Saturday, September 17, 2011

The lofty Monocle reports in this month's edition of the relevance of a Nordic 24/7 news channel, concluding:
"Given that all these countries have a command of English that's arguably as strong as Canada's or Australia's..."
Not sure if the Aussies and Canucks would agree though. Eh? Mate?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

There's a moose loose outside the hoose

Been a while since the last update, and I have missed countless good Nordic stories in the interim including Finland's epic victory over Sweden at the Ice Hockey Worlds, Helsinki's relentless rise as a global hotspot, and Norway and Denmark's repeated football clashes.

But this little story raised enough of a smile to pull me out of my slumber - a  moose, drunk on rotting apples, got caught in a tree outside someone's garden outside Gothenburg.

You couldn't make it up.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Norway versus Denmark

Bad result for the Danes last week. Seems like those Norwegian bumpkins are teaching them a thing or two about football.


By Humon.

Reminds me of that quote by Thomas Hylland Eriksen: The Swede is always depicted as a rich and arrogant child of the Enlightenment, the Dane as a slightly decadent hedonist, and the Norwegian as an uneducated, often stupid, country bumpkin.

How the north works

Don't know why its taken me so long to discover this site - Scandinavia and the World - of caricatures depicting the Nordic countries and self-governed regions. Simple comic strips with a real insight into the prejudices, stereotypes and rivalries of the Nordic countries. By Danish artist Humon.