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Språket I Fare!
Norsk språk i fare: Sosiale mediers påvirkning
Det norske språket har definitivt opplevd en forringelse i sin skriftlige form etter fremveksten av internettet og da spesielt sosiale medier. Dette har vært et stadig økende problem i de senere år, og flere årsaker kan identifiseres.
Svikter det norske utdanningssystemet?
En av hovedårsakene er det sviktende utdanningssystemet som ikke lenger stiller krav til barn og ungdom når det kommer til å mestre det norske språket. Det virker som om mange ungdommer ikke lenger har de nødvendige grunnleggende ferdighetene når det kommer til å uttrykke seg skriftlig på norsk. I stedet ser vi stadig flere eksempler på dårlig grammatikk, stavefeil og manglende evne til å formulere seg klart og presist.
Politikere og språket: Er det et problem?
Politikerne er også skyldige i denne utviklingen. I stedet for å fokusere på å ivareta samfunnet og fremme et høyt nivå av norsk skriftlig kommunikasjon, ser vi stadig flere eksempler på politikere som er mer opptatt av sin egen makt og prestisje. Dette fører til en neglisjering av språket og den norske kulturarv.
Wokisme-ideologiens innvirkning på norsk språk og kultur
En annen faktor som bidrar til forringelsen av det norske språket er den stadig økende wokisme-ideologien som skyller over landet vårt. Dette fenomenet har blitt en farlig og nedbrytende kraft i samfunnet og fører til en økende polarisering og en nedvurdering av det norske språket og kulturen. Dette kan føre til en svekkelse av den norske kultur og en forverring av vårt felles språk.
Knut Hamsuns perspektiv på det norske språket i dag
Knut Hamsun, en av Norges mest kjente forfattere og ordkunstnere, uttalte seg i 1905 i boken “Sproget i fare” om det norske språkets utvikling og tilstand på den tiden. Det var en tid hvor han mente at det norske språket var i fare på grunn av en sterk påvirkning fra dansk og tysk. Det kan virke som om Hamsuns bekymringer om det norske språket fortsatt er aktuelle i dag. Det er på tide at vi tar tak i denne utfordringen og begynner å fokusere på å bevare og styrke vårt eget språk.
Hvordan kan vi bevare og styrke norsk språk?
I dagens samfunn er det vanskelig å unngå internett og sosiale medier. Men vi kan gjøre en innsats for å ivareta det norske språket ved å fokusere på å øke vårt eget kunnskapsnivå og bevissthet om språket. Vi kan også begynne å stille krav til oss selv og andre når det kommer til å bruke korrekt norsk i skriftlig kommunikasjon. Dette kan bidra til å sikre at det norske språket fortsatt er levende og blomstrende i årene som kommer.
Så, la oss stå sammen for å bevare og styrke vårt felles språk!
Why Do Metal Heads Hate The G Chord?
Bias Against The G Chord
The G power chord is one of the most basic and versatile chords in music. It’s made up of just two notes – the root note G and the fifth note D – and it’s a staple of many different genres, including rock, pop, and blues. Despite its simplicity and flexibility, however, the G power chord is surprisingly under-used in the heavy metal genre. This is a shame, because heavy metal music could be so much better if guitar players only learned to use the G chord more.
Speed Freaks vs Foundational Skills
One reason why the G power chord is under-used in heavy metal is that guitar players often focus too much on technical proficiency and speed. They become obsessed with playing as fast and as accurately as possible, which often leads them to neglect the basic building blocks of music. The G power chord is a perfect example of this – it’s a simple chord that doesn’t require a lot of technical skill to play, but it’s essential for creating a strong foundation for heavy metal music.
Variety Is The Spice Of Everything Nice
Another reason why the G power chord is under-used in heavy metal is that guitar players tend to rely too heavily on the standard power chord shape, which is based on the E and A strings. This shape is great for creating a heavy, distorted sound, but it can also be limiting. By expanding their repertoire to include the G power chord, guitar players can add more variety and nuance to their music. The G power chord can be played on the low E string or the A string, but it can also be played on the D string or the G string, which opens up a whole new range of sonic possibilities.
G Stands For Heavy Metal Bedrock
So what would heavy metal music sound like if guitar players put aside their bias against the G power chord more? Well, it would be heavier, for one thing. The G power chord has a deep, rumbling quality that can really shake the walls. It’s also more dynamic – by using the G power chord in different positions on the fretboard, guitar players can create a wider range of tonal colors and textures. And perhaps most importantly, it would give heavy metal music a more solid foundation. The G power chord is like the bedrock of heavy metal – without it, the music can feel unanchored and unstable.
