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28 05 11
L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) “The Football Match” - 1949

L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) “The Football Match” - 1949

26 05 11

It’s getting more and more clear why the Danes are so keen on having permanent border-control back.The best way to get the foreigners out of the country is by banning their beloved food.Marmite stinks, no question, but I fear that the next step will be a total ban on peanut butter. 
Spread no more: Denmark bans MarmiteAccording to the advert, you either love it or hate it. As far as Marmite goes, the Danish government hates the stuff. That at least is the conclusion that many foreigners have drawn following a ban on the sticky brown yeast extract.
The sales ban enforces a law restricting products fortified with added vitamins. Food giant Kellogg’s withdrew some brands of breakfast cereal from Denmark when the legislation passed in 2004, but until now Marmite had escaped the attention of Danish authorities.
"What am I supposed to put on my toast now?" asked British advertising executive Colin Smith, who has lived in the country for six years. "I still have a bit left in the cupboard, but it’s not going to last long."
Aside from inconveniencing foreigners, the ban has meant a serious economic loss for some. “Marmite was our most popular product,” said Marianne Ørum, who with her Scottish partner owns Abigail’s, a Copenhagen store selling foodstuffs from Britain and South Africa.
Ørum said that the order, which came by telephone from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, was not entirely unexpected as they had previously been ordered to stop selling Australian Vegemite. “What is at issue here is that people in Denmark are not allowed to eat what they want to eat, even if it is perfectly legal to do so under EU law,” said Ørum.
Marmite is not the only product to have fallen foul: Horlicks, Ovaltine and Farley’s Rusks are similarly proscribed.


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It’s getting more and more clear why the Danes are so keen on having permanent border-control back.
The best way to get the foreigners out of the country is by banning their beloved food.
Marmite stinks, no question, but I fear that the next step will be a total ban on peanut butter. 

Spread no more: Denmark bans Marmite
According to the advert, you either love it or hate it. As far as Marmite goes, the Danish government hates the stuff. That at least is the conclusion that many foreigners have drawn following a ban on the sticky brown yeast extract.

The sales ban enforces a law restricting products fortified with added vitamins. Food giant Kellogg’s withdrew some brands of breakfast cereal from Denmark when the legislation passed in 2004, but until now Marmite had escaped the attention of Danish authorities.

"What am I supposed to put on my toast now?" asked British advertising executive Colin Smith, who has lived in the country for six years. "I still have a bit left in the cupboard, but it’s not going to last long."

Aside from inconveniencing foreigners, the ban has meant a serious economic loss for some. “Marmite was our most popular product,” said Marianne Ørum, who with her Scottish partner owns Abigail’s, a Copenhagen store selling foodstuffs from Britain and South Africa.

Ørum said that the order, which came by telephone from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, was not entirely unexpected as they had previously been ordered to stop selling Australian Vegemite. “What is at issue here is that people in Denmark are not allowed to eat what they want to eat, even if it is perfectly legal to do so under EU law,” said Ørum.

Marmite is not the only product to have fallen foul: Horlicks, Ovaltine and Farley’s Rusks are similarly proscribed.

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19 05 11
Sergio Cerchi

Sergio Cerchi

15 05 11
There are these rare occasions that I start Windows XP in a virtual machine because I want to check something.
Closing VMWare after 5 minutes of waiting has become part of my routine.

There are these rare occasions that I start Windows XP in a virtual machine because I want to check something.

Closing VMWare after 5 minutes of waiting has become part of my routine.

11 05 11
Rush, the band that always skips Denmark - Denmark, the country that never wants to have Rush.
No matter what, a Rush tour is always good for some travel activities.
Stockholm was already on the to-do list for a longer time so it was not so difficult to decide on where to check out the “Time Machine Tour 2011”.
I have to be honest, I have never been a fan of bands that always play the same old songs or those that dust off a 30 year old masterpiece to play it in its entirety.Not so strange that I was a bit skeptical when it was announced that Rush would play Moving Pictures from start to end.Not in the last place because most songs from the album are played almost every tour.Highlight was not so surprisingly “the Camera Eye” (first time live since the Signals Tour) and Marathon (first time since the Presto tour).
Video’s, sound, light and the musicians were once again superb, alway has and always will be.
Rush should however be careful to not become one of these bands where you know the setlist upfront, and I sincerely hope that they drop most of these so called favorites the next tour and surprise us again.

Rush, the band that always skips Denmark - Denmark, the country that never wants to have Rush.

No matter what, a Rush tour is always good for some travel activities.

Stockholm was already on the to-do list for a longer time so it was not so difficult to decide on where to check out the “Time Machine Tour 2011”.

I have to be honest, I have never been a fan of bands that always play the same old songs or those that dust off a 30 year old masterpiece to play it in its entirety.
Not so strange that I was a bit skeptical when it was announced that Rush would play Moving Pictures from start to end.
Not in the last place because most songs from the album are played almost every tour.
Highlight was not so surprisingly “the Camera Eye” (first time live since the Signals Tour) and Marathon (first time since the Presto tour).

Video’s, sound, light and the musicians were once again superb, alway has and always will be.

Rush should however be careful to not become one of these bands where you know the setlist upfront, and I sincerely hope that they drop most of these so called favorites the next tour and surprise us again.

07 05 11
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31 03 11
Helst ikke bagfra. Tak!

Helst ikke bagfra. Tak!

22 03 11
I am a patient boy

I am a patient boy

15 03 11
Vesterbro, Copenhagen

Vesterbro, Copenhagen

Another game killed

Fans of Brøndby IF are boycotting this Sunday’s game against FC Copenhagen in Parken Stadium, reports Ekstra Bladet newspaper.

The reason is that Brøndby IF has introduced a system requiring fans to provide their fingerprints when they buy their match tickets. The club’s objective is to ensure that the person buying the ticket is the same person going through the turnstiles on match day.

“We feel we’re being criminalised with this system, said Brian Halkjær, a spokesperson for the unofficial Brøndby fan group Alpha. “Brøndby is making everyone pay for the actions of a few. They should instead target those who really cause the trouble.”

Halkjær has received much support from fellow Brøndby fans, with some 900 backing the boycott.

“So far we have only sold 150 of the 1,500 tickets we have been allocated. 

08 03 11
07 03 11

Elbow - Lippy Kids

28 02 11
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