Serbia’s Bojana Stamenov singing “Ceo Svet Je Moj” at the 2015 Eurovision song contest final.
“In this age the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.”
Mill, John Stuart (2012-03-01). On Liberty (Dover Thrift Editions) (p. 56). Dover Publications. Kindle Edition.
“We have created this social media system for ourselves where the only way to survive is to either be bland or silent”
- Jon Ronson, Channel 4 News, 17 March 2015
“This odd hell that childhood is, where you can be going through something in very close proximity to your parents, and they still can’t help you. You still can’t really tell anyone about it. It’s obsessed me, not just him, but generally that problem of childhood.”
- Graham Linehan, This American Life Episode 314.
Jorn Barger, 2008
As many of you know RobotWisdom was the proto-Weblog and Bjorn Barger the father of blogging. I have posted about him several times. He has drifted in and out of view since 2003, but now Ogi Djuraskovic has a very nice history of the site and Barger – Jorn Barger and Where “Blog” Came From .