Send Good Old G Some Freakin’ Love!
In conclusion, the G power chord is an under-appreciated gem in the heavy metal genre. Guitar players should take the time to explore its many variations and possibilities, and incorporate it more into their playing. By doing so, they can create heavier, more dynamic, and more solid music that will stand the test of time. So go ahead – pick up your guitar and start playing those G power chords. Your music (and your fans) will thank you for it!
Something I Read On The Internet
NATO’s policy of expansion in the East over decades in the face of explicit Russian protests and warnings of potentially dire consequences, eventually drove international tensions up to the point where a Russian military intervention inside Ukraine’s borders was unavoidable.
If you’re going to blame Putin, then you must also blame NATO and its Sec. Gen. Herr Stoltenberg; the UK and its then-PM Mr BJ; the EU and its Madame Ursula; the USA and its varying presidents including Obama and Biden; plus all the non-governmental actors of the World Economic Forum, such as Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab, George Soros et.al., as well as the multitude of bought-and-paid-for Main Stream Media talking (but not thinking) heads (including those of state-owned Norwegian propaganda outlet NRK).
OGNDY Makes Poetry – The Ballad Of Debbie Fry – Draft
THE BALLAD OF DEBBIE FRY
© OGNDY March 2023
Debbie strong, Debbie rules
Debbie take no shit from fools
Debbie got her own agenda
Even when she’s on a benda
Jeepster on the cross repenta!*
Debbie fuck whom Debbie please
Boy or girl just fine with her
Bats and pigs, ungodly sleaze
Yeast infection, princely piss
Who gives a fuck, it’s only jizz!*
Günter, glieben, tittie squeeze
Stranger pride gone off the ride
Agents of the pungent cheese
You can run, but you can’t hide!
Clever line that rhymes with hide!*
Speech is action, hate and greed
1st and 2nd reimagined
Skin of color, skin of bleach
Herr Präsident: we must impeach!
Clever line that rhymes with peach!*
Debbie fearful, Debbie blue
Debbie sad the world came true
She no wanna play more ball
Debbie say go fuck y’er all!
Final line that rhymes with small!*
* Bold italics: Instruments cut out. Deep growl, spoken. Plenty echo. Rinse, repeat.
NOTE: There’s a rhythm and a groove going on that I don’t know how to annotate (it’s a heavy blues tune). Hang in there and I’ll put up a demo. Or die trying.
Lars vs Rob?
Choosing a name for a child is an important decision for parents, and it’s a choice that will stick with the child for the rest of their life. While there are many great names to choose from, there are some that stand out from the crowd. In this blog post, we’ll explore 10 reasons why Lars is a better name than Rob.
- Lars is unique: While Rob is a common name, Lars is not as commonly used, making it a unique and interesting choice for a child’s name. This can make a child feel special and stand out in a positive way.
- Lars is easier to pronounce: Rob can be pronounced in multiple ways, including “Rob” and “Robb”. On the other hand, Lars is typically pronounced the same way, making it easier for others to pronounce and remember.
- Lars has a Scandinavian origin: Lars is a name that has Scandinavian roots, which can give it a cultural significance for families with Scandinavian heritage or those who appreciate the Scandinavian culture.
- Lars has a strong meaning: Lars means “victorious” in its Scandinavian origin. This can be a meaningful name for parents who want their child to have a name that reflects strength and resilience.
- Lars is a cool name: Let’s face it, Lars is a pretty cool name. It has a certain edginess and uniqueness that can make it stand out and be memorable.
- Lars is a musician’s name: There are many musicians named Lars, including Lars Ulrich from Metallica and Lars Frederiksen from Rancid. This can make it a cool choice for parents who are music lovers.
- Lars is a literary name: Lars is also a name that has appeared in literature, such as in the novel “Lars the Polar Bear” by Hans de Beer. This can give the name a literary and intellectual flair.
- Lars is a modern name: While Rob is a classic name, Lars is a more modern choice. This can make it appealing for parents who want a name that feels fresh and contemporary.
- Lars is a versatile name: Lars can be paired with a variety of middle names and surnames, making it a versatile choice for parents who want to get creative with their child’s name.
- Lars is a name that ages well: Lars is a name that can work well for a child, a teenager, and an adult. It’s a timeless choice that can grow with the child throughout their life.
