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The ideal woman is fictional

The ideal woman is fictional

I was waiting in line to see Captain Marvel when I read the study.

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29th of March

Let me sing you the song of my people

Let me sing you the song of my people

Of course more stuff goes on in the anthems, but I asked around and this were foreigners main impressions of the songs.

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15th of March
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He likes the D

He likes the D

I walked past IKEA and noticed that they spelled jungle with a D on one of their products and thought "Of course they fucking do"

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22nd of February

Test Run

Test Run

Delayed Valentine's picture.

Our ancestors can really surprise us sometimes.

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15th of February

Young Love

Young Love

It feels like all countries have their own brands of weird stuff, and no country got more stories about young men being attracted to odd things than Japan.

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1st of February
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I'm just trolling you bro

I'm just trolling you bro

Confession: I collect troll figurines like other people collect stamps, so when I visited Norway this week I of course had to get a Norwegian troll. You can find a wall of nothing but rubber troll figurines in every Norwegian souvenir shop, but I always thought they were horrible looking and asked people if I could find better quality trolls in a normal store. I was always told no, because trolls are mainly a tourist thing in Norway these days.

Which surprised me because you can find the Norwegian souvenir trolls in Danish souvenir shops too if you don't have the time or money to visit Norway, but if you want the Danish trolls you have to visit designer stores that have "this year's troll design" and what not. They're more expensive but better quality and usually made from ceramics, porcelain or wood, sometimes with real wool for hair. I didn't expect Denmark to be more serious about trolls than Norway.

To be fair, I eventually found some really nice wooden troll figurines in a single Norwegian souvenir shop.

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25th of January

Are you not entertained

Are you not entertained

I'm sick this week, so you get a simple one I really enjoyed drawing.

Denmark's park, Bakken, is so old it started out as a clean spring that people went to for water, then performers started entertaining the visitors, then food stalls were built and finally people started building amusement rides. It was just a natural thing that happened and somehow it kept going to this day. You have to pay for the rides but you can still get into the park for free and just wander around because that's how it has always been.

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11th of January

You have my gun

You have my gun

America of course has a tendency to make their own versions of foreign films, but they also edit foreign film covers and posters to make them look more aggressive because apparently Americans respond best to that sort of thing. I asked people how movies would be different if made ONLY for an American audience and I couldn't stop laughing at people's suggestions, especially those send in by Americans.

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4th of January

Sauna for a king

Sauna for a king

A Burger King in Finland has a sauna in it because of course it does.

All the American fastfood chains had to make some major changes to their recipes to be allowed into the Nordic countries. Burger King definitely isn't the worst offender. So be warned if you ever visit a Nordic country and craves fastfood: it's more healthy here but also more expensive because not only are the restaurants expected to use better ingredients but they also have to pay their employees proper wages.

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28th of December

It was a dark night

It was a dark night

Ever noticed that Christmas specials of British shows are always creepy and scary? That's because they have an old tradition of telling ghost stories around Christmas.

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21st of December