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My Corona

My Corona

Every time they mention the corona virus on TV I get this version of the song stuck in my head, and as it creeps ever closer to Denmark I find myself humming it more and more often...

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8th of February

Cutting ties

Cutting ties

It's done. King EU would take a quick power nap if it wasn't for Scotland's constant screaming in the background.

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1st of February
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Shoes on shoes off

Shoes on shoes off

We don't usually think of Scandinavia as "shoes off" countries, but then I talked to some Americans who couldn't understand why their Scandinavian friends were always hovering around in the entrance if they only visited to pick something up real quick. The mystery was solved when they explained that it's impolite to walk around people's houses with shoes on in Scandinavia. You either take them off or at least ask if you should. Even if the homeowner don't expect you to take your shoes off they might still get offended if you don't ask, so the rules are a bit more complicated than in Japan.

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25th of January

The odd man out

The odd man out

We were thiiiis close to having a classic 90's five-people girl band.

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11th of January

City of Nightmares

City of Nightmares

Paris Syndrome is almost exclusively experienced by Japanese tourists in France.

It happens to about 20 people every year when they realize that Paris isn't as romantic and beautiful as they expected, the culture shock causing people to feel sick, anxious, dizzy and hallucinate. The problem even seems to be getting worse as more people from other East Asian countries get enough money to travel to Paris.

Apparently the only cure for this is to leave France and never return.

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3rd of January
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Merry Beetle

Merry Beetle

Australia, buddy, you gotta stop.

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27th of December

Fishy Tale

Fishy Tale

A simple one today because Life keeps happening, but I always thought this was an interesting fact that I didn't quite know how to work into a comic.

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13th of December

Saddest Party

Saddest Party

It's not easy being some of the smallest countries in Europe. Some war-torn countries are more popular than them.

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6th of December

Can you imagine the clipshow?

Can you imagine the clipshow?

It's very common for Brits and Scandinavians to joke about how Vikings loved using Brits and the Irish as slaves, which is often met with a mix of confusion and horror by Americans who are unlucky enough to witness it. How can we joke about slavery like that!?
Part of the reason is of course that it was so long ago there's no reason to be angry anymore, but Northern Europe in general has a very "don't forget but forgive" approach to history. That's why we're already happy to be drinking with Germans but also joke so much about WWII. We've done so much bad shit to each other we'd never get anything done if we had to stay mad about it.

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29th of November

Totally America

Totally America

Death Stranding is very influenced by Scandinavia. The landscape is based on Iceland, the twins are named after Swedish craters, Cliff is played by a Danish actor, Cliff's last name, Unger, means Children in most of the Scandinavian languages, and funnily enough, the main character's last name, Stand, also means Beach in the Scandinavian languages.

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22nd of November