Year: 2019

If I hold the door open for you, take it from me. I am not the doorman.

If I hold the door open for you, take it from me. I am not the doorman.

Skarpnäck Tunnelbana

Stockholm tunnelbana station at Skarpnäck, with 17 sculpted benches by American artist Richard Nonas. Opened in 1994, the station is 25 meters (82 feet) below the ground. 

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I’ll be impressed with mobile phone cameras when I take can take a high-quality photo of the Moon.

I’ll be impressed with mobile phone cameras when I take can take a high-quality photo of the Moon

What ever happened to socks? I have been seeing lots of ankles for the past year or so, even in weather that does not lend itself to bare skin.

What ever happened to socks? I have been seeing lots of ankles for the past year or so, even in weather that does not lend itself to bare skin.

How many computers are lost to tea each year in England?

How many computers are lost to tea each year in England?

Eggs are delicious unless you think about them.

Eggs are delicious unless you think about them.

If this is how Facebook protects users’ data when they are profiting in the billions, what will happen when their stock becomes junk?

If this is how Facebook protects users’ data when they are profiting in the billions, what will happen when their stock becomes junk?

Does anyone actually sign up for newsletters from websites, or are these popups just designed to make us hate the web?

Does anyone actually sign up for newsletters from websites, or are these popups just designed to make us hate the web?

England, just say you want to come back. We can talk it out.

England, just say you want to come back

The breakfast of champions: three Kroger brand Advils and a Bloody Mary.

The breakfast of champions

People believe all sorts of crazy shit.

People believe all sorts of crazy shit

It’s weird how people have two eyes.

People have two eyes

I’m so tired of the checkout clerk asking me if I’m stocking up for a party every time I do my normal grocery shopping.

Party at the grocery store

Whiskey bent and hell bound

Whiskey bent and hell bound

In most of the world, if you empathize with your captors they call it Stockholm Syndrome. Here in Stockholm they call it a weekday.

In most of the world, if you empathize with your captors they call it Stockholm Syndrome. Here in Stockholm they call it a weekday.

The only thing I heard all day was “Are you listening?”

The only thing I heard all day was “Are you listening?”

Do we really have to do this every day? Do we really have to spend most of our days at work, just to get food and shelter and things that everybody needs? I understand if you want really good Mexican food sometimes like I do, then it’s okay to work

Do we really have to do this every day?

Email would be a lot less annoying and actually quite reasonable if we all removed our signatures and automatic quoting of the previous message. Both of those features have outlived their usefulness. I’m going to do it now. 

Email signatures: end-of-life notification

Yeah, I get it. You’re also updating your privacy policy.

Yeah, I get it. You’re also updating your privacy policy.

For the last goddamn time: I am not a robot.

For the last goddamn time: I am not a robot.

One of the great things about Sweden is that it is essentially cashless. One of the bummers about that is that I rarely get to carry around the cool 100 kr banknotes with Greta Garbo on them or the 200 kr with Ingmar Bergman.

One of the great things about Sweden is that it is essentially cashless. One of the bummers about that is that I rarely get to carry around the cool 100 kr banknotes with Greta Garbo on them or the 200 kr with Ingmar Bergman.

I just misspelled “social media” in a note and it was autocorrected as “apocalypse.” After almost dropping my phone in horror, I’m making a drink.

I just misspelled “social media” in a note and it was autocorrected as “apocalypse.” After almost dropping my phone in horror, I’m making a drink.

“May contain traces of seafood” Whaaat? How could you not know if you put fish in it? Every time I have seen a fish – living or dead – it has freaked me out. That’s not something I would forget seeing in the kitchen.

“May contain traces of seafood” Whaaat? How could you not know if you put fish in it? Every time I have seen a fish – living or dead – it has freaked me out. That’s not something I would forget seeing in the kitchen.

“I don’t need the fucking how-to… I was born in ‘83” –Austin Davis

“I don’t need the fucking how-to… I was born in ‘83” –Austin Davis

Maybe my soulmate is someone who has fingerprints all over her computer screen or coughs into her hands or has a broken phone screen or puts two spaces after a period or uses an Android or makes presentations with white backgrounds or uses WhatsApp. I never gave her a chance.

Maybe my soulmate is someone who has fingerprints all over her computer screen or coughs into her hands or has a broken phone screen or puts two spaces after a period or uses an Android or makes presentations with white backgrounds or uses WhatsApp. I never gave her a chance.

There are so many things to know about.

There are so many things to know about.

I just celebrated Elvis Presley’s 84th birthday by seeing “That’s the Way It Is” on the big screen here in Stockholm, Sweden. A true thrill. The last time I saw it was on VHS in the ‘90s in Kentucky. The King lives on.

I just celebrated Elvis Presley’s 84th birthday by seeing “That’s the Way It Is” on the big screen here in Stockholm, Sweden. A true thrill. The last time I saw it was on VHS in the ‘90s in Kentucky. The King lives on.

The great Kentucky songwriter Tom T Hall said, “You can’t have both sanity and creativity.” But I WANT both!

The great Kentucky songwriter Tom T Hall said, “You can’t have both sanity and creativity.” But I WANT both!