Sunday, February 29, 2004

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Yesterday,
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- There was nuttin' posted here by me. I had a day off. From reading the newspaper I've learned that this is very important in order to avoid stress. So I had a de-stressing day.
Today I wil simply post this nice landscape from Germany in 1929.
(Ah! The townhall in Dinkelsbühl- What a beautiful place!)


Landscape in Masuren.
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Thursday, February 26, 2004

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Don't worry about it - it happens to most men...
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Complete emptyness! I have nothing to say! Well...
Let's have some Bathing Beauties


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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

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....and the winner is...
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Sex? God? Jesus? Elvis? and don't forget that a Google search returns no less than 259,000,000 results from searching the word: internet...

"Penis" scored 25,400,000 - considerably more than "christ" at 18,400,000, but "pussy" prevails with 47,600,000 only to be bettered by the bitch slappin' power of "teen" with 87,300,000.
The biggest? how about "www" scoring 1,850,000,000 or the letter "A" : 3,410,000,000

But then I suppose it just gets meaningless...
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The ratings are in.
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A Google seach with the word "Jesus" produces 7,140,000 results
A Google seach with the word "Elvis" produces 5,450,000 results
A Google seach with the word "Beatles" produces 4,970,000 results
A Google seach with the word "god" produces 61,400,000 results


A Google search with the word "sex" produces .......

272,000,000 results
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Gloom, doom - And usefull information.
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A nice site with research into to cults, mass movements, autocratic power, war, genocide, democide, holocaust, and murder www.ideajournal.com
Dig this great article about the psychology that let to Germany's Nazism and the mass murdering in Rwanda and Somalia.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

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Scarlett fever.
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Nuttin' to post today. Instead we'll have a nice pic of (beautiful) Scarlett Johansson.


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Monday, February 23, 2004

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Vely good.
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Went and saw Lost In Translation yesterday - A marvelous picture! which also gives old fans of Ghostworld a chance to see beautiful Scarlett Johansson again
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Sunday, February 22, 2004

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Riddim´
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Always nice to relax with the soothing sounds of dub house from Rhythm and Sound
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Saturday, February 21, 2004

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A beautiful place out in the country.
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Took the ol´bicycle out west of Copenhagen.
Rode with the sun and wind up my back and got six hours worth of light, space, and fresh air. When I'd had enough I just jumped on an S-train and returned home without the agony of bicycling all the way back with my nose stuck into the freezing cold wind.
Yummy.
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Friday, February 20, 2004

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Friday.
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Tool time Tessie up above is to celebrate I managed to make the permalinks work after all...
Thanks to Stuart for helping me out.
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Thursday, February 19, 2004

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In delicate mauve.
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Well, some re-designing of this page - I was trying to make the permalinks work (failure) but I managed to screw up the old template and that gave me the oppertunity to spend a lot of my freetime fixing up a new one...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

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Shiny, shiny...
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Astronomers have discovered that a burned out sun - a white dwarf - is in fact a diamond the size of the Moon!
(read it - it gets even better...)
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Tuesday, February 17, 2004

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Chairman of the bared.,
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Yesterday I was elected chairman of the place I work on Mondays (we've been looking for a chairman for a month, nobody wanted the job...) Ultimately I thought to myself:

No chairman - No community.
No community - No job
No job - Back to toilet-cleaning.

Up went my hand: "I would like to be chairman"

I can now tell myself to work harder and stop complaining. I can now sack myself for writing bad things about the place on this blog. I can sack others for writing a blog. I can hire myself to teach others how to write a blog and then sack them for doing that. I will start out putting up posters with my picture. Everywhere. Don't know why, it just...seems...right.
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Monday, February 16, 2004

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"Yes, I was a nineties Silicon Alley dot comer..."
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"brooklyn"

And he wrote a nice short bio of Herbert Huncke, all of it part of a really nice web community about writing: www.litkicks.com
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Sunday, February 15, 2004

