The lesser-known Jannekin Pis (at Jeanneke Pis)
Gaufres de Bruxelles à côté du Mannequin Pis
Beer tasting in Brussels
Anonymous said: Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.
Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead.
On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it.
In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern.
The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead.
It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost.
"It was just a joke, quit being so sensitive."
"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."
"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."
Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony.
People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin.
People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them.
You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.
“The lies are in the dialogue, the truth is in the visuals.”
Tarantino Movie Connections : The Corpse POV
Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Inglourious Basterds (all his films, really)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (UK - France - USA, 2000)
Here I am, presenting Facetracker at the KinoLondon #61 event (09 April 2014)
And here are some other photos from the night
I moved house recently.
All the way 15 minutes walk from where I used to live.
My new room needed furniture. So, for the first time ever, I went to Ikea.
Now, we don’t have Ikea in New Zealand. Apparently our market is too small to ever justify it. But I had heard of this magical place. So I went along, and live-tweeted my experience (I think for the first time ever).
I borrowed tools from a…
I scheduled the Undergraduate Course Offerings and created the London Undergraduate Course Catalogue for the full 2014-15 Academic Year.
That worked out to be about 80 courses in Fall 2014, 80 courses in Winter 2015, 45 courses in Spring 2015, and course options for Summers one and two 2015.
The Course Catalogue was…
In the Winter 2014 term, I taught my first offering of BUS 340 Practical Film Producing at Hult International Business School.
The eleven-week course not only was a learning opportunity for the students, but for me as well. Of any aspect of Film Production, producing is the most relevant to business. We looked at filmmaking in terms of project management; human resource management; team…