Archive for December, 2012

Happy New

Monday, December 31st, 2012

On the last day of the year we usually gets very sentimental and thinking back or forward. Of course I wish you a better year on the threshold of the new and a little sentiment:

“The Universe is so fantastically huge and we are so infinite small. There is only one thing we can rule over, and that is if we are good or if we are bad.”

Ministeriet gratulerar dessutom (24/12)

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Idag den 24 december gratulerar Ministeriet naturligtvis de ursprungliga namnsdagsbarnen Adam och Eva. Vid 1901 års namnsdagsreform behölls endast Eva – i ensamt majestät. 1986-1992 då det blev standard med tre namnsdagsnamn fick Eva sällskap av Evita och Evy. 1993 blev det dock kvar till den gamla ordningen från 1901 och Eva stod ensamt kvar på dagens datum. Vid 2001 års namnsdagsreform blev det också den rådande ordningen.

Adam (som betyder människa) fanns till minne av den första människan (enligt Bibliska mytologin), på dagens datum före 1901, då det flyttades till 23 december, där det har funnits sedan dess. Eva (betyder “livgivaren”) finns/fanns till minne av den andra människan i Bibeln, och har funnits på dagens datum sedan gammalt (liksom Adam) men har inte flyttats…

If at first…

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

“If at first an idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”
Albert Einstein

Again, more Q’s than A’s

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

It’s Official: End of World Is Not Near.

Russia’s government have decided to put an end to the dooms-day talk regarding the Mayan Calender. For those not schooled in New Age prophecy, there are rumors the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, when a 5,125-year cycle known as the Long Count in the Mayan calendar supposedly comes to a close.

Russia’s Minister of Emergency Situations said Friday (the week before last) that he had access to “methods of monitoring what is occurring on the planet Earth,” and that he could say with confidence that the world was not going to end in December.

Sometimes reassurances like these cause even more questions. Exactly what methods of “monitoring occurrings on the planet Earth” is this Minister talking about?? The Minister acknowledged, however, that Russians were still vulnerable to “blizzards, ice storms, tornadoes, floods, trouble with transportation and food supply, breakdowns in heat, electricity and water supply.” Is that just business as usual or does he know something we don’t?

Read the NY Times article about it here.

Vilken tur!

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Sven Plex Pettersson intervjuar Ingemar Stenmark och säger “Vilken tur du hade Ingemar!! Du vann ju med två hundradelar!” Varvid Stenmark replikerar i sin blygsamma stämma “Ja Plex, jag har märkt att ju mer jag tränar, desto mer tur får jag.”