Arquivo da tag: Media

Keeping heads buried in the sand

Come on, it’s bleedin’ obvious that financial and budgetary restrictions are not the real reason for the withdrawal of the future Brazilian government to host the next UN conference on climate change.

International repercussion aside, such a conference would also be an issue on national television networks and other media. As a consequence it would raise attention and push some kind of public discourse. And that, again, would not amuse some people with a lot of influence on Brazilian politics, especially certain lobbyists.

For them, prevention means to keep a lot of heads buried in the sand.

Slash-and-burn in the Amazon forest (© AP)

It’s just that simple:

Photo Credit: Hugh MacLeod (gapingvoid.com)

Image Credit: Hugh MacLeod (gapingvoid.com)

Just wondering …

What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

Carl Sagan

Wrong Dress Code

My wardrobe doesn’t have enough yummy colours in it.

David Letterman, June 16, 1983

Now What?

Source: AFP

“We Will Never Bomb You!”

Könnte ich jetzt kommentieren.
Tu ich aber nicht.
Nicht wirklich.

Zu sentimental?
Mag sein.
Macht aber nix.

Grammar Note


Thanks to a dear someone.

On The Subject of Simple Communication

If wisdom’s ways you wisely seek,
Five things observe with care,
To whom you speak,
Of whom you speak,
And how, and when, and where.

C. L. Ingalls, De Smet, November 15th, 1881
Dito.

Stay Tuned?

My head hurts!

Now, that’s interesting:

Calvin and Hobbes discuss media:

Found on tumblr.