I was born the year 1982 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The son of a biologist (dad) and a physiotherapist (mom). I am a twin, a have a brother. My dry humor permits me a smile when I call us "only sons". My dad, like many Icelandic students do, went to Copenhagen, to study to become a doctor. My mom is a state-hospital child physiotherapist. My brother moved to Denmark, just for fun. As my parents drift further into the quiter latter half of a middle class life they find themselves uncannily interested in their hobbies. I study political science at the University of Iceland part-time and work in a mental hospital, part-time. It makes me wonder about psychological problems and connections between them. Like most downtrodden men and women I prefer literature with surreal, existentialist themes like The Metamorphosis. I'm a social person. Yeah, well....I'm a bit more mature now.
http://www.firring.com/jabbi -> blog
http://www.gagnauga.is -> local "independant" news source
Haven't really made freinds here on E2.
Political Compass (http://www.politicalcompass.org)
Economic Left/Right: -6.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.38
Books I intend to read (in no special order):
something by Andrea Dworkin
something by Anais Nin
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolfe
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
Propaganda by Edward L. Says
Candide by Francoise Voltaire
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin
From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman
Anarchy, State and Utopia by Robert Nozick
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The mismeasure of man by Stephen Gould
Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
Understanding the Media by Marshall Mcluhan
The Grand Chessboard by Zbigniew Brzinski?
The People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
By Blood and Fire by Thurston Clarke
Resistance: My Life for Lebanon by Soha Bechara
Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon by Robert Fisk
Stories and Scenes from Mount Lebanon by Mahmoud Khalil Saab
The War for Lebanon, 1970-1985 by Itamar Rabinovich
A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered by Kamal Salibi
Ancient Iraq by Georges Roux
What I have been meaning to node
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s agonizingly funny, semi-biographical book Bluebeard.
A short compendium of Icelandic history
The history of our historic parliament and it's role through out the ages.
Notes on all the great electronic musicians I love.
The life and work of TV evangelist Robert H. Schuller (because he's such a fucking nutcase)