** SWEDISH NATIONAL DAY (June 6th) **

Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,888
edited June 6 in A Moving Train


Sweden - Among the 5-6 greatest countries to live in, according to most statistics - celebrates it's National Day today!



No one in Sweden really celebrates it though. Because we don't really care. But we do get a day off work. But only since 2005. Because we don't really care. We're a Humanitarian Superpower founded on sound Social Democratic values - "we before me" - who needs nationalism?

We have hunks though:



And his brother:



Sadly we are a monarchy:





Three of the best Bond girls:








We have some right winged racism-problems right now


But keep on scrolling - we make awesome films






Zlatan:













Amazing SAAB before GM motors fucked it up



Still have VOLVO though


IKEA:


Bruce loves Ullevi Arena in my city of Gothenburg - Pearl Jam refuses to play it though:



PEARL JAM GOTHENBURG SWEDEN 2020 - LETS GO!





Globe Arena in Stockholm works too:

"Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 16,049
    what is significant about the date chosen?
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,888
    edited June 6
    mickeyrat said:
    what is significant about the date chosen?
    I think it was the date an old king named Gustav Vasa became king and also the date Denmark, Sweden and Norway split into three separate countries from having been in some kind of union.

    Not to exciting. 
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,965
    Nationalism. 

    ...to use a millennial's term, meh.
    “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
    -Aldous Huxley
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.









  • Jason7192Jason7192 Southern IndianaPosts: 135
    No one in Sweden really celebrates it "because we don't really care," but hey, here's a post about it anyway. Odd.
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,505
    Happy day off work, then!
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,312
    If you are going to have a holiday no one cares about...at least put it on a Friday or Monday.  That's what we did with Victoria Day ... no one cares about some dead Queen in Canada (most of us don't) ... so the holiday is usually referred to as May 2-4 weekend and is our unofficial start to summer, the campgrounds are full, the beer stores are extra busy and the BBQing kicks in full steam...
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 12,879
    So - y’all picked D day as your national holiday. Is it tradition for you to sit in lawn chairs while you watch others work?  ;)


    hippiemom = goodness
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 20,598
    So - y’all picked D day as your national holiday. Is it tradition for you to sit in lawn chairs while you watch others work?  ;)


    That was a good one Cincy!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,888
    So - y’all picked D day as your national holiday. Is it tradition for you to sit in lawn chairs while you watch others work?  ;)



    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,269
    Pizza scissors sharpening day?
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,888
    Jason P said:
    Pizza scissors sharpening day?
    "It's like 10.000 scissors when all you need is a knife"
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • rustneversleepsrustneversleeps The Motel of Lost CompanionsPosts: 1,794
    psychotherapy
    {1996} Columbia, MD 9/24 - NYC 9/28 {1998} Camden, NJ 8/28-8/29 {2000} Jones Beach, NY 8/25 - Camden, NJ 9/1-9/2 {2003} West Palm Beach, FL 4/11 - Phila, PA 4/28 - Buffalo, NY 5/2 - State College, PA 5/3 - Camden, NJ 7/5-7/6 - NYC 7/9 {2004} Reading, PA 10/1 {2005} George, WA 9/1 - Vancouver, BC 9/2 - Atlantic City, NJ 9/30 - Phila, PA 10/3 {2006} NYC 5/5 - Boston, MA 5/25 - Camden, NJ 5/27-5/28 - East Rutherford, NJ 6/1-6/3 - Las Vegas, NV 7/6 {2007} Chicago, IL 8/5 {2008} Manchester, TN 6/14 - Virginia Beach, VA 6/17 - Camden, NJ 6/19-6/20 - Washington, DC 6/22 {2009} Phila, PA 10/27-10/30-10/31 {2012} Phila, PA 9/2 {2013} Chicago, IL 7/19 - Brooklyn, NY 10/19 - Phila, PA 10/21-10/22 - Hartford, CT 10/25 - Baltimore, MD 10/27 - Seattle, WA 12/6 {2014} Lincoln, NE 10/9 - Austin, TX 10/12 - Detroit, MI 10/16 - Moline, IL 10/17 - Denver, CO 10/22 - Mountain View, CA 10/25 {2015} NYC 9/26 {2016} Greenville, SC 4/16 - Hampton, VA 4/18 - Phila, PA 4/28-4/29 - NYC 5/1-5/2 - Telluride, CO 7/9 - Boston, MA 8/5 - Chicago, IL 8/20-8/22 {2017} RRHOF Brooklyn, NY 4/7 {2018} Seattle, WA 8/8-8/10 - Chicago, IL 8/18-8/20

