Sunday, February 29, 2004

London Calling

I really don't know what's going on with my computer these days, but most of the time I can't even turn it on. I fear it might have one foot in the grave. But right now it's working, so I'll have to keep it turned on for the rest of the day.

So, I'm going to London tomorrow, which I have been looking forward to for a while now. It's kinda weird because I would think I should be really excited and stressed out, but right now I'm actually more concerned about drinking tea, trying to make my cold go away, watching the Carling Cup, and considering how much of the Oscars I can afford to see tonight. My theory is that if you have your wallet, passport, cell-phone and a clean pair of underwear, you should be able to survive 4 days anywhere, including London.

Oh, and let's all laugh at United once again. I heard a loud *plonk* sound yesterday, could have been the sound of United dropping the championship...

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

The flu is on. Why is it I turn into a giant dramaqueen as soon as my body temperature rises just a bit. Normally I like to bitch and moan, but as soon as I get a little ill, the bitching turns to whining, and I get quite convinced I've got the Ebola virus or the bird-flu. Or even Monkey-pox.

That's The Way To Edu It.

My posts are a bit irregular these days, because my computer has decided only to work every 110th time I try to turn it on.

We went down to a pub yesterday to watch some football and partake in the weekly pubquiz. It was a decent time, although they showed the Bayern-Real game instead of the Arsenal game, and we finished second from bottom. And there must have been something wrong with their beer, because both John and I woke up with splitting headaches, even though we didn't drink a lot.

I think I might be on the verge of getting the flu, so for the next couple of days I'll have to stay indoors. Tonight I'll stay in and watch Porto- United, and I think it's very fitting that, here in United's biggest crisis in recent years, Danish Tv is actually showing the movie Blame it on Rio. Coincidence? I think not...

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Every now and then I try to look at some new blogs, just to see what people are up to, and maybe if I find them worthy over a period I will put a link on my own blog. I found a link to Aziz is Bored on Anders' blog, and found this amazing post I just felt I had to share with you, because after monkeys and pandas, penguins are surely the funniest animals in the world...

My left leg is realy hurting a lot. I woke up with some weird cramps in my leg the other day, and it's been hurting ever since. It's definitely the last time I sleep in an office chair.

Yesterday was a very good day, football-wise. Arsenal won at Stamford Bridge, while United drew against Leeds, which means Arsenal look pretty good for winning the league. At the same time I won some money because Arsenal, Bochum and Charlton all won. Very nice. And my fantasy league team also got some points, so after a slow start things are looking to pick up a bit.

After the games yesterday I didn't really have any plans, so I ended up watching Kopps, which was a bit dissapointing but had some funny moments. Later I watched 3 episodes of Coupling on BBC Prime. I hadn't seen it before, but after I sort of stumbled upon the first episode, I decided to watch the rest of them, and they're really funny.

The only problem with doing nothing on a Saturday and going to bed early is when you wake up at 9 Sunday Morning and don't know what to do, so now I have to wait three hours 'till they show Portsmouth - Liverpool.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

This is really funny.

The world has turned and left me here

Apparently I've been ousted by the Blogbot society. It used to be so everytime I posted anything, I would immediately get some hits on the ol' blog, but apparently those days are over now. The blogosphere has turned its collective back on me. What a crying shame...

I've been a big fan of Queens of the Stone Age ever since I saw the video for The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret, and when I get relly into something I get very preachy, and starts telling everybody just how good it is, and how cool they are. So in recent years I've helped turn most of my friends in to QOTSA fans. And now the Queens have split up. Or so it seems. I don't really know what's going on, but according to recent reports things are getting rather silly.

Finally, here's an article in which German keeper Jens Lehmann gets delightfully bitchy. It is unfortunately in Danish, so I'll have to translate the bitchy part: (While talking about why he doesn't talk much to Oliver Kahn)
'I don't have a 24 year old girlfriend, I live a different kind of life', says Lehmann, refering to Oliver Kahn's recent divorce from his pregnant wife. Ouuchhh.....

