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Lollie

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Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 3, 2014 - 11:58am PT
As promised:

Credit to Humon on http://satwcomic.com



New Year 2014

Hope your year will start better than this comic. :-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 3, 2014 - 12:00pm PT
Lolli, titta paa Marlow's thread:

Finnskogen
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2014 - 12:06pm PT
Tack Reilly.
Jag är född alldeles i närheten av Finnskogen. :-)
Jaybro

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Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 3, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
Oh yeah! That's the stuff!
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2014 - 08:14am PT


Im a Doctor

Most of the Doctor Who series from 2005 to now is being filmed in Wales.
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2014 - 10:59am PT


Sour and Sweet

Pretty much how the Vikings behaved in England. For many years it was highly popular for Vikings to go to England and steal everything that wasn't nailed to the floor, but then they started realizing that England wasn't a bad place to live in, so they settled down and made friends with the locals they had previously beaten to a pulp.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 5, 2014 - 11:07am PT
hey there say, lollie...

just checking in fast, say:

as to the vikings and england things:

my friend from england has some bits and pieces of a
history 'thing' on dvd, that she sent...

it was about some of those same things...
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jan 5, 2014 - 11:20am PT
I had totally forgotten about these. Interesting, cheers.
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:32pm PT
YES!!! Love this stuff!!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:34pm PT
Galifray in Wales, eh?
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2014 - 09:07am PT


What to do what to do

So this happened in Sweden. The guards forgot to lock a group of prisoners in their cells for the night, and they decided to spend the time baking chocolate cake and watch TV.
WTF

climber
Jan 6, 2014 - 09:13am PT
Ok now have you quit smoking?
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2014 - 10:42am PT
Yes.
And started again.
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2014 - 03:24am PT


Sports are not for sissies

So yeah. Turkey's national sport. Look it up.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jan 7, 2014 - 07:54am PT
probably helps to know flags
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2014 - 08:28am PT
Ok, some you won't know... for instance, Christiania is a small free zone in Copenhagen. The rest you'll discover thru the comics. FennoSwede is the Swedishspeaking minority in Finland. Some still consider themselves more Danish.

Let's see if this works:

America
Australia
Belgium
Bornholm
Canada
China
Christiania
Denmark
England
Estonia
Europe
Faroe Islands
FennoSwede
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Greenland
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
North Pole
Norway
Poland
Romania
Russia
Scania
Scotland
South Korea
Sweden
Switzerland
Wales
Åland
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 7, 2014 - 10:17am PT
Ten thousand Swedes, running thru the trees....chased by one Norwegian.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 7, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
My Grandfather, born in Sweden in 1883 used to quote that one Jim, (only is was "swedes run through the weeds ) but he also had a pro Sweden version of it as well. Wish I could remember how that one went.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 7, 2014 - 01:58pm PT
Jaybro, it goes thusly:

How does a Swede sink a Norwegian submarine?

He dives down to it and knocks on the door.

UFF DA!
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2014 - 07:44am PT


Everything is fine

Damnit! He's too happy to be put down!
Randisi

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Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 8, 2014 - 08:09am PT
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2014 - 08:14am PT
Let's add an explanatory one today...



How the North works

I found this lying unfinished around on my computer, and because I’ve got no comic today you’ll have to do with this.

Being the Dane I am, I of course forgot the Sami People (the Nordic "Indians").

EDIT: Yes, Sweden got Norway later on, but that is not what the bottom picture is about. For many years the Nordics were separated in West-North and East-North. When Sweden got Norway that messed up the separation of West and East and marked Denmark’s decline from power.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2014 - 08:14am PT
LOL!, Randisi
Dingus Milktoast

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U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 8, 2014 - 09:41am PT
Randisi that's funny!

DMT
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2014 - 10:02am PT
Since I'm into several cartoons today, I think will post 2 more today.
First one comes here. Let's start easy & uncontroversial...



Meet my Sister

It's a girl thing. You boys wouldn't understand it.

Anyway, here’s the boys introducing their sisters to each other. All countries have a sibling of the opposite sex. This came to be because the stereotypical Swedish woman is radically different from the stereotypical Swedish man. In fact, she is the complete opposite of everything the Swedish man stands for, so Sweden is not particular proud of her.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 8, 2014 - 12:39pm PT
Oh, how my heart bleeds for the Swedish Bikini Team, Lollie.

But my mother's maiden name Swedish.

I can't reveal that I'm part Swedish, thanks to the Bank of America. I'm proud of that heritage and the Irish in me likes it, too.
Not Irish Spring, but it's good to know it's available.  I use goat's ...
Not Irish Spring, but it's good to know it's available. I use goat's milk soap, personally.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bathing beauties prefer it two to one and a half. Blondes don't count much higher. Zing. :0)

Randisi' post is hilarious!

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 8, 2014 - 02:44pm PT
In fact, she is the complete opposite of everything the Swedish man stands for,

Thank ODIN for THAT!!!!! :D :)

The rest of us are certainly grateful.

DMT
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 8, 2014 - 02:49pm PT
Should women who dye their hair blonde be accused of using performance enhancing drugs?
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2014 - 03:01pm PT
A little (edit, more, not less) controversial maybe. Tomorrow you'll get the introduction of the smaller woman with fake breasts and a dog on her head...



Boobs and a Joint

The two girls from SatW with the biggest boobs. I wanted to try and draw the difference between real and fake breasts.
I don’t think many people realize it, but everything about Sister Sweden is supposed to be real, from her gigantic boobs to her oversized lips.

Why, yes. That is indeed Sister Sweden’s rape face. Yes, she always looks at people that way. Your point is...?
And yes, the dog fell off in the small version. Shut up! It did!

Second picture is me sort of trolling the people who has been demanding of me that I include Holland/Netherlands in the comic.
Them: You have to include Holland! He would have tons in common with Denmark! Him and Denmark should totally get high together! Holland is known for being open-minded, gay-friendly, perverted and high all the time!
Me: You don’t say...MUWAHAHAHA!!!

I actually have a much less...uh, suggestive comic involving the both of them in the works, because the two countries do indeed have a LOT in common, to the point of being scary. I just wanted to start the depiction of their relationship out like this, just to make sure you can never ever unsee it. :_D:

EDIT: The dog's name is Ottawa.


So, now you know about sister Sweden - and her brother. :-)
Brian

climber
California
Jan 8, 2014 - 05:03pm PT
Love those Lolli. A friend introduced me to them years ago and I've followed ever since. Great comedy.
lars johansen

Trad climber
West Marin, CA
Jan 8, 2014 - 06:44pm PT
Lutefisk anyone?
lars
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 07:17am PT


Sister America

So, in Scandinavia the stereotypical American woman is basically Paris Hilton, but prettier and with bigger fake breasts. I’m sorry. :-(

We do of course have plenty of girls looking like that here too, but they’re seen as copying American girls.

The thing about Americans is that we always see them as unhealthy, be they fat or skinny. If they’re skinny it just because they don’t eat at all and have had plastic surgeries. Like, they can be some of the prettiest people in the world, but in the most unhealthy way possible. That’s how the stereotype goes anyway. :-D

And America is indeed spray tanned. He wasn’t originally supposed to stay that way, but then someone mentioned spray tanning and I thought it was too funny to ignore.
I just feel bad about telling you this because a lot of people seemed so happy that he was Latin American. But the truth needs to be told!
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 9, 2014 - 08:27am PT
Gotta love the QT tan.

Do I look orange?

Strangely (or not), I'm darker than most of my fellow Dalianese, and I'm very northern European.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jan 9, 2014 - 08:26pm PT
She's BAAAAAACK!!!

Oh, and the stereotyped American gal with the inflated bazoombas and chihuaha.
That suits the Santa Barbara - LA - San Diego axis quite well. Florida and Texas
Not so much elsewhere.....

but then you KNEW that!!!
carllyfermo

Boulder climber
New York, NY
Jan 10, 2014 - 03:26am PT
After using the hair wigs now usually I do not need to have my hair cut to often to gain the ideal hair style I want as I can always find the blonde wigs that can change my hair style to the way I like. Really a good method and you can have a try.
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2014 - 03:09pm PT
Sorry, work came in between :-)



God Hates Sweden

I’ve been wanting to make this comic for a long time, but couldn’t figure out who Sweden should be with. Åland, you saved my day!

Some time ago I got linked to this site godhatessweden.com/filthymanneroflife.html
It’s an American site made by The Westboro Baptist Church and it's dedicated to all the countries God hates, and apparently he hates Sweden the most for various reasons, but mainly because it’s (Dun Dun Duuun!!) one of the most gay friendly countries in the world (If not the most gay friendly! Dun Dun Duuun!).

Only problem is, Sweden is also one of the least religious countries in the world, so he doesn’t really care. :-D

In fact, the latest top five over the least religious countries in the world looks like this:
1.Estonia
2.Sweden
3.Denmark
4.Norway
5.Czech Republic

(With USA as number 44)

We’re not big on religion in the North. :-D
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2014 - 07:30am PT
Yeah, I knew that... :-)

What better proof I'm back than this thread?

Blondes... it's a rather common haircolour here. Naturally. But when one grows older, it very often becomes a dullish blond variety. We call it ratcoloured. So, enhancing it is rather common too. :-)
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2014 - 07:34am PT


Chako Paul City

The myth that there's a big lesbian city in Sweden started on the Chinese news, and then spread to Japan and South Korea. The Asian men were so eager to learn more about this magical place that the Swedish tourist sites crashed and when they could no longer use the internet, the men started calling.
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Jan 11, 2014 - 08:45am PT
These cartoons are awesome! Thanks, Lollie!
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 11, 2014 - 08:52am PT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chako_Paul_City
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2014 - 09:33am PT
You're welcome! It's a Danish woman, Humon, who draws them, I love them too.

