Hooray! Today all eyes of the nation are upon the hometown of Superblog!!, as the gigantic TV spectacle Stadskampen ("Battle of the Cities") comes to Linköping! (If you click on some of the video clips available here, you may or may not get a view of where I live. Incredible!) I've never actually watched it, but from what I gather it's a kind of gameshow where a few contestants represent each city, and the townspeople are supposed to help them out somehow. The sports include Holding Your Breath, Peeing in a Jar, and the hardest one, Smearing Yourself with Peanut Butter and Letting Pitbull Terriers Lick It Off. Or maybe I just made those up because I don't know.
In connection with this, there are a lot of entertaining events:
- Lattjo Lajban kl. 15.30And to think, people used to say nothing exciting ever happens in Linköping! How wrong they were!
- Idol kl. 16.30
- Uppträdande med Amy Diamond kl. 17.30
This all takes place at Cloetta Center, "Sweden's third largest entertainment arena". I've always hated Cloetta Center, partly because Cloetta Fazer is an enormous chocolate manufacturer with pockets as deep as the Grand Canyon, and yet they got to purchase the right to name the arena (paid for by Linköping's tax payers) for just a couple of million Swedish crowns. That sounds like a lot of money, but you should bear in mind that Swedish currency is almost worthless. To put the millions in perspective, a Big Mac menu costs around 60 crowns in Sweden. (I don't know the exact price, I don't eat at McDonald's. Mostly for obscure political reasons, but also because I hate looking at fat people. Fat people are the most disgusting thing in the world. I say that knowing full well that a great many fat people are reading this, including some of my friends. Listen, guys, I love you, but it's time you faced up to the fact that you're despicable and vile and should be put to death for the good of the nation.)
What was I talking about? Oh, fuck it.