Oy vey. My poor flat feet. They have been walked on for way too many a kilometer. But later about that, later! Now for the hilarious story of the day that I promised to tell you in yesterday’s post.
I recall reading the paper last Monday, 6th of October. In it there was a small article (translated) about a customs officer shooting a suspect in the leg during apprehension. Nothing special, right? Well, other than shooting incidents being rare in Finland. But the suspect was shot accidentally by some menopausal middle-aged female customs officer. When pressed for comment the Chief Inspector of Helsinki Police Arto Karalahti said that “Her finger might have slipped”. Genious! Bravo! I shrugged and smiled to myself after I read the article, showed it to my girlfriend, and soon forgot about it. Until yesterday, when my dad called and said that one of our family friends was in police custody with a gunshot wound in his leg! It all kinda clicked together then. Apparently our friend was in the car with his employer, who, rumor has it, dabbles in diesel smuggling, getting a lift home when the plain clothes customs officers pulled them over. Damn, I didn’t even know they did that kinda stuff, I thought only police officers had that kind of power. And guns!? For middle-aged female customs officers? For fuck’s sake, you might as well give them grenades! Anyway, met the officer in charge of the investigation today, he refused to comment on anything, nor can anyone except for closest relatives see “the suspect”. We just handed over some clothes, books, hygene products and cigarettes and were off. Needless to say, I am waiting with interest to see how this develops.
As so for my legs, well, after visiting the police I went by Bonuses place and decided to pay him a visit. Today, however, was their walkabout day with Simich, something they try to do a couple of times a week. So I borrowed a sweater, and joined them for a tour of Vuosaari that lasted almost three bloody hours and went on for about 13km. My legs started to hurt half way through, tendons under my knees getting sore. Thank god I wore my Ecco walking shoes today, otherwise my flat flipper-feet would have fallen off. The picture is of the ultra-modern Paulig coffee processing plant near the Vuosari harbor, btw. Yay.
Ok, leenk time.
- Top 10 Hollywood sex scandals in history!
- And to continue on the subject, some more sexual harrassment, this time of the interspecies variety.
- And have you ever wondered who’d win in a fight for world domination, zombies or vampires? Frankly I think vampires would kick ass. I mean, zombies are brainless, slow and can’t use weapons. Zombie threat is way overrated.
- Oh, and they invented a camera that will bring high quality photography to the masses. Kind of sad, in a way I can’t really explain. The geeks at the Stanford University called it “Frankencamera“…
Ok, and a clip to round things off. This video is funny and kinda pathetic. I wonder what would they have done if a male host would have drooled over his guest in such a provocative manner. Thrown the poor bugger to the dogs, I bet…