Btw, she has a shop with a few posters, http://satwcomic.com/store and at Cafe Press one can get t-shirts, cups, thermos bottle and other items with her stuff: http://www.cafepress.com/satwcomic/
Click on a design first, and then the items show up.


Chako Paul City, yeah, isn't it hilarious? The wet dream, huh? An entire city of sexstarved women :-D
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2014 - 10:03am PT
Let's move along the same theme today, shall we?



It's Complicated

Inspired by simply watching American news and TV series. America have very complicated feelings about breasts. :-D

Originally America was holding a Teddy Bear, but he likes Teddy Eagles better.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 12, 2014 - 10:55am PT
Good lord!

Why do these people have no hands or legs?

The horror.
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2014 - 04:51am PT
Still on the same theme...



Gay Eggs

If you’re unsure of how America and his sister got the idea that gays are penguins/flamingos just google “gay penguins” and “gay flamingos”.

A lot of people have suggested that Sister America should be a hippie Liberal to counter America’s religious Republican, but I have to admit that I ignored those ideas simply because Sister America is far from a hippie.

But then someone came with the brilliant idea that she should be a Hollywood Liberal who like a parrot just repeats what others have said without really knowing what she’s talking about. That fitted perfectly with America who is just quoting the Bible without really understanding it.

I like to think of them as having the mentality of teenagers. They want to make the world a better place and think they have all the answers, but they have yet to understand how it all works. They'll get there eventually. :-D
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2014 - 07:18pm PT


The End of America

Inspired by some of the responses I got to this journal http://humon.deviantart.com/journal/31040110/#comments

I couldn’t help but smile while reading them. :-)
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2014 - 10:40am PT


White Wonderland

We have started getting some snow in Europe but we still don't quite beat North America.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2014 - 06:10am PT
Sex is more fun than politics, right?



All a matter of taste

To fully get this one, go here http://www.pornmd.com/sex-search

Have fun. :-D
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 16, 2014 - 08:14am PT
Scandinavians have complicated feelings about arms....
Ricky

climber
Sometimes LA
Jan 16, 2014 - 09:08am PT

I'm pretty sure that's what they look like in real life. That and the vestigial tail.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 16, 2014 - 09:14am PT
Let's not forget the hydroencephalitis.

;-)
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
yep. That's how we look like.
Arms? The arms are perfect. No hands though. And no legs.
And she-beings larger than he-beings.

:-)


Sometimes we do have hands....
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 17, 2014 - 06:02am PT
Very true, isn't it? :-)



Best Guy Wins

You know it'll happen. :-D


And illustation of a joke https://twitter.com/ThePhenomenalEX made as a response to my tweet about the election. https://twitter.com/humonlazydiva
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jan 17, 2014 - 07:01am PT
if only the hung up didnt have the wrong idea
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 17, 2014 - 09:22am PT
Good one Lollie. We Merkins have to have our Hero.

DMT
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2014 - 07:54am PT


Girl's Night

There’s no hidden political or historical joke here. This one is for a special Finnish friend of mine. You know who you are. ;)

Everything is of course pink because they’re at Sister Sweden’s house.

Also, I’m experimenting a bit with Sister Denmark's looks. I’m trying to find the right amount of boyish for her.
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 07:43am PT


The Easy Way

Religion is a very private thing in the Nordic countries and not something you're supposed to tell others about, both because most people aren't religious so it would be considered rude, and also because they're such personal feelings for religious people.

So a sure way to ruin the mood is to wear a T-shirt with a religious message, or any other object that somehow show what religion you belong to, most of all because Nordics will probably be too polite to talk about it (like I said, you're not supposed to talk about religion), so it will be a huge elephant in the room and they will just sit and stare awkwardly at you, afraid they might say something that'll hurt your religious feelings. :-D
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 19, 2014 - 09:32am PT
Lolli, why does that one guy always wear those sunglasses-like things?

And why is Finland always so unhappy?

The two Finns I've known have been very jovial.
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 02:22pm PT
Answer to Finland's look is below. ;-)
As to why Iceland has those glasses... well.



Bath Time

You voted, so here they are. The Nordic countries in all their naked glory. Enjoy, you perverts!

There are no stereotypes saying that Finns look like this. I just thought it went well with the I-don't-give-a-f*#k-what-you-think personality I’ve given them. :-)

And yes, I actually imagine Sister Norway to be slightly taller than her brother, just because. :-D

I didn’t realize it before the picture was done, but I love how you can see that a domino effect will take place in the boys' picture:

Iceland is just standing around being his usual pretty self. That...um, distracts Sweden. Therefore he doesn’t notice that Denmark is about to towel whip Norway. When that happens, Norway will jump, and bump into Finland. Finland will drop his beer, and then all hell will break loose! :-D
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
Well. Here's the answer to why Iceland has those glasses, and more abouut Finland's looks.



No invitation

They’re finally here! Finland and Iceland (and Germany)!

The joke behind this is that everybody agrees that Sweden, Norway and Denmark make up Scandinavia, but some say that Finland and Iceland are part of it too. Most people in Sweden, Norway and Denmark doesn’t consider them to be part of Scandinavia though.
No invitation for you!

The Finnish stereotype is a masculine drunk mute with a knife. I had to read up on this because Denmark don’t have a lot to do with Finland, but when I read the description I knew I had to include him sooner or later. :-D

Icelanders are considered to be more beautiful than other Nordic people. They also see themselves as risk-takers, who love extreme sports, so I gave him some sporty cloth and sunglasses, and little sparkles to emphasise his prettiness. :-)

I've read that when Germans go to America they often get yelled at and called Nazis. Most people here are way beyond that because we live right next to them and see them quite often. Instead our German stereotype is a loud guy with really bad hair and cloth, who loves sausages.
My father’s sister married a German, so I did everything in my power not to make the character look like him. :-D
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2014 - 07:59am PT
You got three ones yesterday... nudes even. So let's get more neutral today.




Name Calling

So, Ikea naming doormats and other floor things after Danish places is indeed a thing that happened. The Danes complained it meant Swedes wanted to walk all over Danes, but the Swedes brushed it off saying it meant Swedes considered the Danes robust and someone to count on.

One day the Swedes and Danes will stop acting like children, but today is not that day. :-D
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 20, 2014 - 08:06am PT
Thanks for the Finland and Iceland lesson, Lolli.
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2014 - 11:34am PT


The Badasses


The three SatW characters people usually refer to as the badasses. :D

In front, Svalbard, Norway’s twin brother. The tough one who lives in the unforgiving and frozen wilderness alone. He’s not a violent or angry person, but you can be damn sure he will be the last one standing.

On the left, Finland. The quiet one who takes no sh#t from anyone (Except Sister Sweden, but for reasons all his own ;) ). You can never be quite sure of what is going on in his head, and if you are not within stabbing distance, he will snipe you from across the city.

On the right, Åland. The love struck one who will make your life a living hell if you get in the way of his happiness. If you get on his bad side, he won’t care if you surrender... :-D
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 21, 2014 - 11:58am PT
Having spent a lot of time in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and even Åland these
are sooo right on. I spent a Friday night in the rough port city of Turku,
Finland and that was an eye-opener into the Finnish drinker's soul. It was
not a pretty sight. Åland is some place I could happily retire to, if I had a nice boat.
I had a nice boat when I was there which is why it was so nice.
For the geographically-challenged Americans there are 6000 islands in Åland,
or so they say. ;-)
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2014 - 12:00pm PT
You've really travelled around in Scandinavia!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 21, 2014 - 12:03pm PT
Jo, Lolli, og stefaren bort i Hov, Norge.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
I had to check myself, but I think the angry woman is Sister Tanzania. The child might be Zanzibar.




Like a cloud

America isn't wearing her sunglasses in his because I wanted to show her facial expressions.

Also, I chose America for this because it's a complaint I mostly hear from the USA, though I'm sure it's a white compulsion all over the world.



Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2014 - 12:37pm PT



Brand New Equipment

The penis museum in Iceland finally got a human penis. The world is a better place now. :-)
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2014 - 10:33am PT


Pussy Whipped

Oh America. You have no idea what kind of women Finland has to deal with. :-D

I debated with myself for a long time about who should be teasing Finland. The original idea was Denmark, but I also considered Russia and even Italy. I ended up with USA for two reasons:
The next comic will have him interacting with Sister Iceland/Norway/Denmark and that way he will have been in contact with all the Nordic sisters. But also because he is pretty much just a big teenager and still a virgin, so even one of these women would have been too much for him. :-D

Yes, “Whopa” is a failed whipping sound. :-D:
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 24, 2014 - 12:14pm PT
Lucky bastard!

DMT
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2014 - 06:44pm PT
America with Sister Sweden dominating him, you mean? Yeah, he's a lucky bastard. Maybe... he'll even like it, don'tcha think? ;-)
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2014 - 08:03am PT


Obama is in Town

America’s excuse is that he is worst kind of republican ever. X-D

Denmark saying, "The master negro" needs some explaining.

The Danish words for "downer" ("nedern") and "the negro" ("negern") sound very alike. That has hilarious results when people from certain parts of the country try to say, "That’s such a downer". These poor people are not being racist. They just mean to say “downer” and it comes out as "the negro" because of their dialect.

On top of that we often use the word "master" instead of "very". ("That was master cool!")

So if people with a certain dialect want to say that something is "Very much a downer" it comes out as "It’s the master negro".

It's hilarious. :-D
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jan 25, 2014 - 08:05am PT
these cartoons are hilarious!
always making americans look dumb, ignorant and unsophisticated. almost makes me feel better about being canadian!
mega lulz, right?

Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2014 - 08:30am PT
No, America is not a special target in any way.



The Canadian Siblings

Cue a million "Canadian women are not hairy!" comments.

But really, if it surprises you that this is what Sister Canada looks like, then you obviously haven’t been paying attention when reading my comics.

