Dinner at Mator og Drykkur, a lot of food, but good food. I was intrigued by the Cod’s head cooked in chicken stock.
I'm not sure why it should have been cooked in chicken stock. But if they want to cook my head in chicken stock after my demise I won't make a scandal.
Chaplin's "Modern Times" in The Hague with a discusion about capitalism afterwards. Slapstick wasn't mentioned, but capitalism aroused the audience. A politician compared the steel factory with Google and Facebook.
It's very superficial, I'm afraid, to live without an ongoing sense of doom.
Last night polite table conversation over dinner touched on the subject of politics and right away the polite table conversation became less polite and less table conversation.
A friend said: "Let's not forget that this is a dinner party."
And I said to a woman: "Whatever your political views are you should feel welcome here."
A friend alerted me tot his quote from an article by Sarah Maslin Nir in NYT:
'“Good protests always have to think about how they look,” Ms. Byrne said. “It’s all about the meme.”'
Read the article here.
Also protest are about the looks. Whether this makes the protests less or more effective is something to be discussed. Spreading the meme, that's what revolution and counterrevolution have in common.