rice is finished, put it in a bowl or in the tupperware of your choice. Add the spoonful of Nutella, and stir until the warm brown of the Nutella blends completely with the rice. Add a pinch of salt. Stir. Add another pinch of salt. Take the strawberries and slice them reasonably so as to ensure that the sizes of the slices does not contrast too greatly with the texture of the rice, so that one maximizes one’s digestive efficiency. Refrigerate. Eat on a cool morning, with the rice preferably re-stirred by a manservant named Hoppwith.

soviets and animals

April 2, 2009

This video is a little disturbing, but I thought it was pretty interesting. It’s about some attempts by the Soviets in the 1940′s to revive animals. (Mom, you might not want to watch it.)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4894196323956293980&q=Experiments+in+the+Revival+of+Organisms&hl=en

inside cover

March 31, 2009

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The inside cover of my future treatise – a striking visual, confronting even the most advanced readers in their attempt to interpret my bold neologisms, dense footnotes, and vague post-structuralist uses of Greek mythology.

spring

March 30, 2009

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A cold day in Lüneburg.

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A sunny day in Lüneburg.

For the first time since I’ve been here, I went outside without a coat. I still prefer wearing it though – it makes me feel more prepared.