More than hundred years before we planned to settle planet Mars the Marsians visited earth with bad intentions
Between 1871 and 1914 over 60 works of fiction for adult readers describing invasions of Great Britain were published. The seminal work was The Battle of Dorking (1871) by George Tomkyns Chesney, an army officer. The book portrays a surprise German attack, with a landing on the south coast of England, made possible by the distraction of the Royal Navy in colonial patrols and the army in an Irish insurrection. The German army makes short work of English militia and rapidly marches to London. The story was published in Blackwood’s Magazine in May 1871 and was so popular that it was reprinted a month later as a pamphlet which sold 80,000 copies.
The Great Game goes on and on..
Wos hätt da Thomas Bernhard gmacht in Stockholm?
Once upon a time I tried hard to understand the difference between life and death not in the way Hamlet rose his question but searching a pragmatical solution to explain the end of dreaming and the limits of ecstacy. Michael Polanyi helped me for a short while with his discovery of “focal awarness” as the final state mind can target: “All knowing is personal…but it’s tacit knowledge”.
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is a memoir written by Henry Miller, first published in 1945, about his year-long road trip across the United States in 1939, following his return from nearly a decade living in Paris.
Ganz ohne Herbert Wehner.
Wer damals mit Politik zu tun hatte, hat Wehner’s bösen Kalauer über seinen Namen nicht vergessen. Inzwischen sind wir beide sehr viel älter geworden und haben gelernt unseren Verarschern zu verzeihen. Zum Beispiel habe ich kein Problem mehr mich vorzustellen: “My name is Fuck but with an H. Nice meeting you!” JT geht dahin, wo unsere Sesselfurzer es nicht hinschaffen: An den Tatort! Chapeau!