Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ten of a Kind: In Norway, "Lillemor" means "You're gonna die, kids."

According to the internet (without which life itself would be improbable), the average life expectancy in Norway is 81.45 years.

Not, however, according to these here Norwegian comics.

Well, yes: I do know these are Norwegian reprints of British comics. But hey, if you can’t poke fun at the Norwegians, who can you? What’re they gonna do...not let us see their famous movies like Kon-Tiki, Gurin with the Foxtail, and Arne Skouen's Nine Lives, or withhold their net exports of 884 billion dollars of petroleum resources, or not let us ride on their public transport system, which consists of 4,114 kilometres (2,556 mi) of standard gauge lines, of which 242 kilometres (150 mi) is double track and 64 kilometres (40 mi) high-speed rail (210 km/h) while 62% is electrified at 15 kV 16 2⁄3 Hz AC? I think not.

Have fun livin' in Norway, kids! You’re gonna die.

(More Ten of a Kind here.)


BillyWitchDoctor said...

Oh, Lord, I spent a summer in Kongsberg on the student-exchange program decades ago and I wanna go back so bad now. SO bad.

Full fart, Paddy! (You're a better man than I am, Bully.)

SallyP said...

Look, if you can't outskate a Volkswagen, you're not even trying.