Friday, May 28th 2004
Scariest picture of the day
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Yes.. Sigg3 dot net got defaced! 1337 h4x0r's broke into my server and put up their own index.php file, nothing else has happened as far as I can tell. I've reported it to the company that host me and still waiting for an answer about a backup of the design.. BECAUSE I didn't keep a backup of my index.php file!
I know, I know. God damned n00b..
I feel like a rabbit. Really fucked.
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Wednesday, May 26th 2004
Poll #9: My view on the smoke-ban is...
Thanks to WHO (World Health Organization), smoking has become as dangerous as putting a gun to your head. Someone has forgot to mention that people have been smoking since man crawled out of the mud to have a look around..
The 1st of June 2004, that's next week, Norway will be following Ireland's smoking-ban on restaurants, bars, cafés, etc. I won't be allowed to smoke where I work. They've put up three wooden tables and a couple of ashtrays in the lawn outside, and called it an outdoor smoking station. Yup.
I just wanted you people to give me your thoughts on smoking bans and the current anti-smoking wave washing from New York to Beijing.
Poll #9: My view on the smoke-ban is..
Pollresults on "Who should be the next James Bond"
There has been little interest in my James Bond poll. I can't say that I blame you guys. I just saw From Russia with love starring Sean Connery as Agent double-oh-seven. Now, that's what I call a James Bond movie! Next Sunday NRK is broadcasting Goldfinger. Can't wait.
The results of the poll wasn't too surprising. 17% of you wanted Ewan McGregor, known from Trainspotting to play Bond in the coming years. I don't know about this. The Gladiator's Russel Crowe received 13% of the vost cast, but I can assure you that if Crowe decides to go for the Bond-world (and is accepted by the filmmakers), I will dig deeper into the old movies and forget all about the new ones..! He's an ass! Of course, this can apply to previous Bond actors as well.. Let's not forget that a great Bond movie should be part Drama and part Action. Nowadays they look like poor Action movies. Crowe would fit one of the latter.
13% wants more of Pierce Brosnan! This promising Bond actor is still possible for another movie, before he retires from the Bond-world. To my point of view, he's got a lot more potential than revealed in the latest movies, something we can see from Goldeneye some years back. More plot! Less shooting!
Jude Law, Clive Owen and Orlando Bloom got 4% each. Bloom? Seriously? He's not strong enough to pull the trigger. If Bond should go gay, Bloom would be the perfect Bond-bitch. Apart from that I'd really like to see him non-present in these movies. Hugh Jackman, Dougray Scott and Colin Farell didn't get any votes at all..
As for the "winner" of this poll, Robbie Williams stands out with a strong 43%. There has been a rumour that he was maybe, maybe, maybe going to look in the direction of a Bond movie, but from what I've heard from Bond-experts, this is only a rumour. Sorry peeps! He's got the required charisma, that's for sure, but can he manage a complex plot (that I'd like to see in the coming films)? It would've been funny to see him try.
Thanks for participating. Number of votes: 23
Monday, May 24th 2004
I now live under the economical situation of a traumatized cat, road-kill, waiting to gulp up its guts onto the dirty asphalt. Yes.., my mum says, but at least you've learned the meaning of the term: PAINFULLY IDIOTIC INVESTMENTS. Geez.
Sunday, May 23rd 2004
Report from Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo
I've been following the F1 races as usual this year, but haven't mentioned it because Ferrari's Michael Schumacher have won the five first Grand Prix hence leading the World Championship with 50 points. The Monaco Grand Prix is something entirely different, though. This is a race where the qualification rounds (usually one day before the GP) and start-positions are vitally important, as is the strategy around pit-stops. In addition, all celebrities wants to catch this race, being the crown jewel in F1 sports, and among royalties we could also see stars as Naomi Campbell, following the drivers closely.
