Thoughts of the Day 6

  1. If you read the comments below this article, you get a taste of what’s wrong with Peru. I have never encountered a country that is so bad at dealing with criticism.
  2. After my article on Bolivia and the sea, many people understandably asked what irredentism is. Irredentism is a political movement to reclaim or reoccupy territory that used to be part of a country but has since been lost. Wikipedia has a list of irredentist claims.
  3. I feel sorry for copyright law because so many otherwise law-abiding people don’t believe in it.
  4. Because I cannot cook many other dishes, I am making Kaiserschmarrn famous all over the world.kaiserschmarrn-veganer
  5. When you celebrate Christmas this year, don’t forget to commemorate the millions of people killed by your God. There is no other way to say it, this Christian God is a psychopath.
  6. If you want to know why Google became so big, use Bing for a day.
  7. Bing is so bad, I can’t even find my own blog with it.
  8. Dear Donald Trump, what’s the point of a nuclear arms race when you are allegedly best friends with Russia?
  9. I don’t understand it when people talk about private jets. Aren’t most jets private? I have never seen a public jet at the bus stop.
  10. After homegrown terrorism, we now have to worry about homegrown autocrats.
  11. Many people use the word “Bohemian” without ever having been to Bohemia or even knowing where it is.
  12. What does it feel like to be a fridge? To have all this food, but never consume any of it yourself.
  13. When I referred to my wishlist the last time, some of you actually wanted to mail me books, but then remarked that postage to South America was too expensive. You were right. So I have added a German address, from where my parents will (hopefully) forward the books every few months. From Amazon UK or Amazon Germany, you can ship to Germany at reasonable postage fees.
  14. Of course, any book donor will receive a postcard from South America.
  15. With all the movies that are set in the White House, is there a fake White House that all Hollywood studios can use?
  16. When I watched Thirteen Days again this week, I couldn’t help but wonder how the Trump administration would handle such a crisis. A disconcerting thought.

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About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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4 Responses to Thoughts of the Day 6

  1. List of X says:

    After flying on a regular jet a few dozen times, I’m not surprised people want a private jet. You might not see a jet on a public bus stop, but a long distance bus (at least in the US and probably the EU) gives you more space and fewer restrictions and inconveniences like long waits and security checks than the airplane does.

    • You are right about the buses.
      I prefer trains even more because you can get up and walk around, go to the restaurant car, and they often go through beautiful scenery, away from the roads.
      For distances up to a few hundred kilometers, trains and buses are really faster than planes if you consider all the time spent waiting and being frisked and waiting again.
      Sadly, in Europe planes are now often cheaper than trains. I will even take the train if it costs a little bit more, but when the train costs 4 or 5 times as much, then I need to squeeze myself into a plane, too.

      • List of X says:

        Yes, I think trains are even more comfortable than planes or buses, and so much so that people may want a private jet, or a private bus (a car or a taxi), but no one ever wants a private train.

      • Only lunatics have private trains, for example the bad guys in “Goldeneye”.

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