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August 19, 2004 11:18 AM   Subscribe

The celebration of the 25th anniversary of the transference to Greenland of its Home Rule Authority from Denmark sparks this ironic exhibition in Copenhagen, posing the questions: What position can Greenland take in the future as a people? Culture? Nation? When answer, of course, is to conquer the world:

GREENLAND! WE ARE AT WAR!

AT THIS MOMENT THE TROOPS OF GREENLAND ARE ADVANCING FROM THE SOUTH OF EUROPE, TO THE WEST OF AMERICA, TO THE EAST OF INDIA, TO THE NORTH OF RUSSIA.


I, for one, welcome our new Greenlandic overlords.
posted by AwkwardPause (13 comments total)

 
'When' = 'One'...
posted by AwkwardPause at 11:22 AM on August 19, 2004


I was eagerly polishing my jump boots and looking forward to signing up in the Greenlandic Armed Forces, until I realized the link at the bottom of their site to "U.S.OVERSKUDSLAGER" had nothing to do with beer.
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 11:33 AM on August 19, 2004


AT THIS MOMENT OUR TROOPS ARE LIBERATING THE WORLD WITH THE MESSAGE OF PEACE AND GREENLANDICNESS.

WE MUST SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE ARE A SUPERIOR PEOPLE. WE MUST SHOW THEM THAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE DESTRUCTION AND EVIL ON EARTH.

Today we are here to celebrate G-Day! Today Greenland has invaded the world to bring peace, prosperity, and cold temperatures to everyone.)



I'm ready. Where do I sign up? I'm already looking forward to sampling the cuisine: "One traditional delicacy described by Jean Malaurie in The Last Kings of Thule combined partridge droppings and seal fat; another consisted of narwhal fat and water, mixed with walrus brain and digested grass from the first stomach of a reindeer." (From the Lonely Planet Guide.
posted by jokeefe at 11:40 AM on August 19, 2004


They've got culture in Kalaallit Nunaat.
posted by Guy Smiley at 11:40 AM on August 19, 2004


That's so 1930s.

It's a Cold War. We pump up the temperature and they raise the ocean. Mutually Assured Destruction.
posted by stbalbach at 11:45 AM on August 19, 2004


Lest anyone think that all Greenlandic food is about raw seal blubber, here's the menu for the awesome Chinese/Greenland fusion cuisine served at the Misigisaq Restaurant. They have franchise opportunities, too.
posted by jokeefe at 11:54 AM on August 19, 2004


World War II in Greenland
posted by Tlogmer at 12:06 PM on August 19, 2004


If only the Mounted Reds of StandOnGuard were still around to deflect these Green Invaders!
posted by brownpau at 12:07 PM on August 19, 2004


They have American-made bombers! (But kee... kee... kee-rist it's cold!)
posted by steef at 12:56 PM on August 19, 2004


This reminds me of that "you have bad taste in music" guy.
posted by adamrice at 1:49 PM on August 19, 2004


AJUGAA!
posted by trondant at 4:43 PM on August 19, 2004


I once conquered the world from Irkutsk.
posted by jfuller at 5:48 PM on August 19, 2004


This is what Asmund and Inuk say, but
>In fact, on March 31, 2004, troops from Denmark landed on Hans Island and planted the Danish flag on what is thought to be Canadian soil.

>Greenland! We are at war!
But Canadians need not fear we'll be going to war (via)
posted by philfromhavelock at 8:53 PM on August 19, 2004


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