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Sweden: police, rules and how to pass your time in winter
December 15, 2010 11:33 AM   Subscribe

Not in the headlines: Swedish parlor philosophy of fair play, law and order, slooowly explained by police chief John Lind.

But this is December! Swedish focus shifts from the public to the private. Here are various winter pastimes: driving on the lake, ice fishing, Lucia, and singing drinking songs at the traditional julbord. That is all.
posted by Namlit (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
There's been an awful lot of Swedish stuff on MeFi lately. But I guess we need some good publicity these days.
posted by diogenetic at 11:41 AM on December 15, 2010


Somehow, I remember the Swedish chef a little differently.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:44 AM on December 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


At the risk of turning this into an AxMe, do the swedes have any other recommendations for Sweden during Yule?
posted by leotrotsky at 11:47 AM on December 15, 2010


At the risk of turning this into an AxMe, do the swedes have any other recommendations for Sweden during Yule?"

Gävle, assuming the goat hasn't burnt down yet.
posted by zamboni at 12:19 PM on December 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


Oops. Guess we (I?) turned another thread into a discussion about Wikileaks. Sorry.

Let me make up for it by answering leotrotsky's question: Take a look at Christopher's Christmas Mission (part 2; part 3) known in Sweden as Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons Julafton. It airs every Christmas Eve at 7 PM and tells the heart-warming story of Christopher, a part-time postal worker who wants to become a modern day Robin Hood. No idea if it works as well in English - I only allow myself to watch it on Christmas Eve.
posted by diogenetic at 12:25 PM on December 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's been cold as Norway since the middle of November... soon the ice will be strong enough for långfärdsskridskor.
posted by three blind mice at 1:03 PM on December 15, 2010


It's been cold as Norway since the middle of November

I've seen it before, it happens all the time
You're closing the door, you leave the world behind
You're digging for gold, you're throwing away
A fortune in feelings, but someday you'll pay

You're as cold as Norway
You're willing to ignore-way our love
You want your way
But someday you're done for-way
I know

I'm very, very sorry
posted by saturday_morning at 1:19 PM on December 15, 2010


God Jul alle! (once again preparing to drag out the Julmust)
posted by Duug at 2:06 PM on December 15, 2010


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