- Published: Sunday, 26 June 2016 01:59
when times get tough, you need somebody who doesn't serve parochial interests.
somebody who kept tab with reality without getting too much under the limelight.
somebody who can unite and not divide, a coalition builder, not one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
and, obviously, this somebody can be none other than a hamster- better, a Mighty Hamster.
No, I did not turn completely nuts over the week-end.
The concept behind the new http://www.unitedhamsterfront.com, henceforth UHF (I still have contacts and followers on Facebook and Linkedin who joined me just because of UHF)?
.Still to use light humour and cultural references to discuss themes with a "can do" attitude that focuses on using resources where available, avoiding the common "cui prodest" that we keep hearing way too often.
Simply, a convergence of timing, events, and conditions made possible, even desirable to restart the UHF blog, a not-so-serious commentary on how to jointly solve crises and manage shared interests, something started online by chance in 2007, and stopped in 2008.
In February 2016 I started sharing online segments of one of the next books that I will publish, #Expo2015Diaries: the century of the commons using as a backdrop my visit to Expo2015 in Milan.
In November 2012 I had used as a backdrop my visit to Berlin to share on my blog (and then convert into a small book) with fifty (sometimes one hundred) readers a day commentary on the news and the potential evolution of the European Union (you can find it on Amazon, or read #BerlinDiaries online for free
Incidentally: as a background movie I am now watching a 1921 silent movie, "The Four Horsemen (of the apocalypse)", with Rudolph Valentino- a family split by war in Europe that met in Argentina, supposedly keeping the war on the other side of the Atlantic.
Yes, it was "revamped" by Vincent Minnelli in the 1960s, moved from WWI to WWII.
But I love the small monkey that consoles the actor- it is a pure case of UHF support...
The idea is to have a "serious side" linked to #BerlinDiaries (including a Facebook page) and #Expo2015Diaries, and share the wildest ideas instead through the UHF- for now in words, but eventually also with visuals.
For the time being, I simply reposted online what was shared in 2007 and 2008 in various sites and social networks, to act as kind of virtual cartoonish addendum to #BerlinDiaries and #Expo2015Diaries as they both are now.
Stay tuned on UHF... by the time when the #Expo2015Diaries book will be published, I plan to have already released at least the first draft of the "visual" side of the UHF.