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December 22nd, 2008

Det er ihvertfall min opplevelse, at dess lenger du sitter oppe og prøver å samtale med mennesker (så nær internett klarer å simulere slike, ihvertfall...) på dette internettet, så er det man klarer å få ut av samtalen altfor ofte proporsjonalt med hvor mange timer over fornuftig leggetid man egentlig er. Innimellom spiller også utenforliggende faktorer som alkohol(eller annet, for de som foretrekker det)-inntak en rolle, men uansett.

Jeg har tenkt altfor mye over dette temaet, og tenkte å dele mine observasjoner med almuen.
Postulert etter elektronisk øyeblikkelig samtale nå (les, MSN), nylig:

Staveevnen går først.
Så moralen, og til slutt høfligheten.
Dette er Internettets Lov(tm)

Litt usikker på om jeg foretrekker "bluferdigheten" framfor "moralen" i det utsagnet der, men det er kanskje litt forskjellige ting ?

Forsvinner bluferdigheten før moralen, montro ?

Mao. "visa pattarna" før "jeg driter i om du er gift" ? Eller ?

July 15th, 2008 under en måned er det Øyafestivalen, og jeg gleder meg som et ca. 34 år gammelt barn eller deromkring. har begynt å grave meg inn i det (tjukke!) festivalprogrammet...

men hva skal man velge å se fra en vanvittig meny ?

los campesinos, grinderman, mbv, iron&wine, sonic youth er liksom bankershestene, samme med yeasayer, holy fuck, fleet foxes og ikke minst coliseum (et av de banda jeg gleder meg mest til å se, faktisk!), men av alle de andre - hva skal man velge ?

skal du dit ?
hva skal du se ?

October 17th, 2007


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read this, folks

in the words of tom lehrer:

"don't drink the water and don't breathe the air!"

giardia bacteria have been found in oslos water supply.

not a good thing(tm)

October 13th, 2007

today's order to everyone: go to in rainbows, and download the new radiohead album. pay as much you want to for it (yes, it's up to you. really).

listen to it ad infinitum.

it IS that good.

no, it is BETTER than that.

October 12th, 2007

The Nobel Peace Prize...

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...was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the former Vice President of the United States, Albert Arnold Gore Jr for "their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change".

In my opinion a political, but very good choice. No matter what the Peace Prize Committee leader, Ole D. Mjøs stated - this is a kick in the gonads of the Bush administrations, and all the people around the world that won't accept scientific fact.

Congratulations !

October 11th, 2007

surprise !

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It was just announced that the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2007 was awarded to Doris Lessing.

Once again, the academy surprised me, and a lot of other people with their choice. Well-deserved, and definitely one of the "lifetime awards", but still, congratulations.

October 4th, 2007

cultural double-header

thanks to apparat and siri_bookhouse, and september_gurl too, last night was spent beering (yay, beer !) and getting a healthy dosage of culture (okay, maybe i'm streching the concept of culture a bit here, but who cares...)

first off to mono, to listen to johan harstad reading from his latest novel, "hässelby".
can't say i've read any of his books before, but now i definitely will. the other readers were of, uhm, hmm, varying quality.
ok, that's a lie.
some of them were really ok, but the poet-turned-novelist was just horrible. or rather, beyond horrible. i'm sad i'll never get those 15 minutes spent listening to her neverending nonsense back.
if any of you faithful readers actually buys her novel, or even worse, give it to me as a present, i'm gonna have to bring my baseball bat out from under my bed, and then in close contact with your heads. 'cause it was crap, and utter crap.

after a short chicken kebab shawarma break, we then headed off to cosmopolite, as the new pornographers wanted to bring a bit of sunshine into our heads and minds. at least that's how i tend to think of their music (if this sounds pretentious and pompous, it's on purpose...). great show, but the crowd seemed a bit uninterested. sad, really, as carl & co really did their best to get the crowd going.
maybe it was because the warm-up band, the jessica fletchers, played so loud everyone was a bit deaf ? i usually don't bother with earplugs at concerts like this, but a pair was really needed last night.

i was a bit disappointed that the wonderful neko case wasn't with the band this evening, though...

anyways, yay for concerts and beer.

October 3rd, 2007

Cirque du Soleil...

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...was absolutely fantastic.
I'm still completely stunned by the performance, and expect that feeling to last for ... ages.

October 2nd, 2007

Bread and circuses

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The day is finally here, since I bought the tickets 6 months ago.

Cirque du Soleil is in Oslo, with their show "Delirium".
According to the reviews, the show is fantastic.
Been hoping to see Cirque's show (any of their shows, actually...) for years now, wonderful to finally get the opportunity to do so...

September 25th, 2007

joni mitchell

order to everyone i know: buy the new joni mitchell album "shine" - it is really, really good.
enjoy it with a glass of port, on the couch at home after starting the week with tons of overtime.
that's what i just did.
right now, i want to go back in time and do it again, but sleep beckons.

now, begone.
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