Archive for December, 2006

America…

Friday, December 8th, 2006

America is the only nation in history which has miraculously lapsed from barbarism directly to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization…

[Neue Slovenishe Kunst]

We believe…

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

“Just like the USA, we believe in God. We just don’t trust him.”

[Neue Slovenische Kunst/Laibach]

The truth

Monday, December 4th, 2006

“Telling the truth – I do that a lot, and it always amazes people”

HopArt Tour 2006 (so far)

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

The HopArt season is getting to it’s end. A few jumps have been performed. The first one in Helsingborg, the second in Arild and the third in Eslöv. It is still ice-free waters so there might be some more jumps, but we seriously doubt it (and hope there wont be, it’s getting on the chilly side now….).

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Arild Jump – HopArt Tour 2006

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Violence

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

“When we hear someone talk about violence, we reach for our guns.”[Neue Schlovenishe Kunst]

Minister doppelganger in Space

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Om 6-7 dar åker (förhoppningsvis) Sveriges förste astronaut, Christer Fuglesang, upp med Rymdfärjan Discovery till den internationella rymdstationen.

Av någon anledning blev jag misstagen för Christer Fuglesang för några år sedan. Det började med att jag var utskickad att skriva om en ny och ovanlig Saab-handlare i södra Texas, närmare bestämt i Houston. Eftersom tre dagars intervjuer i Houston begav jag mig söderöver för semester längs dom milsvida stränderna vid Corpus Christi.

Det bar sig inte bättre än att jag fick lÃ¥na en Saab Cabriolet frÃ¥n “Dealern”. Allt gick bra förutom nÃ¥gon liten skärmstöt, men när jag lämnade tillbaks bilen berättade en av cheferna att han varit säker pÃ¥ att jag var en av Astronauterna (tydligen brukade NASA:s astronauter köpa bilar hos handlarn). Men jag kunde inte för mitt liv fatta hur han kunde blanda ihop mig, en svensk reporter pÃ¥ uppdrag frÃ¥n Saab med en astronaut, även om denne ocksÃ¥ rÃ¥kade vara svensk. Kanske trodde han att alla svenskar var astronauter… NÃ¥väl, dom har rätt stark sol i Texas 😉

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In 6 or 7 days will the first ever Swedish astronaut, Christer Fuglesang, go up with the spaceshuttle Discovery to the international space station.

For some reason I was in a mix up with Mr Fuglesang a few years ago. It all started out when I was freelancing reporter and sent out to write about a new and unusual Saab Dealer in south Texas, in Houston to be more exact. After three days of interviews in Houston I started off for vacation at the sandy beaches outside Corpus Christi.

I was lent a Saab convertible from the Dealership. All went well, apart from a little fender bender, but when I returned the car one of the managers told me that he had been certain that I was one of the astronauts (apparently the NASA spacemen bought their cars at the Dealership). But I couldn’t for the life of me understand how he could get me mixed up, a Swedish reporter on a mission from Saab, with an astronaut – even if this astronaut happened to be Swedish. Maybe he thought all Swedes where astronauts… Oh well, the sun is pretty strong in Texas 😉

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Mr Fuglesang training at NASA, and the mission badge for the Discovery Mission.