24 February 2010

Mia. – Sonne (Live)

German band (obvioulsy). The original track’s available on Spotify.

23 March 2009

UN crime chief Antonio Maria Costa says drug money flowed into banks

Interaction between drug traders and financial institutions has to my limited knowledge been hinted at by lots of people, sometimes with less “mainstream credibility”, for ages.

The original print edition of the article in Profil is described briefly here (machine translation). I’d really like to read the original piece.

Finnish readers might have noticed that this story was featured in today’s edition of Kauppalehti, a financial news outlet.

[via:Nelg]

17 January 2009

Hitler’s subtitles ruined by a cheap font collection CD

Late last year, some custom subtitled versions of a scene in Der Untergang spawned on Youtube. The font CD one and “Banned on Wikipedia” are the only funny ones I found.

Der Untergang (en: Downfall) is of course a master-piece of epic sadness. Those who can’t handle 2+ hours of bunker drama, should at least watch the original English subtitled version of the scene spoofed above.

[via:saasta.fi]

2 December 2008

fly-finnair-jets-vintage-finnish-ad-poster-from-come-to-finland-book

“Come to Finland”: a hard cover book and poster collection of vintage ads for Finnish tourism

A charming book (available in English, Finnish, French, German and Swedish) for culturally oriented hipsters and those longing for simpler times… when Finland was a shitty, underdeveloped agrarian economy.

Some of the ads can be ordered as full-size posters, the format they were designed for. And because I was bored tonight, I stole some print quality tif files from the press kit (requires free registration on the original site) and made them available for download with thumbnails.

EDIT 2008-12-03 16:11 EET: I was asked to remove the files linked to above for legal reasons. The registration required for accessing the pictures is also not freely available to the public or automatically granted; an editor of the site recognized my name and therefore accepted my request swiftly.

16 November 2008

German politician, former Stasi employee forbids use of wikipedia.de domain

“A German Member of parliament for a left-wing party, Lutz Heilmann, has obtained a preliminary injunction against […] Wikimedia Deutschland e.V., forbidding the forwarding of the popular http://wikipedia.de to the proper http://de.wikipedia.org. Apparently Heilmann is not happy with the fact that his Wikipedia article (English version) contains information on his work for the former GDR Stasi, the much-hated internal secret service.”

Relying on country specific Tld’s controlled by governments while clowns, shit eaters and torturers like Lutz Heilmann are running loose in parliament is a bad idea.

18 September 2008

"Doctors, teachers, artists, actors, even mayors and presidents"

It’s Just a Plant, a children’s book about marijuana

A sample of the book is available on the site in a variety of languages.

18 June 2008

Something I wish I’d found earlier on: a free, web based guide to Finnish grammar. Available in English, Finnish and German.

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