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He Tries to Understand Things He Doesn’t


The Other Newspaper has met Gorm Rasputin Entwistle, who tries to understand things he doesn’t understand.

“Yes, ok.”

You are sure you understand?

“I understand well, Wijfstrand.”

What are you thinking about?

“I think of how often it happens that boats collide.”


“It is very strange.”

It can happen when it’s foggy.

“It’s foggy now.”


“Let’s return to what you said before. I’ve understood so much that I shouldn’t understand all of what you just said.”


“And I have understood more than that. I understand you shouldn’t understand it either.”

Hmm. I understand.

“And I have understood even more. I understand why you have misunderstood that you should not understand what you were just talking about.”

What is the reason for this?

“They cracker you’re eating.”

The crackers I mentioned just now, that I eat every Thursday?


It says here in incredibly small writing that if you eat them too often you have the risk of misunderstanding the things you should not understand.

“It’s funny you mention it. In fact, I hadn’t seen that at all.”

That may be part of the reason.

“Of course!”

I’m thinking we’re talking 10 percent of the reason.

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Morten Hjerl-Hansen (born 15. June 1973) is a danish blogger born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. I lived for the first 19 years of my life in a liberal-minded, literary and academic home in North Zealand. My mother is a psychiatrist and my father is a chemical engineer. I have two siblings. Throughout childhood, "I invented near-useless things almost every day" and told my siblings "fairy tales" where they themselves were the protagonists. In 1986, I visited Houston in the United States with my family on a stay that spanned three and a half months. I started programming in 1986 and made approx. 20 major projects until I "lost the ability" in 2018. Student from N. Zahles High School 1992. Ry College 1993. Read theology 1993-1994 in Aarhus. Read philosophy 1995-2000 in Linköping, Lund and Copenhagen. Worked as Java programmer 2000 and 2001. Participated in numerous poetry readings in Copenhagen 2002-2007. Got a psychosis in 2007 "which took about 10 years to recover". Married to Else Andersen in 2010 and resides in Asnaes, Denmark. Father in 2014. Has written The Other Newspaper daily in Danish and English daily since 2013.