torsdag, mars 30, 2006
Was working overtime late at night on tuesday and needed some food, so I went to the nearest gasstation to get a burger. Went to the teller, looked to my left and saw an old cupple. They both looked 75-ish, the lady had a nice little head, normal body, evenly porpotioned legs and all. The guy though; he was pretty small most all over, you know, like old people that have shrunk a bit, although his jacket was huge! Not only was it huge, it looked really round in every direction. It was such that he could shoplift one of those big plastic balls you can jump around on, and noone would notice! What made me look twice was his head - it was just unbelievely small! And because his jacket was so big his neck was just an inch too small for his head to stick out of it! He loocked like one of the characters from "Kalle Klovn", the deliveryguy if I remember correctly, just with no neck.
I had to wait with my order because I was on the werge of bursting - afterwards I damned myself for being too polite to take a picture of them for your viewing pleasure.. Gonna stick around there to see if he shows up again!
My father doesn't sneeze a lot, but when he does it says in the paper the next day!
Read about a armwatch that gives you a small shock whenever you snore. Seems cruel to me, can't imagine who would wear it freely. And it doesn't even show the time.
lørdag, mars 25, 2006
Hi, I'm not dead, just been a busy week. Doing some work to reach deadline monday, we'll see how it goes.. Planning on watching Smokey and the Bandit tonight, too tired to go out. I got all 3 movies a while back, toghether with Cannonball Run that me and Liv watched two weeks ago, good times!
But that's not why you called.. Check out this alarm clock - it has got to be the coolest one I'we ever seen! Reminds me of a 3D demo we made for a multimedia project at school.
torsdag, mars 16, 2006
tirsdag, mars 14, 2006
Update: Found this Mario-thingie too.
fredag, mars 10, 2006
In my kitchen I have like a closet/shelve where I keep my bread. I can not remember the last time I ate a whole bread, usually more than half og it goes to waste (I don’t eat breakfast). So when it gets hard or even when it sometimes grows molds I throw it out. The other day as I was cleaning I noticed that a lot of bread crumbs (damn you english seperation of words!) had gathered in the closet – I can’t have cleaned it out more than a handfull of times ever. It got me thinking, if a big piece of bread can grow mold, and crumbs aparently not, what’s the minimum size it can be and still get moldy – or to put it the other way; can you make really small bread that is mold-resistant? Just buy a bunch of them and never worry?
What I like about the internet is all the weird stuff that’s out there and all the crazy people who can ramble on uncensured. You just have to dig a bit. Or just stay here. I remember reading about a crazy maths professor, Alexander Abian, many years ago who, among other things, claimed all bad things on this planet were caused by the moon and that if we could just blow it up everything would be nice and dandy.
This got picked up by Kibo (James Parry) who besides writing loads of nonsense formed his own religion, as I remember it, as a parody on the Church of Scientology (you know, the thing with Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and John Travolta where they brainwash you and steal all your money and other nice things). Kibo eats Chuck Norris facts for breakfast. He sparked my facination for cones, and can be blamed for why I keep stealing cones when I’m drunk.
Both Kibo and Scientology are days worth of entertaining reading if you have a taste for the weird. Also the Rotten Library is good reading, for instance the “origin” of many of Karl’s stories about intelligent monkeys. I wouldn’t step out of the library tho.. See how similar Karl’s head is to this supposed picture of Ollie?!
torsdag, mars 09, 2006
Here is an old piece that has been floating around the internet for a while, but I think its so funny I have to repost it. I think I read this is a swedish delegate in the European Parlament or something. This guy is soo bored, it’s probably friday after lunch, he’s going to a party later that night and he just can’t wait to leave. I really sympathize with him, I must have done just as stupid things when boredom has been at it’s worst..
lørdag, mars 04, 2006
The title is a reference to Pink Floyd, an early instrumental version of Great Gig in the Sky.
fredag, mars 03, 2006
I think what I like best about it now is not the actual numbers and records, it's more the people behind, their lives, their sacrifices and their motivations. A few examples:
I think my favorite is the guy who eats metal. He has eaten 15 shopping carts, 18 bikes (like 10 would'nt be impressive enought). 7 TV's, 2 beds, a computer and a Cessna small aeroplane. The first thought that struck me was that I would never invite him home! Just imagine coming back to the livingroom with coffee: "Heeeeey, where is the sofa!?" *burp*.
One of my newest facts is the guy who was been struck by lightning 7 times! The best thing is that they say he died in 1994 by a broken heart.. Sounds really romantic and all, but think; who would date a guy who keeps getting struck my lightning!? You should never go on pickninc with him by a tree on a large plain field, the only safe date would be on a drive-in cinema, or maybe on a tandem bike.
