November 13, 2023

if corporations are people, doesn't the 13th amendment prohibit private ownership of corporations?
Michael Gorz (commenting on Robert Reich's post about how shitty Citizens United is.)

The saying goes great minds think alike. But really dumb minds tend to think even more alike.
dunno_wut_i_am_doing. But I guess the original saying was "Great minds think alike, but fools seldom differ"

When Katya said "Of course we're in love. That's why i tried to shoot you." And Goncharov said "If we really were in love you wouldn't have missed." 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫

Oof. This 80s commercial fo Wendy's Soviet Fashion Show hasn't aged well but still, "Eez next... Eef-ningk Vare" sticks with me

(it's so weird that the two streotypes for "Eastern Bloc" women were blond vixen sexpots or "conventionally unattractive" peasant/large women - I think I heard some of that was from the Olympics, where East German athletes made pretty heavy use of steroids but maybe it was just cold-war jerkiness)

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This summer I was briefly intrigued with the German expression "you have to jump over your own shadow". I think the closest USA equivalent is "you have to take the bull by the horns", i.e. muster up the courage to do what has to be done.

The metaphor is interesting though. Like can you really jump over your own shadow, or is it asking for the impossible, akin to going against one's general nature?

(Also it's not to be confused with "jumping at shadows")