Sunday, March 16, 2014

Leadership or ?

Finally a book those of us interested and convinced that this world is drowning under leadershit: Leadershit. Warum es Arschlöcher in Wirtschaft und Politik am weitesten bringen: Mit großem Bestimmungsteil: Wie erkennt man ein Arschloch [Gebundene Ausgabe] Hans Rudolf Jost (Autor)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

On Immigration

"The Immigration Pimps' Poem"

Let us celebrate the immigrants,
Let us hawk them door to door.
There's a market for their culture,
Votes and glory and money to gain.
Let us celebrate the immigrants.
Their ills, their sins, their faulty diction
Flavour our songs, our movies and spice our fiction.
Let us celebrate the immigrants.
Let us woo them, screw them and jail them
And make money when we bail them!
Let us celebrate the immigrants.
Their hopes, their struggles, agonies and successes
Get us grants and consulting fees.
Celebrate their stereotypes and what holds them down,
In our academic gowns
As we celebrate and toast our government grants
At our annual conference pontificating our research rants!

Adaptation from "The Poverty Pimps' Poem" at

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Life is a Terminal Disease!

Life is a Terminal Disease!

To live today is a risky deal.
If a superbug won’t get you,
the bird flu will!
You go to hospital and soon you reel
in a bed full of Clostridium difficile!
And if you go out of doors a mosquito will
give you the virus from West Nile!
You leave the hospital and you think you are O.K.
Only to find that you acquired MRSA!
For some companionship you make a spiel
only to find that now you got HIV
and now if the TB won’t get you
the terrorists will!
Only one thing certain is
life is a terminal disease!

No need to panic said the captain of the Titanic and other absurdities.

No need to panic said the captain of the Titanic and other absurdities.

What good are spokesthingies who are so transparently transparent that they have no credibility?
What good is a safe food supply that kills people and makes them sick?
What good is a nutritious food supply that caused the obesity crisis?
What good are safe cities where people get killed or mugged?
What good are facts, evidence and documentation if they don’t support our preconceived notions?
Why does the Department of Agriculture grow bigger in the city the fewer farmers are in the country?
What good is leadership when it comes as leadershit?
What good are extraordinary people when they act so ordinary?
What good are VIP’s if they act like VIA’s?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

It's a screwed up world!

It's a screwed up world!

No-one likes to be screwed by anyone at any time for any reason
but everyone is out to screw everybody at all times
and everybody wants to be screwed by someone some time
and if no-one screws anybody at any time
then soon there won't be anybody to screw anybody at any time!

Monday, January 29, 2007

On bullshit, bullshitting, bullshitters and sycophants

This is a serious discussion based on the scholarly definition of bullshit in the 2005 nonfiction US best selling book by Princeton University professor emeritus Harry Frankfurt - On Bullshit (see ; ). It is often difficult to decide whether statements are lies, bullshit or if one is dealing with sycophants doing what they think they ought to do.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Just another X-Sycophant!


No boondoggler can boondoggle;
No dictator can dictate
No Fuehrer can fuehr;
No leader can lead
Unless s/he can surround her/himself with a bunch of
(professional) grovelers and system sycophants
willing to do the dirty work!


Wednesday, December 27, 2006


It seems to me that most bureaucratic organizations or countries have a natural rhythmic cycle that can be defined as follows:

First some make money by screwing-up - screw-upitis or better f***-upitis;
this is followed by income generting activity called inquiryitis;

This is followed by checkeritis - and then they often hire a checker to check that the checker checked that the checker checked if the checker checked that ....... forgetting to hire anybody to do the work that the checkers were going to check!