The Jaguar team wanted to increase the promotion value of this year's Monaco GP, and installed diamonds worth $300,000 USD on the nose of the cars, which made the Norwegian comentators hypothesize expensive crashes for the Jaguar team. The Monaco race should really be abolished from the Championship, since it doesn't follow the safety guidelines being a in-city-race (Monte Carlo), but they've kept it as an oddity and promotor of F1 sports. This year's race was sunny, despite of anticipated rain.
The main changes of this year's Grand Prix down in Monte Carlo, was the new, broader pit on the opposite side of where it has been the previous years, and a new tribune by the sea.
Renault's driver Trulli had pollposition, while Championship leader Michael "Schumie" Schumacher started as number 5 or 6. I was carefully installed in the couch with coffe and cigarettes when the race was about to begin, but after the warm-up lap they had to re-do the start, because of a malfunction in Honda's car driven by British Jenson Button.
Then it all began.
During the 6th or 7th of the 77 laps, Takuma Sato driving for Honda had done a really nice job, but primarily of the hot weather it blew the engine and covered the entire stretch by the harbor with engine smoke, resulting in several crashes including Fisichella who climbed the back of another car and landed upside down. Immediately the Safety Car was dispatched, and allthough the crash looked lethal, Fisichella climbed up and left the car all by himself.
In Schumacher's 25th lap he went into the first pit-stop and thanks to a brilliant strategy he climbed 2 positions, placing him on a firm third.
At around lap 35 Renault's Alonso on 2nd tried to pass Ralph Schumacher (Schumie's younger brother) who was one lap behind on the inner curve in the tunel where the cars can reach velocities as high as 300 km/h. It resulted in an ugly crash where the entire left side of Alonso's car was smashed into the wall, and just before Ralph Schu. passed undamaged, one could clearly see Alonso rising a finger in his direction. Alonso, allthough crashing at 289 km/h, was fine. Ralph Schumacher went out of the race with only three laps to go due to technical problems.
Alonso's crash resulted in another Safety Car, and most drivers exploited this oppurtunity to do a pit-stop, since they wouldn't loose that much time, but surprisingly Michael Schumacher didn't, and climbed to leader's position. It was exciting to think about how he was going to keep this position, since he was slowly running out of gas while the other drivers had just filled their cars.
This expectation was abruptly interrupted by a total surprise! During Safety Car, in the tunel mentioned, it seemed (on studying the replays) as if he locked his wheels, was pushed by McLaren Mercedes' Juan Pablo Montoya (last years Monaco winner) into the walls and broke his entire left-front tyre. He didn't seem too happy about it, and at the time of writing it is difficult to say wether he'll blame himself or his rival Montoya for this incident.
In the 48th lap (29 to go) there were 9 cars out from the race, while the positions looked like this:
Renault's Jarno Trulli on first (picture), BAR Honda's Jenson Button on second and Ferrari's Barrichello on third. Despite alot of tension during the last laps that became the final result for these three, and Trulli driving his 117th race won for the first time, and that in Monte Carlo! We congratulate!
This is without a doubt the most entertaining F1 race I've seen this year, not only because of the crashes (which everyone survived, thank you) but also the fight between Button and Trulli towards the end. Thanks to traffic by Heidfeld and other cars several laps behind, Button closed in on him from 4.3 seconds to 0.6. Congratulations to them both!
Due to all the overtime, considering the re-start and all the Safety Car incidents, TV2 didn't have time to send the press conference which are held immediately after the awarding, so I can't wait until they broadcast it later tonight. I'd really like to learn what Schumacher had to say about the race, especially his "accident", and how it made him feel breaking the hypothetic 6-in-a-row victory in this year's Championship.
Saturday, May 22nd 2004
Beertasting: Affligem Double
My 2nd Belgian beer in trial, its full name is: Abbaye/Abdij Affligem double, and it is brewed after the original recipe of 1074. The alcohol volume is 6,8% and it should be served at 8-10° Celsius.
