Posted by Agnes
Alexandria, VA, USA
808 posts

Thanks, that made my day (Swedish House Mafia, LOL !!!)...I'll pass on to my friend who lived and worked there. I was fascinated with Sweden until I heard men don't open doors for women or pay for dates ....uugh, I guess I'm not that much of an egalitarian! Call me shallow... In all seriousness, I was surprised about the rioting going on around Stockholm in the past day or so...didn't realize there was so much tension with police, etc. But two thumbs way up for parental leave - Dads should fully participate in kids upbringing. Nothing extreme about flat organizational structures and lack of rabid individualism either.

Posted by Susan
Marin County/San Francisco
3691 posts

Funny satire. I'd love to see one on the US.

Posted by Chani
Tel Aviv
4927 posts

Susan - if you want to see satire on the U.S., watch Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, 5 nights a week.

Posted by Tom
Lewiston, NY
10496 posts

Interesting. The most angry traffic confrontation I've ever experienced in any country (including my hometown of Philadephia, not famous for it's patience) was actually Sweden. True, I was at fault, but for a non-collision with no damage, this Swede was raging like a Berserker after eating mushrooms...

Posted by Pamela
New York City, NY, USA
4208 posts

Thanks for posting this. I have a friend who married a Swede last year and this was perfect! ; )

Posted by Ilja
Seattle
1974 posts

@ Chani. Actually only four nights a week. On Friday we watch Bill Maher. Together with J.S. and S.C. my most favorite political comedians.

Posted by Brad
Gainesville, VA
7870 posts

My favorite line, "Your mother doesn't work here Mr. Prime Minister."

Posted by Agnes
Alexandria, VA, USA
808 posts

@Brad - Was the mother supposed to wash his cup? That doesn't seem very Swedish to me...

Posted by Laura
Virginia, USA
3254 posts

My favorite line, "Your mother doesn't work here Mr. Prime Minister." What is even funnier is that I am pretty sure that is the real Prime Minister ...