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Couldn’t sleep. Here is the result:

The Saint BK Crown

The Crowns

The Saint Crown of Hungary on the left and on the right is the product of scotch tape and about 24 hours without sleep.

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I have been asked by one of my dear readers in internets language:

In short: I went offline. Yes, it is pretty hard to believe but there is a world out there beside the “internets” . It is pretty scary and mostly immensely dull but they say when you grow up you spend most of your time there. Especially when you end up in a dead end job like I did almost two whole years ago where there are miles and miles of net cables but they might as well be used to play tug-of-war or tying us to our chairs so we could not stand up from our stations ever because no matter how much you tinkered around with the proxy you will never be able to connect to the world wide web. So I was forced to kick the habit because between work-work-school-work and some occasional sleeping I really had no time to update my online life.

Until today! First off I no longer have my booooooring job (has anyone else noticed how boring it is to hold down ‘o’ when typing boring like that?). I am currently on a hunt for an exciting and inspiring job. I bought my shotguns and bazookas and released the hounds and now I hope that if any prospective employers would read this would not run scared in the other direction.

I realized that the internet is not the same place without my constant blogging and general messing around on other people’s walls and twitting my cycling trips so I switched myself back to online mode.

So what is to come?

Cycling coz I still love it. My knee not so much however but I refuse to let the knee waggle the Tityti.

General whining due to school. Some of you already know that I am majoring new and social media in college and that I am not exactly the number one fan of studying (senseless stuff like humanetology because courses on web 2.0 are actually interesting however too darn rare). Next year I am doing my thesis paper and I am supposed to do some serious research after choosing the topic: The Friendship Between Facebook and Politics. I have every intention on sharing some fun and not so fun trivia with you guys once the project is progressing. So far the only progress I made was to design a logo of sorts:

I am currently brainstorming a street art campaign which will come with an online blast…and I am really hoping that the law is not reading this blog 😀

Uh, and of course politics. When I feel like it because lately I am in a rather apolitical mood. Do not worry though, it is just a phase I am going through every once in a while when I get slapped in the face by the harsh reality of the fact that  my vote worths nothing. I should get back into my naive state in no time and get worked up by stupid politics again.

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I just read something peculiar today and if this is true we have the BEST police force on the entire planet, oh wait, no the whole galaxy! Seriously!…not.csihu

Hungary’s finest – that would be the coppers – said in a definite tone that the gun that was used during the shooting of a Roma (Gypsy) woman and her child was the same gun that was used at two other shootings of Romas. So why was I a bit sceptic? Me who has been watching almost every single CSI episodes ever created? Because the gun in question is a shotgun. For those of you who have no idea why this is significant: CSIs ID a gun from the striae/groove on the bullet after it has passed through the barrel of the gun. A shotgun shoots out pellets and there is absolutely no way of identifying which gun it has been fired out from. (more…)

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It’s July. It’s hot…well mostly when it is not raining like in a rainforest or something. Half of this year has already passed which makes half of the country depressed the other (naive) half say that there is not much left now of the credit crunch aka making the poor even poorer and the rich just a little bit richer.

But hey the last two and so months went by without me around here so let’s recap them through my eyes.

The new democracy celebrated its 20th birthday (June 16th)…alone it seems because the people living in it pretty much forgot about the whole thing. Okay, so it was a Tuesday and that might threw a little damper on our enthusiasm…the bright side for our paranoid government was though that this way they did not have to be afraid of The People as they were all off working while they partied like, well not rockstars, more like politicians, but then who knows what’s going on in the governmental cars behind the tainted windows.

Click to see the pictures of Heroes Square all prepped for the party

Click to see the pictures of Heroes' Square all prepped for the 'party'

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1989

We – the lowly little Hungarians- got featured on BBC News’ website today:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8036685.stm

It is a pretty good piece about our tiny country’s tiny role (being the first country where the Iron Curtain fell as the borders were opened between Austria and Hungary) in the huge event called the fall of Communism or as I call it the one giant leap for Hungary from one pile of poo into another.

Where East and West could meet again: Hungary

Where East and West could meet again the first time in many decades: Hungary

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Budapest!

Feel like looking around a bit and had enough of all those slideshows on youtube with only pictures? Here are some nice little webcams you can watch as much as you like.

For all you aspiring sociologists interested in Hungarian people and especially how we do or rather do not keep to the traffic codes here is a huge collection of various eyes of our traffic Big Brother. On the left hand side there is a menu saying ‘pesti oldal kamerái’ (cameras on the Pest side) and another with ‘budai oldal kamerái’ (cameras on the Buda side).

http://www.utv.hu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=112&csomopont_id=13&kamera_id=45&Itemid=77
(this particular one looks on the Hill of Buda and Erzsébet Bridge from Pest…there is a bus lane on the road where you can observe how many people think that they drive a bus in Budapest 😀 )

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We are slowly paving our way to the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup.*unenthusiastic* Yay! As a celebration let’s discover a bit more about Hungarian football, shall we? Do not worry if you do not like football this post, however seems like it, will not be about our ‘national sport’.

Ferenc "Puskás Öcsi"

Ferenc "Puskás Öcsi" Purczeld Bíró, the Legend

Almost everyone who is into football (this is soccer for you guys from the other side of the world 😀 ) knows Hungarian football=Puskás. The legendary striker of the Hungarian national team and Real Madrid has sadly passed away in 2006. His era – the Hungarian Golden Team‘s era – is long over now for decades but football is still loved and – in my humble opinion – a bit too spoiled by the people even when the quality could only be described with a four letter world starting with S and ending with HIT. We excel in many other sports yet it is still football that gets the most air time on TV…but that’s another story. Let’s make a quick twist into the field where I am a better player. (more…)

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