Showing posts from February, 2012

Swedish Ways: Fettisdagen

Shrove Tuesday, you say? Fat Tuesday (fettisdagen) we say! Instead of pancakes, we eat something called a semla. The semla is a cardamom spiced bun (try finding a sweet bun in Sweden that isn't, I dare you) hollowed out and filled with an almond paste, topped with whipped cream, the lid left from the hollowing out and finished with a dusting of icing sugar. The buns I baked yesterday turned out rather small ... so I'm going to pretend it's deliberate and call them "calorie controlled". Today is the "correct day" of eating them, but nowadays, bakeries start making them shortly after Christmas. A little wrong, I think.

Avada Kedavra - unforgivable yet satisfying!

This week's weekend video is brought to you by Albino Blacksheep and a chorus of Lord Voldemort, Draco Malfoy and Wormtail, putting on a spectacular Lion King parody for your amusement. :D

Time for tea?

Epic tea time with Alan Rickman. (Thanks Leffe! :D)

Prince Nuada film? Aww, HELL YEAH!!

Came across a site where you can watch a trailer for a film the Hellboy fandom thinks should be made. I'm not exactly in the Hellboy fandom, but the best thing about Hellboy II: The Golden Army was Prince Nuada (Luke Goss). I agree with the site's creators slash makers of the impressive trailer that there is a lot more that can be said about that character. Like his (and his twin sister's) entire backstory, squeee! That would be MADE. OF. AWESOME! :D So go check out the trailer and sign the petition and cross fingers that this film will be made. Director Guillermo del Toro is aware of the petition, and sounds like he'd want to make it, if the studio funds it. According to the site, Luke Goss is also positive to play the guy again. (Fans, feel free to squee as appropriate.)

Happy birthday, "greatest composer since ever"

Thought I'd wish the man a happy birthday, basically because I woke up this morning, saw it was 7 February and my first thought was not "in 2005, I started working in a callcentre - in 2007, I had a breakdown because I was still working there, and handed in my resignation two days later". My first thought was "7 February? That means something. OHH, I remember now! It's Dieter Bohlen's birthday!" So here ya go, big guy. Happy 58th birthday, Dieter! Biggest composer "since ever" in Germany. :) [ Source: Weidungs Welt! and what a blast from the past that is. ♥]