Ireland is out of bread in anticipation of Storm Emma, or Beast from the East. It is cold and icy here – and there is very little bread in the shops. I wonder why the run was on bread and not, say, spuds or butter.
My mother tells me it was on the Russian news.
Checkout #breadwatch for complete ridiculousness.
Kitchens aren’t designed for men.
The average Irish man is 14 cm taller
than the average Irish woman. The sinks are too low for them, the cupboards open straight in their faces – and who can get down low enough to see what is in the freezer compartment…
Clearly, it is men who build kitchens.
In very old buildings, men just built things without a 100 considerations. I would find it difficult to reach things from the top shelf in the GMB, for example. In other words, 100 years ago, kitchens were designed by men, for men. Not on purpose, of course.
Later, women became in charge of their household spending and builders started building for their target audience. He who pays the piper…
A strategic error and failure to consider n-order consequences.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool
– Richard Feynman
So I was watching Jordan B Peterson‘s video – I will talk about him later. Look at the bottom right corner on YouTube (in full screen):
Looks like it’s straight off a Beutepanzer:
Half the plot for the next Da Vinci Code is in the bag: “Sergey Brin is Himmler’s long lost great grandson.”
More generally, here are some tips for making conspiracy theories.
You will need:
- them, who are united by a trait and a
- common goal, generally an evil one, signified with a
- symbol, that recurs in all kinds of unexpected places.
If you’re low on inspiration,
- get 100 of anything that has a variety of traits: banknotes, films, pieces of jewellery, anything
- single out the traits and you will surely find a recurrent one
- fit a goal and a type of people on as you see fit.
Never forget that everything
- happens for a reason
- has a deeper meaning
- is all part of a connected universe
If anyone tries to disprove you, don’t worry because it’s impossible to prove you wrong. After all, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence – and evidence is evidence.
On a more serious note, this TED talk on
who controls the world the nature of complexity is pretty good. And every once in a while you will be reminded that just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean you’re wrong: Inside VW’s Campaign of Trickery
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