Posts tagged with ‘sweden

Useful Swedish words you should know

What else are you doing today? Why not learn a little Swedish?

Swedish attorney general Beatrice Ask refers to The Daily Currant; seriously belives that you can die from a marijuana overdose.
Translation:
"Stupid and sad. My first motion in the youth association was called Crush the drugs! Regarding that issue I haven’t changed stance at all."

Swedish attorney general Beatrice Ask refers to The Daily Currant; seriously belives that you can die from a marijuana overdose.

Translation:

"Stupid and sad. My first motion in the youth association was called Crush the drugs! Regarding that issue I haven’t changed stance at all."

Swedes develop invisible bike helmet. We’ve lost the technology race, America.

Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all.

Swedish cinemas adding Bechdel test ratings to promote gender equality in movies

In 1985, author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel wrote a comic strip that established her “Rule” for watching movies— it must have more than 2 named female characters and these characters must have a conversation at some point in the film about something other than men. It sounds like a pretty easy standard, but about 90% of the films now and ever would fail— all of the Star Wars movies, all of the Lord of the Rings movies, all but one Harry Potter movie, Pulp Fiction and almost every superhero action movie, unless you count the ones with the last minute girl-on-girl shit talking beat-up scene as conversation.

Now many movie theaters in Sweden have decided to use this simple test to highlight gender inequality in film, by giving a movie an A rating if it passes, a failing mark if it doesn’t. So that leaves… The Hunger Games… Bridesmaids… Carrie… ummmm… Steel Magnolias. I think that’s about it. No, Black Swan. There was some cunning linguistics in that one.

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Afternoon music: King Luan ”There Are No Gnomes in Sweden”

A music video featuring Swedes, Vikings, and bloodthirsty gnomes.

Man charged with sexual assault for being naked in own house

The Swedish man got the charge lifted, after a woman accused him of masturbating in front of his living room window.

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Femen stages topless protests across Europe against the treatment of women in Islam (NSFW)

Across Europe, from Paris to Stockholm, women stood outside the embassies of Arabic nations topless, protesting the second-rate citizen status in many Muslim majority countries. There are pics below and they are NSFW.

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Swedish toy catalog breaks gender stereotypes, and why the hell not?

Recently making the rounds in the news and on blogs is this year’s Christmas toy catalog from Swedish Toys R Us licensee Toy-Toy Group. Unlike every other toy catalog, the Toy-Toy catalog doesn’t conform to rigid gender stereotypes about what boys like and what girls like, instead showing boys having fun with kitchen playsets and girls having fun with toy guns. I know, it’s pretty shocking stuff, girls wanting to play with toy cars. Gasp!

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Crazy Scandinavians tearing ass in a souped-up tractor

Some crazy Swedes threw a Volvo 240 turbo engine in a tractor and went the fuck to town. That looks like so much fun.

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They have been waiting for 100 years… what is in the mysterious package?

Since the 1920s, Swedish officials in the town of Sel have been holding on to a mysterious package put together in 1912. The package is a bit bulky, and explicitly instructed on the outside not to be opened until 2012. What was inside? Gold? Stocks? Diamonds?

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The Swedish king gets a bit excited during the Olympics (the Swedish queen is the embarassed woman clapping her hands next to his highness) - “GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!”

The Swedish king gets a bit excited during the Olympics (the Swedish queen is the embarassed woman clapping her hands next to his highness) - “GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!”









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