Toy mashup: Darth Vader says … meow!

Published november 20th, 2009 by

Not the most advanced mod but I liked how our «brave» cat reacted when I tested a meowing Darth Vader on him.

Conclusion: Darth Vader still has the power of the dark side! :)

Cat Communication

I later learned that only kittens meow. Adult cats only meow to communicate their needs to humans, they won’t meow when communicating with each other. Instead the rely on body language, purring and growling. So when your cat meows at you, it is basically playing kitten with you.

Toy Mashup

This is a first in a series of Mini-DIYs where I will try mashing up parts from different thrift store toys.

Posted in DIY, Video

Frying pan dog!

Published november 1st, 2009 by

My daughter is so cute! Look what she made! A frying pan dog, in a cage.

Frying pan dog

Kids have such cool imagination! Sarah was helping me with the dishes, and was about to put this small frying pan back in it’s place, but all of a sudden her face lit up and off she went, proclaiming that she was taking the frying pan up to her room. A while later she came to get me, and this is what she had made. A cage for her «dog». So adorable!

That is the biggest joy of having kids, they are like weird robots you can’t program. You make them, and off they go into the world, turning into little people with unique, funny personalities. The downside is that you have to clean up their mess afterwards of course, but that is a small price to pay. :)

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Summary of what I know about German culture

Published november 14th, 2007 by
Das Fotoalbum

"Look Harry, a telephone!"

  1. Derrek (old detective series that used to run on Norwegian tv). Taught me everything I know of the German language, which is surprinsingly much! I once talked to a german girl for one hour, me in english, she in German, and it went really well. People listening in gaping  :)
  2. Hitler (really evil guy with a mindblowingly ugly mustache and a penchant for bad painting ). Probably the worst human being to ever have walked this earth.
  3. Leni Riefenstahl – Documentary filmmaker for Nazi Germany. I had the misfortune to see one of her films at Tromsø International Film festival some years ago, and fell asleep after 30 minutes. Don’t know if that says more about me or her abilities as a film maker, or if I simply find Hitler Germany tedious.
  4. «Jah Helga ich komme» – Ah, the fond memories of German soft porn on RTL. For some reason RTL was included in the basic cable tv package in my home town, and now and again they would air the most ridiculous shows with Germans in Lederhosens trying their best to shame their country and the human race in general, running around half naked and jumping in haystacks etc. Ooooh, Helga, slap my buttocks!
  5. Yodeling. Yodeling kicks ass!
  6. Die toten hosen – Great punk rock! I was on «Interrail» one summer, traveling around Europe on the cheap,  and met two Germans that I travelled with through Portugal, and they had tapes with Die Toten Hosen that I swapped with my own mix tapes. We went swimming one day and the waves where hitting the shore so hard that my swimming shorts actually got ripped down the side. I had to hold them together with my hands. When I threw them away I just had to shout «Die Toten Hosen» (dead pants). Drew laughs, good memory. Homepage: http://www.dietotenhosen.de (PS: I have no idea what they are singing about, so if it is something evil and offending, then flame THEM, not me, mkay?)
  7. Herman Hesse – I had a long «religious period», and one of my favorite books where Siddharta by Herman Hesse. Stephenwolf is also pretty good.
  8. Update, 10th of february 2009: Learned something new: «When I hear the word culture, I reach for my gun» – a famous quote usually «credited» to various Nazi leaders, like Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler and Joseph Goebbels, is actually (maybe?) from a theater play called Schlageter by writer Hanns Johst , first performed for Hitler’s birthday in 1933.
  9. Beer festivals! WTF!

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