Last week's News
News article for the week of 1/22/06.
Straight from the Swede
It's a whole new year..
Well, happy new year. By now most Swedes have started to get over the
massive hangover that's commonly known as New Year's Day, and things are
returning to normal. And by normal I mean most people only have a hangover
every other weekend or so, and all the good shows on TV might soon start
showing reruns again.
Yes, the gunpowder from countless rockets are settling, taxes for driving
cars into Stockholm are being hated by everyone except the politicians,
and school has started again with a vengeance.
Yes, our beloved elected local morons decided to save the environment
the only way they could. By taxing people for driving cars. Mostly because
it's the only thing they can do. Well, that, and waste money on setting
the system up and promising to take it down after six months if everyone
was still against the idea. Trust me, we Swedes can hold a grudge for
six months. It's one of those things we're good at. Well, that, hockey,
and getting drunk and playing with fireworks on New years, although nobody
did something bright like shoot himself in the eye this time around. That
I know of anyway, but morons are everywhere.
We've already been mad for over a year at how last year started, when
Sweden was divided into three groups of people. Those who lost loved ones
in the tsunami in Asia, those lucky enough not to, and the government
officials who wondered what a tsunami was and where you could find Thailand
on a map. Hurray for the ministry of foreign affairs! And I thought I
was bad at geography..
Yes, this year doesn't promise to be much better in terms of governmental
intellect, but otherwise, we have all of nothing to look forward to this
year. As usual there will be nothing to do, nothing interesting will happen,
and if it does, odds are it won't be in this country!
Of course, we here at RPP will be more than ready to report wackiness
from every other part of the world, and maybe some alternate realities
too, as the hole in the space-time continuum near the local Dairy Queen
(located maybe a million miles away from Sweden) is getting bigger!