Surly Snobby

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Norrænnadagurinn

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usThis is my rough translation of "Scandinavia Day", pieced together from my unwittingly hilarious Teach Yourself Icelandic book that actually gives sentence examples like "The teacher rode up on a white horse" (Kennarinn kom rídandi á hvítum hesti) and "This is the sailor’s house" (Hérna er hús sjómannsins), as well as just some guess work. Maybe one of my Icelandic readers can correct me…and show me wear hús sjómannsins is.

The first event of the day comes from Iceland, nabbed from Adda’s site. Here is an Icelandic milk commercial. Click and then click on the picture on the right (the people exercising). If this doesn’t make you want to pour your cartons down the toilet, I don’t know what will.

The second event of the day comes from Sweden. Komeda, the greatest group of all time finally released their new album. One of the things that makes them so great is that no one has heard of them. This allows Snobby to feel unique and iconoclastic, a feeling he enjoys greatly even if it’s illusory. If you want to be unique and iconoclastic just like me, Image Hosted by ImageShack.usgo to their distributor’s site and watch their video.

I don’t have entries from Norway, Finland, and Denmark…well, I do but I’m feeling cranky and short-tempered today and don’t feel like typing anymore. I suppose, therefore, that a more accurate title would have been Íslendingasænskuradagurinn.

Happy Norrænnadagurinn!



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