This is a post for readers who understand Danish.
You just got to love Mikael Bertelsen and Mads Brügger’s underacted irony. In Skjoldhøjarkivet they portray the Danish middle class in the average single-family house in Denmarks biggest suburban residential area, Skjoldhøjparken, close to Aarhus. You can read more about the radio montage here.
Import the feed to iTunes by clicking here.
I suspect these two series will portray the upper and the lower class:
Negatives lost in Paris during World War 2 has been recovered in Mexico.
The New York Times writes: “The discovery has sent shock waves through the photography world, not least because it is hoped that the negatives could settle once and for all a question that has dogged Capa’s legacy: whether what may be his most famous picture — and one of the most famous war photographs of all time — was staged.”
It an orange, naked, Kawasaki streetfighter – 174 kilograms in dry weight, without fairings, windscreen, topbox and saddlebags. But it’s perfect in the city.
An engine with two parallel cylinders of 649 cubic centimeters which procuces 53 kilowatts @ 8,500 r.p.m. The torque peaks with 66 newtonmeters @ 7,000 r.p.m.
For comparison, a VW Polo-engine produces 44 kw @ 5,200 r.p.m. and 108 nm @ 3,000 r.p.m. The difference? The ratio of kilograms to kilowatt is 25 in a VW Polo and 3.3 on the Kawasaki bike!
The two-cylinder is reported to consume 5 liters of fuel per 100 km, which gives the bike a range of 300 km on a tank.
It comes in silver, black and orange; to the regret of one of my motorcycling collegues, I opted for orange :-)
Unfortunately, delivery isn’t until March 1st. 2008.
I’m counting the days… You can read Peter Rahbeks danish review here or see a highly customised version of the bike here.
Do you like a good scare? Then go to the nearest (art) cinema and see Juan Antonio Bayona’s El Orfanato – it’s horrifying! (…and don’t know why, but it reminds me very much of El Laberinto del Fauno; that ‘s probably due to the spanish language.)
Update: or perhaps due to the fact that Guillermo del Toro, who directed Pan’t Labyrinth, is the producer of El Orfanato.
US-dollar to the Euro: its pretty much downhill from Jan 06 until now…
As some people celebrated Commodore 64‘s 25th birthday, I got a classic PowerBook 180 from 1992 from someone who wanted to throw it out!
Currently I’m trying to get data in and out of the antiquity. The old 1.4 MB floppy-disks were hard to find, but the ones I found don’t seem to work. The computer won’t format them – the drive just makes a horrible noise, while a dialogue-box counts down form 1440K but never actually gets there (within my 30 min. patience limit).
Until I get that fixed…
Listen to the beautiful song by Yael Naïm feautered in the ad for the newly announced MacBook Air here.
And by the way: the site has been down the last few days because I moved from one webhotel to another… I feared that the move would be a real pain, but it went flawlessly.
Now you can rent the Smart-car in Denmark. Sixt has them for DKK 99 per day, but the price only includes 50 km. Additional kilometers cost DKK 1.75. If you want full insurance it will set you back another DKK 125 a day.Dunno what a Smart car is? Continue reading