Archive for the 'Wacko-land' Category

Romania, year 2008

Friday, April 4th, 2008

When I started typing the title, I accidentally wrote “Tomania”, the country of dictator Adenoid Hynkel in Charles Chaplin’s masterpiece The Great Dictator. Although it was just a simple mistake, it proves to be incredibly appropriate. In a country of the European Union, Romania of the year 2008, the vice president of the National Liberal […]

The law of the supermarket

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

On Saturday morning, around 11 o’clock, I was off to a local supermarket on a mission assigned by my wife Crenguţa: to get a list of prices for some 2 dozen products.

The Robert Plant concert

Monday, August 13th, 2007

The music, the sound quality, the light, the musicianship — they were all exactly how I expected. In other words: the show was great! The event management on the other side — typical for this fucking country: a complete mess.

Car Crash, continued

Monday, August 13th, 2007

I was promising you the story of the car crash. A little bit late, I know, but here it is. It’s probably better to start with the picture. On the following satellite view lifted from Google Maps I’ve overlaid a small blue car and arrow to represent me and my direction of driving. The red […]

Just one more day left

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Tomorrow night we’ll have the privilege to see the great rock legend Robert Plant performing live in Bucharest. I’m very excited and I can hardly wait. I hope it will be great. I haven’t followed his music in the recent years, yet even if I (supposedly) don’t like it, it’s going to be a great […]

Car Crash

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

I’m on a roll, I’m on a roll, this time, I feel my luck could change Kill me Sarah, kill me again with love, it’s gonna be a glorious day Pull me out of the air crash, pull me out of the wreck, cause I’m your superhero We are standing on the edge Radiohead – […]

The minister’s fingerprints

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

This seems to break all conceivable diplomatic protocols, but there’s this newspaper which pretends the Romanian minister of foreign affairs was searched at the arrival in the U.S. just like a common immigrant. His fingerprints were taken, his iris pattern was scanned, he was ordered to take his shoes and his belt off, and he […]

The Wise Guy’s Promised Land

Friday, May 25th, 2007

You may or may not know that the recently re-validated president of this fucking country is a moron. And on top of that, a racist moron too.

I refuse to drive again…

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

…in this lame excuse of a city! Satellite photo of the area I live in. Moving the mouse over the picture reveals a detail version. The picture above is a satellite photograph of the area I live in. Roll your mouse over it to see it slightly zoomed in. Near number 1, in a blueish […]


Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

A few years ago I’ve got myself a Certified Professional Authorization (lang=’ro’: Persoană Fizică Autorizată, P.F.A. — I have no idea if there’s any equivalent outside Wacko-land). It’s basically a one-man company, which allows me to issue invoices for my services. I had to do it because my employer back then was paying salaries based […]