Hello! Did you know how much luggage can a donkey carry?

Well... it can carry about an @ (arroba).

The word arroba has its origin in Arabic ar-rubʿ (الربع) or "quarter," specifically the fourth part (of a quintal), which defined the average load which a donkey could carry [...] Its symbol is @.

- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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So, babies are brought to us by storks, and e-mails - by (digital) donkeys. And a donkey can carry only one @ at a time.

What else this week?

A few new books, movies and a playlist for the creative artist's workflow:

  • Movies: We watched the movie Sid And Nancy on Netflix. It casts the great Gary Oldman playing Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols. Not for the weakhearted but the movie features some great actor work. I really enjoyed it. If you hate happy-endings, you'll like it for sure! (Even though they made it look like a happy-end, if you pay attention, you'll see it's actually not). We also started the Midnight Mass limited TV series - it's builds up gradually and I can say it's getting better and better. It's actually insanely good!
  • Art books: I finally got the chance to lay my hands on Sebastião Salgado's "KUWAIT" photo album, as well as a few other Taschen art collections - that of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the one with Francis Bacon's Paintings. Very please to add those to my (yet humble) collection of such stuff. More on why I need to have things of that nature @ my home:

"It is obvious that no one can collect any money off classical standards of beauty and form most of the time so they are discouraged in a consumer society, but an eye for beauty, for balance, is an essential Satanic tool and must be applied for greatest magical effectiveness. It’s not what’s supposed to be pleasing—it’s what is. Aesthetics is a personal thing, reflective of one’s own nature, but there are universally pleasing and harmonious configurations that should not be denied.

- Anton LaVey ("The 9 Satanic Sins")
  • Music: I created this mixtape and intend to add to the list. It's stuff I am often listening to while I do creative work. It's been done a lot but most of graphic designers or other visual artists that I admire and do their own playlist are unfortunately (to me, of course) no listening to metal - and metal music is my go to weapon for boosting my powers while doing ...whatever I am doing 🙂 And I guess... No! I actually know, I am not alone in my taste 🙂

That's it for now. Bye,


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