The Kleptones invite you to … A Night At The Hip-Hopera – Symphonic rock meets hip-hop as Queen gets the mash-up/tribute treatment, and the result is quite amazing! Another potential copyright nightmare for the music industry of course, which (ironically enough) probably will cause more sales for both Queen and the other sampled artists (Full track list)…

Quick, go download this work of pure genius before Disney’s lawyers use their evil powers to close down the rest of the mirror sites!

The first snow arrived today, coating streets, cars and trees with a white powdery layer, and creating a beautiful ambience in the streets. I have a feeling everyone’s spirits are lifted with the first snowfall, especially kids, who finally can get their sleds out from storage. But soon enough we all get used to it, and in the middle of winter most can’t wait for the cold wet stuff to be gone again. The first days with snow are still special, as the world somehow gets transformed to something entirely different in a few hours.

[Snow in Oslo] [Snow in Oslo]

And, as is usual with the first snow every winter, chaos ensued on the roads …

Iraq: The Brecher Victory Plan – Gary Brecher, self-proclaimed War Nerd, on the US election, the Fallujah ‘offensive’ and a cunning plan to win the war;

… there’s only one man for this job: ol’ Soddom himself. Sure, there might be a problem explaining to the American voters why we blew a trillion dollars and a thousand GIs’ lives putting the guy we ousted back in power. But hey, just wrap the flag around Saddam. He won’t mind, he’s a flexible guy. And we’ll fall for it. We’ll fall for anything.

Great and thought-provoking writing as always, and be sure to check out the previous articles for more insight on the harsh realities of modern warfare.

Cheney isn’t clapping, he’s rubbing his hands with glee…

What good is money if you can’t inspire terror in your fellow man? – C. Montgomery Burns

Tomorrow is one of the most important US elections in a long time, where the american people get to decide if they still want a christian fundamentalist warmonger as their president. In the spirit of the times here’s a video clip showing Mr. Bush doing what he likes the best – giving the world a one finger victory salute. Let’s hope the voters return the gesture tomorrow…