Saturday, April 28, 2007

It seemed like such a good idea at the time…

Feed up with doing the main part of the household duties I saw as a potential solution. It was also, as I had expected, received with positive excitement by the boys. Well at least the youngest one… (teenagers need a lot more than that to reach excitement state). Still nobody opposed it and we decided to get going. It works in a way that there is a list of what needs to be done and the chores are divided on a rolling schedule. One gets messages on the mail of ones due tasks.

Thing is I didn’t realise there was that much to be done! Now that I realise the amount, I also realise the necessity of having a dirty house in order to have a life. I will now end my subscription. My house will be a mess, but I will be all the happier for it. A messy house means one’s got better and more useful things to do than cleaning.

I might just do that...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

To Be True To Ones Heritage

Not only does the boy blog; he also makes fabulous fish & chips. This very evening his kitchen wizardry has been documented and below you are able to follow the procedure step by step:

1.The fillet is turned in flour

2. then dipped in beaten egg

3. next to be turned in bread crumbs

4. and finally it is fried


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Next Generation Bloggers Are Here

Apparently I have been acting a good role model, and young Fraser has today at the tender age of ten, set up a blog of his own. Starting his blogging career with a puke Family Guy session, he then moved on to sport journalism reporting on the spectacular Manchester United game against Roma. No doubt tomorrows blog will contain reports from the big tournament between the three rival fottball clubs in Falun: Korsnäs IF, Falu BS and Slätta SK. We are awaiting reports with great anticipation.

From Cold War Kitsch to Microsoft Nuclear Threats

Through I came upon this blog with a collection of nuclear explosion photographs. (Amacing Filtered Things: Nuclear Explosions Photo Collection) Shame they are not natural occurrences. Would have been nice to be able to wallow in their beauty.

In US popular culture the matter of nuclear weapons has of course been trivialised; like in this 1957 photograph of Miss Atomic bomb. Is that bad taste or what!?

Now trivialisation and irony are two different matters.

I found this blog from 2001 on Microsoft testing of nuclear devices. I thought very amusing. It begins:

“World leaders reacted with stunned silence as Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) conducted an underground nuclear test at a secret facility in Washington state. The device, exploded at 10:55 am PDT (1:55 pm EDT) today, was timedto coincide with talks between Microsoft and the US Department of Justice over
possible antitrust action.”

In it Bill Gates supposedly claims the rights of Microsoft to market it’s products by ”any and all necessary means”.

Bush supposedly retaliates; but to no avail:

“In Washington, President Bush announced the US Government would boycott all Microsoft products indefinitely. Minutes later, the President reversed his decision. "We've tried sanctions since lunchtime, and they don't work," said the President. Instead, the administration will initiate a policy of "constructive engagement"
with Microsoft.”

And what about this supposed quote from the then Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Nathan Myrhvold, where he warns users to replace Microsoft NT products with rival
operating systems:

"I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator inside of every Pentium III microprocessor," said Myrhvold, "but anyone who installs an OS written by a bunch of long-hairs on the Internet is going to get what they deserve."

Read article in full here: Microsoft Tests Nuclear Device

And finally to round off with some more nuclear irony. Kallis comment on picture below: “Nice to see the great military powers treating their soldiers like human beings“

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Happy Scrabble People

So, I have played a bit of scrabble over the internet lately. Using, with thousands of registered members, I have been intrigued by the look of serenity and happiness on people’s faces. Might scrabble be the secret to a happy life?

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Get Outta Here!

A very clean-cut and educational video on how to speak body language. Apart from a lot of sweaty armpits it also includes some very useful tips on how to best get your message through. Who wouldn’t, for example, want to be able to declare the following just by using ones bodily traits?:

“My genitals are unavailable”

“You are free to imagine what it would be like to be horizontal with me.”

“I have power in my pelvis”

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Garish Easter

Christian morbidity mixed with vulgar 20th century adaptations of ancient Norse Hedonism. It is ugly.

Aw, Bless!

Bart: Oh dad! You're the best father a boy could ever have.
Homer: Thanks son. Now you've got little hands.. could you reach under the mower and pull out that skate?

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Ehrrmm... Did Anyone Say Swedes Are Gullable?

From Top 100 April Fools

Kjell Stensson, a TV and a nylon stocking

Instant Color TV
"In 1962 there was only one tv channel in Sweden, and it broadcast in black and white. The station's technical expert, Kjell Stensson, appeared on the news to announce that thanks to a newly developed technology, all viewers could now quickly and easily convert their existing sets to display color reception. All they had to do was pull a nylon stocking over their tv screen, and they would begin to see their favorite shows in color. Stensson then proceeded to demonstrate the process. Reportedly, hundreds of thousands of people, out of the population of seven million, were taken in."

Louis A. Starr, Springville, N.Y comments: "The scary thing is getting the nylon stocking off the woman who is big enough that her nylon stocking fits around a television screen."