You're Afghanistan!

In the words of Bob Dylan, you "haven't known peace and quiet
in so long [you] don't remember what it's like!"  Sad but true.  Boss
after boss has led you around, using you for their nefarious purposes, and dumping you
when the time was right.  You've hurt and been hurt and now you're just sick and tired.
 When will people leave you alone and let you do your own thing?  But you
don't really even know what you want anymore.

Take the Country Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid

Personality tests can be quite depressing....

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Oggy, Oggy, Oggy. Oi Oi Oi...

There's a new policy at the place I work, that means I can't let work pile up and then deal with it all in one day. Instead I am supposed to go there more often, and then work fewer hours. I'm a feeling a bit ambivalent about the whole deal, because I'm all for working fewer hours, because it is really mindnumbingly dull, but it does mean I'll have to pay more busfare, and it does seem a bit silly to spend 30 minutes in a bus each way, and then only work for 2 and a half hours. Also it means I'll miss out on the 30 minutes lunch break, but on the other hand I don't have to buy my food at the not too terrific cafeteria. Like M. Ward said I feel like Dakota, I'm split in two...

I've decided to quit the School magazine while I'm ahead, just because I've kinda lost interest and I feel it's about time someone else took over, so I've written a goodbye article which I'll upload to The DNL Hangout in a couple of minutes. And then all there is left is to go up to the office and collect all the money they owe me for editing the magazine.

An eerie fact, by the way, is that it seems Kristians blog is more regularly updated now that his computer has crashed. Weird!

Sunday, February 15, 2004

I can't really let go of that amazing result earlier today, so all day I've been searching the net for footie stuff, and lo and behold; I found this article by crazy old Myles Palmer who had looked into his crystal ball and predicted the entire game almost too perfectly. Check out these quotes:

If Reyes gets two good passes, he will score. (Reyes got two passes and scored twice)
In the light of this unexpected news, there may even be a case for starting Edu, who could find Reyes with longer passes. (When Edu came on the pitch he made the first assist for Reyes).
But Arsene will not do that. He will start Gilberto. (He wouldn't, and he did.)
A 12.30 kick-off. And a 2-1 win, methinks. (The game almost started at 12.30, and was won 2-1, impressive, eh?)

I have never been a big fan of Mr Palmer, but from now on I will definitely start checking out his page before I put any money on Arsenal games.

"I don't know how to beat Arsenal but we shall carry on trying". Heh, best as I was starting to get really unfair and criticize Jose Reyes for not really making an impact on the Arsenal team, he opened up his bag of tricks and scored a fantastic goal. People are starting to take it for granted that this will be another double winning year for Arsenal. How soon people forget the embarrasment of last year...

Today we ordered tickets for our trip to London. I'm very much looking forward to seing Fountains of Wayne, but for me the best part will be just being in London for a couple of days. I haven't been there since I was about 5 years old, so it will be all about just checking out the vibe, seing as much of the city as possible and just hanging out.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Happy Hallmark Card Day everybody.

Like the supreme king of romance I am I will be spending this Valentine's Day watching the FA Cup on the telly, and then later go out and get a lot of beers with my friends. Not too bad actually. I know some people who would pay a lot of money to do that, instead of hanging out with their stupid girlfriends. Suckers!

Not a lot else going on at the time, Thursday we went to the local brewery Ceres for a tour which ended with us tasting all their different beers in their cellar. Very enjoyable and very recomendable. It was a bit hard getting up for work the next day though...

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Let's alle laugh at United. I for one actually had money on M'boro, Celtic and Real Madrid, but because Madrid couldn't even beat Sevilla, I didn't win 350 bucks. Bastards. On the plus side I did manage to win 35 on the lottery, which is 5 more than I had played for...
I have to work tomorrow. Yuck!

