Friday, September 24, 2004

Yom Kipur, A celebration of forgiveness.

Read what Danya says about it.

On Yom Kipur you ask people for forgiveness for all your wrongdoings. Sort of like saying your Hail Mary's
for Catholics. Unfortunately some people think they can get away with everything as long as they ask for forgiveness afterwards. Not so. You commit a sin, ask to be forgiven and promise not to do it again.
Yhat's the whole point: DO NOT DO IT AGAIN!

That's also the goal Emmanuel Goldstein would like to reach: for the powers that be not to arrest people
who simply use their right to demonstrate. On august 31st. he and some 1200 other protesters got arrested in New York for protesting. Officially they were blocking the curb, an act which is obviously illegal. Here's his story. A similar thing happened on the Eurotop 2001 in Sweden: Dutch activist Maarten Blok got arrested for "planning to cause trouble". Dutch minister of Justice, Piet Hein Donner, thought the Swedish police had a good case against Maarten and put him on the plane to Sweden. Although video-footage as well as witness-testimonies showed he was innocent Maarten still had to stand trial. Today the news came he is officially innocent and will not be prosecuted any further. But damage is done. Not only Maarten and Emmanuel but all people who value freedom are now afraid to express their freedom of speech and use their right to demonstrate.

The powers that be seem to have won this battle. But the war isn't over yet...

On a lighter note, now: it's obvious summer has stepped aside to make place for autumn.
The heater is burning and both me and my son are caught by a flue-virus.
It better be over by tomorrow since there's a performance planned of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Look here and here for pictures of our last performance.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

I know I'm a bit late with this entry but let's just say I had other priorities..

First, of course, there was a show we did on friday. Here's the address for some more info on that:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show has a wide following all over the world. There's even a shadowcast in Israel!
Of course I already knew that but not until I saw the Israelian "Janet" it became more than a thought.

It was my birthday last tuesday and the kids at work and my colleague spoiled me rotten and I didn't feel really comfortable
sitting in a dressed up chair with over a dozen children chanting for me...brrrr...I'd much rather address 30,000 people in a speech at a major dance-event like I did here.

At the start of this weekend I invited a few people to see me get drunk because I just made an extra move, moving towards "the big four o". A few of them stayed for the night ("or maybe a bite") to enjoy the aftermath of the next morning. I already had told her mom that I would pick up my daughter an hour later than usual. So now I'm thoroughly enjoying a quiet weekend with my kids. A whole weekend without "have to's". Great!

Although there's a lot going about in the world, in the world I call "home" all is well...

Friday, September 10, 2004

find 2004 email guestbook of multinational company in germany.

For what reason would anyone type in above searchrequest? All this effort to commit fraude...sometimes you'd think getting a regular job is less hard work!

Remember how everybody spoke with disgust when they talked about how that mean system called communism, especially under Stalin, did everything to control the people and that it was bad to have the government check everything you do and therefore communism is a bad thing? Well, in the America of today the situation has gone out of cntrol so badly that Joseph Wisarionowitschj Djugasjwili would wet himself laughing reading about the ongoing debate stating that Americans in this day and age find it a good thing that they have lost very right to privacy.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was like really really little (minus two years old) when negotiations started concerning the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Austria but amazingly enough he remembers seeing the tanks in the streets.
"Communism at work" he calls it. Unfortunately he forgets to tell why they were there. Does anyone remember? I bet Arnie's late dad did. Did you know around 70 percent of the Austrian population has nazi-sympathies?
So I guess his father was not the only one who thought Adolf H. was one of the good guys.

Top ten farces of the Bush administration.

And don't forget to check out this hilarious video.

After a very nice working-week and looking after neigbour Miriam's three cats as a result of which I had to call in sick since I got a bad reaction due to my cat-allergy, tonight a performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is scheduled. On the deck of a ship this time...

Friday, September 03, 2004

The past week Penack Silat-classes started again, so my painfull muscles tell me..

Just came back from a visit. Neighbour Miriam, her boyfriend and her daughters will spend the coming week at a very nice camping-site. The weather-forcast looks good so I bet they'll have fun.

I will most likely have fun at a bachelor party tonight where I'm asked to play a little joke on the owner of ID&T,
an events-organizer of some of the biggest parties in this country.

I also received an invitation to a company-party organized for employees of the foundation I work for
but I don't get payed for that one so I made the obvious choice....;-)

Free Bobby!

Bobby Fischer got arrested for a crime he committed in 1992.
Did he rob a bank? Did he kill someone?
Nope. He played a game of chess.
He what? He played a game of chess.
Because he and his opponent, Boris Spassky, happened to be in (former) Yugoslavia

at the time of their encounter
mr. Fisher broke the law.
Playing chess in Yugoslavia is against the law?
Well, it was in 1992.
As was anything an American citizen would do that involved contact with Yugoslavia.