Besides, how else did you think they could keep warm during those icy summers that everybody knows Canada has? (Cue a million "Canada does not have icy summers!" comments)

And if nothing else, you know Denmark and Sister Sweden would still do them both. :-D

EDIT: I'm very amused by how scared people are of body hair. Come on people, it's just hair. As in the stuff that grows on your head. How old are you? You act like I drew them vomiting down each other's throats or something.
Dingus Milktoast

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U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 25, 2014 - 09:02am PT
Body hair?! On a WOMAN???!!!! Ew!

DMT
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Jan 25, 2014 - 09:54am PT
Oh Canada!
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jan 25, 2014 - 11:30am PT
oh wow, that canada comic. canadian friend of mine is getting a little forward ...
Artrock23

Mountain climber
Laguna Beach, CA
Jan 25, 2014 - 04:53pm PT
So lame.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2014 - 05:04pm PT
Hi A... gain.
nice second avatar.

;-)
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2014 - 02:10pm PT


Matter of Perspective

Don't be silly, Canada. :-)
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Jan 26, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
I fart in your general direction.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2014 - 02:35pm PT
:-D
Don't worry Malemute, it will come something mean towards Sweden soon.
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Jan 26, 2014 - 02:38pm PT
Lol(lie), I am referring to the US
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2014 - 02:42pm PT
Ah!
Gotcha. :-)
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Jan 26, 2014 - 07:00pm PT
Beating up on the U.S. is fashionable now, as is beating up on the Vatican.

This is amusing but ominous. Peace Doves attacked at the Vatican.

http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/26/22454776-angry-birds-peace-doves-attacked-after-release-at-vatican?lite
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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
We seem to have a Summitpost gathering here in the heartland of the Taco...

...very symbolic with a black crow chasing a white dove.



Babysitter

Iceland is great with kids. :-D

The first Europeans to find America was Icelandic Vikings, and they managed to stay alive for some time before they got killed by the Indians and the winters. They called the land they found Vinland.

The original settlers on Greenland didn’t last long either.



Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 09:21am PT


Tea-Party Crasher

Just invite Denmark next time, okay?

Apparently Japanese people have very high blood pressure, because that’s the only way to explain why people in anime and manga get explosive nosebleeds when they’re turned on. ;-D

I’ve had this one lying around for a long time because I kept drawing other comics that I would rather post.



Randisi

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Jan 27, 2014 - 09:43am PT
Beating up on the U.S. is fashionable now

You and your cartoonist better be careful, Lolli.

America can get its feelings hurt easily.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 10:39am PT
Thanks for the tip, Randisi. :-)
It doesn't seem as America is the most sensitive one on the subject. In fact, it's kinda an inverted praise, in the same way as people only steal really good designs.

But time will tell, she stereotypes every nation, and most of all ourselves. I guess I have to choose some of them, to show it. :-)



Nothing is Perfect

In the north we like to be special with our alphabets. :XD:

But not too much like those Russians and Japanese and all that...



John Duffield

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Jan 27, 2014 - 10:43am PT
You and your cartoonist better be careful, Lolli.

America can get its feelings hurt easily

A lot of the Tribe here, doesn't travel outside the U.S. So they don't realize how much America is despised abroad, for our wars in the Islamic world.

But we have our own oil now. We're leaving the Middle East. A few years from now, they may need to find someone else to beat on.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2014 - 10:18am PT


All Just a Game

Minecraft is Swedish
Angry Birds is Finnish
Randisi

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Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 28, 2014 - 10:38am PT
Minecraft is Swedish
Angry Birds is Finnish

What's Plants vs Zombies?
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2014 - 11:11am PT
USA. Same people who made Sims etc.

Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2014 - 11:21am PT
No country is alone, Scandinavia is a place of dark misery and grim angst, here's an article from an angry Englishman who finds much fault with the Nordic:
Dark lands: the grim truth behind the 'Scandinavian miracle'

I laughed out loud at some of his "truths", but that's completely another matter. Enjoy the reading about the grim and dark people of Ultima Thule, the gun-toting xenophobics who doesn't cry at funerals and show horrid TV. :-D
Randisi

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Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 28, 2014 - 07:17pm PT
here's an article from an angry Englishman who finds much fault with the Nordic

My experience with the English in China is that they are never happy living in other countries. Constant complainers.

They have an undying love for "old Blighty."

Except perhaps English climbers.
TGT

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So Cal
Jan 28, 2014 - 09:05pm PT
Proof there's no word for shame in Scandihoovian!

The Norwegian Olympic uniforms.

Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 10:41am PT


No Surprise

Denmark doesn't care what you are. Only thing that matters is if you want to have sex with him or not.

Thailand is a kathoey which is different from a trans woman in that they often still identify as male on some level, or third gender. You should look it up. :)
moosedrool

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Jan 29, 2014 - 10:48am PT
Awesome, Lollie.

Andrzej
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 10:54am PT
Glad you like them, Andrzej.

Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2014 - 07:35am PT
Good morning!



Pretty Swastika

I just ran some text through the Babelfish translator, so I hope the German in the comic is complete nonsense. :XD:

Many people have asked me, “On what side was Denmark doing World War II?” and the anwser is that you will get different answers depending on who you ask, even within Denmark, because Denmark’s way of handling the situation was rather unconventional.

Nazi Germany saw Denmark as one of the most aryan countries in the world, and decided to do a “friendly invasion” so that Denmark wouldn’t fall into the hands of the enemy. Denmark was sh#t scared of Nazi Germany after what had happened to Poland and we were well aware that we couldn’t fight them. But we knew that the Nazis liked us, so what Denmark did was this: We quickly shipped 99% of the country’s Jews off to Sweden where they would be safe, then (sort of) fought the Germans for two hours to show the rest of the world that we weren’t completely on their side, before just giving up and letting them march in.
We then proceeded to treat the soldiers as nice as possible, hoping that Hitler would be kind to us if we behaved. Denmark even became known as the “whipped cream front” among the Germans because we were so nice, and it was every German soldier’s dream to be sent to Denmark were they didn’t have to fight or fear for their life.

So it’s no wonder Denmark was often called Nazi friendly.

And Sweden of course weren’t completely passive doing the way, and did help their surrounding countries a little thought the war (helping Jews anyone?). I just thought it would be funnier like this. :D
Norwegian

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dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jan 30, 2014 - 08:11am PT
i beat my angels
until they flee south
and deliver all of my blessings
to the shepherd tending her
lama amongst the high country
cactus of mountainous mexico.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2014 - 11:43am PT
Good afternoon!




Denmark's Gaydar

After posting the comic about Canada being America’s hat, I got a lot of comments asking, “What about Mexico? They’re America’s beard!” http://www.bustedtees.com/mexicoamericasbeard

Well, this was the first thing I thought of when I read that.
For those who don’t get it, here’s and explanation. http://www.tinyurl.dk/10886

Yes, I made Mexico a girl just so I could make this joke. :-D
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 31, 2014 - 11:55am PT
Why does she draw Norge like he has a blonde afro?
There must be a reason.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2014 - 09:07am PT
I think it's supposed to just be slightly curly, to be different from the sleekhaired Sweden and the unryly Denmark.
This is the first cartoon she made about Scandinavia and the world (I think) and in it, his hair is curly...



Sweden Denmark and Norway

Sweden, Denmark and Norway as we see each other and ourselves.

Sweden is seen as the most advanced country in terms of technology. In Norway they’re seen as snobs and arrogant, and in Denmark they’re seen as people who are very concerned with order, but loose all self-control when they come to Denmark to drink the cheep beer. For some reason Swedes see themselves as cleaner than the other two.

Denmark is seen, both by themselves and the others, as the most laid back country. Sweden see Danes as lazy and without self-control ever, and in Norway they’re seen as people who pursuit a comfortable life.

Norway is seen as the country that is most in touch with it’s beautiful nature. The Swedes see them as unhygienic fish-eaters, and the Danes see them as calm and easy going people.

Of the three countries, Denmark and Norway has the best relationship. Obviously. :XD:
But deep down we all see each others as friends. :)
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2014 - 09:17am PT
It shows a little bit in this one too:



The Nordic Fellows

People have asked for a more realistic version of the Nordic countries from my comic for longer than I can remember, so here they are. High differences and all. Enjoy.

From left to right: Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2014 - 05:49pm PT
Good evening.



Confusion

Freakishly old idea. France thought she was getting this http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q7/matthiasxxx/HOT%20GUYS/af88.jpg :XD:

It always amused me when people said, “Sister Denmark looks really cute” or “Why did you draw Sister [inset country here] so ugly!? She should be looking more like Sister Denmark!”

Because in my mind she looks like a boy, and not in a cute tomboyish way, but in a “If she wears a baggy shirt people think she’s a hot guy with long hair” way.

To get this point across better I will from now on draw her without eyelashes and breasts. :D
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2014 - 07:27am PT


Exotic Food

A little joke on what the food in the different Nordic countries is like.

The Swedes are said to mix weird things. I once tasted smörgåstårta and it isn’t half bad. It just looks and sounds disgusting when it’s put in front of you. It’s not a real cake, but more like a sandwich that have been turned inside out and dolled up to look like a cake.

The Norwegians are said to make really boring and plain food, without many spices or accompaniments. That have of course changed now, but most of the old traditional food is still rather plain.

Danish food is said to be well tasting but extremely fattening, or sweet. Sometimes both. However, unlike fast food it will satisfy your hunger.

Icelandic traditional food is just plain weird. :-D

Finland is mainly known for their many different kinds of bread. I just thought it would be fun to have King Europe still refusing to taste mämmi. :D
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 3, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
I want some torsk, on a pile of buttered potatoes, and salted.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2014 - 10:40am PT
Yeah, that's good, Reilly, but I want mashed potatoes with it.



For Realz!

