Apr 28, 2012
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Apr 13, 2012
Continuing on the Norwegian theme a bit longer, I hereby share this gem with you.
Ole Ivars is a Norwegian dansband ("dance band" - seriously, click the link). Dansbandsmusik is a Swedish music genre (unfortunately) that has spread to the rest of Scandinavia and also the Swedish speaking regions of Finland. The purpose of this music genre isn't actually to enjoy the music or the lyrics, but to dance to catchy tunes. Middle-aged and slightly older people in the countryside in Sweden (and I would guess in the rest of Scandinavia too) love to go out and dance. Or, as we would say in Sweden, gå ut och skaka sina lurviga. That is the only reason this kind of music exists, believe me. On behalf of my people and more sensible countrymen, I truly and deeply want to apologize to the rest of Scandinavia (and perhaps even the world) for this. But, you know, what's done is done, and we can all just try to enjoy what such a catastrophe can bring. Namely, Ole Ivars song "Nei så tjukk du har blitt".
Translated into English it basically means "Oh no, how fat you've become". I know, you really can't go wrong with a song entitled that, right?!
Now, unlike most dansbandsmusik, this is NOT a serious song about someone's smiling, golden brown eyes (as most other dansband songs are). Instead, it is meant to be funny. And it is. Oh, is it ever...
So, embrace your Swedishness and
Just saw this and it is hilarious! It's a history of the world (and Norway) in about 6 minutes, in Norwegian (which shouldn't be a problem if you are a proper Nordic!), but it also has English subtitles. It's pretty fast though, so keep up!
Apr 11, 2012
Today I made an awesome discovery. Or, two actually.
First discovery was The Guild, which is awesome and you should check out (if you are a nerd), and that led me to my second discovery....
I'm not going to say more about it, just click the goddamn link, it's so worth it. And...subscribe!