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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Title music from The Bridge (Broen / Bron) on BBC

April 22, 2012 | Leave a comment

Did you watch episode 1 and 2 of The Bridge, the new Scandi crime series showing on BBC last night?

Fantastic, isn’t it?

Oh, and have you been wondering every since why your head in haunted by this beautiful title track and you can’t seem to find out who on earth it is?

We’re here to help.

The band is Choir of Young Believers and the track is called Hollow Talk.

Here’s the opening clip

http://www.youtube.com/embed/3qEaG4Dw3FE

Spiderman and his dolls. Why is it a problem?

April 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

If there is one thing that gets the general Scandies blood boiling is gender roles for boys and girls.  Girls can be plumbers, boys can be au pairs.  Who cares what sex you are?

Which is why we adore this catalogue from a Swedish toy store.

The company is called LEKLUST and they say it is time to move forward and stop this gender nonsense when it comes to toys as it only aids to manifest the stereotypes even more.

The spokesperson for the Swedish Feminist Movement, Carl Emanuelsen, welcomes to movement.  We just love that the spokesperson for the Feminist Movement is a man.  It just gets better.

In the catalogue, on a predominantly pink page full of dolls and prams, a child dressed as spiderman can be seen pushing a pink pram and on a different page a little girl is seen driving a toy racing car.

There’s also pictures of boys using the pretend kitchen.

Fantastic, we say:  keep it up.

More here

Norwegian Explorer Aleksander Gamme Finds Hidden stash of Cheez Doodles

April 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

Norwegian explorer Aleksander Gamme – on his trip to the Antarctic – digs down a bag of goodies at the beginning of this trip.  He then re-finds his goods on day 86.

This is how Scandinavian people react when they find a forgotten bag of Cheez Doodles.  Magic.

Incidentially, this is how Sebastian acts every time we get a delivery into the store.  No joke.  Except he screams in Swedish, not Norwegian.

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