Music in the background of the last picture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sFFYfvgF-w :XD:

Anyway, the first picture refers to these videos http://www.youtube.com/user/SwedishMealTime?feature=chclk

The snowman is a reference to a man in Sweden who got trapped in his car without food during a snowstorm and was found two months later, weak but still alive. How did he survive? By eating "a bit of snow".
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2014 - 04:13am PT


Creeping

In Germany a barn exploded because of cow farts.
kaholatingtong

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Nevada City
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:13am PT
a bit of snow eh? hah!
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2014 - 03:14pm PT
The story is true. Somebody happen to pass by, became suspicious and started digging, and they found a car and him inside it. He had been reported missing some month before. In those areas one can drive for hours without seeing a house or anything... it made quite a good story. Happy ending.
ncrockclimber

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Feb 5, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
This is the thread that keeps on giving. Thanks, Lolli. I always smile and learn something when I click it.
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2014 - 03:36pm PT
I'm glad you like it! :-D
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2014 - 11:00am PT


Leaking

I finally got around to making a comic about the whole Wiki Leaks and Julian Assange mess. :D

For those of you wondering why Australia got the role as Assange, it’s simply because Assange is Australian.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2014 - 10:27am PT


Wild Ghost

Norway was very proud of their wild albino moose, which they had lovingly named Albin, and the local hunting community had agreed not to hurt it.

Then along comes a Danish hunter who hadn't herd about this rule, and shoots it. The Norwegian anger seemed like it would never end.

In Denmark the case has mainly been turned into a joke. Not because of the death of poor Albin which everybody agrees is sad and stupid, but because for a while the Norwegian media acted like all Danes ever born had put a bullet in Albin personally, when the truth is that most would run in the opposite direction at the sight of anything with horns.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 7, 2014 - 11:43am PT
That is very sad.

On a lighter note I look forward every fall to the always dependable news
blurbs about 'elk' drunk on fermented berries knocking down people's fences
and such in Norge and Sverige. In the decades I've enjoyed these snippets
they have never explained why they transliterate 'elg' into 'elk' and the
confusion that engenders in the simple anglo-saxon mind. Of course, few
here are confused because we are contrite in our knowledge of what an 'elk' is.
But Linnaeus must roll over in his grave just the same.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2014 - 02:34pm PT
Yeah, probably. Moose is something quite different from the elk... and a drunk moose is respect! Never met one, thankfully!
moosedrool

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Feb 7, 2014 - 07:55pm PT
a drunk moose is respect! Never met one, thankfully!

Oh, Lollie. There is a chance I will visit Sweden this Summer.

Don't run away from me. I am harmless, even when drunk.

;)

Moose
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2014 - 04:46pm PT
If you do, Andrzej, I suggest we meet up. :-)



Nuclear Power

Ever since I saw this http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/because-every-country-is-the-best-at-something/# I’ve imagined Sweden to be crawling with video-game styled mutants. :-D
Malemute

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Feb 8, 2014 - 05:23pm PT
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2014 - 05:40pm PT
Nuclear reactors isn't that good, but... serial killers??!!
rSin

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calif
Feb 8, 2014 - 09:45pm PT
oh for f*#ks sakes lamemute!

size that pic to fit a normal screen will ya?
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2014 - 06:33am PT


Long Cold Nights

I have had this comic on my computer for a month now, because I wasn’t sure if I should post it. Too much naked skin.
Then I showed it to a friend who said I had to post it. I’m still a little nervous about it though, so let’s see for how long this will stay here. ^^;

Anyway, this comic is based on the “What happened in the Nordic people’s huts doing those long cold winter nights” jokes.
I once had a substitute history teacher who was very fond of insinuating that all countries in the north f***ed like rabbits as soon as they had a bit to drink and the first snow fell, and prevented the Vikings from getting their rocks on in England. She was a crazy but fun lady. ;-)

Another joke in here, is that the Finns claim that the only reason why Swedish women get pregnant is because the Finnish men come over to help them out. ;-)
mcreel

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Barcelona
Feb 9, 2014 - 07:27am PT
Here in the winter, over in the Western part of Catalunya where all the famous crags are, we sometimes get long periods of heavy fog. The crags often stick out into the sun, and you can climb, but the villages can go for weeks without seeing the sun, with a temperature right around zero, shrouded in a heavy wet fog. Driving through, on the way to climb, you never see anyone in the streets. My theory is that they're all hungover, getting drunk, or having sex.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2014 - 03:01pm PT
Montserrat?
Randisi

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Dalian, Liaoning
Feb 9, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
Is that a mudshark I see in bed with them?

:-0
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2014 - 08:10am PT
:-) Ah, no. It's the Norwegian's fish.



Not English

You'd be surprised how often I'm asked that question. It's usually by people from English speaking countries who can't speak any other language themselves. :-D

And I google translated all of it from English, even the Danish, just for the hell of it. :-P
Randisi

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Dalian, Liaoning
Feb 10, 2014 - 09:34am PT
No, no. It should be in Yiddish.

The international language of the future.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2014 - 04:55am PT


World in Trouble

Things are tensing up between North and South Korea. USA have joined in. Nukes are involved.

...And in Denmark the news are mostly about the snow. Because you know, it’s weird when it snows in a Nordic country.

Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2014 - 04:58pm PT


Be my John Frum

On the island of Tanna they have cult all about worshipping America (Or at least the American army) and their "Jesus" is a soilder named John Frum. Sometimes he's black, sometimes he's white.

John Frum Day is on the 15th of February, the day after Valentine's Day.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2014 - 01:01pm PT


SatW Couples

I asked you what your favourite couples from Scandinavia and the World were, and here they are. I said I was only going to draw the couple that most people wanted to see, but I suddenly felt like drawing more, so I decided to draw a bunch of sketches instead.

Wales x New Zealand
Do not judge them! Their love is more true and deep-felt than any love you will ever experience!
Heh, can’t you just see the romantic sundown behind them? :D

Denmark x Norway
This was by far the most popular couple. Once again Norway is trying to cure Denmark’s fear of nature in a safe environment, and finally finally it seems like they’ve come to a breakthrough. Then Denmark touched the butterfly, it flew off, which scared the crap out of Denmark who spilled beer over the both of them and accidentally kicked Norway in the face.

Canada x America
I’ve come to like this couple more than I originally did, because I realized that they’re completely f*#king some anime/yaoi rules up. Canada would be the uke because he is such a cute little bishie, but screws it up by being the hairiest of all the guys. America would be the seme, but he is insecure like hell and still a virgin. Oh what fun. :D

America x Mexico
They love each other, because they can only see each other’s good sides. Mexico see a rich and handsome man with the power to help her out of poverty. America see a beautiful and exotic woman with strong religious morals (Which is one of the reasons why he is still a virgin. She is not putting out before the wedding!). America hates her brother though. Damn guy keeps sneaking into his yard and sometimes invites the whole family over without asking, and then he complains about America not treating his sister well, not paying her enough attention and all that stuff. God he hates that guy!

Sweden x Sister Finland
Oh dear Sister Finland. Could you possibly have chosen a worse guy to fall in love with? :D

Sister Sweden x Finland
That’s pretty much all there is to their "relationship". Big boobied sex. Enjoy. :D
Jaybro

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Feb 14, 2014 - 08:57am PT
Ha Ha!
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2014 - 12:57pm PT


You say it best

Warning! Sappy crap ahead!

Heh, I saw this http://decors.deviantart.com/art/SATW-Finland-Fan-181044863 Then I looked up the song and came across this version sung by Alison Krauss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYzglxJ2veM and well..

You should be ashamed of yourself, Miss Sweden! You are a disgrace to all sluts everywhere! :-)

I added the handcuffs so as not to make it too sappy. Besides,Finland is lying on his back, so he must be snoring like a motherf*#ker. :D
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2014 - 07:06am PT


Rock that Dress

They do. They really do. No one is impressed if you can find a photo of your favourite British actor in drag. No one.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 05:46am PT


Product Pairing

Written Norwegian and Danish are so similar that on the back of products that has a description in several languages, Norwegian and Danish are usually mixed together, and the few words that a written differently are separated with a “/”. So “I love you” would look like this on the back of a product:

SE (Swedish): Jag älskar dig.
FI (Finnish): Minä rakastan sinua.
DK/NO: Jeg elsker dig/deg.

I’ve never thought about it before, but it was pointed out to me a few weeks ago that DK/NO looks like someone was writing a paring, like Harry/Draco. I haven’t been able to unsee it since. :-D
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 16, 2014 - 06:02am PT
I missed John Frum Day, Lollie.
Sorry no valentine greeting or John Frum coitus.
But do me a favor.
Any flavor, for that matter.
No serial killing, kids.  Santa's watching and he's got a sore boil on...
No serial killing, kids. Santa's watching and he's got a sore boil on his butt!
Credit: the link below this grouchy fellow
http://www.cute-calendar.com/event/do-a-grouch-a-favor-day/11253-world.html

The best flavor would be to see you keeping this thread going as long as possible.
It's delightful.
You are, too, sweetie-sweet.

Happy happy joy joy, to Oscar, rSin, and Biter old guy, & all the other grouches.

Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 06:32am PT
Mouse:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2342817&tn=40#msg2344288
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 16, 2014 - 06:55am PT
Awww...

gee whillikers.

How is that said in your lingo, Lollie?

Pra Bobbly the same vay, eh?

Thanks, I needed that!
How-DEE!  I would buy you a shaved ice if that were possible.  This is...
How-DEE! I would buy you a shaved ice if that were possible. This is Al Penryn Gwynn, related to the late Fred Gwynn.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2014 - 05:07am PT


Ungodly Surprise

You can all blame the Faroe Islander Boyishy for this one. All I can
say is, you have to watch your mouth when you talk with me. :-D

Originally Sweden and Åland were involved too, but I decided to break the idea into two comics.

Anyway, the Faroe Islands is the most religious part of the Nordics and the one with fewest gay rights
(Gay sex is allowed, but not gay marriages and adoptions, and registered partnerships are not recognized)

Not all straight Faroe Islanders are of course religious and/or against
homosexuality, and it’s nowhere near as bad as some of the middle eastern countries,
so don’t get the wrong picture. Unfortunately some politicians
with very religious views are in charge (One wouldn’t go to a
dinner with Iceland’s lesbian prime minister who had brought her wife with her).

