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Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
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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I'm Lolli.
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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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
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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I'm Lolli.
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]
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
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
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
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

climber
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

Mountain climber
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

Social climber
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

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

You don't really want to be here in the winter.
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
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
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
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.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
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

Mountain climber
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

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
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.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
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!
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
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!
Lollie

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I'm Lolli.
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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