Monthly Archives: May 2014

About Hannover – first part

My friend, Rudolf, was glad to answer my call. It was the only one, and he make an article about Hannover. The text is a mammoth, so i will split it into 3 parts. So, here is the first one!

I am not sure if many people know that the names of Hanover Square and Hanover Street, for a time globally famous in the latter part of the 20th century with the assistance of equally famous Han Solo, were also earlier regionally famous with the help of the 1st Earl of Scarbrough, lord Richard Lumley, a gentleman originally from northern England, once, early in his career, Master of the Horse for lady Catherine de Braganza, herself a gentlewoman of potuguese origin for a while Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, who taught the British how to enjoy their cup of tea. Lord Lumley was one of the group known as the Immortal Seven Englishmen who invited in 1689 in writing William Henry, Prince of Orange, born in The Netherlands, at the time lieutenant governor of the Dutch provinces of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel, to overthrow King James II of England in a Glorious Revolution and become King William III of England.


I think they admired his obvious administrative bureaucratic skills, in which the Protestants had been known at the time to excel, sometimes even to the detriment of their scholarly more intellectual or more spiritual exploits, (with some obvious notable exceptions). But he was also the son-in-law of James II, so it wasn’t such a big deal, anyway not more than a habitual family squabble over who would be ruler of the Free World, and in fact they even paved the way for the USA to become ruler of this Free World, since they encouraged the colonists to revolt against some tea import taxes established by James II, obviously not thinking that the colonists would actually wish to become totally independent. After William Henry, Prince of Orange, graciously accepted this offer he probably felt he could not refuse, Lord Lumley decided to dedicate some of his time to real estate development in London, and, being a strong supporter of the Hanoverian Succession, in which the son of Sophie of Palatinate, (herself daughter of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia), and of Ernest Augustus of Brunswick-Luneburg, (ruler of the Principality of Calenberg, Prince Elector of Hanover, ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales), would become George I, King of the United Kingdom and Ireland, he decided to develop a fashionable residential address in London, an address which has remained quite fashionable today, although it is dedicated more to office space, e.g. for the London office of Vogue, rather than to personal residences, and to name it Hanover Square.

Meanwhile, on the continent, the region of Hanover described a rather swampy territory later known as Lower Saxony, a territory generally known to have been earlier and traditionally inhabited by some people known as Saxons because they seem to have favored for hundreds of years a type of knife with a straight blade called seax, a rather crude and not very aesthetic tool, (the most talented and creative Saxon designers having most likely chosen to continually emigrate both westward and eastward to be nearer the more inspired celts of the UK and Ireland, or nearer the descendents of the dacians of Transylvania and Moldavia, where they most certainly would have found better opportunities for apprenticeship with traditional master toolmakers for learning to make more varied and better designed types of tools, as fit for an European medieval civilization, the seaxes being found useful over time only greatly modified and assembled in the guise of scissors, first in Finland and Estonia by master tailors, later in Italy by master hairdressers…

Second part

Meat from human waste

Population boom equals food shortage. Solution? Synthesize food from human waste matter. Absurd yes, but Japanese scientists have actually discovered a way to create edible steaks from human feces.
Mitsuyuki Ikeda, a researcher from the Okayama Laboratory, has developed steaks based on proteins from human excrement. Tokyo Sewage approached the scientist because of an overabundance of sewage mud. They asked him to explore the possible uses of the sewage and Ikeda found that the mud contained a great deal of protein because of all the bacteria.
The researchers then extracted those proteins, combined them with a reaction enhancer and put it in an exploder which created the artificial steak. The “meat” is 63% proteins, 25% carbohydrates, 3% lipids and 9% minerals. The researchers color the poop meat red with food coloring and enhance the flavor with soy protein. Initial tests have people saying it even tastes like beef.

Inhabitat notes that “the meatpacking industry causes 18 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions, mostly due to the release of methane from animals.” Livestock also consume huge amounts of resources and space in efforts to feed ourselves as well as the controversy over cruelty to animals. Ikeda’s recycled poop burger would reduce waste and emissions, not to mention obliterating Dante’s circle for gluttons.
The scientists hope to price it the same as actual meat, but at the moment the excrement steaks are ten to twenty times the price they should be thanks to the cost of research. Professor Ikeda understands the psychological barriers that need to be surmounted knowing that your food is made from human feces. They hope that once the research is complete, people will be able to overlook that ugly detail in favor of perks like environmental responsibility, cost and the fact that the meat will have fewer calories.


