Archive for July, 2017

Knighthood

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

The Biggest news from the Hamburg and the G-minus-20 summit this weekend was the important Knighthood of The Minister. So now it’s Sir, not just Minister.

 

Ladonian Order

The quote says: “Adhibenda est in iocando moderatio”. (One should employ restraint in his/her jests).

hOPaRT hAMBURG!

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

hamburg

Finally. A jump in Germany is at last!

The Minister will perform a protest jump into the Elbe during the G-minus-20 summit hosted by Die PARTEI in Hamburg today. The first HopArt-jump ever in Germany!

Summit include treaty signing with the natives, and other important matters! Stay tuned.

 

The universe comprehends

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Carl Sagan said that humans are the mechanism by which the universe comprehends it’s own existence. It must be wailing in despair right now. (Trump as President)

When was the applaud invented?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Have you ever thought about when the applaud was invented? I sure have. And looking into it made me flabbergasted. Did you know that no one knows for sure about when the invention of the applaud was made?

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So what is an applaud? Well everybody knows that. But if you’d put it into measurables; An applause has three fundamental characteristics:
Strength: Intensity of the applause
Pace: Clap repetition speed
Length: Time the applause persists

According to these characteristics, the applause can be classified into the following categories: Booing, Absence of applause, Weak, Collective, Intense, and Ovation.

The age of the custom of applauding is as I said uncertain, but it is widespread among human cultures. The variety of its forms is limited only by the capacity for devising means of making a noise (e.g., stomping of feet or rapping of fists or hands on a table). Within each culture, however, it is usually subject to conventions.

The ancient Romans had a set rituals at public performances to express degrees of approval: snapping the finger and thumb, clapping with the flat or hollow palm, and waving the flap of the toga. Emperor Aurelian substituted the waving of napkins (orarium) that he had distributed to the Roman people for the toga flapping. In Roman theater, at the close of the play, the chief actor called out “Valete et plaudite!”, and the audience, guided by an unofficial choregus, chanted their approval antiphonally. This was often organized and paid for.

Similarly, a claque (French for “clapping”) was an organized body of professional applauders in French theatres and opera houses who were paid by the performer(s) to create the illusion of an increased level of approval by the audience.

In Christianity, customs of the theater were adopted by the churches. Eusebius says that Paul of Samosata encouraged the congregation to indicate approval of his preaching by waving linen cloths (??), and in the 4th and 5th centuries applause of the rhetoric of popular preachers had become an established custom. Applause in church eventually fell out of fashion, however, and partly by the influence of the quasi-religious atmosphere of the performances of Richard Wagner’s operas at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, the reverential spirit that inspired this soon extended back to the theater and the concert hall.

Facebook for President!

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Skulle inte förvåna mig om Zuckerberg ska kandidera till presidentposten 2020 eller 2024, beroende på hur det går för Trumpen.
En självklar kandidat…?
Javisst – ung, framåt, snäll och trevlig (host), rik som ett troll (och förmodligen i fickan på CIA och en massa andra ännu rikare än honom). Dessutom har han ju världens största sociala nätverk att gratis sprida sitt budskap via. Facebook for President! (eh, ursäkta, jag menar Zuckerberg for President!)

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