* I'm still on season 1, so no spoilers.
Jeg merker meg at VG idag har valgt å trykke en artikkel om at en kvinnelig russisk livvakt ble drept da hun ble dratt etter sin egen, stjålne porsche. Artikkelen er så viktig at den består av ca. 1/5 av forsiden, (men allikevel ble den aldri publisert på nettsiden deres). Det smakfulle og overhodet ikke spekulative illustrasjonsfotoet er et bilde av avdøde i bikini, tatt fra et manneblad. Alltid diskré, det er VG. Men la oss snakke om de virkelig grove overtrampene.
Well, sure, John Maynard Keynes was a big, important economist. But let's talk about substantive issues, here, like his sex life. What was he doing? And with whom? Inquiring political minds need to know! Luckily his sex diaries tell us everything we could possibly want to know. For instance: did you know - I didn't - that he was schtupping fellow Bloomsburyian Lytton Strachey? Those brilliant, bonking Bloomsbury bisexuals.
Suitcases belonging to Robert Capa, containing thousands of negatives from the Spanish Civil War have been found. Certain members of the Larsen family who have written profusely on the question of the authenticity of the "Falling soldier" picture are no doubt thrilled.
If you are like me in that you feel that the great, commanding metaphor or symbol for the Bush administration has yet to be found ("Mission Accomplished" was close, but not quite there), I believe I have something here that you might be interested in.
Wait, what? The Daily Show is back on the air? Make my month.
En liste over ord Word foreslår når jeg skriver inn ordet "litteraturviter":
Jeg ser for meg litteraturkveitene som forlater fiskebankene i bokstavsuppen når diskursen blir kald under litteraturvinteren.Litteraturkviter
Via Making Light (sidebar), a beautiful and strangely upsetting Flickr set of a Detroit book depository devastated by fire and left to rot.
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Vagant har fått nye nettsider, og de har publisert en hel del eldre tekster på den. Noen av tekstene ser til og med ut til å være lengre versjoner av tekster som ble kuttet til publikasjon. Gleder meg spesielt til å lese dette intervjuet med Georg Johannesen i den fulle versjonen.
Er jeg den eneste som har merket meg dette?
The Taliban launched an attack at the Serena hotel in Kabul a few hours ago. The Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre was staying at the hotel and attending a meeting at the time. He was one floor below the suicide bomber, but was not injured. A Norwegian reporter from the Dagbladet newspaper was killed by gunfire. I've seen both of these men in real life. Støre just two months ago.
Via the always wonderful Acephalous, I found this very interesting blog: Zunguzungu. Straight to the feedreader.
Added a bunch of new blogs to my long-neglected sidebar. Some that are on my "daily" list, others that I check in on every now and again.
Kjære kunde, gratulerer med dagen! Chess ønsker deg en fin dag. Vennlig hilsen Chess.
(Og jeg skynder meg å legge til at det var for en regning jeg allerede hadde betalt.)Fra: Chess
Hei. Din faktura har forfalt, betal gjerne via minside.chess.no innen 5 dager for å unngå å bli sperret. Dersom du har betalt se bort fra denne SMS.
Via Daily Kos, I got this number crunching from the Group News Blog. It's a summary for the total Iowa caucus:
Looking good. But remember: that Huckabee, he has such a firm handshake.Total Voter Turnout (approximate)
Percentage of total vote
11.4% Huckabee (R)
Mark Story has taken some stunning portraits of people who have been worn by age. Some have lived in both the 19th, 20th and 21st century, while others just looked unusually worn for their age. The descriptions of the lives of the supercentenarians are oddly poetic, as though these people have already become living stories about themselves.
I love the fact that there are still people alive with slaves for parents. Makes you understand how the distant past is not so distant after all.
114 Year 226 day-old
African American woman —
the 3rd oldest living person in the world,
and 2nd oldest living woman in the USA.
Both of her parents were slaves.
The family ate the food they grew.
She never watched her diet
and was never heavy.
She never smoked or drank,
and was 100 years old when
she first saw a doctor.
She was married to her second husband
for 72 years and has
and 38 great-great-great-grandchildren.
Ah, the soaring eloquence of American political discourse:
Hilary Clinton: "after all the town meetings, after all the pie and coffee, it comes down to this: who's ready to be president and start solving the big challenges that we face..."
Calvin and Hobbes: the complete archive. I grew up on this stuff. Looking back on it now, I think I learned more about philosophy and ethics and dealing with modern life from Calvin & Hobbes than I did from all of 6th grade.
Yesterday at dinner* I made this big speech about how I had no idea what 2008 was going to be all about, and that I had to find out. At the time, I meant it in a slightly angsty, existential-vacuum kind of way. But after my hangover cleared up around dinnertime today, I got to thinking that not even knowing what you are going to do can be a blessing. I get to change my life this year, and I'm hoping that's a good thing. We have a great life in a new city, good friends, a new year and 16 year-old scotch. What more can a man ask for?