Sunday, August 30, 2009

Laws of the day: Denver

In Denver it's illegal to borrow your neighbors vacuum cleaner.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I've got mail

You know that swooping sensation rushing through your body when you discover that the biggest envelope in the mailbox actually is for you? A couple of weeks ago this package lay waiting for me in my mum's mailbox, and the swooping still hasn't stopped.

Thank you for the most heartwarming gift ever to find its way into my mum's mailbox. I would also like to delegate a swift kick in the balls to the Norwegian Postal Service, who in spite of thorough instructions on how to handle the package, still managed to break every cookie in the box.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Laws of the day: Arkansas

In Arkansas you are allowed to beat up your wife, but only once a month. However, it's illegal to take your cow for a strawl down the main street after 1pm on sundays.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Laws of the day: Alaska

When it comes to animal protection, no one is more serious than Alaska. For instance, it's illegal to push a moose out of a flying airplane or serve it any kind of alcohol while you're up there. If you wake a bear from its winter hybernation, it is illegal to take a picture, but you're welcome to shoot it. And if you are the proud owner of a flamingo, remember that you can't bring it to the barbershop.

Pretty sick aquarium

Remember to watch this beauty in high definition and full screen mode, as it boosts the viewing experience considerably. If that's not possible in my embedded version of the film, try watching the original on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Laws of the day: Alabama

In Alabama it's illegal to open an umbrella in the streets, as it might scare the horses. You are however allowed to drive the wrong way up a one-way street, as long as you have a lantern attached to your bumper. It's also illegal to drive blindfolded. And if you go to the city of Anniston, you're forbidden to wear blue jeans when you walk up Noble Street.

Tribute to nature

Only in America

During an uneventful game of cards the other day, my cousin casually mentioned that in Alaska you are forbidden by law to throw a moose out of a flying airplane. I found this mildly interesting and decided too look it up on the world wide web. As it turned out, not only are you forbidden to throw that stray moose out of your airplane, you also risk imprisonment if you try serving it alcohol of any kind. And that was just two out of a million hilarious laws from every state in the USA. Here are some more:

In Chicago it's forbidden to fish from the back of a giraffe. In Arkansas you are allowed to beat up your wife, but only once a month. If you are planning to colour your ducklings black and sell them in Kentucky, be aware that they have to be sold in sixpacks. In West Virginia it's illegal to whistle under water. If you plan to commit an act of crime in Texas, you have to notice your victims 24 hours ahead, verbally or in writing, and tell them whats coming. You are also forbidden to own or use more than six dildos.

There is heaps more where this came from and I will keep posting them, but now I have a party to attend. I must be hasty. Shadowfax!

Candy revolution!

There has been a candy revolution! The best of the best has just gotten even better. 80 kilograms better to be precise. Jesus, I am robbed for words... This stuff will make my summer! Or what's left of it anyway.

Just look at this sweetness, or should I say sourness? I return from the other side of the world, not knowing that on a gas station, not 200 meters from the airport, lies a secret that will knock me off my feet. Why haven't anyone told me about this? Has it been in the shelves for long? It might have been released just days after I left Norway in the first place. Oh, those who knew...

For those who do not know or have not tasted, I truly feel sorry for you. This is the best of the best. The sourest of the sourest. The mother of all candy. And it has just been upgraded to maximize the tooth ace experience in a mouth near you!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


My grandma and grandpa, who after 60 years of marriage still behave like they fell in love yesterday. Sometimes love actually lasts forever. I find that an encouraging thought.

Happy Diamond anniversary. I love you both.