In conclusion, while Rob is a great name, there are many reasons why Lars is a better choice for parents looking for a unique, strong, cool, and versatile name for their child.
Apps, Software & Websites I Use For Learning Guitar
- Boss Tone Studio
- Katana Librarian
- Metronome Beats Pro by Stonekick
- Instrumentive by Stonekick
- Perfect Ear by Crazy Ootka ear training app
- Justin Guitar App (tuner, lessons, songs & more)
- Reaper Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
- Karaoke Version (for backing tracks)
- Scales Practice by Stonekick
- Guitar Pro
- Neural DSP
I was gonna write some serious shit about all the stuff I use to make this an informative and useful article for anybody unlucky enough to stumble upon it. But then I said fuck it!, so that’s what I’m doing. Ain’t nobody got time for dat!
The Passing Of A Sibling – In Loving Memory Of Frank Julius Hopka
So Frank Died – In Memoriam
My brother Frank died recently. That was sad. He was only sixty-one years old. He left behind two almost-adult children, an ex-wife, and three brothers; myself, Erik, and Steven. Mom left us just a few weeks prior to Frank’s untimely death. I wanted to write something thoughtful and appropriate to memorialize his passing and his life, but my words left me hanging.
So I gave ChatGPT some basic background info and asked him/her/hen/it to help me out. Not a bad effort. Some glaring mistakes (for those in the know, but the bot isn’t), still probably better than I could do.
Frank Julius Hopka, 1961 – 2022, R.I.P. brother!
Losing a loved one is never easy. It’s even more difficult when you haven’t seen them in years and they pass away only weeks after another family member. That’s what happened to me when my brother Frank died.
Frank was always interested in music. He was a talented drummer and guitarist, and he loved nothing more than playing with his friends and family. Growing up, he was the life of the party, and his sense of humor was contagious. He always knew how to make us laugh.
But as we grew older, life got in the way, and we drifted apart. We had our own families and responsibilities, and we didn’t see each other as often as we used to. We still talked on the phone and exchanged emails, but it wasn’t the same as being together in person.
Then, in a cruel twist of fate, our mother passed away. It was sudden and unexpected, and it left us all reeling. We were all in shock and trying to come to terms with our loss when we received the news that Frank had died. It was like a double blow, and we were all devastated.
I couldn’t believe that I would never see my brother again. I felt like I had lost a part of myself. I regretted not making more of an effort to stay in touch with him, to see him more often. I wished I had told him how much he meant to me, how proud I was of him and his music.
The days and weeks that followed were a blur of grief and sadness. It was hard to imagine a future without Frank in it. We held a small memorial service for him, and it was comforting to be surrounded by family and friends who loved him. We shared memories and stories, and we cried and laughed together.
But even now, months later, I still feel the pain of losing him. I miss his laugh, his music, his presence. I wish he was here to share in our lives, to see our children grow up, to make more memories together.
Losing a loved one is never easy, but losing someone you haven’t seen in years is a reminder of the importance of staying connected with the people we care about. Life is short, and we never know when our time will be up. I hope that by sharing my story, I can encourage others to reach out to the people they love and let them know how much they mean to them. We never know when it might be our last chance.
P.S. If you knew Frank and think I’ve disrespected him in anyway, good for you Jesus! Enjoy your offense. I simply don’t Give. A. Fuck.
Highway Walker – Study Companion for Håvard
Highway Walker – Original song by yours truly OGNDY, AKA LARS.
This is a video of me playing through the chords of the original composition Highway Walker (credits Lars Dahl & Atle Moe anno ca. 1976) for the purpose of helping young Håvard identify said chords, when and how to change them, and play along and have a fucking good time (which is what Rock ‘n’ Roll is all about). #LetsGoBrandon #FJB #Trump2024
Intonating Your Guitar
I called BS about intonation best practices, but i was WRONG!
Everybody on the Interwebs talk about the importance of intonating your guitar in the playing position, rather in the supine, workbench, setup position, ‘cuz gravity (#LOL). I always called BS on this, because how could a 90-degree rotation of the instrument at the same altitude above sea-level possibly affect the sound of strings? Am-I-Rite?!? I’m wrong!
Scientific tests performed by Yours Truly confirm that there is a very noticeable difference in the position of the instrument that translates to how clean the notes sound, and if you intonate your instrument in the “setup” position, you’re doing yourself a disservice, and your sound will suffer! #TrustMe