Sunday, February 26, 2006

Hung over and delicate

If you must put song references and quotes in the msn personal comment slot, please, PLEASE don't use annoying or tasteless choruses. It freaks me out.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

The sirens of shopping

- You want anything to go with that sweater? A pair of jeans?
- Er, I dunno...
- I have something I think is gonna look very good on you. Come here, I'll show you.

Clothing vendors are so service-minded. Jean-Paul was just looking for something long-sleeved, but he guessed he could always use some extra jeans. Or socks. Or teeshirts. The textile pusher fingered with her hair and pretended to scrutinise the unnecessarily baggy jeans he had just put on.

- They look goood. The low back pockets are very in right now.
- You think? I feel it's not quite me.
- We have more.
- No thanks.

Jean-Paul walked out of the store, satisfied that he had once again managed to resist the lure of foxy saleswomen.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Breaking the news

Around 50 senior students from the best journalism school in Norway commence their two-month internships tomorrow. This humble protector of Truth, Liberty and Justice has wound up at Trøndelags local radio station, NRK. It's owned by the Norwegian government, but is more critical of its government than, say, Fox News.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Infidels must die

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and Mohammed is here to take out the trash.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cancels financial contracts with countries whose press has published cartoons of the Holy Prophet. The Danish embassy in Syria is torched by protesters.

And I thought the flagburners were childish.