Category Archives: Scandinavian Smorgasbord

Quotable: Some random Icelander on daylight saving time

Three hours of sunlight a day? Yikes. No wonder this guy’s mad at the Aussies. Yes, it does get dark quickly this time of year in the northern latitudes. Especially around and above the Arctic Circle. (How close to it … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: There will not be drinking of tea

You go and pee, your drink is SO safe with me.

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German psychologists and the scientific case against prostitution

An 18-year-old Bosnian Muslim war survivor recovering after abortion of a rape-induced pregnancy, September 1992. Photo: Nina Berman, Sipa Press. Even as German politicians are coming under heavy pressure from the local pimp lobby to do away with all laws … Continue reading

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The German sex trade’s leading lobbyists, unmasked

Johanna Weber and Fabienne Freymadl, two leading “spokespersons” for the recently-assembled German “sex workers’ movement”. Who are they, and what lies behind them? EMMA investigated, and found the following: In the middle of the summer, BILD.de came out with the … Continue reading

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ISIS is a Goddess; ISIL is shit. Literally.

Aliaa Elmahdy and a Swedish friend show ISIL what they really think of their world-domination plans. Story from EMMA: For this symbolic protest, they risk their lives: An Egyptian and a Swede menstruate and shit on the flag of the … Continue reading

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Lebensborn, Israeli style?

Nazi officers overseeing the baptism of a baby of the Lebensborn program. Germany, 1936. Photographer unknown. Source: German Bundesarchiv, via Wikimedia Commons. That not-so-fine line between “Never Again” and “It’s not fascism when WE do it!” just got blurred yet … Continue reading

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Compare and contrast: Ukraine vs. Venezuela

The boys of VTV’s Zurda Konducta dissect a crapaganda campaign that seems to have gone viral (or tried to, in the case of Venezuela). See if you can spot the similarities: Did you see it? Both “viral” videos feature a … Continue reading

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Oh shit, are we doomed?

A performer at the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England, plays a primitive tuba found in the ancient Viking part of town. According to Norse myth, the sounding of a certain specific horn heralds doom: The horn belonged to the … Continue reading

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Stupid Sex Tricks: Where to wank in public

Yay, Sweden. A court in Sweden has ruled that it is acceptable to masturbate in public as long as it is not directed at anyone. The ruling came in a landmark judgement following a case brought against a man seen … Continue reading

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Quotable: Olafur Ragnar Grimsson on banks

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