§206 Story of stuffAugust 5, 2008
New header! Woohoo!
I’ve also updated my blogroll. Basically anyone on my RSS goes there now. Pay special attention to the text that appears in the yellow box when you hover above it. Also I made 2 categories – English and Swedish. Please note that there is a DARFUR blog! There’s a genocide going on there. See what you can do to get involved to prevent it.
This is very important and very funny. Please watch. It’s only a 20 minute movie. I urge you to!
Everyone should see this! It’s about where our stuff comes from when we buy it and where it goes when you throw it away.
I read very similar articles by the great author Peter Englund. Link to his blog on the right (by the way, he’s a member of the Swedish Academy – which means he’s one of the people who get to decide who gets the Nobel Price), so I just had to write a comment to his latest blog entry and link to this thing.
Apparently, in Saudia, it’s permittable to marry a one year old girl. What? Pedophiles? Nonono. Of course not. You’re not allowed to have sex with her if she’s younger than… nine!
And back to the Lion King. I did some investigation, and it’s indeed Zulu. Very cool. Here are the lyrics:
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba [Here comes a lion, Father]
Sithi uhm ingonyama [Oh yes, it’s a lion]
Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Siyo Nqoba [We’re going to conquer]
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala [A lion and a leopard come to this open place]
The man singing is Lebo M. Here he is on youtube. Cool and powerful. I realise Lion King is an American corporation product that is using people’s admiration for the African culture in order to attract more consumers that will consume more in order to ruin Africa even further. It’s sad. But at least this singer is authentically African, and this language is authentic.
Where did that little squirrel go?