Tag Archives: humour

who says Germans lack humour?

German supermarket chain Edeka, in collaboration with comedian Friedrich Liechtenstein, has produced a musical add, that’s turned into a youtube hit. In Germany that is, so if you do not think it is funny, you’re obviously not German. I was … Continue reading

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humour as pulse of the times

A fancy is by definition something that moves one. So some of my fancies are totally predictable. Their whole rationale is to move people, to get at them, to push their buttons. Anything that uses the senses to do that … Continue reading

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any reason is good enough to share Mr. 42

I just read Daniel Dennet’s Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking. It never seizes to amaze me how limited the universe of my fancies is, how persistent it is, how I time and again return to teenage roots. I know … Continue reading

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the persuasive power of humour

Most internet users are by now familiar with the TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. So some or even many of you may have seen Ken Robinson‘s Talk on how our current schooling system kills creativity. Why? It’s … Continue reading

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