It is dark and filling, foamy, yet far from Guinness Draught. It is a very sweet ale, fruity, but not too much sugar, just a sexy paint of cherry. The after-taste is similar to the Norwegian Aas Bayer, but the main characteristic resembles the Scottish The Best if you count out the cherry. Well-balanced and great!
Friday, May 21st 2004
Latest Internet Relay Chat - logs (IRC)
<passagero> i'm romanian man,i have 18yers old and try to found some one who want to have a relation sheep with me
<CaRlOs''>: who r u ?
<sQuisha>: im squisha who r u
<CaRlOs''>: i would b Carlos...
<sQuisha>: glad we cleared that up
<BeerMe> hey guys
<BeerMe> i need to print stuff from phothsop and it has a lot of White
<BeerMe> is their a way to NOT print the white?
<BeerMe> caue the paper is white
<Kirke> I had interests too
<Kirke> But they all ended in court
<Monga> Any of you guys ever get stuck in your chair?
<Monga> Yeah, uh, me neither.
* Rasputin found a student's share open on the network of 2.35 gigs of PR0n
<Rasputin> plus various movies and other crap
<Neep> Are you going to admin his ass or download it all?
<Rasputin> both, Neep. Both. :)
<Prior_Tuck> yes...but it could be illegal.
<Rasputin> What's illegal? I'm archving for possible er...administrative purposes
<SDShadoW> A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
[brs'IRC]: Amish girls are incredibly sexual.
[brs'IRC]: You've never had a handjob until you've had one from a girl who
[brs'IRC]: works a butter churn all day.
<Trax> Raider are you on LSD?
<Raider> ehh, no Im on DSL
(Did you find this provocative? Offensive? Tell me all about it!)
Last five books I saw Sigg3 reading
Inferno by August Strindberg
The Holy Bible by various fanatics
On the tragic by Peter Wessel Zapffe
Tre aar i Kongo by Frithjof Iversen
Greatest short stories of the world
Productive, but uncreative days..
I hate days like yesterday. Not that it was a bad day in the beginning, it was a holy day, which meant no work, yet I didn't get up until 2 in the afternoon because of a party the night before. Then I realized that I hadn't done my cleaning, and that it was long overdue. After half a pizza for breakfast I begun the tiresome work of moving furniture, cleaning, moving it back, cleaning more, changing water; and all this to The Streets' sound of A grand don't come for free. Great album. This work took three-four hours!
Then I had to wash my clothes and my bed- and pillow sheets, which meant that I was on my way for Bislet. Ok. Got there, everything was allright, I put on the washing machine, heard the latest family news, before I realized that I was long overdue (yet again) updating www.apoet.no. So I begun doing that after having eaten some food. That took two hours.
Now the time was nigh for some educated conversations with my friends, I reckoned, but then I realized that during all this work I'd run out of time. It was half past nine and about time to get homewards and fix my bed, have a beer and a cigarette and go to sleep.
I really hate when things fall into place like that. I mean, you do and you do, but you don't get the things you want to do done. Today's different though. When I get home today I'm going to get all fuzzed up, it's weekend(!), but then I'm probably going to realize that I forgot to clean the bathroom, which should take at least 45 minutes, and then I've got to fetch the clothes I cleaned last night, and on top of that I've got to eat some time too.
Then, at around half past ten I'll probably be all like: "Yeah! Now we can begin having fun!" but then all the mates have decided to stay at home, because they ain't got any more money than I've, and I'm sitting there alone wondering what the hell I did wrong.
Thank God I have no television set!
Think Twice about going religious
So, I've got a fresh "short-story/dialogue" thing for you over at Sigg3's scratchbook.
Some sad office in Heaven found it amusing to turn of the hot water when I was going to have a shower this morning. I found it quite injustifiable and decided to have a complaint filed in the Holiest of Heaven office archives, so I got on the phone. [Read more]
So I tasted Belgian beer's Postel which is a light sparkling ale brewed the same way as it was back in 1140! The Blonde bière d'Abbaye has an alcohol volume of 7,0%.
