Song of the day: R. Dean Taylor – Gotta See Jane

Motown stands for fabulous sounding songs from black artists, right? Well, in fact the first part is right, but the second is not – as demonstrated by this 1967 song from the Canadian and definitely white R. Dean Taylor.

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Just asking… #1 – Soccer


Around this time of year, in most European countries the soccer competition is starting again. The basic underlying concept is that you have 20 or so teams playing 1-on-1 games of soccer against each other (11 guys or girls kicking a ball from left to right in an attempt to kick it into a goal at the right end of the field and 11 others – conveniently outfitted with shirts of another color – doing exactly the opposite). The team that wins a match gets 3 points, the team that loses obviously get no points. If both teams have scored the same amount of goals during the match, both teams get one point. The teams that has gathered the highest amount of points at the end of the season is that year’s champion.

But now I am wondering: what happens if all matches in the season end in exactly the same score? Say 1-0 or 1-1. By the end of the season, each team will then have the same amount of points and the same amounts of goals scored (usually the second element taken into consideration to determine the ranking). So who will be champion then? Just asking…

Song of the day: Rob Dougan – Clubbed to Death

Another bold statement underlining the fact that music does not need lyrics to impress. A song almost everyone has already heard at some point (largely due to the fact that it was used in The Matrix trilogy), but hardly anyone knows what the title is or who the performer is. And more importantly: a song that makes almost evreryone take notice when it starts to play: Clubbed to Death by the Australian musician Rob Dougan.

Smartphones and cancer

It’s July 2017 and we are celebrating the iPhone’s 10th anniversary. In that decade, the new category that Apple has more or less created, now commonly known as smartphones, has conquered the globe. Today, the smartphone is one of the most ubiquitous devices in all developed, and in an increasing number of developing countries.

One of the reasons why the number of smartphones has been rising so quickly is the fact that the decade or so before was marked by the rapid spread of the smartphone’s predecessor: the cell phone. Most of you will Continue reading