Sunday, April 09, 2006

Tallin, Terrorism, and Tactical Nukes

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060417fa_fact

Hang down your head for sorrow, hang down your for me
Hang down your tomorrow, hang down your head Marie

Saw V for Vendetta last night--amazing. Spooky too, with all the wild predictions of the near future. Highly reccommended for orgasmic explosions and Wachowski imagery. Probably already out of the American theaters, though.

Tallinn, Estonia was tiny and pretty. I stayed in the old town in a hostel with a friend from the study abroad program. Thing is, Tallinn has the most well preserved old town, so there were beautiful cathedrals, completely intact city walls and turret towers, windy narrow cobblestone streets and huge ornate doors. We almost went to Helsinki but we missed the boat.

I got a Cuban cigar (Cohiba) there for 12 EUR.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Assholes and fascists

Last night went bar hopping, and ended up at one point in an Absinth bar. Totally full of chavvies (trashy idiots) so I won't be going back there soon. Another bar, called Morgenrot, was cool. It's right next to a leftist bookstore and there were signs all over about a counterdemonstration against an NPD (National Party of Germany--bunch of right wing anti-muslim anti-immigrant nazi goons) march. The march went right past my apartment this morning, so I went out by the church, surrounded by SPD (the mainstream left party) supporters. Among the things we shouted:

"Nazis raus!" (Der Klassiker)

"Ihr habt den Krieg verloren!" (You Nazis lost the war!), and its attendent "Stalingrad! Stalingrad!"

"Ihr seid nur ein Karnevalverein, ein Karnevalverein, ein Karnevalverein" (You're all just a Mardi Gras party club...just a bunch of clowns)

Leider habe ich meine Kamera vergessen =( ja, sehr dumm