Archive for November, 2010

Here are some photos of my maternal grandmother. I forgot I had them until I found them while browsing through my folders. She died a little over 10 years ago, I think she was almost 80 by then. These are from letters she sent to my grandfather, Gio, who I suppose was in Rome at the time. She was Swedish but I suppose they talked in English with eachother. Gio was dead before I was born so I wouldn’t know.
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It takes some form evil or helluva high to be able to enjoy and actually voluntarily put up this awful painting of Justin Bieber in your home.

It was seized along with 11 tons of marijuana, a shitload of weapons and a missile… which supports my above theory.

Posted: November 29, 2010 in Personal Life
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This has been my day so far:
10 pm Sunday, start cuing in school for tickets to a party.
~the entire night~ watched movies, played games, got a back ache.
8 am: tickets were released.
8:30 am: school for an hour.
9:30 am: back home, finally go to sleep after staying up all night.
2 pm: wake up, eat lunch.

I’ve never cued 10 hours before just to get a ticket to go to a party. It’s insane. We weren’t even the first ones in line; those people had been there since 7 pm. The tickets sell for $12 in the line, but last year people sold their tickets second-hand on the school’s online notice board for double that sum at it’s cheapest. People posted pleas to buy tickets for 3x the original price, and one dude tried to sell his for over $100. WTF? Where’s the student solidarity? Anyhow, I don’t really have any expectations for it to live up to the “hype”, but these parties are generally quite fun. The reason I bothered with cuing was just that it’s become a part of the student culture down here, and this year I’m trying to experience it a bit more than the last. I’ve been going out every weekend for the last few weeks, but this party will probably be the last one before christmas, since I have to focus on studying and passing my exams.

The sun has soon set outside. There’s been a snowstorm going on for the last few days, but for now there’s a clear, blue sky. It’s quite unusual that it’s this cold and this snowy in the end of November, which makes me a bit worried that the prediction that we’ll have the coldest winter in 1000 years might actually be true. I don’t think we had snow this time last year, and that winter turned out awful. If this one is worse than that, I think my only option is to hibernate until we get warmer weather. Global warming, hurry up!

V – webcam photos from cuing.



^wintery snapshots from the last days

 

To be completely honest, I find most of the debate about TSA’s new body scans to be pretty stupid and polarized. There are legit arguments both for and against them (like… the fact that they don’t check cargo because it would take too much time). Here are my favorite things about them anyway:

Text on your junk in metallic ink that shows up on the scans. Available kids size. Some people really try hard. I wish I could complain about how the money for these t-shirts could be better spent on starving children etc but they’re actually quite cheap. Still better spent on starving kids but I bought a pair of sneakers today for the same amount, so it would make me a hypocrite. I don’t want these with the 4th amendment on them though… I want a pair of panties with a moustache painted on just for funsies. Boys should wear them as well.

Bonus. I would actually like to know the answer to this.

 

the kids who could fly

Posted: November 27, 2010 in photos
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Don’t know the source of these.

Yeah, yeah, I know, it’s more a case of “the human race is fucked up” but there are some fine examples of fucked up specimens from the US, and what’s worse is that some of them hold posistions of power. You had the school board executive member stating that he was pleased “gays gave each other AIDS and died”, you have the US representative saying that we don’t need to do anything about climate change because God will save us… Now you got a judge (*headdesk*) saying that he believes lesbians can be converted to heterosexality by having sex with American soldiers. Let your mind be graced by his beautifully articulate words:

“It fell to men to swing through the trees and scour the caves in search of as many women as possible to subdue and impregnate – a tough job but someone had to do it (…) My solution would get the distaff part of our homosexual population off our collective ‘Broke Back,’ thus giving straight male GIs a fair shot at converting lesbians and bringing them into the mainstream.”

I wish people like him would look more like this so I could recognise them faster and have my unicorn-chasers available quicker. Source & Source of pic.

^What’s up with that anyway?

Well?

In a rush so this has probably been reposted everywhere.