    <--EV--> {2008} NYC 8/5 {2009} Albany, NY 6/9 {2015} Rosemont, IL 5/14 {2017} Dana Point, CA 9/9 {2018} Dana Point, CA 9/29 {2019} Dana Point, CA 9/28
                   

    <--TOTD--> Phila, PA 11/4-11/5 - Seattle, WA 11/20-11/21
  • rustneversleepsrustneversleeps The Motel of Lost CompanionsPosts: 1,794
    So - y’all picked D day as your national holiday. Is it tradition for you to sit in lawn chairs while you watch others work?  ;)


    go figure....
    {1996} Columbia, MD 9/24 - NYC 9/28 {1998} Camden, NJ 8/28-8/29 {2000} Jones Beach, NY 8/25 - Camden, NJ 9/1-9/2 {2003} West Palm Beach, FL 4/11 - Phila, PA 4/28 - Buffalo, NY 5/2 - State College, PA 5/3 - Camden, NJ 7/5-7/6 - NYC 7/9 {2004} Reading, PA 10/1 {2005} George, WA 9/1 - Vancouver, BC 9/2 - Atlantic City, NJ 9/30 - Phila, PA 10/3 {2006} NYC 5/5 - Boston, MA 5/25 - Camden, NJ 5/27-5/28 - East Rutherford, NJ 6/1-6/3 - Las Vegas, NV 7/6 {2007} Chicago, IL 8/5 {2008} Manchester, TN 6/14 - Virginia Beach, VA 6/17 - Camden, NJ 6/19-6/20 - Washington, DC 6/22 {2009} Phila, PA 10/27-10/30-10/31 {2012} Phila, PA 9/2 {2013} Chicago, IL 7/19 - Brooklyn, NY 10/19 - Phila, PA 10/21-10/22 - Hartford, CT 10/25 - Baltimore, MD 10/27 - Seattle, WA 12/6 {2014} Lincoln, NE 10/9 - Austin, TX 10/12 - Detroit, MI 10/16 - Moline, IL 10/17 - Denver, CO 10/22 - Mountain View, CA 10/25 {2015} NYC 9/26 {2016} Greenville, SC 4/16 - Hampton, VA 4/18 - Phila, PA 4/28-4/29 - NYC 5/1-5/2 - Telluride, CO 7/9 - Boston, MA 8/5 - Chicago, IL 8/20-8/22 {2017} RRHOF Brooklyn, NY 4/7 {2018} Seattle, WA 8/8-8/10 - Chicago, IL 8/18-8/20

    <--EV--> {2008} NYC 8/5 {2009} Albany, NY 6/9 {2015} Rosemont, IL 5/14 {2017} Dana Point, CA 9/9 {2018} Dana Point, CA 9/29 {2019} Dana Point, CA 9/28
                   

    <--TOTD--> Phila, PA 11/4-11/5 - Seattle, WA 11/20-11/21
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,312
    So - y’all picked D day as your national holiday. Is it tradition for you to sit in lawn chairs while you watch others work?  ;)


    lol
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,888
    psychotherapy
    Yes ofc! Thank you. How could I forget.

