If you have 3 minutes, this is hilarious, but is it true? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_7yPocGPg
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.
Funny satire. I'd love to see one on the US.
Susan - if you want to see satire on the U.S., watch Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, 5 nights a week.
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...
Thanks for posting this. I have a friend who married a Swede last year and this was perfect! ; )
@ 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.
This is actually part of a longer and even funnier bit from Eurovision this year, where the host sings a song poking fun at Swedish stereotypes. Well worth watching:
My favorite line, "Your mother doesn't work here Mr. Prime Minister."
@Brad - Was the mother supposed to wash his cup? That doesn't seem very Swedish to me...
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 ...