But no one is that homophobic without being in the closet... ;)
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 10:27am PT


Smalltalk

Finland already thinks it’s bad enough to have Sweden’s child hanging around all the time. Now he has to put up with the little brat speaking Swedish too! :-D

The reason why FennoSwede turned into this good looking happy brat is because his mother spoils him rotten. Which is also why Finland doesn’t just stab him: Mommy would not be happy. :-D

As mentioned before, Scania http://humon.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2r8ybw and FennoSwede http://humon.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2qn9v9 have almost identical flags. The only thing that differs between them is the proportions of it, which I can’s show on the characters. But you will be able to tell them apart by FennoSwede’s sunglasses and rolled up sleeves. He’ll not stay this small forever after all.

And Åland is there to remind you that he speaks Swedish too, so this was inevitable. :-D
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:04pm PT
FREE ÅLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lolli, aren't some good Finns embarassed to have misled and hoodwinked
the League of Nations in 1921? But not embarassed enough to stop collecting
taxes from the lowest unemployed region of all of Europe.

And what's up with the Swedes moving to Åland so they can home-school their kids?
I am especially befuddled by the fact that foreigners are so severely restricted
from owning property in Åland. The home-schoolers must be renters, inte sann?
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2014 - 04:59pm PT


Frozen Scandinavia

Left to right: Svalbart as Elsa, Norway as Anna, Saami as Kristoff, Denmark as Hans, and Sweden as the Duke of Weselton.

I wasn't going to do anything with Frozen until I was informed that all three of the Scandinavian countries are represented in the movie.

Arendelle is Magic Norway (very obvious), The Southern Isles are Magic Denmark (hint being that Denmark is mostly made up of islands and the most southern of the Scandinavian countries), and Weselton is Magic Sweden (hint being that Weselton is Arendelle's closest trading partner, which is historically Sweden to Norway).

Saami is, well, the Saami character, though he's not impressed with his clothes which doesn't look like any real Saami clothes.

And it all make a fair amount of sense considering how Denmark and Sweden have been fighting over Norway for centuries.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2014 - 05:50pm PT


Who's your daddy?

All the children in SatW are completely f*#ked. :-D

Scania is the most southern part of Sweden which used to be part of Denmark. A lot of people from Scania work in Denmark and the other way around because they’re connected by a bridge, and every year a group of people from the rest of Sweden comes down to the border of Scania and a group from Scania does the same, and together they start digging along the border. The plan is to separate Scania from the rest of Sweden. :D

And yes, Sister Sweden is making a reference to this http://humon.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2qv9uv because I'm a horrible person. :-D
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2014 - 06:10pm PT
Reilly, I missed your post.

Honestly, I wouldn't know. Somewhere deep I have a notion I have known, but forgotten. Have to ask a collegue, he's from Åland. Will come back with answer.

Edit: I'm not sure a Swede is counted as a foreigner on Åland. On the other hand, they could be rentals anyway, many here prefer that before buying.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2014 - 07:11am PT


Raising Children

First Christiania and Denmark. They have a difficult relationship, yet deep down they love each other. Christiania is referring to Sister Australia as a gold-digger because when Denmark and her are together they represent the royal family, which the Christianians are against.

Scania (Skåne) and Sweden. Sweden spends a lot of time correcting Scania, making fun of the way he talks, and threatening to send him back to Denmark. Scania is still reluctant to leave him though, as he still like his uncle but refuse to admit it.

Norway and Kven. Norway is not deliberately ignoring Kven, he just sort of keep forgetting that he’s there, so Kven spends a lot of time doing his own thing (The Kven People are people from Finland who migrated to Norway hundred of years ago, and is considered a ethnic minority with it’s own language).

Finland and FennoSwede. Finland is just thinking what we’re all thinking around children...

Iceland doesn't have any children.
mouse from merced

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Feb 21, 2014 - 08:48am PT
Credit: Absorbine Jr.
Is he thinking, "Why is my head missing its backside? You can see through me when my mouth opens. How am I gonna eat with no teeth? And where's my tongue?"

This is hilarious, and my side is aching. Can we have some more, please?
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2014 - 02:29pm PT
The process has now started for 2014 - which will end something like this:




Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is serious business...In some places.

So Norway won this year, with Iceland in second place. People in Sweden and Denmark were all like, “Damit! We wanted to win! But yay! Our Norwegian brother won instead!”. The Danes were thoroughly pissed that Sweden didn’t give us a single point this year though, because it’s a bit of an unspoken rule that the Scandinavian countries vote for each other. Ah, Eurovision is always so much fun. :XD:

For those who don’t know, Norway won with this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiH4BFTELME
Iceland who came in second place had this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcXCjC1Yijg
England: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxwp3wPZUm8
Sweden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP07YbJCSAI
Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTQG1j3aHGk[/i]
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2014 - 07:38am PT
One of the very first cartoons in Scandinavia and the world:



I Need Mountains

Just a little quickie, because the other day I was reminded of a funny thing that happened to me a few months ago.

A pair of Americans came into the hospital, and when I found out they were Americans I had to ask them what they were doing in Denmark, seeing as we don’t have a whole lot to come after. They then explained that they had heard that Scandinavia had great skiing conditions, and that the flight to Denmark had been the cheapest, so that was what they had come for: Skiing. Great was their disappointment then, when they flew over Denmark and noticed that there was no snow, and not a single mountain in sight.
Yes, of all the Scandinavian countries they choose the one country that has no mountains. At all. :)

Anyway, this is my stereotype version of America (It should be noted that all countries in these little comics will be made from a Scandinavian point of view). He is a tall guy because everything in America has to be BIG. He is well trained and toned and has dyed his hair blond because to us Americans seem obsessed with their looks, yet he is not a health-freak (Either that or they’re ridiculously fat). And he is rather clueless about the other countries. ;-D
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2014 - 03:29pm PT
From Oct 2013:



Government Down

America is without government. Belgium is unimpressed because he went without a government for 535 days.

Norton

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the Wastelands
Feb 24, 2014 - 03:58pm PT
And he is rather clueless about the other countries. ;-D

that really IS true of almost all Americans...

why?
because the USA is so damn big, just Canada way up there and Mexico down there

this causes tremendous narcissism, it's all about us, everything else is Third World here......

just my take as a Merican
ncrockclimber

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The Desert Oven
Feb 24, 2014 - 04:55pm PT
What Norton said.

You really come to understand this when you live outside the US for an extended period of time. The general population of EVERY other country that I have visited (over 40) is more cosmopolitan than the general population of the US. Our collective ignorance regarding what happens outside our borders is usually only exceeded by our delusions about what is REALLY happening right here at home.

Thanks for these great cartoons. They ALWAYS make me smile.

Edit to add - I totally have the hots for sister Sweden. Does that make me a typical American?
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 24, 2014 - 05:00pm PT
When I was in Sweden I went to the pre-school where my friend worked and
was flabbergasted to meet his charges who were then learning English.
Norton

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the Wastelands
Feb 24, 2014 - 05:11pm PT
I totally have the hots for sister Sweden. Does that make me a typical American?

me too

in fact just last week I was starting my campaign to convince my wife that we really need to go back to Europe and hang out in Sweden

ncrockclimber

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The Desert Oven
Feb 24, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
LOL! If you go, take PLENTY of pics and create a detailed TR.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2014 - 05:44pm PT
Come in summertime. :-)

You don't really want to be here in the winter.
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2014 - 05:53pm PT


Sports in Finland

I kid you not. The wife carrying competition is very popular in Finland, though it doesn’t actually have to be your wife. And the winner gets the woman's weight in beer.

But I think Sister Sweden would be a bad candidate if the carrier was serious about winning. Too much groping and fondling would take place for the poor guy to ever reach the finishing line. :-D
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2014 - 06:46am PT


The big shame

I spend the weekend with a pair of girls from the Faroe Islands and we ended up talking about the whale killings and this "article" http://www.eface.in/denmark-is-a-big-shame-to-whole-world/

It basically gets everything wrong. They don't use hooks, but knifes and axes. It looks bloody, but that's because it's in the sea.

I'm neither for or against it, but I know it will turn into a massive discussion in the comments, so try to keep it civil.
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 1, 2014 - 10:02am PT


What comes around goes around

I did a report on the history of witches as my final project for my religious studies, and I learned some very interesting things.

If you go back before the big Christian witch hunts you'll see a lot of reports of people getting burned for accusing others of being witches. The explanation was because the church believed that only through God could you perform "magic" so even if someone tried to cast spells and what not it would be ineffective. Therefore the belief that others could perform magic was seen as just as pagan as people attempting it.

So if you accused someone of being a witch there was no grantee the "witch" would get killed, but you sure as hell would just for thinking witches existed.

As we all know the church eventually gave in to the people's demand for "justice" and the big witch hunts started.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 1, 2014 - 11:40am PT
Is hvalstek not on norsk menus any more? It was when I was there but did I
just date myself?
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2014 - 05:00am PT
Yes, you did just date yourself. :-)
I remember sitting on the ferry between Svolvaer and Narvik just as they announced whalehunting is now forbidden in Norway... that was some 30 years ago.
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2014 - 05:05am PT


Climate Conference in Copenhag

There has been a lot of talk about all the oil that might be near the North Pole, and now that the ice is melting it will get easier to find. USA, Russia and Denmark are the three countries fighting the hardest to claim the North Pole before that happens.

And if Denmark can’t get the oil under the North Pole, we will make the rest of the world help us in keeping anyone else from getting it!
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2014 - 06:16pm PT


I Love You

The Nordics saying ”I love you” in their respective languages.

Norway really tries. No, the fish was not an accident. It’s supposed to be there. Fish and skis is the traditional getup for Norwegian men when trying to impress a lady. Flowers and bowties are just fancy modern stuff, but you gotta' keep with the time.

