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Sybok meets Brainiac


Most nerdy jokes are funnier the more exclusive they get, but I really feel that I have managed to create a joke that is quite exclusive, but still only slightly witty. Hope you enjoyed it.

Details from the Hermitage, St. Petersburg

The Winter Palace in St.Petersburg, Leningrad, is not only known for one of the pivotal episodes of the Russian revolution, it also contains one of the worlds greatest art collections. Below we will bring you a few details from different paintings, and a few glimpses of achitecture and other types of art. (Some of the images come with captions, and they keep getting sillier as we go, I'm sorry in advance.)

Chomsky in Oslo

Not being able to go to Oslo today myself, I will try to aggregate media and information about Chomskys visit from differen sources on this page. Some of the information will naturally be in Norwegian, so feel free to use google translate, or a dictionary of choice:

Universitetsavisa: Chomsky til Norge: http://www.universitetsavisa.no/forskning/article10053.ece

NRK: Chomsky i Oslo: http://www.nrk.no/lyd/noam_chomsky_i_oslo/7F892BB9A7E41A2C/

More on the online attacs on Gaza-activists

The Norwegian National daily Klassekampen yesterday had a full-page story about the harassment against Gaza activists that venstresida.net wrote about a few days ago. The article also addresses how the Swedish author Henning Mankell has been subjected to similar harassment (although he is not a target for this particular attack even though the article may give this impression).

Pro-palestinian activists exposed to cyber-attacks

I discovered by accident that a campaign from international Israel-sympathizers has been initiated to get my facebook account blocked, in addition to the accounts of a number of other Palestine sympathizers. See the list under this item from the pro-Israeli website http://www.giyus.org/

It has later been re-posted in a wide range of pro-Israeli websites:
http://www.google.no/search?q=%22Help+Israel+and+the+IDF+win+the+next+fi...

A couple of tough guys


OK, boys and girls - time to pick down those old Kung-Fu posters of the wall to make room for this one.

While we're on the subject: This naturally refers to the classic Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris fight from "Way of the Dragon".

See the whole movie here:

Humala leads before final election round

The business press covers Perus coming election by watching the Sol go up and down. Several polls have shown that leftist candidat Humala has a lead, and Peru seems set to strengthen the continents movement in a leftist direction.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-03/peru-s-sol-falls-after-presiden...

ATIUKM: Tintin: Alph-Art

The website Objectif Tintin lets you read Rodiers entire finished version of Herges last unfinished Tintin-adventure at:
http://objectif-tintin.nu/online/alph-art/

This is, in my regard the best version, and the only one available in English. In French you can also find the version of "Ramo Nash"
http://tintin.100foros.com/sab-sep-30-2006-213-am-vp67.html

And the somewhat more crude "Pierre" version:
http://membres.multimania.fr/zenzirabd/minimaliste1.html

There is also a version by "ENSBA Paris", but it does not seem to be available online.