Friday, July 31, 2009

Take a ride with me.

The train to 'aren't we lucky it's weekend' is leaving. It will be making stops at 'you have a car, why don't you try leaving the house with it', 'because I was sick this week', 'sick my ass, you hypochondriac', and 'I feel too gassy to leave the house'.

Get on board.

Here are a few things to mull over on the way:

In Finland, an hour-long power outage at a popular mall makes the news.

"The Danish youth are spoiled, childish and inflexible," says a sociologist in the Danish press.

Both in the Finnish and South African media the most prominent aspect about Obama smoothing over the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. seems to be that he was doing it over a beer.

"It's impossible to predict the entire summer's weather," confesses a Finnish meteorologist on the front page of a newspaper.

Oh, and lest we forget there's a couple of them wars, famines and one huge honkin' climate change going on.

But we already know about them.

16 comments:

Judearoo said...

Honey thats nothing - In Ireland a few weeks back our front pages were covered with the story of how a group of people in Limerick swear they saw the likeness of the Virgin Mary in a tree stump. Yes you heard (read) that right A FRIGGIN TREE STUMP!

Eternally Distracted said...

The front page here today reads that the Sultan is going on his annual holiday .... With two huge supply ships inc cars, on board hospital etc etc and he is flying as he doesn't like water ... Off course I added the latter myself!

omchelsea said...

There's a real world? WHere?!

kristine said...

ha ha. that weather news is so northern european. the poor meteorologists in our part of the world. they are always on the front pages of newspapers, explaining why they said it was going to be sunny when actually it rained. there was one that kind of became a public hate figure in norway - HE LIED TO US ABOUT HOW THREE WEEKS OF SUMMER WERE GOING TO TURN OUT - since i moved to the tropics i do notice all this weather talk a lot more. strange isnt it?

Extranjera said...

Judearoo - At least they saw it on something somewhat alive-ish, and not on like a trash can or a beat up car. At least she has some standards...

ED - ...a floating hospital... hmmm.... Interesting.

Chelsey - If you turn your head slightly to the right you might catch a glimpse of it. But I don't recommend doing so. Good people have been forever lost that way.

Kristine - I know. It is only in the Nordic countries where a frikken weather forecast has that much weight. We are a weird, complex people. We really are.

Extranjera said...

Oh, and thanks everyone for commenting on my lame-ass post. The next one is much better, and I have the scars to show it.

I'm Kim, by the way said...

But what kind of beer? WHAT KIND?? OF BEER???

Extranjera said...

Kim - Exactly. If you are going to award line after line to Obama rather being a bartender than president, at least tell the public what kind of beer it is he is tending. Otherwise you're just writing to write, not to inform and enlighten.

Cyndy said...

In the news here (Local) the circus is coming to town, a fraternity is closed down because they didn't take care of the house and offered pot to greek officials ~ I know, sounds like the circus was already here ~ and we are going to get a lot of rain today, but it will be sunny tomorrow. (National) the C.A.R.S. program offering money for "clunkers" if you buy a new car has already exceeded its one billion dollar budget but is extended at least through the weekend ~ and they thought it would last until November ~ the shuttle landed safely, millions of people are making drastic job changes, and Congress is still talking about health care (this one befuddles me, since it's so darn easy: why don't we get what they get? or better yet, why don't they get what we get? easy peasy). In the our home: the boys rooms are almost finally cleaned! (the circus actually lives here)...

Extranjera said...

Cyndy - Wow, there's lots more going on at your end. Here, we're pretty much just dealing with lots of gas. And then some more gas.

Cyndy said...

Yeah, well the only thing that really matters in my little corner of the world is that I can now (almost) walk from one end of a room to another. My life is simple...

wv: untsdarr. Sounds like a Finnish word or expletive. What do you think?

MyVintageCameras said...

The 'Beer Summit' was the ONLY news in America yesterday. Especially the types of beers and precisely how to serve them. Apparently 'Blue Moon' is served with a slice of orange. And of course who drank what. The Presidient showed that he IS NOT a beer afficionado by having a Bud; truly horrible stuff!

Beer is important, right? Who needs to discuss wars or our health care crisis?

caroldiane said...

I think all world summits should be conducted over beer and wine (of course, wine first...) - wouldn't that be much more civilized?? Any maybe less wars and other crises would occur!

Cyndy said...

P.S. Are we there yet?

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

The news here involves the insane temperatures we are having, the police and firemen are in town for their version of the olympic games and Whistler almost burnt down. Yay.

molly said...

you're killing me!