It has the taste of typical Nordic lager (taste: Ringnes, Heinecken), yet a bit more better introduction and after swallowing you seem to receive a hint of apple, as in a cider. Probably not a good idea to get drunk on this; alot of water, less fill, hence a lot of trips to the bathroom. Worth a taste or three!
Wednesday, May 19th 2004
I've been snooping around the FIX FTP server lately, especially the literature folders (see my links page!), where I came across "BMWK's 101 surefire conversation stoppers". Check a few and download the rest:
97. (after an uncomfortable silence) TALK, DAMN YOU, TALK!!!
63. Start discussing whom would be whom if all of you were on "Seinfeld".
57. Break into "Singing In The Rain" Clockwork Orange style, complete with violence etc.
70. Nobody would ever find the body if I killed you right….NOW!
85. "I like it when you stare at somebody so long, you think you could wear their facial expression the next time you take a dump. What? Oh—no, no, nothing to do with you- I just like to think out loud."
90. KISS ME, YOU CRAZY BASTARD!!!
101. You know what’s a really bad way to die? Burning to death. <pause> Yup.
Tuesday, May 18th 2004
NAAP's manifesto featured at the Daily Bloon
The Daily Bloon is a new humorous site offering daily laughs to tired office workers (and everyone else that could be interested, naturally), and in their two latest posts they've featured NAAP's manifesto (a.k.a Pamphlet of the Permanent Penguin Removal). I'm awarding them a link here, 'cause I understand and stress the point of spreading the word before it is too late! Cheers!
Check it out over @ http://www.thedailybloon.tk
Link of the day: Star Wars' MacBeth
We've all read MacBeth by Shakespear, haven't we? I said: HAVEN'T WE?
Okay, so not all of us are as much of a Shakespear fan as others, but dread not; I give thee this link:
The STAR WARS MacBeth | Download Trailer/Full film
Muskox going down?
The Norwegian newspaper Vårt Land reports that it may be proposed illegal shooting of Moskus (english: Muskox), because they're currently breeding like rabbits and people in the mountains aren't too engaged in watching over these magnificent animals.
At the time of writing, it's possible to reserve tickets for Muskox safari over at www.moskus-safari.no, but I fear this will rather turn into muskox hunting if the new proposal should be embraced by local and national politicians.
I visited Ernest Hemingway's house when I was in Cuba last year. He'd several heads, furs and other parts of dead animals all over the house. Even in his bathroom there was a spirit-filled jar with a large lizard in it. Great.
I can dig the thought of a muskox head above my bed. Chicks must love that kind of thing. I mean, here I am walking around the streets of Oslo at night, going from one bar to another, meeting gals and they're all like "dang! I've got to get my hands on this fella, he shot a muskox by himself and keeps the head above the bed" and I'm like; "baby, there's only one of me and so many of you", and they start fighting all over the place, trying to win my heart at the same time, but I can't choose any of 'em, because they're all beautiful and sexy and all, and I do dig a chickfight. So, it probably ends up everyone coming to my place to admire me and my decorating muskox head.
Got to get one of those tickets and a shotgun.
Round-up on current events
As some of you might have heard, the 17th of May is the national day of Norway, our birthday as a nation so to speak. In Norway, for reasons bound closely to our literary history, this day is really celebrated properly, and tourists from all over the world book hotelrooms in order to catch a glimpse of our royal family waving from the balcony and all. For me, on the other hand, the 16th of May has always been more important; the national day of the youth. Total chaos in the streets, teenagers drinking so much that they figure throwing up is a pass-time, police driving up and down the street trying to decide wether to call it a night or not, becuase it ain't much they can do.
