Murfič was a Slovak

Czechs are pretty proud of Kafka..
Well, no, to be honest, they ain’t, most of them have never even heard about him [1].
But us foreigners use him as a symbol for the effed up bureaucracy in this area. [2]

Slovakia? Slovakia has another guy.. Murfič. That was before he emigrated to America and renamed himself Murphy..

[1] Unlike the mushy singer Karel Gott, who is still worshiped, endlessly repeating the Czech covers of German 70’s “schlagers”. It wasn’t until the fall of Communism that many Czech villagers discovered he hadn’t written “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden“, “Save Your Kisses For Me“, “Sing Sang Song“, “Dschingis Khan” and other unforgettable classics, but only made Czech covers of them.

[2] The eternal joke by expats when confronting Czech bureaucracy: “I never understood that Kafka wasn’t an author, but a journalist.”

I landet där cash e kung

Om det är något man blir varse vid sina oregelbundna besök till gamla Svedala, när man bor i ett land som fortfarande har postkontor och kontanter som huvudbetalningsmedel, är att man köpt sig ungefär 10 år av frihet från den privatiserade storebrorstillvaro ni har däruppe.
Fast det finns kanske en app för det…

Who are we Charlie with?

A bad taste in the mouth

You may be Charlie. At least now, when it’s not your taste of decency that is challenged.
Like @Beelzebjorn wrote on Twitter:

Zuckerberg: “We are committed to free speech and will not budge to extremi… AAAARGH WHO POSTED GAY PEOPLE KISSING? BAN! DESTROY!” #Facebook link

But these fuckers that claim they are Charlie too? You really want to be Charlie with them?


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