Thursday, September 15, 2011

believe it or not

an equally random photo for a random post
i am consistently amazed at people's need to tell their stories. seemingly especially if the stories are full of strife and sorrow and woe. they have a great desire for commiseration and in being confirmed in their sense of having been done wrong. it makes it easy to gather material for a book, but i have to say that it is making for a rather bleak story. but maybe there simply aren't any bright spots in the welfare state, even the lauded scandinavian kind.

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believe it or not, there are still people (in this otherwise very prosperous ostensibly western society) who don't have any education beyond primary school.

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it's election day in denmark today. the race is close, but it looks like after ten years of the blue guys, it will go over to the red. because denmark seems to have adopted those same colors as they use in the US elections. tho' the politicians are all well to the left of the american ones - blue or red. i don't get to vote, as i'm not a citizen, but i'm confident husband will vote correctly.

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believe it or not, there are people who don't know how to type.

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it's sometimes really, really hard to maintain anthropological distance. but absolutely essential for maintenance of sanity. (this is really a reminder to myself, so if you don't understand it, that's ok.)

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believe it or not, there are people who still have nokia phones.

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my drunk kitchen is totally cracking me up.
thank you bill.

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i'm feeling much better now. sometimes you just have to clear your head of all the little stuff.

6 comments:

Miss Footloose said...

Interesting to read you hear gloomy stories in the welfare state of Denmark. Some time ago I read that the people of Denmark are the happiest/most content people in the world according to some survey.

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=4086092&page=1

Your book sounds interesting!

Jelica said...

I still have a Nokia phone, it's my favorite one!

Mel said...

I hopped over here from lil fish studios, and am so glad I did. One, because drunk kitchen make me laugh until I had tears in my eyes. And two, because I now know that my anthropological distance keeping is a defense mechanism. I studied a little sociology and anthropology in college, and I gained this strange perspective on humananity that makes us seem collectively insane. I thought it was just US, so sad to hear the pendulum swing to neoconservativism and cultural dark ages is happening across the globe.
Thank goodness for diversions like drunk kitchen. I'm forever grateful. Nice to meet you.

Bill said...

Drunk Kitchen ... I love that kitchen. Only problem, she doesn't rely on a microwave... ranges and ovens aren't funny enough plus you actually have to know how to use them in order to screw-up I mean cook something eatable.

I just watched the ice cream episode ... some good laughs there.

stephanie said...

My Drunk Kitchen is great! And I'm always amazed that there are people that don't know how to type.

Sammi said...

I *know* I mean Nokia's are rubbish!!