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Axel Karlsson

Axel Karlsson

is @sweden 2015-05-25 to 2015-06-01

I’m @axljka and I live in Umeå.

When I was a kid I sometimes climbed a small tree, and from my hideaway behind the leaves I whispered to people passing under it.

When I was a kid I found a handbag containing a purse and a cassette while digging in a sandbox.

When I was a kid there was a rumour saying that Dee Snider from Twisted Sister used a razor blade to create his cheek makeup.

When I was a kid I used to bring piglets and lambs into my grandpa’s kitchen for company.

When I was a kid I was in a noughts and crosses championship final broadcast on an overhead projector.

When I was a kid I caught two hedgehogs making sweet sweet love in a bush.

When I was a kid me and some boys from my kindergarten class locked ourselves into the pillow room listening to Kiss.

When I was a kid I played the lowest note on a piano every now and then thinking that ”this is what outer space sounds like”.

When I was a kid I didn’t like chocolate. I still don’t.

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Latest tweets

Latest tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden – Axel Karlsson

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:40 a.m.

RT @Bumblehoof: Waiting eagerly on a response from @NASA on @sweden 's questions. The anticipation is intense!

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:28 a.m.

Sleepy time time. Coming up tomorrow: I make a dash exit from my town. And more. Good night.

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:20 a.m.

In that episode I ate food that did not go well together, like porridge, mustard and beer mixed. I survived. #NASAtoAxel

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:19 a.m.

Only two episodes were filmed, I only remember one of them: "Disgusting combinations". #NASAtoAxel

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:18 a.m.

I actually had a "tv show" when I studied called "Axel in the Galaxy". It was not filmed in space. #NASAtoAxel

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:17 a.m.

The support for my campaign to get a reply from @NASA is incredible. I love you, guys. #NASAtoAxel

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:16 a.m.

RT @gauravsabnis: Come on @NASA, you gotta reply to @sweden!

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:15 a.m.

@travellinwriter It would be. I can only write 140 letters or shorter.

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:07 a.m.

RT @emilye_f: @NASA please put @sweden out of his misery

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:06 a.m.

@SofiaCapel I don't know. Are there any rich collectors?

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:02 a.m.

Imagine being able to live off the strange and curious. That is my dream.

@sweden May 29, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

The sad thing is that things that people won't pay for are not taken seriously as something needed in the world.

@sweden May 28, 2015, 11:59 p.m.

I hope to do more strange stuff for a living some day. I'd be happy then.

@sweden May 28, 2015, 11:58 p.m.

Instead this is my art: exploration of the totally useless. To lift the tiny from the huge and vice versa.

@sweden May 28, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

I just don't know in what field. I could be a writer, perhaps, movie scripts etc. Or do performance art.

@sweden May 28, 2015, 11:55 p.m.

I studied art some 15 years ago, since then I have stopped painting and drawing, but I think I'm more of an artist now than ever.