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The aim of parenting is ultimately to be left behind.

Sarah Ditum/The Guardian

Chef’Special - Afraid Of The Dark

there’s a monster under my bed and it grows when I forget

Chef’Special - Afraid Of The Dark

Not that I particularly like this style of music, but the piece goes into a collection with All Time Low: Monsters. Both feature storyline around “monsters” in lyrics and in a way are about the same topic.

Worth keeping.

RT @NickBuckleyMBE
This Bishop is in real danger - she can move in any direction.

Which German party has the best answers to the challenges of the future? - a reflection on the general elections

So we had general elections in Germany. I would say, not much of a (great) surprise (at least not to me), despite all the chatter in media and public. I checked some basic stats at and one interesting thing stood out there for me.

The response to the question: Which party has the best answers to the challenges of the future?, FDP scored only 9% of positive responses.

This question is actually a hidden test for people’s perception of how progressive/conservative a party is (has answers to challenges of the future = is future-oriented vs. does not have answers to challenges of the future = is rather backwards looking/status-quo conserving).

No surprise, the Greens are perceived as very progressive (have answers to questions of the future), followed by Socialists and the Christian Democrats. Also not surprisingly, AfD is perceived as a super-conservative party, which is their whole point. But I would not expect FDP to end almost on par with AfD(!) being perceived as so strongly conservative party. After years of trying to look “hip” and young, they are perhaps loosing their mojo? Despite their current relative success in the general elections. Or is it perhaps so that their electorate are young, hip and affluent conservatives? Which would indicate that there are plenty of such in Germany and thus the country is doing quite well overall.

it is much easier to have compassion for your spouse if you have compassion for yourself
– Bessel van der Kolk, interview

Ballet Jeunesse/MatthiasArfmann: Je rêve

Ballet Jeunesse: rearrangments of the classical hits of European ballet
music, taking them out of theatres and onto the dance floor!

Full album:

Onejiru: Jerusalem

Onejiru of Ballet Jeunesse (Hamburg, DE) fame, itself a very interesting project.

Many people believe that much of U.S. debt is owed to foreign countries like China and Japan. The truth is, most of it is owed to Social Security and pension funds.

I learned something today.

I am puzzled 🤔 ... What political standpoint is this?

Beth Ditto: In and Out

I would love you like a millionaire
living on a dollar a day.

– Beth Ditto: In and Out

Great and very catchy bassline, good singing, good story, fun song.

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