The Dance of Life – Latino Dance

dance_latinLatin American dance is dance traditions of Mexico, Central America, and the portions of South America, as well as the Caribbean colonized by the Spanish and the Portuguese. These traditions reflect the distinctive dances of indigenous, African, and European influences that have mixed throughout the region over time. When i was a young boy, and look out the window at the sunshine, the expansive blue skies and magical clouds. That was freedom, with no responsibilities! Somewhere along the way, I began to remember and learned about cause and effect. Suddenly some limitations came into existence. And i remember a quate from a movie:

If a butterfly flapped its wings in Texas, a storm might happen in another part of the world, like Japan.

And, in my mind, i realised that Japan is often struck by tsunami because of butterflies in America!

Continuing to grow and mature, I learned to reason and apply my own critical thinking to situations that may or may not happen. I was creating a new reality within the context of my mind and my past experiences. The horror!

All my life i see dances all around me. Since i’m part of the MTV generation (born in 1980), the TV was my best friend, i learn english from Cartoon Network. And if my english is kinda rusty now, is because i didn’t have it in class since 1999…

So, dances. I was amazed by rap music, by rap videos, and sometimes by latino dancers. So sexy women!
But, even if i was amazed by sensuality of the dance, i never learned how to dance. A lot of lady friends tried to teach me how to dance. I was awful so i let the dance for others.

I remember when i got marry, i had to dance. Imagine a bigger shame that have no idea how to dance with your wife. When another 50 or so people look at the fresh married couple!

one day i hope i’ll be able to take my wife for a dance, under the moon. That hing is considered romantic by most women. And if you are new in this thing called romance, that’s a free advice from me: take her in the park, buy her flowers, and dance with her. Even if you, like me, have no idea how to dance. Ask she if she’s willing to teach you. But that after some months of dating, no sooner, or some of them will dump you.

And if you want to learn to dance before ask her to dance, you have some options:
– Ask a friend to teach you. Preferably a lady friend.
– Take some good dance lessons. And you will be able to dance even better than she. Guaranteed success!

And if you want to learn how to dance at your wedding, search “cursuri de dans nunta“. A professional team of dancers will help you to learn then masterize the dance.
That will help you and your marriage.

C’mon, let’s dance along. Don’t wait. Life is beautiful.

Sex is the primordial need?

japanschoolgirlI’m thinking about the human needs. What’s the primordial need for a man? It is food and water? Shelter?
Well, NO! It’s SEX!
Yes, you read it right, sex. And read this article to understand my point of view.
We need water and food to survive, but we have sex for pleasure. Of course, we eat and drink for pleasure also (we are addicted to junk food!), but sex is the first think we have in mind when we wake up in the morning, and the last thing we have in mind when we go to sleep.
I’m wonderring what is happening in Japan. Because most of the youths between 16 and 24 never had sex or even think of it! That’s why Japan is now one of the lower natality rates in the word. Why is that, nobody seems to know. Teens don’t want to have sex. They prefer video games, cars, tech and another stuffs, but no sex.
And now i’m starting to undestand why some high school girls form Japan are so provocative. To increase natality.

A friend of mine was in Tokio a few years back, and he came back with some great stories to tell. In Tokio he entered in a sexshop to buy condoms. They ask him if the condom will be used for his wife/ girlfriend or a prostitute!
He was speechless for a few moments.
– Why do you ask?
– Because here we don’t have sex so much.
– And what’s my problem?
– Procreate, my friend, procreate!

He remained frozen for 10-20 minutes. Even now when i ask him about that, he tells me the japanese are crazy as hell.

I don’t really know what’s the story now in Japan. I seen a lot of weird-sex shows from there, highly appreciate to public. But, after i read a few days in a newspaper that Japan ‘teens won’t have sex, i remember my friend story. And I don’t think japanese are crazy (I don’t understand the sepukku thing – honorable death – suicide)…

For me a japanese person is smart. They made a lot of day by day gadgets what we can’t live without. Like TV, smartphones, laptops etc.
And now i’m wondering if this no-sex thing will extend to America and Europe as well.
Because we don’t have sex so much as before, but we surf this damn internet 8-12 hours a day!

I read yesterday that in Japan if a workes is sleeping, not to wake him up. He’s sleeping on the job because he’s tired. He’s tired because they work 10-14 hours per day, like ants. Or rice and fish eating little robots.
That’s what i think about when i see a japanese. A little robot.

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