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MENSCH-MA-SHIöüEN
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Went and saw KRAFTWERK yesterday here in Copenhagen. Probably one of the best concerts I've ever seen! I´ve never been much "into" Krafwerk and have none of their records, but I realised I actually knew most of the songs they played, simply because they have been hit songs on the radio.
A remarkable achievement for a band that has drawn much of it's inspiration from the European avantgarde, but mixing it of course with: Der funky beat.
There I was sitting comfortably watching their fantastic visuals while the four members (the present incarnation of K consists of two old and two new members) stood motionless behind identical consoles looking into indentical laptops. At the end of the concert the true highlight of the event was finally displayed: The robots - moving their mechanical arms and bodies in unison while the audience applauded. A very futuristic moment: An audience of humans cheering four robot stars.
And it made sense too.
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Saturday, February 14, 2004

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To "Spring" - That's when you break out of jail, right?
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Birds singing outside my window (after the city renewal I simply don't know where they find trees to sit in...)
This can only mean one thing:
The cold comfort of cosy winter in reaching its end and Spring™ is coming....

-No more hiding away the surplus fat in thick overcoats.
-No more legitimate ways for staying indoors and avoiding the company of my fellow men/ women/ barking dogs/ junkies/ alcoholics/ racists/ etc.
-No more snow.. The only bearable weather for Ambient Man©
-No more excuses for spending all your time in front of the screen ("what else would you want me to do? It’s f..ing freezing cold outside!")
-No more days gently wrapped in soothing grey.


Instead I’ll get:

-Glaring surfaces and bright sunlight hurting my sensitive eyes.
-Armadas of beer and cannabis-crazed Danes going nuts in the streets over the arrival of warmth and light - It's a Nordic thing...
-Gallons of gooey sweat spurting from the pores of my skin because of the extra pounds overheating my body.
-An utterly confusing collection of strange holidays which only mean one thing to the self-employed: No income on that day...


Well, it's not all that bad.


(...)

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Is your middle name by any chance "Gary"?
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Saw this great British stand up comedian on Swedish television Eddie Izzard
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Friday, February 13, 2004

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Blackboard Jumble.
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It's always the same scene: The teacher enlightens the young students who quietly sit at their desks mesmerized by the great tutor's charisma and vast knowledge (he's usually played by Robin Williams or maybe - in older films - Spencer Tracy)
And what a mighty BIG knowledge that is... and not only what's found in books! Usually this titan of a man is also a war veteran, a top athlete, a fully trained nurse and soother-of-souls, and more of a ladies man than Errol Flynn and Sean Connery in a red sports car with a trunk full of mink overcoats. No wonder the youth listen to him! He is a regular fountain of facts, endlessly spurting out insightfulness garnished with witty anecdotes and shrewd observations.


Ah yes; the movies...
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Thursday, February 12, 2004

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VVe Are th€ ViXitÖrs
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"Come up and see me, make me smaiaiaiaile..."

No men in uniform or rants today. A nice winters day.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2004

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Heroic Huns.
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Dietrich von Saucken.

Few officers in the German Wehrmacht personified the aristocratic Prussian militarist as Von Saucken. The monocle and riding-boots wearing general came from a long lineage of Prussian nobility dating back to the fourteenth century. Reportedly he was one of the few high ranking members of the Wehrmacht who was neither intimidated by Hitler's insane ravings nor hypnotized by his charisma when he - like many others- was summoned to the fuehrer's headquarters to explain why he had made a clever tactical withdrawal intead of ordering his troops to stay put and be massacred by vastly superior Russian forces.
Born 1892 in East Prussia as the son of a judge von Saucken entered the Imperial Army in 1910 and served in the cavalry regiment "Kaiser Wilhelm I" as a lieutenant. During WW I he was wounded seven times and finished the war with the rank of captain. Between the wars he continued to serve with the Reichwehr in various cavalry detachments and on the outbreak of WWII he was commander of Reiter (horsemen's) -regiment 8 fighting in Poland and France. In the fall of 1940 von Saucken switched from horseback to the modern world of motorised troops and became commander of the 4'th Schuetzen brigade (motorised riflemen) After receiving a severe headwound in the early part of the Russian campaign von Saucken returned to active duty in December 1941 as the commander of the 4'th Panzer Division. Von Saucken continued his duties on the Eastern front orchestrating many brilliant counter attacks to relieve trapped or encircled German troops. By the end of 1944 he was in command of the newly established Grossdeutchland Panzerkorps made up from some of the best troops in the entire German Army. In early 1945 von Saucken had a serious disagreement with the Chief of Staff general Halder over the futility of continuing the war and he was moved to the reserve. In march 1945 he was however given command of the Army fighting in the encircled region of East Prussia where he skilfully organized defensive actions that enabled thousands of civilians and troops to escape by boat from the Russian onslaught. When the end was approaching the German High command send both an airplane and a ship to rescue von Saucken but he refused to leave and stayed with his troops until the final surrender on Hela peninsula May 8'th 1945. For these actions von Saucken was awarded the diamonds to the Knights Cross (only 27 of these were awarded during the war)
After his capture by the Russians, von Saucken refused to sign a false letter and was subsequently sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment and sent to a Siberian work camp. Here he was tortured and spent twelve months in solitary confinement. He returned to Germany in 1955 as a marked man and settled in Munich where he took up amateur painting. He passed away in 1980.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

