The craziest sentences uttered at the Vancouver Olympics came from Norwegian silver medalist Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset describing his performance in the men's 4×10 cross-country relay:
"My name is Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset. I skied the second lap and I fucked up today. I think I have seen too much porn in the last 14 days. I have the room next to Petter Northhug and every day there is noise in there. So I think that is the reason I fucked up. By the way, Tiger Woods is a really good man."
In other news that made me laugh:
- One San Franciscan is selling his prestigious law school diploma on Craigslist. Be sure to pay attention to his disclaimer.
- Here is a flowchart to determine which religion you should follow.
- How should we think about fat people on airplanes? This is a serious issue.
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Norwegians have a long history in the arena of unselfconscious outrageousness.
Something to do with sublimating their berserker impulses, I think.
I don’t know Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset, but I think he wants to become the world’s first famous Norwegian stand-up comic when he retires from cross-country skiing.
Hell, the guy’s thirty-eight years old.
So he really should know it’s not a good idea to watch porn before competitions.
Watching it without a ready outlet is generally unhealthy, anyway.
(That’s where the Viking heritage comes in. All those days at sea in longboats.;-)
Kevin Smith is useless and I have no sympathy for him.
He couldn’t help it. He is Bjørn Odd, sorry Odd-Bjørn. :-/
On a serious note, Vince is right. Most North Europeans are quite frank and direct. Very helpful in business situations, can be amusing in social ones.
The religions chart is BS–Jews love hummus too!