I can only imagine what the word on the street in Beirut is like now: “Did he resign?”, or “Jorgo just fucked off with no further notice!?! Why!?! But WHY!!?!!”. Those who don’t know me personally would probably say: “I don’t know what it is, but it feels like Beirut is missing an essential part”. Others that got their hands on my travel information might believe that I’m on some sort of a #whistleblowing a’la #snowden mission.
Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, I can confirm that I have left the country indeed. And, yes, it’s true, just like Snowden I’m going to live at the Moscow airport for some time. But that’s not because I’m on some secret mission to save mankind from the ever growing grip of evil governments. Not that that’s not my ultimate plan initially, but I don’t think my 13 hour stopover in Moscow has anything to do with it. To be honest with you and tell you the truth, if I had the money I would have definitely not chosen a route from Lebanon to Norway with an obscure detour via Russia, turning a potential six hour flight into a 24 hour adventure. It fucking sucks, but it was the only ticket that I actually could afford – literally speaking. Like, seriously, when people say that they don’t have money, or that they are broke, they are usually lying. When I say that I’m broke it means that I actually don’t have any money. No credit cards. No secret savings. No backup. So I was happy to realize that a Russian airline was willing to bring me home at third world air fare rates.
It’s incredible tiering to be broke all the time, and now that I’ve got myself a girlfriend, it’s also quite humiliating. So I decided to go back to my frosty Kingdom and pull my shit together a tad, at the same time as I’ll try to get some cultural funding for 2famous.TV. I mean, I come from a wealthy oil nation that loves to splash its dirty money on anything that has a “culture” or a “freedom of-anything” tag attached to it. And if you compare our work to the other stuff that receives cultural funding form Norway in Lebanon, I guess all we have to do is to organize a couple of poetry readings and make sure that no one shows up, show our movies in reverse to an uninterested audience, or simply just interpret the political landscape with a cello and a violin in a room lit through prisms. (I would have actually loved to do the last one).
But what makes my return to Norway so special this time is not only that I’m going back on a one way ticket, but I’m also bringing my girlfriend with me. Yep, that’s right. I have six weeks till she comes, and by then I must have set up a space that’s going to serve as a home for me and Layal for the next six months or so.
Anyways, I didn’t want to have a farewell party because I probably would have sobbed the whole time and ruined my image, so I choose to kiss you all goodbye here on 2famous.TV instead.
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Being down with the kids
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– No work visa required
If you live in a shithole, you should come to Norway and join the shitfest!
There is a loophole in the strict Norwegian job market, and that loophole can be found right between a grizzlys genitals and it’s tale (also known as its butthole).
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It’s election on Monday, and no one is talking about how much the “Peace Nation” Norway sucks for everyone that’s not in Norway.
I wish I could have talked about something that had something to do with the real world, but I have been living in an isolated bubble for the past week. It’s not my lack of access to the internet that has cut me off, nor is it that I’ve been occupied with setting up the 2famous.TV HQ in Oslo with Knut and Liza. True, I’ve been stressing around decorating my new room so that i... [more]