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LIFE SENTENCE.
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LONG LIVE THE FREE EDUCATION OF THE SEVENTIES!
DOWN WITH AUTHORITY!
LONG LIVE THE CHEAP COCAINE!
LONG LIVE THE CHEAP ALCOHOL!
A NATION ON THE GO!
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Monday, February 09, 2004

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Let's stay indoors.
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Let's stay indoors, let's NOT go outside.
Let's stay indoors, light up some cigarettes and talk about the people who are not here.
Let's stay indoors and be mean.
Let's NOT go outside.
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Sunday, February 08, 2004

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Picasso never did this.
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HAIL THE SWASTIKA!
HAIL!
HAIL!
HAIL!
HAIL THE GLORY OF THE SOLAR CROSS!
HAIL SWASTIKA!
HAIL! HAIL THE SWASTIKA!


I´m really sorry about that, but tomorrow I have to go and work for a group of feminist left-wing artists who use their art - and everybody they meet - to save the world (...)

Doing the above helps me a little.

A little.

Apart from that, here's a some reading about the ancient sign of the swastika (the world's oldest religious symbol) which used to be - before the Nazis - the mark of good fortune.
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Friday, February 06, 2004

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Lennard Grahn: Mind Worker.
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I've realised one of the reasons why many of the differences between the sexes - Clothing, upbringing, occupation, etc - Have been rooted out during the last thirty years in The Danish Welfare State.
Officially it is done for the benefit of both sexes - to combat old stereotypes and role models that keep us from being ourselves; from being free. In fact- I think - it is all done to ensure that both sexes can be part of the work force at the same time and place. If we all dress the same, look the same, talk about the same things and think the same we have no problem working side by side. If a man or woman was a rare and completely different experience in either one's world they would attract too much attention - and slow down work!
It's much better to have uniform boredom. So we can work.
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Thursday, February 05, 2004

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Sunny day.
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Nuttin' like a bit of TowerPower™ :


Augarten tower, Vienna 1945.
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Wednesday, February 04, 2004

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Angry stuff.
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The Rock stars? The film stars? The Sports stars? The Royal families? - They are the angel dust we sprinkle on the grey cardboard that make up our lives.
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Title
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Today I feel empty. Like an old cardboard box.
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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

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All in a days work...
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A: I think we should buy a bla,bla, with the extra bla, bla
b: Why?
A: I don´t know.
b: ?????
b: But what do you want to use it for?
A: I don´t know.
b: I´ll have to say no, then.
A: Why are you being so uncooperative?
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Monday, February 02, 2004

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And he pick'ed the banjo too.
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(Imagine a typical country song)

Just another boring dayeeeeeeeee
Servicing some stupid computers.

Just another really boring day
Wasting my time.

Just another boring daaaaaaaaaaay
Wasting my talents.
Thinking what IS the point
Thinking, is it really so bad cleaning toilets.

(it is, and that's what get me out of bed in the morning...)
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