Once again – we celebrate the crucifixion of Christ.

April 4, 2010

I do believe there is a huge possibility that the character Jesus Christ is based on a real historical person. I do believe that a person with such a subversive (for the Roman government, for the commercial and religous ‘powers that be’ of the time) worldview could be construed as some sort of rebel or enemy of society. I find it highly possible that a guy like that might be crucified in the period around 0-33 AD.
However – I do not really believe that you can be ressurrected from the dead – so what easter is really about is celebrating that some guy with radical ideas was killed on the cross 2000 years ago.
Approximately the same as if a guy – say the Timothy McVeigh, or Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (who will be on trial in New York for the 9/11 terrorist attack) is executed by the state and then in a few hundred years is placed in a different historical context. If that were to happen, people might be celebrating the electric chair like the cross is celebrated…
However I appreciate having the easter vacation, and do not mind eating and drinking a little extra at a traditional ‘easter lunch’… So Cheers – lets celebrate the crucifixion of Christ once again – lets eat, drink and be merry, for Jesus Died!

“Murder those who say Islam is violent”

January 22, 2010

Kurt Westergaard ‘the Muhammad Cartoonist’ was recently the subject of attempted murder – a guy showed up at his address with an axe, shouting death-threats and breaking in.

The cartoonist (an old man) survived by locking himself into a panic room, and alerting the police.  (for more, see HERE)

But what is the logic behind attacking Kurt Westergaard?

When devout muslims are attacking an old man in the name of Islam, does it somehow disprove the notion that some muslims are willing to commit violence in the name of Islam?

I wish this was some sort of jaded hipster joke..

So, if any foreign Muslims are reading this, here’s a little message:

All we want in Denmark is really just to be able to say and discuss what we want – in Denmark it is actually legal to deny the holocaust or to be a nazi… or to be an extremist muslim. The christian church and Jesus have been the subject of countless smears in Denmark over the last couple of decades, so have various strands of Christianity, such as the Jehovas Witnesses.

We simply are accepting you in our society, and treating you as equals, by expecting you to be able to take a little friendly debate as adults (for the record: adults protest in many ways, but NOT by beheading their opponent).

We really have no wish or intention of controlling what mindless and horrible stuff you print in your papers, or discuss at home or in your Mosques. Say what you want (you probably already are) about Denmark and the Danish people – we really aren’t that hurt by it. We have no desire to control or censor you – is it unreasonable to expect the same in return?

I also have this to say to any muslim regarding the cartoon: Muhammad has been depicted numerous times before, also in Islamic countries. It is a historical fact. If you are a believer, then would not the Allah take care of the punishment?

(Final note: in an unrelated case to the actual murder attempt, two other men are charged with planning/conspiring to murder Kurt Westergaard – see HERE – so the intention of killing the cartoonist can’t really be shrugged off as ‘the act of a single crazy guy’)

Who is Extreme Elvis and what happened to him?

January 1, 2010

For several years I’ve had a strange obsession with the creature who called himself Extreme Elvis.

Under the slogan that “every generation gets the elvis it deserves” and with considerable swagger, Extreme Elvis was active from (as far as I can tell) sometime in the late 1990s and until a notice appeared on the EE website claiming that the site was shut down and that several people connected with the site was under federal investigation.  If I recall correct, this must have been around 2004, or thereabout.

EE actually delivered on his promise: the internet generation got the Elvis it deserved.

A generation obsessed with human folly, googling accidents, watching youtube, looking at snuff at rotten dot com all this was in full bloom thanks to the internet – and lets not forget the ‘democratization of porn’ that the internet created – no matter what bizarre sexual scenario you could dream up it was always just a google search away before you saw that someone else had already taken the idea to an even bigger extreme. Ratemypoo.com is a perfect symptom of the internet generation.

Somehow Extreme Elvis became the epitome of all things internet – bizarre, nude, media conscious, defecating and overall being perfect for a website and a cult following of people – like yours truly – who are slighty obsessed with the bizarre.

So what did he do, what was his Schtick?

… well, EE was a larger than life persona, looking like Elvis might have looked in the 80’s if he hadn’t died taking a dump – which means he is extremely overweight, with beautiful hair and an enigmatic charisma… EE performs Elvis covers as psycho dramas, utilizing bodily fluids such as piss, vomit and shit (often parts of his performance will include EE singing an Elvis song while taking a shit) and generally going all – in, giving a truly life-altering performance.