Inspired by this http://humon.deviantart.com/#/d2rnwtw
The little thing at Denmark’s feet is a ghost that will show up in a later comic. I had never drawn it before and doodled it on the top of the page, then realized that it would look cute next to Denmark here.

Sweden is giving Åland an USB key instead of flowers. Then America jump in pointing and yelling, “GEEKS!!!”
What? No, he wouldn’t yell that other thing. They’re not birds with long pink necks, silly head.

There’s a posibility that Iceland isn’t actually asexual, but self-sexual. We will never know, because the result is the same: We’re not getting a piece of him.

Finland with Sister Sweden because nobody else can make him say it. Yes, he has to be all special and say it in a way the rest of us don’t understand!
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2014 - 05:09pm PT


Child of the Night

Throughout the world Romania have two stereotypes: Vampires and thieving gipsies.

So of course Romania is a vampire who would rather steal your purse than drink your blood. Yes, I know that makes me a horrible person. :XD:

And yes, that is Sister England. Yes, I know you English people envisioned her differently, but this is the kind of women we see in your TV series and movies, so this is what she looks like. :D
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2014 - 05:01am PT


Cold but heating up

Russia has no policy for personal space.
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2014 - 03:32pm PT


Sheep are Cute

In case you haven’t seen the parents before http://humoncomics.com/naked-sheep
And Sweden is referring to this http://humoncomics.com/making-friends

This is another one of those “been lying around forever” comics, because it’s amazingly stupid.
New South Wales is Australia's most populous state, so the idea that New South Wales is the offspring of New Zealand and Wales is purely based on the name. :-D
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2014 - 07:13am PT


National Personifications


First, let’s make this clear: I did not make any of these up. They are all old national personifications of countries that I just re-drew.

I wanted to see what they looked like next to each other.
:D

From left to right:
Lady of the Mountains (Iceland)
Ola Nordmann (Norway)
Holger the Dane (Denmark)
Mother Svea (Sweden)
Finnish Maiden (Finland)
Adelita (Mexico)
Uncle Sam (USA)
Mother Canada (Canada)
Jock Tamson (Scotland)
Kathleen Ni Houlihan (Ireland)
John Bull (England)
Dame Wales (Wales)

I tried to give them individual personalities as I see them from their pictures. :)

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2014 - 06:48pm PT


Hurry hurry hurry


Denmark was well aware that it didn't have the military power to fight the Nazis, so the plan was to surrender and cooperate with them. However, they also knew what the Nazis did to Jews, so when reports came in that the Nazis were on their way the Danish government immediately got hold of 99% of Danish Jews and shipped them off to neutral Sweden in the dead of night.
(Unlike in this comic though, the Jews knew where they were going and why)

This of course also means the Jewish community in Denmark is pretty small today.
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2014 - 02:48pm PT


Iceland ain't right


During a volcanic eruption in 1973 on Iceland the lava started flowing towards a harbor. Fishing was responsible for almost all of Iceland's income, so to save the harbor they decided to try and control the lava flow's path by pouring water on it. Day and night they pumped water from the sea on it and ran back and forth across the still not quite cooled lava, melting the soles under their shoes. The plan worked, and the harbor was saved.

In other words, Icelanders can walk on lava and control it's flow. I'm telling ya', that just ain't right!

And to my supporters: Go suggest things for me to make comics about here http://satwcomic.com/supporter I'm only listening to you guys now, so you hold all the power in your hands!
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2014 - 04:17am PT


Swedish Army


There's a story going around that small breasted women who join the Swedish army are offered the choice of free breast implants. They're also advised to gain a little weights, all intended to make them look bigger, more butch, and matronly. In other words, big breasts are scary. :fear:

You can get a Sister Sweden poster now here http://satwcomic.com/shop/bend-over-poster The poster has been selling a lot better than I thought it would. You naughty people. ;)
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2014 - 08:35am PT


King Europe

Because Europe is America's biggest bitch. :XD:

Seriously, I've asked around, and quite a few europeans feel this way about America.
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 16, 2014 - 03:52pm PT
Did you quit smoking, Lollie, or is that nita?
CHANTIX® (varenicline)

We don't care how Eurpeens see us, as appearances are so deceiving.

"...without the magic of its art, storytelling is as a window without a view, love without recompense."--Erskine Caldwell, Am. author

Keep rockin' our boat, sister!

I "heart" your vision. :0)

Srbphoto

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Mar 17, 2014 - 12:14am PT
if I ever get kicked off Supertopo, I am definitely coming back as Jock Tamson.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2014 - 04:29am PT
I quit smoking, Mouse. Coloured my hair. Bought sunglasses on Brick Lane, London.
Keep your fingers crossed, ain't there yet. Took a cigarette in my dream tonight.


Who's that, sbrphoto?
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2014 - 04:35am PT


Smile for the camera

England is either one of the most surveillanced countries in the world, or THE most surveillanced county depending on who you're talking to.

Either way, England sure loves to see himself on camera.
Srbphoto

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Mar 17, 2014 - 10:11am PT
Jock is the National Personification of Scotland listed above.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
LOL. Yes, of course.
You know, I had my mind totally elsewhere.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2014 - 03:14pm PT


Multi Language

I was highly amused when an American told me he wanted to be more worldly by leaning languages and listed Irish as one of them. I know there's a few words that's different, but it still sounded funny.

EDIT: Okay so he probably meant Irish Gaelic, but then say Irish Gaelic. You'd be surprised by how little I know about languages so it helps to be specific. ;)
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 18, 2014 - 03:33pm PT
Celtics vs. Aryans, ESPN 18, ten o'clock, brought to you by the makers of English Provender Lemon Curd.

Now say it really, really fast in Latin American Spanish, which is equally not real.



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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2014 - 03:53pm PT


Big Brother Sweden

I've often heard Swedes say this, and the other Nordics have very different reactions to it.
Not sure how most Norwegians feel about it, but the few I've heard comment on it seemed to be okay with it.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2014 - 02:43pm PT


Australian Princess

While drawing this a program about the royal wedding between the Danish crown prince Frederik and the Australian Mary started on TV. :)

Mary have become a very beloved princess in Denmark. Unlike the French guy our queen Margrethe married, Mary was very quick to learn Danish and she just overall seems like a really nice lady.

It may seem like a weird mix to have Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Netherlands together, that’s because those four royal families usually hang out together.

Denmark crying at the end is also a reference to the wedding, where prince Frederik started crying like baby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL9ZlVwgnUU (And her father was wearing an awesome kilt!) :D
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 20, 2014 - 04:15pm PT
Tremendous music in the video...and just enough cameras, too.

And NOT ONE stereotype!

Much better than the last British royal wedding. Seriously. :0)
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2014 - 06:09am PT
Did you watch the British wedding?



METAL

Originally it was just about music and Sweden was dressed up for pop, but it then turned into a comic about the famous Scandinavian metal scene.

Norway, Sweden and Finland are known for metal, while Denmark is better known for rock.

Iceland is of course dressed up as Björk. :-D

Oh, and Finland has that weird reddish skin-colour because a lot of the Finnish metal and rock bands I’ve seen are painted in some way.
mouse from merced

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Mar 21, 2014 - 08:23am PT
Kate is the Great White Hope of the UK. Of course I watched--every round.

I missed the whole Henry vs. Boleyn shindig, though.
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2014 - 04:56am PT


It's all about the children

http://www.inquisitr.com/489644/welsh-man-wrestles-shark-to-protect-children-on-the-beach-video/ That is all you need.
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2014 - 04:26pm PT
Should have posted this the 8th.



Women's Rights

The result of a conversation that got started by the “Love Finland” picture, about what it means to be a feminist and what men gain or loose from female rights, that started out serious but ended up being ridicules, and we both agreed that we had to stop when we started talking about “The Strapon of Women’s Rights” :-D

I've gotten quite fond of the idea that Finland has an odd fetish for feminists. Sadly, non of the crazy feminazis want to touch him because he has a penis, so he’ll have to do with Sister Sweden who doesn't give a crap about women's rights, but is willing to pretend that she does. :-D

And for the curious, yes, there is something underneath the censor bar. A pink strapon with female symbols on it. :D
I promise this will be the last strapon picture for quite a while.

EDIT: I'm a feminist myself, so you don't have to tell me what it is. This is just for fun. ;)
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2014 - 09:28am PT


Friendship Flag

Damn you Southern States for using the idea first!!
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2014 - 03:18pm PT


Welsh Smash

I recently spent a week in Wales and it was an absolute joy. There's so much to see and the people are great, so I will most likely go back next year.

And one thing you can't help but be impressed by is the Welsh written language. Never before have I seen a language look so random, and I learned that it's a running joke that Welsh is basically just random key smashing. And I don't mean that mockingly, because that is bloody amazing.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2014 - 07:45am PT


LOST

We always talk about how our planet is getting smaller, but then things like this happen and we realize just how huge it is.

Also, new more expressive eyes for the Asians
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2014 - 10:12am PT


The Winner Is

Finally pulled myself up and did the Eurovision comic. But god dammit it was boring this year.

Anyway, no one really knew the winning country, and everybody were pretty much going "Who the hell is that?" :XD:

Denmark's comment is from this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iATO8oNzNGI

And of course Norway know it, but couldn't tell anyone because he was the only Nordic country that didn't get in this year.


(2011)
HighTraverse

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Mar 28, 2014 - 11:04am PT
Don't we take ourselves too seriously sometimes (often?) !!
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2014 - 03:00am PT
:-) Yes, we do indeed.
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2014 - 03:12am PT


The Love Story of Bornholm

Aw, poor Norway. Nobody ever tells him what is going on. :XD:
Bornholm, the only on of Denmark’s far away islands that actually likes Denmark and consider themselves to be Danes (Though not quite the same kind of Danes as the rest of us).

