Monday, October 20, 2008

Great new movie review show on DR2

Denmark has a great new movie review show. Premiere on DR2. The host is really cool - so cool, in fact that his first show was retroactively censured for not living up to political correctness standards (supposedly a case of "Don't mention the war-liars in the Danish government").

And here is an attempt at a transcript of his key points of the movie High School Musical 3

Not since Grease has there been a musical phenomenon like this
 looks like a propaganda movie created by reactionary parents and the US department of education.


The movie is clinically purged of loosers and even people who stand a bit out. It is an example of  motivation that is based on fear. Fear of failure, fear of insufficiency, fear of humiliation.
 This is the stuff that annorexia and high school massacres is made of.

[then he cuts to a cool interview with Matt Stone...]

And he then gives the movie one star out of six. For "the occasional reference to better movies". It has sort of a Colbert/Stewart flavor. Seems like TV made for my age group. And people with my tolerance of nauseating Disney movies.

Nice - I wish some Danish politicians had listened...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Christmas comes early

This week is rebate-on-organic-stuff week in my local supermarket, Irma. This week the supermarket is promoting only organic wares, and has announced that it hopes to beat its own record from last year of having more than 29,9 percent of the turnover from organic wares.

Since I already buy all the foods I can get organic, I have planned to do my part by running amok in the organic wines, global financial meltdown be damned.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Nobel laureates publish in PLoS ONE


I have discovered that many scientist don't know about the publishing foundation PLoS, and certainly not about the particular journals. Well, PLoS ONE is the, in my opinion, most exiting of the journals that PLoS publishes. It is a multi-disciplinary journal that publishes any paper that is "is technically sound and worthy of inclusion in the published scientific record" and it has a system for readers to submit comments and evaluations of papers.

However when I explain about PLoS ONE, the newness, the multidisciplinarity and the criteria for publication that favor "soundness" over "importance" often does not sound appealing to scientists.

Therefore it is great to notice that the newly awarded Nobel Laureate Françoise Barré-Sinouss recently chose to publish in PLoS ONE. If it is good enough for her ...

How to use Google Reader

Some time ago, I tried to write about how RSS feeds and blog-reader programs makes it much easier to keep up to date with blogs.

Now some cool people at  have made a nice video explaining Google Reader, which happens to be my favorite program to read and share blog-posts. Enjoy.