Category Archives: Fools I have met

Art, economics and stupidity.

Marianne Heller runs the eponymous ceramics gallery in Heidelberg. Not exactly my tasse de thé (as one says), but she presents good artists and has played a major role in promoting serious ceramics in Germany over the past 35 years. … Continue reading

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Incompentence? Manchester Airport!

Manchester Airport is taking ineptitude and incompetence to almost professional levels. True story. They shunted the car rental outfits off-airport last week to their sparkling new Car Rental Village. “Good” I thought. “It’s always been a hassle trying to inspect … Continue reading

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If it keeps up like this, I’m selling the bloody bike

Not enough that someone politely asks me to “piss off with your bloody bike” as I’m negotiating a shared bikeway-pedestrian precinct at walking pace. And if a sedate-looking lady recommends me to “keep your distance. Arsehole”  as I’m on the … Continue reading

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“Is that Disneyland?”

True story. This question was asked by a 40-ish shop assistant in Los Angeles. “Actually no” I said as kindly as I could “It’s the 1000 year old cathedral in Mainz in Germany, a city founded by the Romans 2000 … Continue reading

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But he LOOKS so presidential….

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Winslow T. Wheeler – an idiot in search of a village

Winslow Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information interviews Sir Rupert Smith, ex-British Army general and author of “The Utility of Power” on C-Span. If you have an hour to spare, watch it … Continue reading

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These people are idiots

> You order a satnav device, pay for shipping and expect  – at the least – a modicum of intelligence in packing it for shipping. This is how it arrived. It’s probably experienced the equivalent of  being picked up and … Continue reading

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>Fools I have met

> MiNDFOOD is an integrated media brand delivering information from New Zealand and around the world. The magazine and website feature television, podcasts, electronic newsletters, features, recipes, photopraphs and daily news. The core editorial platforms of Society, Wellness, Environment, Culture, … Continue reading

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