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Lollie

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Jun 4, 2014 - 12:16am PT
Lollie

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. ;)
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2014 - 01:22pm PT


Always watch your drink

To Europeans it seems weird and oddly suspicious at first that some American products boast that they contain real sugar, until we remember that Americans usually use corn syrup.


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TGT

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Aug 3, 2014 - 07:22pm PT
http://www.thelocal.se/20140801/woman-finds-ikea-bags-stuffed-with-80-skeletons

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