Me and Kornelius had prepared this evening of intoxication pretty lousy. We hadn't bought any beer, brandy or cigarettes. Hence; out we went. We met at our usual place at around nine in the evening or so, immediately discovering and disappointed by the fact that our favourite place was closed... Well, the 16th this year fell on a Sunday, so it was no big surprise. What now? What now?
Having walked around for quite some time there, we figured that since the police had already done their "weekend inspection" of Lille Laila by the bridge, it could be suitable for a drink or two. This place is really brown. I mean, really brown. And the beer's cheap too!:) Entering the place to Britney Spears on the jukebox we settled in nicely in the corner and picked up the first round. Now, unlike most places in Oslo, this place has a few slot machines, and incidently a guy we later knew as 'Arne' won like 4000 NOK in quarters and dimes! I always find it bothering, since it could have been me, etc. etc., but this guy was really cool, and he bought us a round of beer as long as we watched his machine and his money in a bag there.
Cool enough! That one round turned to three or four, don't remember actually, and this guy Arne really didn't bother us at all. He wanted to play the slot machines, but didn't mind dropping some change our way every time our glasses were empty.
In addition this poet came over. I mean, I've met a few of the type during my short stay here, but this guy, Trond, really crowned the piece! First of all he was trying to hit on a couple of girls sitting next to us. If he'd asked me he would've known that they weren't interested, because I'd already invested a small effort in the matter, but I find it quite un-arousing when all they want to do is talk about their boyfriends. What do I care about their boyfriends? Nada.
Anyway, this Trond fellow, sold us this brochure-looking collection of poetry and politics all mixed up in many, many, many words. After we'd paid he suddenly frozed, looked at us n' said: "You're writers?" We confirmed and henceforth received a couple of free editions of his zine, called "3 tonn". He got thrown out a bit later, he was too drunk to stand, walk or sit, but before that we got to hear him read one of his poems.... about 4 pages long!
Ending up at a subway burger-place buying, to my joy, cheeseburgers before sleep was to enter. I think we got cheated at that place, because we ordered the biggest cheeseburger they could put together, but all we got was 160g-sized.. It was more than enough, though:)
The 17th of May went off in sentences of sarcasm offered in random directions, because you really see alot of false morality during our national holiday. Yet, we found joy in shouting HURRA! since nobody else was doing it, and in the sun we ate burgers and fries, fought of Russ and threw pebbles at the riding police officers. All in all it was quite o.k., marking the end of a week on the bottle and the beginning of a week off.
The evening of the 17th was coffe & Renault cognac. *sigh*
Friday, May 14th 2004
Searching through the internet, I actually came to the last page on the internet!!
Bicycle police and AGDCF
Heh. This morning on my way to work I met this bicycling traffic-officer. She looked real neat and sexy in that uniform, no doubt about it, but I was immediately sceptic of the purpouse. Was she chasing cars with a bike? Did she only want to get a tan? I couldn't help smiling, and with the cigarette in the corner of my mouth I nodded to get her attention. She looked at me. "Can you show me any tricks?" I asked. She looked as superior intelligent as a cow. "You know.. Like in 'Pacific Blue'?" The light went to green and off she went. Damn.
So, I'm pretty broke at the time, but sources tell me we might get paid today, but I wouldn't put my money on it. 'Cause I don't have any. And The Street's A grand doesn't come for free has been released and I was eager to check it out, being a 'follow-up' and all, so I went down to the record shop at Grønnland subwaystation and fetched a copy.
The first thing I noticed, was that they've used another mixer this time, so it was more drumb-and-bass centered, yet keeping the UK Garage atmosphere. I only got halfway through the album when a woman standing next to me, more like 50 years old listening to someone's album called HAWAII, had decided that she didn't need to go to the bathroom in order to pee. How fascinating. Yet, I'd bought some canned food and a soda for my last dimes, and being hungry on top of all of this I went home. I can tell you, though, that album is coming to a CD player near me sometime soon!
Wednesday, May 12th 2004
This had to happen sooner or later. Better now than never. Etc.
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