Yearly Archives: 2011

We’ll Never Be as Young as We Are Right Now (VIII)

Remember everything that I told you And I’m telling you again that it’s true: You’re never alone ’cause you can put on the phones And let the drummer tell your heart what to doJim Steinman, Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through It’s still November first, so it’s still Jim Steinman’s birthday, so it’s still appropriate… Read more »

Citaat van de dag

Op de voorpagina van de Sp!ts van vandaag (pdf, kan nog wel even duren voordat de link echt werkt) staat weer een typische onzinkop: Minima betalen bijstand boef Wat is er aan de hand? Burgers met een laag inkomen moeten vanaf volgend jaar mee eigen bijdrage gaan betalen als ze gesubsidieerde rechtsbijstand willen. Dat is… Read more »


Let me give you the short version first. I just had an awesome weekend, meeting nice people, seeing places I hadn’t been to and watching some quality entertainment. The slightly longer version goes like this: Last thursday I flew to Helsinki and met up with some friends there. Friday we took a train from Helsinki… Read more »

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First Lines: The Hobbit

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. Or: how the little hobbit Bilbo Baggins of Bag End went on an adventure, became a cunning burglar and found a magical ring that got his nephew in all kinds of trouble. No, this wasn’t the first time I read The Hobbit. It was the first time I… Read more »

First Lines: God No!

There’s two reasons picked up a copy of Penn Jillette’s God No!: 1) I really liked his This I Believe piece from a couple of years ago, and 2) I read the introduction. Both are awesome pieces about atheism / being an atheist. Unfortunately, the book didn’t live up to the introduction. Jillette, a self… Read more »