Owl Sticker

The birds are going crazy.

9.8 x 9.8 cm
3.75 x 3.75″

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Mother and Son

July 13, 2014 — Leave a comment

Vogelei

My german copy of „The Perfume”:

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The Regime

May 26, 2014 — 1 Comment

Great post on Germany’s stance on Naziism and it’s struggle to stop it from right-wing-ideology from infecting young minds.

Imagine no guns

May 26, 2014 — Leave a comment

This is good.

Why Evolution Is True

It keeps happening over and over again.  Six people, including several students at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), were killed by a deranged, 22-year-old student from another school, Elliott Rodger,Thirteen people were injured as well, and apparently Rodger killed himself as the cops closed in.

One of those killed was Christopher Martinez, a 20-year-old student at UCSB who was inside a deli. His father, Richard Martinez, gave this angry and moving speech at a press conference yesterday.

Yes, Rodger had serious problems, but serious problems for someone like him become deep tragedies for others when guns are readily available.  It’s time to stop the madness, and quash the power of the nefarious National Rifle Association, which simply sees these deaths as a byproduct of our ineluctable right to own guns.  The Second Amendment should either be construed as the right to own guns in a militia, or…

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Haha, didn’t see that one coming, did she?

Myles Power

I recently went to to see the ‘psychic to the stars’ Sally Morgan at Middlesbrough town hall, and if there was one word I could use to describe my night it would be ‘boring’. First off I feel I have to say that I personally don’t believe that psychics exist so, as you can imagine, I find people like Sally distasteful. This, however, was not the reason why I found the night boring as I do love this kind of thing and was genuinely excited to not only see her, but to gauge the audiences reaction to her show. The reason that it was boring was because the audience did not respond well to her after relatively early on in her performance, she showed the level of her psychic abilities.

Psychic Sally Middlesbrough

For those who don’t know, psychic Sally Morgan is a British television and stage artist who claims to have (you guessed…

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Exploding Colours

“Those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them”
-Steven Pressfield , “The War Of Art”

Exploding Colours

I hope you like it! 🙂

Robert Ingersoll On Life After Death

“Is there beyond the silent night
An endless day?
Is death a door that leads to light?
We cannot say.”
-Robert G. Ingersoll

Here are 10 brilliant fiction books that are exceptional in style, story and ingenuity!
Let me know if you have any further recommendations (fiction as well as non-fiction!)


1. The City Of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers*

My absolute favourite book. When I was 11 or 12 one of my best friends recommended Walter Moers to me: Never having heard of him, I rushed into the closest library and asked the man working there whether they had any of his books. He looked at me as though
I had just confessed to eating my own poo, and replied, ‘Do we sell the books by the greatest German author of all time?’.

The City Of Dreaming Books is written from the perspective of a lindworm (a dinosaur), who inherits a manuscript so breathtakingly brilliant and powerful, that he sets out to find its anonymous author.

If you enjoyed J. K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman, Walter Moers should be your next stop: He is the greatest story-teller I’ve ever read.

2. Flight Of The Storks by Jean-Christophe Grangé*

Probably the most suspenseful thing I’ve ever read. Story line: Young man called Louis is tasked with finding out why the storks aren’t making their return to Europe lately. He starts following them on their journey and finds himself in a world of greed, murder and maggot-infested corpses.

This book is a tornado of gruesome violence, beautiful language and disturbing insights into the merciless law of the Congolian Jungle: I cannot recommend it highly enough.

3. Wilt by Tom Sharpe

I started reading this book whilst on a plane and had to stop because the other passengers were getting annoyed with my almost hysterical laughter. I’m not usually a big fan of my father’s book recommendations, but this was brilliant.

It’s about Henry Wilt, a middle-aged teacher who plans his obnoxious wife’s murder… with a sex doll. Everything goes horribly wrong and Continue Reading…

Tribute To Oscar Wilde

“We should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality.”
-Oscar Wilde

Wilde is, to me and many others, one of the greatest playwrights and bon viveurs of all time. A man almost unparalleled in classiness and humour, equipped with a breathtaking ability to put his thoughts into words.