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Offline Sason

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #150 on: December 22, 2010, 05:08:08 pm »
And to think if I hadn't become obsessed with "Brokeback Mountain" I would never have known this.  Life can always surprise you.  ;D

Aren't you glad you know it now, Meryl?   :laugh:

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #151 on: December 22, 2010, 06:49:50 pm »
(did you HAVE to dig that out, John?? Why not post something about the Nobel price,
ABBA, herring, IKEA, Volvo, Joe Hill, Dag Hammarskjöld, Linné, smörgåsbord, or even Swedish fish.... something
we can be PROUD of! Instead you post about Kalle Anka !!! ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::))

How about lutefisk?  ;D
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #152 on: December 22, 2010, 07:05:02 pm »
Aren't you glad you know it now, Meryl?   :laugh:

You bet, Sonia!  It will be a great conversation piece for me at holiday parties this year.  ;D
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #153 on: December 22, 2010, 07:22:54 pm »
How about lutefisk?  ;D

I don't like lutfisk. I think it smells soap.....
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #154 on: December 22, 2010, 11:34:43 pm »




thank you John, for giving me ..... the best laugh this Christmas. Now I know what Christmas song I will play when we have have Christmas dinner.  ;D





Glad you enjoyed it, but--Ha! What do you think, Sophia--an Andy Samberg/Kalle Anka Mash-Up??   ::) :laugh:


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQlIhraqL7o&feature[/youtube][youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAHk8nPAa-8&feature[/youtube]


I have to say--this works quite well! Start both videos at the same time, mute Kalle Anka,  and--let 'er rip!


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(and you know who I am...)


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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #155 on: December 23, 2010, 09:27:50 am »


My folks is Jewish.

So we don't celebrate Xmas. I did watch Kalle Anka now and then while I grew up,
mainly to see what all the fuss was about. It's quite entertaining.  It's true that
the show is deeply ingraved in the Swedish culture, for whatever reason.
You can reference to it in whichever context, and everyone will get it.



Thanks, Sonia, for the explanation! I had sent the original article to a friend living in Shanghai, and he forwarded it to some expat friends who are part of the Swedish Diaspora--maybe we'll hear a response!

Meanwhile--

Kalle Anka suddenly reminded me of--

Mele Kalikimaka (the Bing Crosby Hawaiian Christmas Song)--

How irksome is that??  ::) :laugh:


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEvGKUXW0iI[/youtube]
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #156 on: December 23, 2010, 02:43:33 pm »
How about lutefisk?  ;D

That too.  ;)

It may not taste very good, but at least it isnt' embarassing!  ::)

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #157 on: December 23, 2010, 02:46:32 pm »
You bet, Sonia!  It will be a great conversation piece for me at holiday parties this year.  ;D

That's right. You just go ahead and enhance your dinner conversation on our expense!  ::) ;D

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #158 on: December 23, 2010, 03:37:44 pm »
That's right. You just go ahead and enhance your dinner conversation on our expense!  ::) ;D

I already did at the dinner table tonight. ;D

I think it's funny and only a tad strange, but in no way embarrassing.
Besides, we Germans can relate easily. We have the same tradition for New Year's Eve. We all watch "Dinner for One" (The 90th Birthday) - year after year, faithfully. And it's always the exact same, no variation, no different clips or moderation or anything. It's great, I love it! :) It belongs to New Year's Eve just like firecrackers.

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #159 on: December 23, 2010, 03:53:05 pm »
^^^^^^^^^

We do that too....   ::)


But we call it The Countess and the Butler.  8)

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