Archive for December, 2010

I’m fucking stupid.

I have to go down to Linköping tomorrow and pick up my passport… turns out I forgot about that little detail until now. I suppose it’s good that I thought of it now at least, had it been any later it might be more troublesome since I leave early morning on the 28th. I also get a chance to water the flowers and pick up a document there that I had forgotten. Still, you’d have thought that a person couldn’t possibly forget the detail that you need to have a passport to travel to places. Anyhow, it is still a pretty annoying detour of 4 hours or so, but it could be worse. ;P

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DAMN.

For some reason I’m summarizing to debate articles along with comments for a discussion post. Lots of legal stuff that I don’t know much about that I’ve now learned.

What I really need to be doing is writing a report for school about patient contact and manners. ;P;P

For those of you who are disturbed by strange injuries and diseases, you might want to skip this post. For the morbidly curious, go ahead and look and tell me your theories on what the heck happened to this guy. Is it fake? Is it a dwarf burn victim? The body looks like a baby’s but the head doesn’t. It resemblances Harlequin Icthyosis, but that doesn’t explain the things in his nose or the big head. Give me more theories!

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Check out this thing I’m drinking. I can’t really recommend it for its taste (blergh) but maybe it’ll keep me healthy? + it looks cool. It’s a gingseng root in a bottle.

Speaking of weird drinkable and edible things, I’ll celebrate Christmas tomorrow. Me and my older sister are both vegetarians so we got a lot of mock-meat stuff… the weirdest thing gotta be the vegetarian salmon. I’ll snap a photo of it tomorrow. I have no idea how to cook it.

Jessica Harrison has caused a blip on my radar twice this year. First she made the super-awesome and disgusting furniture that looked like it was made out of genital skin, and now I find out that she’s made these awesome figurines.

Check out the rest at her site; they are under images – 2010.

 

My mom cut herself while opening a jar a week ago. I decided to take a photo.

She joked that we should put it on facebook with the text “Just in! XXX hurt herself ON ACCIDENT” because she’s covered with scars from self-mutilation and is infamous for being physically self-destructive. It’s so inappropriate really that I LOLed. I thought you guys might want to see how it looks, so I took a photo of her wound. She can move her finger alright, but she says she doesn’t have any sensation in it… yet this doesn’t seem to bother her at all… buuut we’re also talking about a woman who willingly burns herself with cigarettes and has a 10cm long scar on her neck from trying to slit her throat a few years ago. Hmm, weird, messed up family. I guess it’s good that we can laugh about it though 😉

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There’s always a lot of hysteria going on about infringement of free speech and free information. Usually  I react to mass hysteria by getting bored and annoyed by it fairly quickly, but when my favorite way to kill time is threatened I start to feel a bit uncomfortable. Swine flu? Meh, I’ll be alright. Terrorists? Oh well, shit happens. Limited Internet? BRB getting my little friend the kitchen knife and heading to the parliament.

The net neutrality debate is mostly limited to the US right now, but if it gets passed over there then it’ll definitely affect the rest of the world as well. If you’ve missed out on what it’s about, it’s in short a law about demolishing the current Internet neutrality and letting Internet distributors sell so-called “internet packages” similar to TV channel packages. You’re currently paying for a certain speed, like 1mb/s and getting access to every free site you want to visit, like youtube, facebook, wordpress etc. An example on what could happen if the net neutrality law disappears is that you get package deals for different Internet sites and every other site you try to visit will be blocked.This fake ad paints a pretty good yet depressing picture of how it could be like:

There’s already been some of this going on in Sweden. One of the biggest telephone providers, who also delivers Internet, has for example semi-blocked Skype because they don’t want the competition. That’s obviously a mild example of what they *could* do if they were allowed to sell a so-called “tiered” Internet.  It might sound a bit alarmist but I think it’s reason to be worried. Me along with a lot of people in my generation has gotten used to roaming the Internet and become almost dependant on it because of how boundless it’s been in terms of free speech and information. It’s however very clear that not only is there a lot of money to be made from controlling Internet, but also some governmental advantages that I’m sure you can think of.

If you think abandoning net neutrality is bullshit and I’ve managed to scare you with this post, go to http://www.savetheinternet.com/ and have a look around.

Sauce and sauce.