The death of me (at the office)

Before you ask: well, why not?

As my colleagues have travelled abroad I’ve been left to an office of 3-6 other people in total, where there usually are appx. 100 people, I’d wager. So, in light of this, I had lunch quickly and went on a selfie mission:

What would I look like if I were found dead in the office?

Most meeting rooms are dreadfully simple and plain. Hence, I decided to spruce things up with my corpse, as it were. The cause of death would differ, but I first thought of death by asphyxiation, being shot in the chest, getting knifed and placed in a window, or why could I not just have died from some “natural” cause?

Anyway, I hope you like them.

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Movies I've watched recently:

  • Crazy Love (2007) - IMDb 7/10

    2014-11-04 20:43
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    I shan't really say anything tangible about this film as that would ruin the "premise"; having said that, I don't feel the "big twist" in this film was the Big Thing, but rather that the story was It. I mean, the filmmakers are the ones who should be lauded for patching this story together very elegantly. All in all - recommended.

    0.3
  • Mördaren ljuger inte ensam (2013) - IMDb 1/10

    2014-10-26 21:43
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    This is a plethora of bad. There are so many bad things about this, apart from the fact that Rapace and Novotny's abilities should be far better utilised. A midsummer's party in the Swedish archipelago, seemingly set in the 1950s; intrigue is everywhere, despite there being a handful of characters there. Nothing bad about this, but where it has been handled subtly in the past - e.g. Woody Allen's "Match Point" - this is a study in treating the viewer as infinitely stupid. Sexual "innuendo" is continuous, and constantly overstated so blatantly that you'd think sexuality was just discovered and has never been used in film before. You really don't care about the characters. Who lives, who dies - who cares? Apart from that, the film *glows*. That's not symbolism; there's an abysmal filter over the film which makes every bit of light look like it's glowing. Incredibly irritating. All in all: avoid, by Jove, and never look back.

    0.3
  • Attica (TV Movie 1980) - IMDb 6/10

    2014-10-26 17:12
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    I think Emma Goldman noted that every civil war is class war. In this instance, that really rings true. One of the characters in the film notes that 60f the inmates in Attica were black and 0f the guards were black. As for the higher-ups of Attica, well, I'll pick my guess at the quotas there. The Attica riot was spectacular: the inmates took over and stood their ground for 22 days until riot police massacred a bunch of inmates and, actually, 10 of the hostages. The film deals with the humane aspects of the take-over in a lot of ways. The legal people mainly think the inmates' demands are valid. The governor is slammed by demands from outsiders, seemingly mainly the people and the police unions. The dilemma is plain to see. I really liked the fact that there's very little soundtrack here. The film ended abruptly, but that's due to the real chain of events. Recommendable because of the humanity.

    0.3
  • Hypnotisören (2012) - IMDb 2/10

    2014-10-19 23:32
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    This is basically like your everyday Beck film, but two things are different here: 1. One actor can actually act somewhat; it's Lena Olin 2. The cinematography is slighly better than during most Beck films; still, the shaky-handheld-cam thing still has Swedish film locked in a vice Apart from those two things, the dialogue is bog standard (i.e. dreadful and unbelievable) and I found no sympathy for the characters, the film or the plot. Do avoid.

    0.3
  • The Trial of Jeffrey Dahmer (Video 1992) -... 7/10

    2014-10-18 17:36
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    The voice-over from the man at the start is *not* rated here; the trial, however, is; naturally, this is a very abridged version as this film is only 90 minutes long, but the most interesting bits about it, I think, are the psychologist's words from having spoken with Dahmer and Dahmer's own words at the very end.

    0.3

My saved links (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

My saved links (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Today: the winter vomiting bug and murdering my father

Every winter in Sweden is plagued by people falling ill to “the winter vomiting bug”, aka the Norovirus. I just heard somebody say that ingesting 10 whole white pepper corns would help in fending off the disease, but I believe this as much as I believe in witches. Hang on. Witches exist.

Oh, speaking of illness, last night I dreamt that I killed my dad using my Freddy Kreuger-like finger-knives on my right hand1; I remember thinking that dad was talking far too much and that none of what he said made sense and was only vitriol, so I cut out his throat; it didn’t stop him from talking, however, even through blood was pouring away. Writing about it feels aaaah but in the dream, I remember that it had to be done and that it felt…right. Yeah.

Here are a few pics from this morning. Enjoy.

Söder om Helvetet

The text reads “SOUTH OF HELL” at the top and “I LOVE EVERYBODY” at the bottom. This is seen on a defaced ad on the Stockholm subway. Made me think of this song.

Office flow

So, what’s cracking at work? Nothing heard as I entered, and…

Office rewls

…nothing going on as I came in further. But yes, people trickled in after a while.

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Citizens – “True Romance” (Gigamesh remix)

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Me at school photography, circa 1993/1994.

I think François Ozon makes some really good films. When I saw “Young & Beautiful” I loved hearing a track by Vitalic in it1 but the real catch turned out to be by Citizens, a band I hadn’t heard about before. Or, to be fair, the best thing about the track is the remix by Gigamesh, which is the version that’s on the soundtrack:

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It made my mind and ass move, as it took hold of me and wouldn’t let go. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this track since then, but whenever people hear it play they want to know which artist and track it is. I love a track that puts fun back in music, and when a remix makes a track different and (at times) makes it even better, that’s where I want to be.

This is the new year’s post you wish you’d have seen yesterday? No! Dance in the new year today, I say. Live and love!

P.s. Here‘s the original version of the song.

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