Joss Stone on piracy: ”I don’t care how you hear it, as long as you hear it.”

More artists should keep an open mind when it comes to piracy. Do what many others have before you – try to release an album for free online as well as a regular release, and see if you get as much or more than you would have. It’s free advertisement that have worked many times […]

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Some people are just perfect for their job. Such as Sainsbury’s customer manager Chris King. This scan-in of a letter sent from 3-year-old Lily Robinson to the Sainsbury’s support, and their response, is circulating the web. I found it on the Facebook page of Parker Lim, but I haven’t found who was first to upload […]

Chinese idiom of the day: 不翼而飞 – to fly without wings

The idiom 不翼而飞 (búyì érfēi) is interesting not only in that the sign 翼 is extremely cool looking, but also in that it’s literal meaning is almost identical to an English idiom with a completely different meaning. The translation is ”to fly without wings” (or even more literal with the proper word order, ”without wings […]

Chinese police brutality, cartoon style – 黑猫警长 review

I recently got the first season of the Chinese children’s cartoon show 黑猫警长 (Black Cat Detective), and just minutes into the first episode I was horrified by its violence. The series basically features a black cat police detective (duh) who is biking around on his motorcycle solving crimes, primarily through shooting rats (who are evil, […]

Carl Sagan: ”The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark”

Carl Sagan’s 1997 ”The Demon-Haunted World” is a celebrated book deserving its celebration, one of the absolute best – if not the best – introductory books to scientific philosophy and skepticism for both the lay person and the academic. Throughout the 400 pages Sagan varies between discussing why certain paranormal concepts (especially ufology) is wrong, and […]

The tortoise and Achilles discusses pirate parties throughout the world

Tortoise: ”But this Pirate Party thing is just a phase by naïve Swedish teens! This will pass shortly.” Achilles: ”Oh yeah? Pirate parties are currently officially registered in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, the United States of America and Uruguay.” Tortoise: ”That […]

Evolution for dummies (eller för de som helt enkelt inte tänkt så mycket på det)

Väldigt ofta stöter jag på dem som inte riktigt litar eller känner sig säkra på evolutionsteori, inte för att de egentligen är emot den eller så utan för att de helt enkelt aldrig tänkt så mycket på det, eller för att de hört att det är något skumt med den. Faktum är att evolutionsteorin är […]