I kinda also bought the book to see what the old classics where up to; the tallest lady, the two fat twins who rode really small motorcycles and of course the guy with the longest fingernails. He must have really dedicated his life to this, spending so many years of his life just to have the longest fingernails in the world. And I can understand why someone would dedicate their selves to be the fastest swimmer, the one to collect the most buttons etc, but this guy didn't really do anything, he is in the book because he didn't bother to cut his fingernails for a while! As Stephen points out, why sacrifice so much? Imagine his mates calling him up: "Wanna go bowling, Jeff?" "No, I can't.. I have this thing going on..". Is he married? What kind of intimate life can he have, for god's sake, can he even go to the toilet unassisted?
All for now, there is so much cool stuff in this book, I'll be shure to keep posting when I find more!
Now, there is a real gem for our Norwegian listeners hidden there if you have the patience to look - on CD 4, Extras there is a track called "Overseas Contributors" that contains various parallel conserts from all over the world, Western-Germany, Russia and so on. It is all in one track, so you can't skip, but if you keep going for a while you hit something that I like to call "Stavanger for Africa". It's just beautiful! Filmed in Stavanger, with lots of local B-lists. Per-Inge Torkelsen does a hilarious apperance with his big old glasses, Mia Gundersen is there (I always thought she looked like the female version of the sidekick from Airwolf Ernest Borgnine), and many others. Just the thought of Stavanger really pulling toghether to save Africa makes the hairs in my neck stand..
Why this piece of Norwegian musical goodness has been forgotten is beyond me!
- Fjällbusar, 3->
- Smygare, 4-9 år
- Glidare, 4-9 år
- Svängare, 5-12 år
også en liten frekkas til slutt:
- Fräsare, 5-12 år
Her er det bare å la fantasien løpe fritt!
torsdag, mars 02, 2006
Just a quick note that the Norwegian adoptation of “The Lyrics Board”, “Beat for Beat” is back on the screen this friday, March 3rd at 19:55! Been a long pause now, over 3 months, but I am really looking forward to seeing it again on a weekly basis! Too bad I can’t join the old gang at Luftslottet.
Big day tomorrow, I’ll keep you posted!
onsdag, mars 01, 2006
So fire up your pipe, check out Dub Side of the Moon for some samples and maybe you can find the album in a specialist music store, order it online or have a look at a BitTorrent-site. The
Great Gig in the Sky is my favorite from the original album and there is no difference here. Their next project is said to be a cover of OK Computer - hey, wait a sec, isn't that the name of my other blog? :D
Update: found some live stuff here.
Ya, man! Peace and love.
..has sold out! New episodes of RGW is no longer free download, as of tuesday all new episodes are avaiable for purchase. Ok, so not surprising, and to be honest I'm willing to pay a small fee to be able to listen to it, I think this is the best comedy I have heard since the glory days of The Simpsons. What annoys me tho is how it is distributed.
Option 1) Audible.com This is confusing, I have a bachelor's degree in computer science but I spent a while figuring how to actually start listening to it if I don't have an iPod. After about 15 click, advice from equally confused mates I found out you have to define some "device" or other just to get on to the downloading part. You can choose to listen streaming, this requires that you download a 500 KB codec (spyware-alert rising) to play it with Windows Media Player. Ok, well if I have to pay for this I would at least like to have the stuff downloaded on my machine. Option 2, download it; this requires you to download and install Audible's own proprietary "Music Manager". For starters, why would I want to have another media player, in addition to the 100 I already have to use just to be able to listen to the stuff I want to? I can barely stand having to use iTunes, which I think is the biggest piece of crap-software ever written on the face of the planet (I don't know what kind of software they make beneath earth, so therefore the precaution), let alone have to switch between Windows Media Player and Winamp for different formats. And now I need this shit? I downloaded it, went thru green-hell as I installed it, and loaded it up only to find the episode was not yet available.
2) iTunes: I thought I'd try this today, just to get a message "Purchase of this item is not currently available" eventhough the show is aledgebly "number one in the UK iTunes download chart"..
So they have some issues, that's not my greatest concern - I listen to RGS almost everyday as I walk to work, the shop etc on my phone. There is no legal way I can do this with any of the solutions available, eventhough I have payed for it! If I use iTunes I will have to manually copy the files with me to be able to listen to it on any of the 3 computers I use on a daily basis.
On a more general note it is interesting how the old drug-marketing strategy has been successfull here - the show would never been remotely as successfull if it had been a pay and DRM'd option only from the start, good on them!