Old Finnish People with Things On Their Heads
December 4, 2013 8:40 AM   Subscribe

It is exactly what it says.
posted by xingcat (21 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Objection! Some of them have things on their shoulders, not their heads.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:57 AM on December 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


So, Finland is trying to take the "Oddest Scandinavian Country" title from Iceland?

Sorry, Finland, but Bjork.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:05 AM on December 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


This is the nicest thing I've seen in ages.
posted by glasseyes at 9:09 AM on December 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


This is way better than my Tumblr idea, Young Belgians with Things up Their Asses. At least I can show this to my mom.
posted by echocollate at 9:24 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I totally get the Iceland wins the weird because Bjork, argument, but you can't dismiss Finland so lightly. While it is true that Bjork has the highest per-individual weirdness quotient of any placental mammal, Finland has a wider, broader, more ecologically diverse selection. It's deeper rooted, more normative: while Bjork is a mutant who has sucked every last grain of weirdness out of her fellow Icelanders - who are thus the most normal, the sanest, the most generally quietly content in a very pleasant but not even slightly weird way, people on the planet, in Finland...

Well. Four off the top of my head.

Leningrad Cowboys. Lordi. Hevisaurus (Imagine the Wombles. As Iron Maiden. Dressed as dinosaurs. For the kiddies. Yes. that Hevisaurus.) And then, this, which I apologise for presenting on the blue, because you will, like me, ask why, and there will be no answer. But the hideousjaunti will stick like glue, until it hardens to a cold obsidian shell which will coat your soul until the end of time.
posted by Devonian at 9:40 AM on December 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


I have no idea how these old Finnish people got things put on their heads or why ...
posted by feckless at 9:56 AM on December 4, 2013 [6 favorites]


how come no one told me about the genius of heavy metal dinosaurs?
posted by PinkMoose at 10:03 AM on December 4, 2013


I love the deadpan-yet-quietly-dignified expressions.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:12 AM on December 4, 2013


Finland, Finland, Finland
The country where I quite want to be
Your mountains so lofty
Your treetops so tall
Finland, Finland, Finland
Finland has it all, Finland has it all.

posted by davelog at 10:16 AM on December 4, 2013


I thought I'd see what Google Translate had to say about Devonian's "Pomppufiilis". The target language was initially French, so the translation given was "Le Sentiment Gonflable". It was just such a nice phrase that I thought I'd share it with you all.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:17 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


So, Finland is trying to take the "Oddest Scandinavian Country" title from Iceland?

Finland is not in Scandinavia nor is Finnish Scandinavian language, thus Finland will not take the Oddest Scandinavian Country title. Oddest Nordic Country is much more inclusive and prestigious.
posted by zeikka at 10:34 AM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Dammit, now I'll be singing "Pomppufiilis" all day. Again.
posted by JeffK at 10:50 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Bjork is a mutant who has sucked every last grain of weirdness out of her fellow Icelanders - who are thus the most normal, the sanest, the most generally quietly content in a very pleasant but not even slightly weird way, people on the planet...

Not to denigrate the special genius for weirdness that Finland has, but I do know this Icelandic lady, and... let's just say Bjork's work is not yet done.
posted by Foosnark at 11:12 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Things On An Old Finnish Person dot com.
posted by sonika at 11:29 AM on December 4, 2013


Is there a tin? Check the label. Because I think this post does what it says on the tin.
posted by etherist at 12:06 PM on December 4, 2013


A few of these make me miss my grandmother, who I always knew as äiti.
posted by 445supermag at 12:40 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


There is evil, impurity and sea in some of their eyes that reveal them to be Nor-pthyi-wegians. The true spiritual and cloth-free people of the forest are here.
posted by Free word order! at 2:21 PM on December 4, 2013


Isn't this the kind of camouflage stuff that Peeta Mellark does in the Hunger Games?
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 4:10 PM on December 4, 2013


The Eyes as Big as Plates website has work-in-progress pictures and background info, which are quite interesting.
posted by Kattullus at 4:49 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rhubarb. And sea weed.

And nekked in the swamp with big leaves.

What's not to like about this meme?
posted by BlueHorse at 6:55 PM on December 4, 2013


Previously.
posted by Kabanos at 8:52 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


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