I have never had the fortune of seeing an Extreme Elvis show, but I am sure it is powerful stuff, tapping right into our primal selves with nakedness, confrontation, violence… Extreme Elvis is showing us what it means to be human, what unites us at the basic level. He is reinvigorating Elvis, giving him renewed relevance, and adding whole new layers of meaning to the classic songs that IS the Elvis legacy.

Extreme Elvis is brave – very few people would have the guts to perform in this way – especially very few people with the physical characteristics of extreme Elvis. And he seems intelligent, not like, say G.G. Allin, who merely seemed demented.

I praise you, Extreme Elvis. You should tour Europe.

Anyways, like the real Elvis there is an aura of mystery surrounding Extreme Elvis – a man performing in such a manner will automatically be intriging – I have so many questions I’d like to give to EE…

But I don’t know who he is or where to look – since the FBI shut down the extreme Elvis site, only sporadic appearances have been made – but the spirit of Extreme Elvis is still alive – the web is teeming with interviews, pictures and live performances, so there is still something for the obsessive fan (me). Even though I am sure that pictures and words can never do justice to the real thing – a live performance.

Are you there Elvis? Please respond.

Pictures can be found many places on the web – and the FBI must be pretty moronic, since many pictures and content can still be accessed on the EE site – they just shut down the front page. http://extremeelvis.com/photos/

Otherwise just google Extreme Elvis Photos or similar – theres plenty of images of this beautiful human specimen.

UPdate! Please look at the comments section! After having almost forgotten about this blog lots of interesting comments have appeared giving more details on the existence of ee.

turns out I wasn’t the only guy fascinated and enchanted by him.

 

I’m not able to completely verify this, but it seems that http://mattcornell.org is the latest sighting of ee! Exciting!

however in the ‘about’ section of the website he identifies as having performed as extreme elvis between 2000 and 2004… Elvis lives!

Ubuntu – new distro, same problem…

November 15, 2009

So, yesterday I accidentially happened upon a launch party for the new ubuntu distribution – Karmic Koala.

 

I’m all for ubuntu in relation to boot-time, time to boot apps, look and feel etc… but from talking with the geeks at the launch party I realised that ubuntu will never succeed. I run both ubuntu and windows, since some of my needs are only met by windows, especially in regard to being certain that you can access basic functionality with 3rd parties, such as my eBank, my tax registration etc. And apparently so do most ubuntu users.

I learned that even the ubuntu geeks run windows to be able to play the newest games… so it is all over, ubuntu… even your dedicated followers are sleeping with the enemy…

And some tiny details like the fact that you need to actively enable mp3s and similar file-formats is separating ubuntu from being a truly “walk-up-and-use” system for the average user.

I’m perfectly happy running both, though. C’ya,.

There is no H1N1 – the name is SWINE FLU!

August 26, 2009

There IS no H1N1 (that name sounds like some lame internet joke) – the name IS THE SWINE FLU – so fuck you. (see – it rhymes).

Why they have chosen that other name totally escapes me – but the name is lame.

Recently we had a bird flu – why can’t we have a swine flue?

Swine are cool… and supposedly quite intelligent.

And the name Swine Flu actually has some star quality – a nice ring. The Black Plague wasn’t known by some geekish name like p3st or something, was it now?

I refuse to acknowledge H1N1 – there is ONLY THE SWINE FLU.

The longer I work in software…

August 20, 2009

The more true and tragic this comic seems:

This really is quite an old cartoon, yet you’ll see it again and again… where there are software people, someone will have a print of this cartoon by their desk…

Apparently the software development process has a built-in crunch time where people (at least if you are able to keep some level of perspective on the work you are doing, and not just the ‘evil geek’ type who somehow find pleasure in knowing that the customers actually got cheated out yet again) will realize that we are not constructing what the customer wants…

Maybe it is due to the catch-22 that the people who are making requirements for a software project are most often users…And not only ‘real’ users, but often some kind of manager, which is even worse (managers often have surprisingly little technical understanding of the software development process)…

Basically the people that make the requirements, do not understand the requirements they are setting, due to being in another context (as users), whereas we the software people are by the very nature of the situation not able to set correct requirements for the users…

Scrum might be able to improve this, somewhat, since the users/people setting requirements will be able to actually understand what is being developed at an earlier time… but having a well-run software process still requires a lot of effort, both from the development team AND the product owner/ users / requirements approver.

IT-developers will be the ‘Disgruntled Postmen’ of the future.

August 6, 2009

In the recent shooting in Pittsburgh (cool name, Pittsburgh, by the way) an IT-developer went crazy after many years of sexual starvation, and working with IT.