    I don't know if it's Ingmar Bergmans pinnacle, but it is def one of his most beloved films. Inspired by Freud and psychoanalysis.:









    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 21,184
    Can not BELIEVE you forgot this guy?!?
    Image result for swedish chef
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 21,184
    Or these...
    Image result for swedish fish
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 21,184
    Happy Sweden day!
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,888
    Or these...
    Image result for swedish fish
    Only ate the liquorage kind (before stopping eating gelatin) 

    Ours doesn't have "Swedish" written on them though:




    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 21,184
    And this guy!
    DETROIT MI - NOVEMBER 19  Nicklas Lidstrom 5 of the Detroit Red Wings waits for a faceoff in a game against the Minnesota Wild on November 19 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan The Wild defeated the Wings 4-3 in overtime Photo by Clau
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,888
    And this guy!
    DETROIT MI - NOVEMBER 19  Nicklas Lidstrom 5 of the Detroit Red Wings waits for a faceoff in a game against the Minnesota Wild on November 19 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan The Wild defeated the Wings 4-3 in overtime Photo by Clau
    Nicklas?
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 21,184
    And this guy!
    DETROIT MI - NOVEMBER 19  Nicklas Lidstrom 5 of the Detroit Red Wings waits for a faceoff in a game against the Minnesota Wild on November 19 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan The Wild defeated the Wings 4-3 in overtime Photo by Clau
    Niklas Lidstrom for everyone.

    And Forsberg and Naslund and King Henry and Alfredson..
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,888
    And this guy!
    DETROIT MI - NOVEMBER 19  Nicklas Lidstrom 5 of the Detroit Red Wings waits for a faceoff in a game against the Minnesota Wild on November 19 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan The Wild defeated the Wings 4-3 in overtime Photo by Clau
    Niklas Lidstrom for everyone.

    And Forsberg and Naslund and King Henry and Alfredson..
    And Mats "Sudden" Sundin:


    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 21,184
    And this guy!
    DETROIT MI - NOVEMBER 19  Nicklas Lidstrom 5 of the Detroit Red Wings waits for a faceoff in a game against the Minnesota Wild on November 19 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan The Wild defeated the Wings 4-3 in overtime Photo by Clau
    Nicklas?
    Yes, he and Forsberg were two of my favs in hockey during their time.
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,888
    And this guy!
    DETROIT MI - NOVEMBER 19  Nicklas Lidstrom 5 of the Detroit Red Wings waits for a faceoff in a game against the Minnesota Wild on November 19 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan The Wild defeated the Wings 4-3 in overtime Photo by Clau
    Nicklas?
    Yes, he and Forsberg were two of my favs in hockey during their time.
    Studied film with a woman who said she made out with Foppa Forsberg when they were teens. Haha. But yes. I think Foppa would win here if we had to decide on "our most beloved hockey player"
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,965
    Nationalism. 

    ...to use a millennial's term, meh.
    So - y’all picked D day as your national holiday. Is it tradition for you to sit in lawn chairs while you watch others work?  ;)



    Fascinating!  A three team sport using a soccer ball.
    “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
    -Aldous Huxley
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.









  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 12,879
    brianlux said:
    Nationalism. 

    ...to use a millennial's term, meh.
    So - y’all picked D day as your national holiday. Is it tradition for you to sit in lawn chairs while you watch others work?  ;)



    Fascinating!  A three team sport using a soccer ball.
    There is no sport that uses a soccer ball. 

    j/k ;)
    hippiemom = goodness
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,888
    brianlux said:
    Nationalism. 

    ...to use a millennial's term, meh.
    So - y’all picked D day as your national holiday. Is it tradition for you to sit in lawn chairs while you watch others work?  ;)



    Fascinating!  A three team sport using a soccer ball.
    There is no sport that uses a soccer ball. 

    j/k ;)

    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 16,049
    brianlux said:
    Nationalism. 

    ...to use a millennial's term, meh.
    So - y’all picked D day as your national holiday. Is it tradition for you to sit in lawn chairs while you watch others work?  ;)



    Fascinating!  A three team sport using a soccer ball.
    guy in green is a goalie. those prima donna insist on different uniforms.
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 21,184
    And this guy!
    DETROIT MI - NOVEMBER 19  Nicklas Lidstrom 5 of the Detroit Red Wings waits for a faceoff in a game against the Minnesota Wild on November 19 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan The Wild defeated the Wings 4-3 in overtime Photo by Clau
    Niklas Lidstrom for everyone.

    And Forsberg and Naslund and King Henry and Alfredson..
    And Mats "Sudden" Sundin:


    I forgot about Sundin!  He was good too!!!
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