Monday, February 09, 2004

This is the stuff crap movies are made of; George Bush was a member of The Skull and Bones society while at Yale University. The cool thing about a secret society is the secret handshakes, the money, the cool name, and just the whole thing with keeping secrets from people. But unlike Mr Bush I would never join a secret society where people are refered to as "Bonesmen". Bonesman Bush? That's just wrong.

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Whenever I can't think of anything to write I usually visit Charlotte's blog and rip off whatever she's doing. And so with no further ado, here is the top 100 movies from IMDB. Bold means I've seen it, italics mean that I am embarrased not to have seen it and sometimes lie about it...

1. Godfather, The (1972)
2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
6. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
7. Casablanca (1942)
8. Schindler's List (1993)
9. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
10. Star Wars (1977)
11. Citizen Kane (1941)
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

13. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
14. Rear Window (1954)
15. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17. Memento (2000)
18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
19. Pulp Fiction (1994)

20. North by Northwest (1959)
21. 12 Angry Men (1957)
22. Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
23. Psycho (1960)

24. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
25. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
26. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
27. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
28. Goodfellas (1990)
29. American Beauty (1999)
30. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
31. Vertigo (1958)
32. Matrix, The (1999)
33. Apocalypse Now (1979)

34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
35. Pianist, The (2002)
36. C'era una volta il West (1968)
37. Third Man, The (1949)
38. Some Like It Hot (1959)
39. Taxi Driver (1976)

40. Paths of Glory (1957)
41. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
42. Fight Club (1999)
43. Boot, Das (1981)
44. Double Indemnity (1944)
45. L.A. Confidential (1997)
46. Chinatown (1974)
47. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
48. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)

49. M (1931)
50. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
51. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
52. All About Eve (1950)
53. Cidade de Deus (2002)
54. Se7en (1995)
55. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
56. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

57. Raging Bull (1980)
58. Rashômon (1950)
59. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
60. Sting, The (1973)
61. Alien (1979)
62. American History X (1998)

63. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
64. Léon (1994)
65. Vita è bella, La (1997)

66. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
67. Touch of Evil (1958)
68. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
69. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
70. Great Escape, The (1963)
71. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
72. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)

73. Wo hu cang long (2000)
74. Modern Times (1936)
75. Amadeus (1984)
76. Ran (1985)
77. On the Waterfront (1954)
78. Annie Hall (1977)
79. Jaws (1975)
80. Braveheart (1995)
81. High Noon (1952)
82. Apartment, The (1960)
83. Fargo (1996)
84. Aliens (1986)
85. Sixth Sense, The (1999)
86. Shining, The (1980)

87. Strangers on a Train (1951)
88. Blade Runner (1982)
89. Metropolis (1927)

90. Duck Soup (1933)
91. Finding Nemo (2003)
92. Donnie Darko (2001)
93. General, The (1927)
94. Princess Bride, The (1987)
95. City Lights (1931)
96. Toy Story 2 (1999)
97. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

98. Great Dictator, The (1940)
99. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
100. Notorious (1946)

For a person who claims to know a lot about movies I'm actually a bit shocked and embarrased to see how few of the movies I've seen. I have to work on that...

Update: Kristian told me I had actually seen number 25, I just didn't recognize the Italian title. D'oh!

Thursday, February 05, 2004

I've noticed a theme in this blog. It seems a lot of my posts have to do with me doing nothing and/or being bored. And then you might say "well, intelligent people are never bored", and maybe you're right, but who cares what intelligent people do anyway. What have intelligent people ever done for you? They don't run the country, the media, organized sports or the music industry. I'm sure the world would be a better place if all of that was left to me. Just a thought....

Well, I was supposed to get a couple of beers tonight but my trustworthy drinkingbuddy fell ill, so now I don't really know what to do. It appears that I am suddenly the only person who don't have plans for tonight, and it somehow seems just a bit pathetic to go over to Universitetsbaren alone. For those who don't speak Danish, Universitetsbaren means The University Bar. Nice and simple. And for those still reading; Yes, I did in fact write all this just to show that Universitetsbaren had a homepage.
Wow, this must be my lamest post ever....