The killer was an IT developer who actually did not look too bad:

the face of the killer

the face of the killer

The guy seemed actually like an okay guy – some of his writings are a bit banal, but not in any way ‘Sick’ or ‘Evil’ as some people might expect.  Apparently the reason was simly dissatisfaction with the fairer sex (and we all share that so…)

I think the key to understanding this killer is not just his ‘hatred towards women’ but rather the fact that he was working with IT – Angryton hereby makes a prediction: in the coming decades we will see more and more IT workers crack up and come to the office (or mall, or fitness center) blazing. Being an IT-developer will be perceived as an eerie job, with a high probability for snapping and going on a homicidal/suicidal killing spree.

The term ‘Going Postal’ will be used more and more about workers from the IT industry… As a former colleague of mine said:”IT eats my soul”.

Excerpt from the killers online-  Journal:

August 3, 2009:
I took off today, Monday, and tomorrow to practice my routine and make sure it is well polished. I need to work out every detail, there is only one shot. Also I need to be completely immersed into something before I can be successful. I haven’t had a drink since Friday at about 2:30. Total effort needed. Tomorrow is the big day.

Unfortunately I talked to my neighbor today, who is very positive and upbeat. I need to remain focused and absorbed COMPLETELY. Last time I tried this, in January, I chickened out. Lets see how this new approach works.

Maybe soon, I will see God and Jesus. At least that is what I was told. Eternal life does NOT depend on works. If it did, we will all be in hell. Christ paid for EVERY sin, so how can I or you be judged BY GOD for a sin when the penalty was ALREADY paid. People judge but that does not matter. I was reading the Bible and The Integrity of God beginning yesterday, because soon I will see them.

I will try not to add anymore entries because this computer clicking distracts me.

Also, any of the “Practice Papers” left on my coffee table I used or the notes in my gym bag can be published freely. I will not be embarased, because, well, I will be dead. Some people like to study that stuff. Maybe all this will shed insight on why some people just cannot make things happen in their life, which can potentially benefit others.

New Fetisch: turtle sex

July 27, 2009

A colleague at work showed me this and I was simply speechless… and fascinated…

You MUST see this:

You MUST SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT.

It is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen – and I seeing crazy shit has been my main internet – vice for many years… OK, maybe there is one other thing on the internet just as crazy, namely tubbygirl, but lets save her for some other time…

Anyhoo, I can honestly say that I’ve never felt as closely connected to turtles as I did watching this – it’s great… it’s the greatest thing since Obama!!!

Varg Vikernes – out and about…

July 14, 2009

Count Varg is released from prison – and Angryton would like to salute him. For being “a somebody in a world of nobodies” as David Vincent once put it.

However, after Gaahl “King ov Fashion” launched his career as a designer of womens clothing, it is expected that a household name in Scandinavian black metal such as Varg Vikernes should have some sort of fashionable look – But WTF?

Varg - Vagabond?

Varg - Vagabond?

Why has Varg chosen the Drunkard look?

The new leather and spikes look?

The new "leather and spikes" look?

Has Varg chosen to look as the typical welfare state “looser” as a conscious act of rebellion against the nice and clean Norwegian society or what?

I don’t know, but fact is he looks 47 (he is 37) and like he is a on welfare and spending his days drinking in a park…

//Angryton AKA the Black Metal Perez Hilton

13 tips for a better life

July 11, 2009

Fitter, happier…

Guaranteed to work.

1. keep a diary.

2. Buy Experiences – Not Things.

3. Seat yourself in the Middle –>research shows that people tend to look up to the person seated in the middle of  a table.

4. Ask for favors. This will make people like you more.

5. Make mistakes. Mistakes make you appear human. People will like you better.

6. POSITIVE gossiping. Is what its all about… possitive gossiping will make the people you surround yourself with associate you with the positive phrases you use about others. That’s a fact.

7. Eat Out. Making a meal a joyus, social occasion – will improve your life.

8. Make plans – and split them into to milestones you can accomplish.

9. Write your own celebratory speech – think about yourself – celebrate your victories – Celebrate yourself!!

10. Put a mirror in the kitchen. To remind yourself that a healthy spirit will only live in a BEAUTIFUL body. So don’t overeat.

11. Eat Fast THEN Slow – Science says so.

12. Buy a plant – live green – BE green. Plants help against loneliness and depression.

13. SAY YES!!! to life, to opportunities, to things you wouldn’t normally do.

Do the above and angryton GUARANTEES you a GREAT life. Awaken the inner GIANT!!!