Scania is the very south of Sweden, and even though it belongs to Sweden now, a lot of people feel that it’s still part of Denmark, and the rest of Sweden think that they’re pretty weird.

The story behind this comic is that Sweden once defeated Denmark, and the Danish king had to give up most of Denmark and parts of Norway (which was under Denmark at the time) so as not to loose the entire kingdom.
But the Swedish king was a bit of a bully at the time, and Bornholm quickly grew tired of being part of Sweden, so they killed as many Swedes as they could get their hands on, until the rest finally left.
Then they went back to Denmark and told the king that they would be part of his kingdom again if he promised to never give them away like that again. They just liked Denmark that much.

Apart from the killing Swedes part, I think it’s actually a pretty cute story. :)



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Spider Savage

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The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Mar 29, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
At the Banff film fest, watching North of the Sun, I kept thinking about this thread and the Humon comics. Thus giggling at inappropriate places in the film.

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2014 - 03:02pm PT


Talk to Me 1

Talking Swedish hurts so bad in his Finnish soul! And yet, non of the other Nordics speak it better than him. D:

As you can see, I’m moving further and further away from the idea that Finland can’t talk at all. Instead I now prefer to think that he just doesn’t want to talk, and when he does, it’s in Finnish (or as here, Swedish).

That way achieve two things.
1: Everybody who doesn’t understand Finnish still don’t understand what he says, meaning he might as well be mute.
2: It illustrates that Finnish is significantly different from the other Nordic languages.

Someone will probably ask, “Why does she keep switching between talking Swedish and English?”
The answer: So non-Swedes can understand what is going on, obviously.

And just to avoid an awkward situation when you meet a Swede and feels like telling him/her that you love them, Finland is not saying “I love you” but “I love my mistress” :-D

Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2014 - 06:17am PT


Tall food is good food

Ah yes. Smørrebrød. Apparently the most famous part of the Danish kitchen.

For those who don’t know what that is, American’s usually translate it to “open sandwich” even though the direct translation would be “buttered bread”. Basically you take a thin slice of bread (can be white or dark, though smørrebrød with white bread is seen as children’s food) and put thin slices of...whatever you want really on top of it. It is then eaten with knife and fork, because the whole thing can get so tall that it would fall apart if you tried to lift it off the plate. Often the topping completely hides the bread underneath.
This is what it looks like http://www.sst.dk/publ/publ1999/spisbedre/SUSBOP/Dokument/smorrebr.gif

We eat it all the freaking time. At home, work and even parties.
A popular version in my family is dark bread with curry-herring (which as the name suggest, is herring dipped in curry) with shrimps on top, and on top of that slices of egg, finally sprinkled with raw onion, chive, salt and pepper. It may sound awful, but don’t diss it till you’ve tried it. :-D

But the American would no doubt win the eating contest anyway. I once went to a restaurant that served noting but American food, and my friend and I quickly agreed that we would have to share a meal that was supposed to be for one person. My god you people can eat a lot of food. :-D
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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2014 - 05:52pm PT


Don't Panic

Everybody but Japan seem to be panicking about the earthquake. I was watching the news and the anchorman asked, “So how are the Japanese people and government taking it? Has there been any panic or chaos?” two which the reporter answered, “.....No. Not really” :-D
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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2014 - 05:12pm PT


Nordic Council

The Nordic Council is a real thing. It's not as awesome as it sounds.
Demencia_Anciano

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Apr 2, 2014 - 07:02pm PT
esto es de una calidad similar a la del contenido de este

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2014 - 01:15pm PT


Kung Fu Fighting

Denmark has always been horribly bad at ice hockey, until they got trained by the Swedish team.
Finland was completely unprepared for this, and was stunned when the Danish team beat them.

They then tried to ridicule the Danes by saying, “You only won because Sweden helped you!”
To which the Danes responded, “Of course. How else did you think we suddenly got so good?”

So Finland’s attempt at making Sweden and Denmark mortal enemies in ice hockey failed horribly. :-D
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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 4, 2014 - 06:59am PT


Family Photo

I don’t even know. I just wanted to draw a picture of Sweden and his sister, and then this happened...

One has to wonder how these two ended up so different. Or is Sister Sweden more intelligent than she leads on? And is Sweden more wild under the serious facade than he will ever admit? We may never know.

Finland is a fool if he thinks he can keep Sister Sweden to himself. She’s a bigger whore than Denmark, which makes her a pretty big whore.

And I really should include Iceland more often. It has recently come to my attention that people think he is a sissy because he is all pretty and sparkly, when in fact he is the most hardcore of them all. This guy jumps into volcanoes with a parachute on and rides the hot air out again for f*#ks sake!
And yes, he will land on them in a few seconds.
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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2014 - 09:38am PT


Mexican Gulf

Stupid animals! Either they’re in the way or they steal your money!

EDIT: People say it’s a British company and British oil, but I was told it was owned by both the British and the USA. Are the news I watch total crap?
(I only drew Americans because they are the ones who has to deal with it)
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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2014 - 01:07pm PT


Not a Nature Lover

Waterfalls are BIG and NOISY and they’re made of WATER THAT FALLS!!!! That’s some scary shit!!

Sorry for all these “Denmark is scared of nature” jokes, but this was the first thing I thought of when I saw this photo because waterfalls is something we defiantly don’t have in Denmark.

How he managed to not notice it before now is a mystery. Maybe he thought it was the sound of city traffic or something. Wonder for how long they'll be standing like that. :-D


The picture belongs to hxxmynightmarexx.deviantart.com/
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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 03:13pm PT


Language Lesson

Denmark wanted America to say this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkvqJJvR9U because Danes love to make foreigners say it.

All the other Nordic countries joke that Danish sounds like Swedes talking with a potato or porridge in their mouths, while Danes joke that Swedes sound like drunk Danes, and Norwegians sound like drunk Danes singing. :XD:
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Apr 7, 2014 - 05:29pm PT
JJ Yosh

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Apr 7, 2014 - 05:53pm PT
Hi Lollie!

I consider myself a worldly person - I've traveled and had adventures in many foreign countries, researching energy sources and things like that (another story). Anyway, I keep reading these comics, and I feel like I'm waiting for the funny part to come. I'm a pretty sophisticated guy (I've climbed with Peter Croft, for example) but I just don't get these jokes.
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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 05:54pm PT
It's the second time you post that. If you didn't like the thread first time, don't click on it again.

Doesn't take much intelligence to figure that one out.
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 05:56pm PT
Hi JJ Yosh.
I don't think there will be a funny part. :-)
They're more like ...comments and observations.
I don't know Peter Croft, but I don't think it matters if you climbed with him or not, the comics won't probably be your thing anyway. Maybe if you don't expect a joke? See them in another light?



Demencia_Anciano

Gym climber
El Centro De Nada
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:02pm PT
cuando sólo está respondiendo a ti mismo en más de 200 puestos de trabajo, que es la parte divertida


y tambien:

Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
I bet if your comic was about how sophisticated gym climbers from Los Angeles, who have met a Canadian, are then JJ might get it. If there's no punch-line then how do Angelenos know when to laugh?
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:09pm PT
I think the comics are entertaining and some are quite funny. Please keep them coming!

Erik
(1/2 Swedish (Mom) 1/2 USA (Dad))
Demencia_Anciano

Gym climber
El Centro De Nada
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:10pm PT
Es Flip Flip el Truckee Trustafarian?
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:10pm PT
Stupid Americans
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:14pm PT
Demencia,
Soy carpintero. Eres tonto? Su comica indique que eres estupido. Quieres jugar pendejo. O quieres bailar culero?
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
Do you speak Swedish too, Erik?
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:18pm PT
Lollie, I love the humorous commentary. It is witty and charming. Keep them coming, please.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 06:19pm PT
Flip Flop :-)
Sanskara

climber
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:23pm PT
I don't get it.

Wait I American ;)
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
Why is Salma Hayek behind the cornflakes?
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 06:34pm PT
Because America, who has dated Adelita for weeks (see earlier post) probably doesn't want her to see his hang-over?
:-D
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:39pm PT
Lollie

just curious, and I do suspect this is true, unfortunately

but do the average citizens of the countries depicted really view Americans as portrayed?

like kind of big, pompous, bullyish, indifferent to non Americans, etc?

the image of the "ugly American" on European Vacation comes to mind...........
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:40pm PT

Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:47pm PT
Hey Norton,

Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Apr 7, 2014 - 07:24pm PT
but do the average citizens of the countries depicted really view Americans as portrayed?
like kind of big, pompous, bullyish, indifferent to non Americans, etc?
Yes, but you forgot greedy, gun crazy, lawsuit crazy, pretend christian, and shopaholic ;-)
Sanskara

climber
Apr 7, 2014 - 07:29pm PT
We really are a lovely bunch sigh...
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 07:29pm PT
Norton,

No.
Not anymore than any of the other stereotypes. Americans get their fair share, as any other country.

Eh... consider the stereotype of what would be ME. Sister Sweden. LOL!!



Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 7, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
ha!

so no worse attention than any other....

thanks Lollie
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
BTW, Norton, I was never objectified as a sex object when I was in Sweden,
not matter how hard I tried. Maybe I wasn't big and fat enough to meet the
typical American stereotype, huh? :-/
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2014 - 10:28am PT
Well, this is how an American sees living in Sweden... :-D
stereotypes in another way.
I personally especially like #4 on page 2. LOL!
And happily surprised by #5 on page 5.

An immigrant in Sweden


Edit: #8 on page 6 is a pretty common experience for foreigners, tourists too if they discover it. :-)

Edit 2:
WHEN I REALIZED I LIVED IN A COUNTRY WITH ENTIRE HOLIDAYS DEDICATED JUST TO PASTRIES AND CAKES

Yeah, we're odd too. :-)
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2014 - 01:25pm PT


Good to see you Australia

Because everybody knows that Australians carry a wombat around in their kangaroo. :-D

I couldn’t decide if I should go with the “All Australians are surfers” stereotype, or if it should be the Crocodile Dundee type, so I decided to mix them. :)
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2014 - 12:20pm PT


My Wedding

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

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 11, 2014 - 03:10pm PT
"Do you speak Swedish too, Erik?"

