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CHAT: oh uh, I**A (IKEA!) [wasRe: CHAT: F.L.O.E.S.]

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 25, 2004, 8:18
In a message dated 2004:02:25 01:57:35 AM, a.rosta@V21.ME.UK writes:

>Tristan: >> I have a job at IKEA. > >I'll thank you not to mention such unspeakable things! > >If I ever organize an international terror network >of mujahideen sworn to destroy the canker that destroys >the fabric of virtuous society, its target of targets >will be that swedish fount of evil. Like most people, >I used to be mildly pro-Sweden until I was cast into >the inferno that is I**a. Now blue and yellow -- and >the Scandinavian style consensual egalitarian social >democracy embodied by that den of iniquity -- fills me >with unutterable horror.
ROTFLMAOSHIH ouch ouch Sacre Merde Bleu! --- Hanuman Zhang, _Gomi no seito/sensei_ [Student/Master of junk] "To live is to scrounge, taking what you can in order to survive. So, since living is scrounging, the result of our efforts is to amass a pile of rubbish." - Chuang Tzu/Zhuangzi, China, 4th Century BCE "The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled up at random." - Heraclitus, Greece, 5th Century BCE "...So what is life for? Life is for beauty and substance and sound and colour; and even those are often forbidden by law [socio-cultural conventions]. . .Why not be free and live your own life? Why follow other people's rules and live to please others?..." ~Lieh-Tzu/Liezi, Taoist Sage (c. 450- 375 BCE) "Taoism in a nutshell: Shit Happens. Roll with the Punches. Hang 10 - Go with the Flow!" - anon. California surferBeatnik, c.1950's/1960's Voices of the Past: At its peak, the Tang Dynasty (618-906 CE) of China a mixture of cultural influences were reflected in the music of the times.People traveled from other countries, including Japan, Mongolia, India, Korea & Turkey, to learn about the Tang culture.But the multi-racial, multi-cultural era waned at the end of the Tang.China,one of the greatest cultural & military powers in history, began to close in on itself, the rulers closed the country's borders - fearing the destruction of their civilization.The rich, diverse music of the Tang, along with that of the surrounding cultures, was lost or destroyed. Bits have been found & the rest is theory & re-construction... "The whole world of musics and instruments lives around us....I am interested in a 'transethnic,' a planetary music." - Lou Harrison ("...Europe is a region he called Northwest Asia...") The power of education & culture to transcend social and political differences is still largely untapped... Proud to be a Race Trader! Race & Culture Mixin' is the Future!