Tag Archives: Psychology

Abusus non tollit usum

There is a story, perhaps untrue, about a public building that had all its fire extinguishers removed because it was esteemed that few people knew how to use them properly. It’s obviously better for the building to burn down and … Continue reading

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La Nausée

Yes, from the very author who wrote “Hell is other people” – L’enfer c’est les autres in his play Huis clos. Jean-Paul Sartre was unfamiliar with the various grotesque parodies of churches and bishops one occasionally sees on the Internet. … Continue reading

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More on Wooden-Leg French

I am still in the midst of sorting out paperwork for my French nationality application, and this is something I just hate doing. It revolts me to the tips of my fingers – as the French say – and it … Continue reading

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I’ll cut your leg off any day!

When I approach certain subjects, I keep thinking about the ship’s surgeon on the Bounty in the 1935 film, who had a different story to relate to each person about how he lost his leg, and that he would gladly … Continue reading

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Two Worlds

I have been neglecting this blog for some time, partly due to personal issues and partly due to having had a major computer crash. My data is backed up and some recent stuff is being saved from the hard disk … Continue reading

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The Wooden Leg

There is a film from 1935 about the infamous mutiny on the Bounty of 1789, the earliest which depicts Captain Bligh as a sadist who loved whipping and keel-hauling his crew. Historical evidence now tends to set William Bligh (1754 … Continue reading

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Hans Asperger – Nazi Collaborator

I was given a reference to a press article saying that an Austrian medical historian by the name of Herwig Czech has published Hans Asperger, National Socialism, and “race hygiene” in Nazi-era Vienna. This directly contradicts my earlier posting Hans Asperger … Continue reading

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