In the category “small annoyances in daily life” this one certainly has a place: commercials for loans. Over-happy people beaming their smiles into our living rooms while they’re enjoying their new kitchen, TV or car. Their message: borrow cheap!
The culprit of this Dutch visual vulgarity/needless nonsense has now met his downfall: the DSB Bank. [...]
A comment posted in response to my previous article for Gibburt, contained a reference to the excellent TED talk of psychologist Barry Schwarz. This presentation touched upon a few critical issues regarding how we deal with our daily choices. Especially the mentioned phenomenon of self-blame intrigued me and convinced me to write a Gibburt article about it.
Amsterdam, summertime. Aided by a healthy dose of magic mushrooms, some 20-odd years old tourist decides that the fact that he has never flown before has been a consequence of right wing government propaganda rather than of his personal skill in unaided flight. Now his eyes are open and he is more than ready to [...]