user since
Mon Nov 25 2002 at 06:19:47 (15 years ago )
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Wed Jan 15 2014 at 01:15:05 (3.9 years ago )
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mission drive within everything
to find the TOE
specialties
physics
school/company
University of Iceland
motto
what I say is undisputed
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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

    Lebanon//Middle East
  • 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)
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