Only a very small amount unfortunately. At one point as a child I could understand quite a bit.
Erik
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 11, 2014 - 03:13pm PT
Why is Salma Hayek behind the cornflakes?

Because we have a big ass border fence/wall with Mexico, and don't at the Canadian border?...that's how I took it.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2014 - 08:00am PT
Elcapinyoazz, I think you're absolutely right!

Erik, in that case it's probably quite easy to pick it up again. But you must find someone to speak it with.

Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2014 - 08:03am PT


Who to give Flowers

Inspired by two things.
1) Canada getting flowers every year from the Netherlands as a thank you for helping them during WWII.
2) A conversation between two guys that I overheard. :D
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2014 - 12:20pm PT


English Flag

He doesn't wear it because it's a sucky flag, okay!? Now just leave him alone!! :XD:
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2014 - 03:04am PT


Religious Flags

Naughty France. :D

The “no religious symbols” laws are only meant for schools, so I was a bit creative with this one.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2014 - 08:28am PT


Back to the old

Today is my first day back in Denmark, so this is a little sentimental comic to mark the end of my stay in England.
I was planning on staying there for longer, but life happens. I will be going back a lot though, so it's certainly not goodbye forever.

The little people behind the countries are my housemates. :-)
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2014 - 11:34am PT


Drunken Party

Atlantis and all his magic friends have confused many drunks throughout history. :D

Drunks from left to right: Scotland, Ireland, Finland, Australia, Belgium, Russia, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Greece in the last picture.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 17, 2014 - 11:52am PT
What, no Sweden? Oh, right, they were still at Häggsta... ;-)
Credit: Reilly
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2014 - 08:10am PT
Reilly, :-)



Swedish Politics

The political climate in Sweden. It sucks at the moment.

Time for an explanation. Sweden recently got a new party voted into parliament, Sverigedemokraterna. They are known as an extremely “immigrant suspicious” party, and having them in the parliament does not suit the Swedes who have always proudly proclaimed themselves to be the least racist Scandinavian country. Especially Denmark has been called the big racists of the North because of their party Dansk Folkeparti.

Sverigedemokraterna are often compared to Dansk Folkeparti, and therefore the Swedes goes back and forth between calling Sverigedemokraterna a Danish party, and a Nazi party.

That of course got the attention of the Danes, because they felt they were being called Nazis, so they followed the election closely, and when Sverigedemokraterna got voted in, the “MUWAHAHAHA!!! Who are the nazis now, bitches!!?!” from the Danes could be heard all the way to Greenland. :XD:

And it can still be heard whenever some Danish specialist in Swedish politics is on the news and have to explain what is going on. It’s so hilariously obvious that they are enjoying this chaos waaay too much. :-D
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2014 - 07:54am PT


Damn Kids

The temptation became too much. I had to draw it. England and his children.

It ended up looking like they’re in school, but they’re supposed to be at home doing homework. Yes, England is about to smack America in the back of the head.

Australia was a very naughty child, and England ended up sending him away, forcing him to learn to take care of himself. And it worked. Today Australia is a well adjusted man whom most people like.

America was a bit of a trouble maker too, but not as bad as Australia. Well, that was until he decided that he wanted to move out sooner than England would have liked.

Canada was adopted from France, and turned out to be one of the most polite and easy children England ever had under his care.

EDIT: Places like India and such weren’t so much England's children as his servants.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 19, 2014 - 10:02am PT
But what about places like British Guyana, the Foster Child of the New World? Or British Honduras, now Belize and running free as well?

Lap dogs with logwood = A pat on the head and a sweet, "You can go now, there's a nice doggie?"

Good analogy, though.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2014 - 09:08am PT
I dunno, ask her. :-)



Border Control

Made this comic last year for Comic Party http://comicparty.dk/ which is why you get two comics about German/Danish relations in a row.

Anyway, when Denmark briefly got a bit of it's border control back last year (stopped 1 in 100 cars or something like that) the Germans didn't just complain that it was against European agreements, but also took it as a very personal attack on them, probably because Germany is the only country connected to Denmark by land. :XD
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 22, 2014 - 05:25pm PT
Can you sing?

Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 22, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
So what's with Eurovision, anyway?
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2014 - 09:31am PT
Moosedrool, alas I cannot.

Captain... or Skully, it's the biggest song contest in Europe and engage all countries.



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?"
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2014 - 04:32pm PT


Denmark the Artist

You thought I would ignore the Muhammed drawings? I’m a Dane! We f*#king love to joke about it!

See Sweden and Norway? This is what happens when you leave Denmark alone for too long. He starts drawing!

I have only sort of hinted at it so far, but Denmark is supposed to be racist without realising it. Especially this little incident gave us that reputation.

Bonus info: The irony of the flag-burning? According to tradition, the only way to get rid of Dannebrog (name of the Danish flag) without offending it, is to burn it. :XD
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2014 - 01:09pm PT


The Boogeyman Comes at Night

I rather like the idea of Russia going around to the countries that used to be part of him and try to convince them to come back when he’s drunk, scaring the sh#t out of them. :XD:

This is dedicated to Provass http://provass.deviantart.com/ who draws so many weird and wonderful pictures of my characters. :D
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2014 - 11:35am PT


AMURIKA

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

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2014 - 07:21am PT


Eurovision 2012

So this year's winner is Sweden. He is quite pleased. Just look at his happy little face. ^u^

He fought quite a battle with the Russian grannies, but ended up beating them.

The "screw you" to Norway and Denmark is because Sweden only gave 3 points to Norway and nothing to Denmark.
In the end Norway ended up at the very bottom with only 7 points and Denmark fourth last with 21 points.

The rest can be explained by the acts.

Sweden and the tai chi dance

Russia and the grannies
A translation of the song

France and her hunks
The official video is much the same, plus gas mask action

Turkey and his man-boat

Greece

Iceland

Norway

Denmark
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - May 7, 2014 - 05:51am PT


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. :-)
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2014 - 02:58pm PT


Pacifist

Svalbard is the Norwegians’ favourite island, and a place where people are required to carry guns because of the large number of polar bears living there.

Sweden and Denmark trying to shoot each other is of course another joke on them holding the world record for most wars fought between them.

I came up three different ways it could go wrong when handing these guys weapons. I’ll probably draw them some day.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2014 - 07:16am PT
This year's Eurovision song contest!! Denmark was the host.



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.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2014 - 09:26am PT
Should've been yesteerday, but wasn't close to a computer.




Happy Birthday Norway

Today is the day when Norway yelled a big fat ”Screw You!” to Denmark and Sweden and got his own constitution.

No country celebrates it’s independent day like Norway. You Americans may think you do a pretty good job a celebrating yours, but you’ve got nothing on Norway. This is what May 17 looks like in the land of the midnight sun http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://gulaykocbay07.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/norge.jpg Lots of flags and national costumes.

Like my Norwegian co-worker ones said, “You stand around in your national costume that is way too hot and sings songs louder than you would ever dare on a normal day, and yet you feel so proud”

The Danish radio station I listen to at work celebrated it by playing Norwegian music all morning. :D

PS: Yes, that cake does indeed taste like fish, because that is how Sweden makes food. Norway loved it, and Denmark just ate buns.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2014 - 02:34pm PT


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". :-D
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2014 - 07:00pm PT


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.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
May 28, 2014 - 07:08pm PT
So when is she going to do a Super Topo Troll 'toon?
I'll even have a go at appropriately matching names to countries.

Svalbard

Indeed, when I went to Svalbard we were issued an ancient Mauser 7.62mm with a few bullets by the Norsk Polar Insititut. We got so tired of hauling the beast along with all our gear we left it at one of our stashes and picked it up on the way out. Never did see Ursus Maritimus. On a further out island one of them sat on a tent with a woman inside. Quite interesting radio traffic. In the end no harm done to either party.

Spooky beasts!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 28, 2014 - 10:10pm PT
"Norway entered the Kalmar Union with Denmark and Sweden in 1397 and its overseas territories including Greenland became subject to the king in Copenhagen."--Wiki
Cape Cod.  America.
Cape Cod. America.
Credit: mouse from merced

And as the bonus prize:
http://smarttravelinfo.com/solvang-a-little-bit-of-denmark-in-california/
Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley, California.
Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley, California.
Credit: mouse from merced
"Sunny fields" of Santa Ynez.

Keep on rockin' the European boat, Lollie! The waves wash our own Yankee shores.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 4, 2014 - 12:16am PT
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2014 - 02:59am PT


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.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 12, 2014 - 08:12am PT
Lollie,
Can we expect some World Cup cartoons? Your posts are awesome.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 12, 2014 - 08:25am PT
I dunno. She's made a few about hockey...



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!
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2014 - 04:35am PT


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.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2014 - 09:33am PT


E-ELT

I didn't even have to come up with a joke for this one. The fact that they really named it that is all you need to know.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2014 - 09:33am PT


Scandinavian Design

Kuwait is getting real tired of your sh#t guys.

The Kuwait National Assembly Building was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the same guy who designed the Sydney Opera House. To illustrate his idea to the Kuwaiti people, he used a row of empty beer bottles.

When the Kuwaiti people asked the Swedish architect Sune Lindström for a new tower, his original idea was to make it mushroom shaped, but he was asked to change the design, so Sune's Danish wife Malene Bjørn made a new design which is now Kuwait's most famous building.

The Towers were build before the National Assembly. I just thought it was funnier this way.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2014 - 02:14am PT


So long suckers

The women are leaving the Faroe Islands, so lonely men are becoming a real problem.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2014 - 02:04pm PT


Football Feelings

Congratulations Germany! Don't get too drunk and remember to not make any important decisions while you're this high on happy. ;)
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