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Ich gucke das ja schon lange nicht mehr. Meine Tochter ist – soweit ich das sehe – längst aus dem Alter raus, in dem diese Sendung relevant war für sie. Trotzdem hat mich der Titel aufhorchen lassen, und ich war froh, solche klaren Worte zu lesen zu diesem Thema. Sehr gut!

Warum eine Kandidatin mit Größe 38 “Germany’s Next Topmodel” kein bisschen besser machtContinue reading

http://www.unhcr.org/dream-diaries.html

If you don’t have time to read the story, at least watch the embedded movie:

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Besides being racist, it’s also bullshit. Take just five minutes to read this really well written summary:

https://kottke.org/18/01/how-haiti-became-poorContinue reading

Geht doch.

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I have been watching a little bit of TV lately and noticed two commercials that both dealt with teenage supervision. One was a Volkswagen commercial, showing a dad in his Passat. I didn’t pay attention to the beginning of it, but I think he was picking up his daughter’s boyfriend at an airport. The two teenagers were sitting in the back seats. The dad was watching them through the rear mirror. All the time. So they couldn’t kiss each other. The point here was the traffic jam detection of the car, and that it would automatically slow down and accelerate as the traffic moves. But the interesting thing was that the dad in the driver seat could watch his daughter all the time, without taking his eyes off the rear mirror.

Another commercial I saw had a very similar message. I didn’t even catch the brand that was advertised. But the message was identical. In that spot, the dad used a home automation system to play with the blinds in his daughter’s room and other tricks. Again to prevent her from kissing her boyfriend.

So I am like, what the fuck. Is this behavior becoming the new norm in this country or what? Holy fuck. Whoever did those commercials, or approved them, or has them attached to the brand now, doesn’t realize how sick this is? I mean, come on. The teenagers in those spots were like real people. Young folks who are awakening to the changes in their body. They are alive. They want to experiment. They want to experience pleasure. And ultimately they want to love, and to … Continue reading

Can you please stop announcing plans to bring electric cars to market, and just FUCKING DO IT. … Continue reading

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