Blog: misc

Sankt Hans

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The Truth About Dentistry

This is something that I suspected for a long time. The Atlantic’s Farris Jabr is taking a look at how often do we need to see a dentist:

Among other problems, dentistry’s struggle to embrace scientific inquiry has left dentists with considerable latitude to advise unnecessary procedures—whether intentionally or not. The standard euphemism for this proclivity is overtreatment. Favored procedures, many of which are elaborate and steeply priced, include root canals, the application of crowns and veneers, teeth whitening and filing, deep cleaning, gum grafts, fillings for “microcavities”—incipient lesions that do not require immediate treatment—and superfluous restorations and replacements, such as swapping old metal fillings for modern resin ones. Whereas medicine has made progress in reckoning with at least some of its own tendencies toward excessive and misguided treatment, dentistry is lagging behind.

Hele Danmarks Ghita

Det er længe siden jeg har hørt noget så opløftende og interessant som det radiointerview fra Radio23syv med skuespilleren Ghita Nørby, hvor hun (med rette) udtrykker sin store utilfredshed med journalisten Iben Maria Zeuthens måde at stille (“idiotiske”) spørgsmål. Det hele startede med, at Ghita egentlig blev irriteret over journalistens overdimensionerede lydudstyr, men meget hurtigt går det over til ad hominem-angreb, hvor Ghita Nørby på en underholdende, en særdeles skarp, men også retfærdig vis gør opmærksom på konstante banale spørgsmål, der kommer fra journalisten.

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Read and watched in 2018

FILM - all caps, bold
TV SERIES - all caps
Book - italics
Article, poem - hyperlink
_“Video, podcast, video game” _- italics, quotation marks, hyperlink

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Karlstrup Kalkgrav

Nej, dette er ikke Middelhavet, dette er Karlstrup Kalkgrav, lidt udenfor Storkøbenhavn. Tak til Hana for at finde frem til denne, for mig, ukendte perle.

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My cousin’s birthday

Ćevapi and stuff.
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Høll

This week.

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Balkansko podneblje

Balkansko podneblje je decenijama bolesno podneblje. Samo tamo se prave javni skupovi podrške osuđenim ratnim zločincima. Zamislite se, podrške r-a-t-n-i-m zločincima! Razumijem da majka želi vidjeti svoga sina ratnog zločinca nakon odležane robije, ali da ga grupe ljudi žele dočekati i još ga hvaliti i uzdizati za nedjela iz ratne prošlosti i uz to mu svirati i pjevati, van je svake (normalne) pameti.

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Promaster

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Cold winter

An unusually cold, but beautiful, winter in Denmark.

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Neighborhood 1

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Delete & erase

Stvarno čovjek svašta doživi na ovome internetu. Na Facebooku liko spomenuo kako je jedna tek preminula spisateljica odgovorna za uvrštavanje tzv. fantasy žanra u vrhunsku književnost. Nakon što sam ukazao da, parafriziram, ni Petrarca, Dostojevski, a ni Tito ne mogu pomoći spomenutom žanru da bude “vrhunska” književnost, jer problem leži u samoj svjetovnoj konstrukciji iliti worldbuildingu i fiktivnom univerzumu, koji su integralni dio fantasy žanra, te da samo rušenje aktuelnih i postavljanje novih pravila može učiniti žanr boljim. Dodao sam još da isto važi i za film (npr. Star Wars, Harry Potter i sl.).

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