What happens in Sweden stays in Sweden - latest events in the land of IKEA

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    Yes, I thought it would only be fair that Solo had a thread updating current events in Sweden wether it is music or politics or just funny or weird news. Currently the swedish music scene is totally ruled by a young lady named Veronica Maggio. Her surname is cause one of her parents is italian. She sings about life for a cute young girl in the big city, partying and falling in love and falling out of love and buying shoes and cute tops in stores sort of.

    She can be seen as brilliant but she could also be seen as musics representative for the current values in Sweden where music used to be creative and even political and meant something whereas she and other artists have made it to be about shallow things one easily get bored of.

    Here she performs her latest single on a radio award show that is live on tv and this tune is on repeat on radio in Sweden. "Mitt hjärta blöder" (My heart is bleeding) and so is the ears of a lot of people:

     
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    The current big political debate is about a socialist or communist group (the same really) that host these upper class safaris where poor socialists rent a bus and visit upper class areas in a type of protest of the class divides that exist in Sweden. They were met by young upper class boys waving their Iphones about shouting "iphone iphone" as provocation.

    Yes, that is how silly and low the political debate is here in Sweden.

    The little group of socialists gather in front of a posh building and gets a lecture on old Swedish trade union deals while the Iphone fanboys throws coins onto the ground and ridicules them in the lovely upper class area of Saltsjöbaden in Stockholm also known as "Solsidan" (the sunny side) after a swedish parody on upper class life in the tv series "Solsidan".

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    The city Malmö in the south of Sweden keeps topping the news for all the shootings that is going on there. Overnight another man was gunned down and a bomb exploded at a police station. Malmö is now famous for a collapsed immigration politics that has thrown the place into a dark age of criminal activity and people fearing to walk the streets at night. Police and fire fighters face stoning from immigrants when doing their job in the local ghettos and the mistrust between the immigrants and the authorities is at its highest level ever.

    Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt commented on the overnight events by saying that Malmö must deal with the problems instead of promising added help from other cities police forces in Sweden.

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    Well if you think that communism and socialism are the same thing I'm not suprised that the level of political debate is so low.
     
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    Well, not worldwide but in Sweden it seems to be the case. They cannot quite keep it apart here.
     
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    Urban, why do you have a picture of the Thatch as your avatar? This monster polluted the political scene in the UK during my younger days.
     
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    It is Meryl Streep in the film about Maggie and I have been waiting for it a long time since I regularly watch trailers of upcoming movies on this movie site I have through my Smart-tv dvd player. It premieres on Friday here in Sweden but it would be typical of this small town next to mine if their cinema do not show it.
     
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    Blimey, she really looks like the real thing.
     
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    Yeah I have been watching these trailers for many months now. She's already picked up an award for her part in it and she is always brilliant in whatever she does. Defo needs to go and see "The iron lady". Been telling people it is the film of the year.
     
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    My wife saw it and loved it. I am too filled with bitterness to allow myself to enjoy a film about her. I know this sounds stupid (and it is) but what can I do? I'm a bigot and don't deserve to walk on gods green and pleasant land.
     
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    Haha, yeah as always we are so far behind here which is another reason people visit the cinema less often than they used to. I just checked online and it now costs 95 swedish crowns to see that film in the smallest of their many cinema lounges that seats 35 people. I guess I will wait until it is released on any of the many on demand services I have cause films that recently were shown on cinema tend to pop up there earlier than one expects them to.
     
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    Yesterday Sweden saw the premiere of the first ever Top Model tv show contest. Instead of Tyra Banks leading the show as in the USA the swedish version is lead by Isabella Scorupco who featured in one of the Bond films. The panel chose 10 really bitchy girls and one of them is from my old hometown and she is Ivana, bosnian street girl who likes to fight other girls when she goes out to club the night away.

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    Sweden gets its own version of "The office" or "kontoret" in swedish. Following on in the american fashion where they destroy great english tv shows Sweden now also seem to crave their own version of the english tv series. "Kontoret" starts 12th of February and stars popular swedish comedian Henrik Dorsin as the office boss and the womens own favourite Björn Gustafsson.

