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Picky Denmark

Picky Denmark

Denmark have some of the strictest food laws in the world, which is kind of pissing the rest of Europe off because it means they can't sell their stuff to Denmark.

One of the first things I noticed when I moved back to Denmark after having lived in England for a year was how quickly food went bad, so it would seem Denmark is quite picky about chemicals in the food too.

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17th of June

Where's my f***ing sweets

Where's my f***ing sweets

My Faroese friend told me about World War II on the Faroe Islands.

A lot of British soldiers were stationed there, and got quite popular by behaving nicely and exchanging chocolate for lighters. They were so well liked the Faroese people often gave them food for free and invited them to dances.

The Norwegian soldiers however made themselves unpopular by behaving less polite and taking lighters without giving anything in return.

To this day some of the older generation on the islands still dislike Norwegians for this chocolate betrayal.

So remember, never not give people chocolate! They remember that stuff!

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10th of June
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Sand in weird places

Sand in weird places

This was supposed to be about how it's legal to masturbate in public in Sweden as long as you're not masturbating TO anyone, but then the comic took me weird places.

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3rd of June

How to use a bike

How to use a bike

When I moved to England I noticed a lot of differences from Denmark. When I moved back to Denmark I noticed even more. One being that "cyclist" means different things.

In Denmark a cyclist just means a person on a bike (and most Danes are cyclists), but in England it's mostly used about people who are really really REALLY into bikes.

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27th of May

You look away for one minute

You look away for one minute

I am currently living with a Faroese woman, and this is how she explained Faroese politics to me: As soon as the Danes look away, the Faroese politicians have a field day and "do weird things". XD

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21st of May
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Eurovision 2014

Eurovision 2014

The main theme of Eurovision 2014 was Eurovision History.

But it also had two smaller themes.
1) The Danish hosts were trying to be a little creepy as a nod to Danish actors always being hired to play villains in American and English films and TV. That was the reason behind the weird stalker segment and shooting fireworks at the commentators.
2) They acknowledged that Eurovision is very popular among gays, which is why it had one female host and two males who were being very *ahem* friendly with each other.

So could it be more fitting that a drag queen who sang a James Bond themed song won?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRUIava4WRM

America in the background is because The Netherlands' song was about as American as Eurovision will allow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWe8PRsW4T0

Overall there were quite a few good songs this year, so I encourage you to go look for them.

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14th of May

Safety First

Safety First

A very quick comic today because I've been so busy moving (and still is) I forgot to make one.

A lot of America comics lately, but I've moved in with a lady who has spent a huge chunk of her life in the states and visit them several times a year. It has come to a point where Americans can't even tell she isn't born and bred in the US.

She loves America and the Americans to bits, but she also has some very funny comments on the society, so there'll probably be a lot of comics based on that. :)

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7th of May

AMURIKA

AMURIKA

America isn't all that bad. Just a bit of a frat boy.

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30th of April

Greens

Greens

In Scandinavia we're used to food just coming with a salad at restaurants.

When my family visited me in England we had dinner together, and they moved their food around a bit, even lifting it, before their finally asked "Where's the salad?"

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23rd of April

My Wedding

My Wedding

You can hear a version of the song sung by a Dane, a Swede, and a Norwegian here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_dqdcofoA0

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9th of April