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  1. Feb 2021
    1. “On Christmas, we ask for a friend as a gift. Once I got it, but it only lasted a day. He escaped. He was Jewish. I said he escaped, not that he died. He was very fast. You know, if I do this joke in Germany, I’ll be arrested. Letting a Jew escape like this?”

      I guess the joke is targeting stereotypes about German

    1. Making fun of the powerless isn’t funny.

      Unless the teller also is powerless?

    2. The first joke mocks Jewish foibles from an insider’s perspective. The second mocks the trivializing of the Holocaust. The third mocks Hitler. None of them diminish the horror of the Holocaust itself.

      I like this part. The joke has subject and target. The victims of Holocaust should't be target of the joke but they can be still a subject.

  2. Dec 2020
    1. elderly and people with serious medical conditions, who are dying of the virus at the highest rates

      In UK it's about risk factor first

  3. Jul 2020
    1. Here, the popular elementary school is the local Waldorf School, which promises a back-to-nature, nearly screen-free education.

      do they rely on the study mentioned before or it's another experiment. Where is the link to the statement of that school?

    2. like drinking soda or smoking cigarettes, which wealthy people do less than poor people.

      how can we check this - is there some stats?

    3. And it’s all free

      Obviously it's not free and people pay by providing own data for free and watching tons of advertising.

    4. Today, he said, the opposite is true

      Does an improved tech change the role of person in society or their feeling of being important?

    5. The rich

      Who are rich? How did author define this category of people. D they talk about rich in a specific region or in all developed countries?

    6. health care stores

      What is health care store? What about a telemedicine? We talk with doctors looking at screens to triage. Tech makes medicine more accessible. Personal doctor who leaves in your house is great but it's not a new thing.

    7. Human contact is becoming a luxury good.

      Not clear about what aspects of life they are talking?

    8. Conspicuous human interaction — living without a phone for a day, quitting social networks and not answering email — has become a status symbol.

      Is it only about "rich" people? I read "Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology " and think it's applicable to any person who wants to manage their attention better.

    9. The rich have grown afraid of screens.

      What does confirm this statement?