Monday, May 31, 2004

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Two bit personality.
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We've had the porn, so now let's have the panzers



Russian WW 2 instruction on how to destroy the German Panther tank.
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Saturday, May 29, 2004

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Space oddity.
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On ebay I managed to find more stunning work by american cartoonist Basil Wolverton

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Thursday, May 27, 2004

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Sitting pretty.
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Don't know what to write today so I give you:



The Highstool...
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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

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Be all you can be.
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I supported the war with Iraq. When Baghdad fell after a few weeks, I felt the intoxication of being on the winning team. I had severed myself from old school socialist thought. The social democracies of the west might have turned out all right, but hadn't we all somehow supported the Eastern bloc and their communist dictatorships by continuously criticizing our own government every time it had to make unpleasant, but necessary, decisions? Terrible to think off now that every day brought out new facts about the horrors of these totalitarian states and the nightmare of living in them.
No more of that! I thought, and what better way to test my new outlook on life than to join the fight for freedom and democracy?
Because that's what the war was about: Getting rid of one of the last dictators on Earth, getting rid of another corrupt, incompetent, sadistic psychopath, and bringing freedom and democracy to a people desperately longing for these values.
And for the more cynical/ realistic there was the other major reason to attack Saddam: The Weapons of Mass Destruction...
Yep, he had them, and plenty of them stored in secret places and ready to be used any time that madman gave the order.
It had to be done. The Allies mounted their chariots of war and set off to do justice, just like we'd seen them in Band of Brothers take on Hitler to put an end to his evil dictatorship.
And it worked, and afterwards they stood guard around western Europe and saved us from those terrible rapin' and lootin' Ruskis.
And we did it again- we won! We saw the cheering Iraqi's tear down statues of Saddam, we laughed at his idiotic minister claiming the war could never be won, we were proud of setting the record straight with the Kurds, whom the West had abandoned after the first Gulf War.
We were the good guys, we were he liberators, we were the saviours.

We were wrong.
Because the war with Iraq is just the latest extension of The New Corporate Way™
George W. Bush presents himself as a national leader fighting on behalf of a people - The Americans, and a cultural, historical and economic union- The West.
In fact he is a corporate leader fighting on behalf of an international group of corporate interests.
His soldiers are professionals paid to do the job of soldiering, jailing, catering, supplying, and all the other things required to keep an army in the field. The treatment experienced by captured Iraqi's is what happens in hundreds of jails all over the world. Who cares about the dregs of society "...you should have stayed in high school, kiddo..."
The War Workers of today don't fight for ideas, ideologies or national sovereignty- they fight for the boss. They risk their lives, but so does a fireman or policeman. If you make sure there are plenty of poor people in the world you can rely on that joining the Army will be one of the best offers around for steady food, payment and a place to sleep.
To die in a far away country is not that much worse than self-destructing in an urban ghetto, and as Julius Caesar discovered centuries ago starving just makes the men more mean and bloodthirsty.
The Army officers, chiefs of Police and jailwardens of the west can upgrade on their experiences with controlling people by spending a couple of months in a real life environment far away from snooping reporters and politicians of the opposition.
Be a leader of men, be a hero, join the party! Do a few months in the Gulf and you have a bright future in ©orporate World ... you´re hired! - we need guys who can make tough decisions and who aren't afraid to spill someone else's blood.
Pox Americana is here, I wonder if my insurance covers that?
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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Monday, May 24, 2004

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He's a natural man.
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Missed blogging for two whole days, well today you can enjoy my go at the famous R.Crumb character Mr. Natural...


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Saturday, May 22, 2004

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Avenue de les Artistes.
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Being hard will get you no respect.
Being soft will get you no respect at all.
What to do?..

"..I'm leaving oooon a jet plane..."
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Thursday, May 20, 2004

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

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Dr.Poppers, MD
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Did this drawing on the computer some time ago.
Fun!
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

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Come up and see me.
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Visited at work by Carsten who is a composer these days. He brought news from the world of trying to survive as an artist. From his personal experiences, and conversations he had with other artists, one thing became quite clear: Even people who made a name for themselves can't make a living as an artist in Denmark. Instead we all reside in a bleak nether world of measly part time jobs, humiliating part time jobs, idiotic part time jobs - and the occasional sale of a CD or work of art.
The bottom line was that you can basically be two types of artist:
Working (with your art, that is)
or
Non-working

The rest is unavoidable, but in fact, also unimportant.
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Monday, May 17, 2004

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Yummy.
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Ten years ago I was with this group of artistes. Things went well in the beginning and I was very happy. Then things took a bad turn because some of the members had some serious personality disorders (my interpretation...)
We were twelve when we started but most of us dropped out and for years after a hard core of only four people kept it going.
Today I learned the group collapsed a few months ago and now only two members are left.

You deserve eachother.
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Saturday, May 15, 2004

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"Look, it's uncle Henry..."
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Yes, I went to the wedding anyway. Doesn't happen that often and all that, so I brought the camcorder along and decided it was time to collect some historical footage.
I hope I've made myself clear on that: I went to record an important historical event, and not for sentimental reasons!
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Friday, May 14, 2004

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-and Mary Donaldson...
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Yes, yes, yes... Today is the wedding.

