I have instituted a foreigner-bubble to protect me from the shit going on in the news. Fact is, I have enough on my plate with stuff that I cannot blog about. Still, in terms of integration, things are going alright. Aarhus is way better than Fredericia in terms of opportunities to socialise and relax. I… Continue reading Where do you meet these people?
Last night, I went and saw Sanne Søndergaard perform her new show Snak at the comedy festival in Aarhus. I really enjoyed myself. It was the first time I have seen stand-up in Danish and by the end of it, I don’t mind admitting I was exhausted! She is really good. She has a good mix… Continue reading Snak- a review
Transcript for non-Danish speakers
“What happened Danes? What’s wrong? We thought you liked us or something. And then that happened in the election. It was bloody weird. The second biggest party… and how can it be the third biggest party is the one that gets to be prime minister? It’s bloody weird. It ought to have been the first biggest party… Oh bro, I just had a thought! Listen, bro. It’s going to be alright for Denmark. Stay calm, it’s going to be alright! Where we come from if some [..](didn’t get that word) comes into power, the Americans come and get rid of him. They say ‘you’re a [..] and get rid of him. So, soon the Americans are definitely coming to remove him. It’s going to be good. It’s okay, we can walk on the streets, whatever. I’m going out, bye!”
Here are the results of the election of 2015 in Denmark. 1. Social democrats (26.3%) 2. DF: (Danish people’s party) (21.1%) 3. Venstre (Liberals) (19.5%) Plus 6 other parties getting between 3 and 7% of the vote:- Red/green alliance, liberal alliance, the alternative, radicals, socialist people’s party and conservatives, in order from most popular to… Continue reading Danish Election ’15
This is an advert from the centre-right in Denmark. So, someone thought this would be a great idea to put on billboards. Let’s look at how they have written this poster. Instead of the long, stupid word “Naziislamisme” which I believe they stupidly coined just now, they have taken a line for each part of… Continue reading Election Season: Godwin’s Law Edition
For some reason both the UK and Denmark are having their elections at around about the same time. This means that whether I read the news in Danish or English, I have to read about immigration. What else are mainstream politicians going to talk about during an election? They cannot talk about making large multinationals pay their… Continue reading Election Season
I have been a dog owner for about six months now and I have managed to collect all her poop on walks. I have been able to do this because I take bags out with me, I watch what she’s doing when she pulls over and I just deal with it when it comes out.… Continue reading Who is leaving all the dog crap on the street?
Everyone thinks Scandinavia has equality taped. Everyone thinks that because women are not excluded from the job market in Denmark, then feminism must have achieved all its aims and everyone can stand down. We could talk about pay and violence, and the progress still to be made in Denmark. There is plenty of mileage in… Continue reading International Women’s Day
Before the shootings in Paris, I had commented that the Danish media was spending a lot of bandwidth talking about Islam creating an us-and-them mentality. After the shootings, the story was simple enough for the media to have on repeat, so the message could be properly disseminated. Vice.com reported on concerns that political forces were hijacking the event for their… Continue reading Sensationalisation
I am totally integrated now though this is probably not what the Danish authorities meant. Søren “effing” Pind would probably shake his comedy head and say with his comedy voice “No, I did not mean like that… but… she’s white, right? Ahh, doesn’t matter then. She can do what she wants, ikke også?” If integration… Continue reading One from the Vaults: Integrated