Scandinavia and the World
Scandinavia and the World

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Two fools in a restaurant

Two fools in a restaurant

I can't take credit for this observation. Plenty of people have defined the two types of comedy this way, and I'm just spreading it further.

Yes, that is the normal Brother America. It didn't feel right to use Trump America for this. It would have given it a different meaning than intended.

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14th of December

100 in European years

100 in European years

Shut up, Denmark. You waited longer to give Iceland independence and you still got Greenland and the Faroe Islands (though neither is fighting for full independence at the moment).

But this is the extremely high price you have to pay for being an independent nation who's doing pretty well for itself: You will be teased mercilessly by your Nordic buddies.

Congratulations Finland. May it be several hundred more years.

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7th of December
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Colourful Scandinavian Houses

Colourful Scandinavian Houses

While at the MCM London Comic Con I was next to the Polish artist Kinga (she has a patreon too) who told me about the word Kurwa.

This is not the first time England has been peeping.

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Written by Dayvi.
Illustrated by Jenny.


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4th of December

Long distance relationship

Long distance relationship

We are many.

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30th of November

Do you smell that?

Do you smell that?

Oh Russia.

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23rd of November
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Potato shaped like a potato

Potato shaped like a potato

Last weekend I was invited to the Raptus festival in Norway and every night they served traditional Norwegian food for us.

The first and third night I was so excited about the food. It all tasted great and I was having a blast. The cured meat was a dream, the potatoes were unusually delicious, the fish was like nothing else and they had the best butter I've ever tasted.

But on the second night they served us raspeballer and I was so confused and upset. The potato balls tasted like soggy cardboard and the meat was so salty it hurt my gums, and I usually eat food so spicy Indians tell me to take it down a notch. And I wasn't alone. The other guests had to excuse themselves too, except the one American who loved it.

So sorry Norway, I like your food overall but I'll never be a fan of raspeballer.

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17th of November

A simple man with simple needs

A simple man with simple needs

When I worked in landscaping an endlessly kind and friendly Turkish man whom I worked with loved to make this joke. I don't even know how many times he told it.

It's not a big thing anymore, but when I was a small child and people from Turkey were very new to my country I do remember wondering why ALL the married women were overweight. It had to do with status. Having a big wife meant having enough money to buy a lot of food.

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10th of November

White on white hate crime

White on white hate crime

Ah Poland. Europe's punching bag.

That's also why it doesn't make sense to talk about white and black culture outside of USA because the cultures are so different from country to country in Europe and there's a pecking order going on amongst white people. Even people from, say, the Middle East will rarely say "You white people" but rather "You French/German/Norwegian/and-so-on people"

Now, is it racism? It depends on how much you buy into the idea of race. A Dane who hates Swedes wouldn't call that racist, but people from Eastern Europe start to look different enough that it's often called racism, and in a way that plays into the negative feelings too. It's complicated.

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3rd of November

This is Halloween

This is Halloween

We've all seen the photos of the terrifying turnip lantern. People back in the day were scary as hell.

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26th of October

Everything is possible when you don't believe

Everything is possible when you don't believe

My friend went to the US and the people over there asked her this question.

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19th of October