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Shop till You Drop (Dead)

Shop till you drop – the idiotic mantra of mindless consumption which originated in the west. After living in the US for any extended amount of time, you will often become apathetic to the sheer amount of advertising that is consistently bombarding you for what seems like every single second of every fucking day. Not(…)

11-12-13

11-12-13

Are people idiotically and primitively insane? Do they attach meaningless significance to dates based on the random chance that certain digits are sequential? A superstitious date helps the unwashed masses add relevance to the irrelevant. Yes today is November 11, 2013 or simply, 11-12-13. Incidentally, today just happens to be a Tuesday and the report(…)

Outrage Over Idiocy

Outrage Over Idiocy

Western consumerism often coincides with media distractions and manipulation. The US media’s obsession with curtailing freedom of expression is taken continuous steps to insure that the mindless public, continues to be distracted by irrelevancy and nonsense by supplanting social and collective attention away from serious observation that would create true adult like discourse. Instead, as(…)

Fahrenheit 451 in Holland

Fahrenheit 451 in Holland

Censorship in Holland seems to be an abstract unrealistic notion. Considering that the Netherlands used to be renowned for it’s extreme open culture and liberalism, I had no idea books of any kind could ever be banned. One thing to remember about anything forbidden by society, especially when it’s involves group-think or the so-called protectionist(…)

Rabobank Nay ABN-AMRO Yay

Rabobank Nay ABN-AMRO Yay

Fortunately, for future international students and expats you can now heed my advice and effectively bypass this most distasteful and unprofessional attitude. I am of course referring to Rabobank which unfortunately for Utrecht University students has some monopoly on student accounts. I initially applied using the online downloadable PDF form, which was conveniently linked from(…)

The Shit Lords in Holland

Peter Stuyvesant Square is located in New York City, between 15th and 17th street and 1st and 3rd avenue. Aptly named, it is a small encapsulated natural preserve, amidst the cold backdrop of sprawling concrete and steel. Incidentally, the premier high school for science, mathematics and technology was also located within this vicinity. This was(…)

Dumbing Down Society

Dumbing Down Society

Dumbing Down Society in a subtle incremental manner makes for a highly efficient method of long term control. Placing emphasis on certain non-intellectual activities is just one of the simplest and effective strategies for achieving a docile apathetic response. Drastic distinctions in educational priorities has both cultural and social implications related to the parental reinforcement(…)

Bad Taste

Bad Taste

What has happened to the American dream and the ensuing impact on the middle class? Nothing if you consider apathy to be among one of those endearing traits. It is no secret that a common human reaction to a shocking or embarrassing truth is often to resort to humor. In this case, the initial comment(…)

Dutch People are Cheap – Gezellig Not!

Dutch People are Cheap – Gezellig Not!

Dutch People are Cheap. The dutch have an tradition of being extremely frugal and somewhat pragmatic. Unfortunately, if you are engaged in any form of monetary transaction (selling), you might experience an annoying cultural byproduct of this cheapness obsession. Compounding matters for foreigners is what appears to be a cultural bias born out of blind(…)

Redneck Florida: One “Minit” in ‘Murica!

Redneck Florida is not an uncommon term. There are far to many documented examples in the local news as well as historical incidents which clearly provide evidence to support the stereotype. if you ever live in the state of Florida, especially the more rural areas, you will undoubtedly witness with your very own eyes. A(…)