Most Danish TV stations will of course be covering the event non-stop, but DR2 will generously give us six hours of "The Boys from Angora" - a Danish comedy series featuring, amongst other things, the exploits of the loser bicycle team Team Easy On
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Thursday, May 13, 2004

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Saw the documentary "Surplus: Terrorized into being consumers" which investigates into global consumerism and some of the reactions to it.
It features a remarkable video clip of Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, who enters the stage at a Microsoft convention where he spends several minutes jumping up and down while screaming and looking like a meeting in Hell between G.G.Allin, Mussolini and The Penguin from Batman.Truly scary to watch and all doubt is finally removed from my mind: We are ruled by psychopaths, because you have to be one to obtain power in this world.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

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Hva'så dær!
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I went and saw Terkel In Trouble, the first feature-lenght 3D animated film to come out of my native land (the land of fjords, Danish pastry, the little mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen - and Lars Von Trier)
All voices were done by the Danish comedian Anders Matthesen and it was quite funny, especially the narrator who is a 1970's type teacher with a really irritating voice!
Some pics
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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

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Popping up.
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Looks like Hans Larsen from the good ol' days of NSOP has picked up blogging again:

POP- Who Can You Call?
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Do you speak Daenglish?
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Attention all fans!
As of tomorrow the URL for this blog will change from:

http://dontaskmeionlyworkhere.blogspot.com/

to:

http://dontaskmeijustworkhere.blogspot.com

The reason is I've found out it's better English to say "Don't ask me I JUST work here" and not "Don't ask me I ONLY work here"
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Monday, May 10, 2004

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Red like blood.
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Yesterday was the 59'th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in WWII. In the old days I would probably have posted a lengthy posting lamenting the thirty million lives this conflict cost Germany and Russia and heralding the heroism of the Russian men and women who fought against a odious enemy set on their destruction.
But these are not the old days, in Czechnia the local resistance decided to set off a bomb on a stadiom where the (occupying) Russian army was celebrating the anniversary, killing Czechnia's (Russian backed) president and (as usual) wounding a fair amount of innocent bystanders. Well...Russia has always been one of the world's great imperialists, maybe that simply comes with being a large country.

"...and the coloured girls went:"
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Sunday, May 09, 2004

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The Official 2004 Don't Ask Me I only Work Here Beauty Contest.
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Stuart of T-Melt sends this nice link to actress Erin Gray as Wilma Deering from the TV series Buck Rogers in the 25'th Century

well, beam me up scotty...
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Quiche Lorraine.
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I'm finally beginning to understand the psychology of the modern young (feminist) woman: "Daddy never bought me a horse and that's all YOUR fault..."
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Saturday, May 08, 2004

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The Official 2004 Don't Ask Me I only Work Here Beauty Contest.
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What could be more exhilarating than to include a virtual character into my humble little contest and "Ridge Racer Girl" is about a pretty as they come. A cover girl for the Sony Playstation™ game "Ridge Racer Type4" she was the creation of a UK based 3D company.
Since I don't own a Sony Playstaion I don't know if she's featured in the game at all, but I actually bought a copy of it just to have a picture of her!
Shazam!

(the keen eye wil perhaps notice the conspicuous way the cover designers have placed the last "r" in "racer"...)
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Friday, May 07, 2004

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I fought The Law (and the law won)
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That great rock anthem
(but the article forgets to mention versions of this classic were also made by Lou Reed and The Dead Kennedys).

Download mp3 of the Original version by The Crickets.
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Thursday, May 06, 2004

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Blow wind, blow.
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This posting was supposed to be something about, love, life, existence and the power of belief.


("a farthing sound")
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Wednesday, May 05, 2004

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The Official 2004 Don't Ask Me I only Work Here Beauty Contest.
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Spring is here! And what's more appropriate than a contest to find the most Fabulous Females available to our beady little eyes on the information highway?

-Sexist!
-Chauvinist!
-Degenerated voyeur!

Yes.

But as always here at "Don't Ask Me...", we do things with a twist (...)
- Making our first contender:



Sue Catwoman.
Read about Sue.
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Tuesday, May 04, 2004

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Hjalmar Sandöy.
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Found a collection of this great Norwegian cartoonist who worked for Danish newspapers in the early 80's.
Unfortunately he became an early victim of AIDS, which killed him. A very sad thing to happen as he had a great sense of visual humour:



Western pornography - Muslim pornography.
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Monday, May 03, 2004

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Who said that?
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Nice site with a huge collection of quotes: www.aerenlund.dk

Kill a man, you are a murderer.
kill millions, you are a conqueror.
Kill everybody and you are God.
~Adolf Hitler
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Sunday, May 02, 2004

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Urskov.
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Impossible to translate from Danish, but our international readers can enjoy the alternate title:
A clockwork forest.

Both can marvel at the powerful vision of a modern structure in the afternoon sun:


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Saturday, May 01, 2004

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American Angst.
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I finally managed to get my hands on a comic book by Basil Wolverton. Looks like Dark Horse Comics published a few titles in the nineties with his science fiction stuff from the 30's and 40's (today they are out of print, but I found a copy of "Basil Wolverton's Fantastic Fables 2" at Things From Another World.)


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