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

So, what's going on these days? Not much. According to my horrorscope my financial situation will improve this week, which was actually true, so I now owe marginally less money than George Bush, which is nice for a change.
I have gotten hold of that terrific Franz Ferdinand song Take Me Out. If the rest of the album is that good I will definitely have to look into buying it at some point. I've also been listening a lot to Sumday which is almost unreasonably good, and got just a little notch better when I realized that the bonus disc features A.M. 180 which some may know from the shopping scene of 28 Days Later.

Sometimes Danish newspapers steal stories from other papers about celebrities we don't really know over her, like the Paris Hilton story, and so in the last couple of days we have been able to read about an English reality show called something like "Get me out of this jungle I'm a celebrity... and Johnny Rotten calls me a f*cking c*nt". Stories that have little or no interest for Danish people, but still they pack the news with them, so we've been able to read what's going on between Jordan and Peter Andre, who was hardly a celebrity when he was making albums, and later what was going on between Jordan and Becks, and now it seems Jordan is loosing support on the show which could be critical, since you can tell by looking at her she needs all the support she can get.

Oh and when speaking of boobs I guess I will have to mention this: Janet's boob makes internet history. So much for the informations super highway....

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Bob, Ted and Jim are sitting around a table.

Bob: Okay guys, here’s the deal: We’ve got 1 hour to make a movie for Mel Gibson, and we’ve got nothing. Do your worst.
Ted: Deal. Mel is a plumber with supernatural powers who fights evil rodents from Mars.
Jim: Lethal Weapon 5 – This time they’re both too old for this shit.
Bob: No no no, Danny Glover is doing Predato 3.
Jim: How about a supernatural thriller??
Bob: Did you see Signs? Let’s not go down that road again!
Ted: How about Mel as a fierce sea captain?
Jim: No Russell Crowe is doing that, I think it’s called Master and Debater or something…
Bob: Well, the chicks love him, how about something for them?
Jim: Ah yes, the romantic comedy. A bold choice sir!
Ted: Mel is a plumber who falls in love with a fierce female sea captain. From mars?!
Bob: Hmm, you may be on to something. But it needs to be girlier.
Ted: Mel is a plumber who falls in love with a successful buisiness woman?
Bob: Ah yes, the equality card. A bold choice sir!
Jim: Does he have to be a plumber? Girls don’t like people who work with toilets. Could he perhaps make lingerie or something?
Ted: Sold!
Bob: So far so good. But we need a twist. What if he can hear what women think?
Ted: You mean like some sort of trans gender Dr. Doolittle?
Bob: Yes, that’s it!
Ted: Wow, you’re on fire!
Jim: That’s genious! Can we populate it with mediocre sit-com actors?
Bob: Sure.
Jim: And can we make it so he learns a lesson about tolerance, equality and parenting?
Bob: Of course Jim, we’re Hollywood. Our job is to educate people.

Crap Movie

I've been neglecting my blog a bit lately, but judging by the number of comments you probably haven't noticed it. Friday we went to see Lost In Translation. At this time of the year I usually panic a bit and try to catch up on all the movies that are up for Oscars. I thought it was excellent, I don't know what exactly it was about it, apart from Bill Murray, but it was really really good. Kinda like when I saw Punch-Drunk Love. Romantic comedies with an artsy edge seems to be my genre of choice these days. I'm obviousely turning into a big girl.

Saturday we went to the new indie club, The A-List, which was a very good time, even though the music and location wasn't quite as good as the good ol' Club Drive. But as a consequence I was feeling less than fresh today when I went down to the pub to see Arsenal win a rather bad game against City, but it was a game that will be vital for the season, seeing as it was the debut for Reyes, Henry scored the goal of the season, and the FA will most likely give Arsenal heck for the little fight at the end of the game.

While most people I know will be sitting in front of their tv's all night watching Super Bowl, I will probably try to get some sleep because I have to work tomorrow. But just for the record I hope Patriots lose, just because of their name. And logically a Panther will always beat a Patriot.

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