Saturday, May 30, 2009

If you ever want to learn Danish...

check here. The free resources listed there are pretty much incredible, and include all-important (especially in Danish) audio samples.

Monday, May 25, 2009

How cool would it be to help rewrite the California constitution?

"First, delegates to the convention should be chosen through the general jury pool to ensure that the whole population, as opposed to partisans or voters, is represented." ("The Ungovernable State" The Economist)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Post-Eurovision: Top Three

Surprisingly, I managed to pick the winner. HOW did Norway win? I have no idea. As I tweeted, it must have been all teen girls voting or something, because he was certainly the cutest, and his whimsically emo (as I FB'd) song surely stole more than just MY heart ;p

My top three:

Moldova (from the 2nd semi-final, but obviously they did a decent job to make it through)

Armenia (video from the first semi-final)

and finally, Norway -- w00t

Fairytale Official ESC 2009 Video

I'm part Norwegian, although I don't speak it...yet. How cool would it be to study for a year and then go to the freaking Eurovision finals? I dunno how I would make enough money for a trip like that, but boy it would kick ass.

Edit: Wow, apparently no country has every scored as many points as his song did: 387. Way to freaking go, man.