Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Finland- Page 11

Tervetuloa tiistaiselle suomi-sivullemme

Welcome to Our Tuesday Finland Page

A Video about Finland

Finnish Saying

No, moniko sinun sedistäsi on tehnyt itsemurhan tänä vuonna?

Well, how many of your uncles commited suicide this year?


Finnish joke as told in Finland

Famous last words of Finnish men

"Naah, we dont need no electrician here."

"We can go to my place - wife's on night shift"

"I love you Kristiina... eh, I mean Hanna..."

"In principal you shouldnt smoke so near the ammunition"

"Lets study the safety instructions later"

"The side effects of lot of alcohol is hugely exaggerated"

"I got some cheap Russian spirits to the wedding punch so the whole family can drink enough"

"Damn life save vest - not bothering to wear them"

"Look! Whats that bear cub doing alone in the forest?"

"Damn quick to drill the ice when it's this thin."

@@@@News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and Pigeon Days have begun– So far Pigeon Days are going very well. There were more people than usual buying art. That might be because of the location or it could be because of all the people in town trying to get a picture of the dragon. Somebody told them that the dragon has shown up at the art event for the last couple of years. While they were there they bought something. The fish cups sold very well. But one person even paid to have a mural painted for their child’s room. Next year they will have to decide if it was location or dragon when they can go back to the Yellow Brick Road.
Some of the tourists wanted to know how Pigeon Falls got its Yellow Brick road. So Mayor Trumble had a pamphlet made with that story.
The only really good road that Pigeon Falls has is the yellow brick road built by Eino's grandfather, Bullfrog Jupola. Of course Bullfrog wasn't his real name , that was Eino same as his grandson. Eino has no idea how his grandfather came to be called Bullfrog but he is doing some research to try to find out. In any case everyone called him Bullfrog. He was a great horse trader and made a lot of money buying and selling things. That's how the brick road got built. Bullfrog got a load of bricks in trade for something or another and thought he had a great deal until the train showed up with the bricks and they turned out to be yellow. It seems Bullfrog couldn't talk anybody into building something with yellow bricks. So old Bullfrog sat down with the town council and offered to build a road out of town as far as the bricks would go. It would replace the dirt road where in the Spring and Fall the cars kept getting stuck in the mud. Bullfrog offered the road at cost to the town and the city fathers took the deal. Well Bullfrog didn't make any money on that deal but he didn't lose any either and he wasn't stuck with a load of bricks. He took his old friend Frank Baum out to show off his new road and Frank was really impressed. He wanted to know where the road went and Eino, who didn't want to say it just ended out in the woods where a dirt road continued, told him it went to the Green City. The next thing Bullfrog knew Frank had written a book and included the yellow brick road and the Emerald City. The next time he came to go fishing he gave Bullfrog a signed copy. Eino still has that book. When the movie came out the town council voted to put up a sign that said "This is the original yellow brick road"

Today's Link-Humus- A good word for taking a vacation- Leave a Dr. John in the comment.
I had a rough day. Didn't sleep well last night so I was tired all day. Breathing was hard. I did see my soaps. I printed out April's blogs to send to my non-computer sister. I visited about two thirds of my links. I napped a lot. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Stacy said...

It's good to know where the inspiration for one of my favorite stories came from. You don't suppose there are any munchkins, wiches, or other curious beings (besides the dragon and white rabbit) hanging out in the woods, do you?

5:06 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Gorgeous Finland again. With 100 degree heat down here yesterday and today - I would love to roll around in Finnish snow.

Just one Uncle and two Aunts.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Interesting clip on Finland.

How did those Finns ever manage to venture out to America and establish Pigeon Falls? And why isnt there a Tango contest during Pigeon Days?

7:04 AM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

Dr. John,
The hippo prize came! My daughter has it on a shelf in her. What fun! Thanks again for bringing such a human touch to cyberspace!

8:08 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Sorry I haven't been around, Dr. John -- life has been hectic and will remain so for a few more days. I am headed to Canada for some camping! Since it is summer I don't think you'll have to worry about me drilling too many holes in thin ice.

10:04 AM  
Blogger - PRACTiCAL CHiCK said...

Well if I was a von eric (you know - the famous von eric family of wrestling) niece or nephew I could say all but one died via suicide in the 80s..

I had one uncle, an orthodontist, commit suicide back in the 1990s.

2:30 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol so its not only Britain that has a high incidence of injury and death from DIY.

So suicide still popular in Finland
Which god do they sacrifice themselves to

In Germany & England, you still have to travel to Switzerland or Holland for assisted euthania

2:49 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

Dr. John, that is wonderful...! the video and the sayings by the Finnish men. Thanks for sharing them.

10:02 PM  

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