OT: Utterly OT (was : Brothel s and other urban facilities (WAS: Scandinavian meeting.))
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 9:12|
* Sai Emrys said on 2008-03-05 08:59:41 +0100
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 4:44 AM, Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...> wrote:
> > Den 4. mar. 2008 kl. 10.41 skreiv taliesin the storyteller:
> > > It might be pretty but you couldn't have tried to find somewhere
> > > less central? :)
> > It's not the right place to go if you feel for a visit to a cinema,
> > restaurant, brothel or other urban facilities /../
> /me blinks
> Are you serious or joking?
> I figure I'm liberal enough (living in the CA Bay Area one nearly has
> to be), but "brothel" in the same breath as other generic urban
> activities is a tad weird to me.
Now, now, you're an USian. That automatically places you, even if you are
a card-carrying pinko commie etc. etc. way right of any European. Or so
the cliche goes.
Besides, we in Europe have really taken that "Make love, not war" (hm!
translation excerise!) to heart, (still) cutting violence out of movies
and keeping the carnal pleasures in.
Though: the southern and westerly parts of Norway are still the most
puritan areas; or as one of my schoolteahers put it: "In that valley
here it's all black, no fun and praise the lord, while in the
neighboring valley over there it's pass the moonshine and don't vomit on
the threesome in the bushes when you leave." Me, I'm genetically from an
area that, according to oral history, never got christened properly. We
did kill that souhern upstart Olav the Fat (we still call him that,
even) when he made noises to become king though, in honorable battle
even (burning his house down with him in it or axing him in the head
from behind were the other traditional methods of dispatching bothersome
fellows), and then the southerners had the gall to make him a warrior
saint... Nothing's new in politics and war...