Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Helmut, dear reader, comes from half sturdy Norwegian stock (in addition to Kafkasian Czech, thank god). As Norwegian-American, we have retained our mystical traditions of lefsa, klub, and, uh, that's it. There's some kind of Christmas cookie I can't remember the name of. We are very proud of our long line of famous Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans. These include Thor Heyerdahl, Henrik Ibsen, Edvard Munch, Edvard Grieg, Liv Ullman, Gro Brundtland, and Arne Naess. Among Nor-Amers, we have James Arness, Robert Bly, Norman Borlaug, Blossom Dearie, Babe Didrikson, James Cagney, Leif Ericson (according to Wikipedia), Ole Evinrude, Andrew Furuseth, Ivar Giaevar, Conrad Hilton, Garrison Keilor, Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Eliot Ness, Knut Rockne, Ole Rolvaag, Karl Rove, Jan Stenerud (Wikipedia calls him a "legendary kicker"), Thorstein Veblen, Renee Zellweger,....
Whaaa...??!! Karl Rove???!!! Oh, the bellary! I'm giving up klub. Damn you, Leif Ericson!
UPDATE (14 July):