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    Sweden finally got some winter temperatures after the longest autumn we've ever seen. The russian cold wave is hitting us in the coming days.
     
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    Sweden is bracing itself for the Eurovision qualification or Melodifestivalen as we say here that starts on Saturday. This years swedish Eurovision sees the debut by swedish comedian Sean Banan who performs the song "Sean Den Förste Banan" (Sean the first banana), setting the level as low as possible. Sean Banan is a character that is a parody on a swedish rapper and he likes to show his ass a lot.

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    This must be one of the mosy useless threads I have ever read. To cheer up the cnversation a bit here is a guide to shopping at IKEA;

    Step 1
    Ring David at 7.40am and ask him if he will come to IKEA with you. It is important to ring this early as David will be disorientated and agree to anything.

    Step 2
    Ring David again at 8.05am to check that he got up as getting to IKEA early is imperative. This twenty five minute interval will ensure that if David did get up, he will be in the shower when you call. Ring David again at 9.15 to enquire where he is and ask him to get you a large latte on the way. If he declines, tell him not to be a selfish prick and remind him of the time you fed his fish while he was away six years ago.

    Step 3
    When David arrives, inform him that you are taking his car because it is bigger. This is also the time to inform him that you are buying a sofa and he will need to rent a trailer on the way. Now that David is at your place you can get ready at your leisure. As you just put the clothes you want to wear in the dryer, he will have to wait an hour anyway. Make him useful during this time by having him edit a website you are working on about Australian architecture.

    Step 4
    On the way to IKEA, complain about David's choice in music. Demand a better selection. Make David pull over and tune his stereo to your ipod's itrip and play eighties dance tracks such as 'Big in Japan' by Alphaville loud enough for cars around you to hear. Sing the chorus. If you get the words wrong, explain that's the way they are in another version.

    Step 5
    When you get to IKEA, do not go straight to the sofa section. Follow the path IKEA have set for you to take and stop and look at every item. Point out the price and comparison of each product by cross referencing it with the IKEA catalogue. Remember to stop at each location point and consult the 'you are here' diagram before progressing. Inform David every two minutes of your exact location in the store by marking your journey on the IKEA map with your IKEA pencil.

    Step 6
    At the sofa section, sit on every couch and pretend you are watching television. Make david sit next to you like a couple. Also, whenever David is more than five metres away, call out questions such as "What is the foam density of that one?" loud enough for a thirty metre radius to hear. Consult with the staff about every couch. Researching sofa's on the internet before you go will enable you to discuss frame warp and fabric weave. Asking about colour choices and availability will involve looking through large sample books. Consult David on each swatch.

    Step 7
    Once you have made your selection, do not leave the store. Purchase a coffee table and shelf unit and tell David that he will help you put them together when you get home. Also purchase lamps, glass tea light holders, cutlery, ice cube trays, cusions, stackable boxes, an ironing board cover, a quilt cover set and a rug. Make David carry everything, explaining that you need your hands free to write on the IKEA product slip with your IKEA pencil.

    Step 8
    Before leaving, inform David that you would like to try the famous Swedish Meatballs at the IKEA restaurant. If he states that he will wait in the car, explain that you are shopping together, not one person shopping and the other waiting in the car. Discuss the meatballs on the drive home.
     
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    Haha I know it is but some find it to be funny and some even find it to be informing.

    Finally someone turns up and behaves like an old chatroom user back in 2003.
     
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    If I had a monkey, I would teach it to track down people who annoy me by using their profile photo and google maps. Using earpieces to communicate, I would have my monkey conceal himself behind the person typing on facesook® and when that person wrote something stupid I would have my monkey run up and slap them on the back of the head really hard then make a quick escape. Having several monkeys would be more convenient but I don't have time to train seven monkeys, what with having to do my own hair in the mornings
     
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    Hmmm, maybe you can be the monkey yourself or is the passive aggressive lifestyle stopping you from using violence in real life?
     
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    I need the monkey because I'm very weak. My boyfriend often turns the taps off in the bathroom very tightly and I feel bad constantly having to ask the lady from next door to come over and loosen them for me, what with her arthritis and limited wheelchair access to our flat.
     
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