I dislike Java but you gotta admit: This video of a guy coming out as preferring Java over .NET (both are programming languages by the way) is pretty cute ;) It’s an ad for a Java conference in Norway.
Swedish capitol Stockholm is not only the home of many beautiful people, it has also an amazing subway system,, maybe the most stunning world wide. Don’t miss the other spectacular shots of the Stockholm Subway System!
“My name is Joachim. I am 16, living in Sweden but I’m actually from Norway. Photography has always been a very dear interest of mine ever since I was a little boy.” See more of his works on Flickr.
Tucked into this Q&A in the New York Times Magazine piece on the home life of Swedish football star Freddie Ljungberg, now with the Seattle Sounders, was a question about gossip and this was his response:
“There’s been a gay rumor for a long time. I don’t mind at all. I am proud of that. I love fashion, and I think so many gay people have amazing style. So that is a compliment to me. I really don’t know why people are so interested. I just made a decision that I won’t talk about it.”
The Swede is perhaps best known for appearing as an underwear model for Calvin Klein. Ljungberg is single and lives alone in an 8,500-square-foot house on a lake near Seattle, and there was no mention of a girlfriend anywhere in the story (but a couple of references to his dog).
He wasn’t the first member of the Swedish national team being on some people’s gaydar: Zlatan Ibrahimovic caused quite some discussion when a photo of him holding the hand of Gerard Pique appeared. [via]
In Sweden, the Men Can Have It All
Mikael Karlsson owns a snowmobile, two hunting dogs and five guns. In his spare time, this soldier-turned-game warden shoots moose and trades potty-training tips with other fathers. Cradling 2-month-old Siri in his arms, he can’t imagine not taking baby leave. “Everyone does.” From trendy central Stockholm to this village in the rugged forest south of the Arctic Circle, 85 percent of Swedish fathers take parental leave. Those who don’t face questions from family, friends and colleagues. As other countries still tinker with maternity leave and women’s rights, Sweden may be a glimpse of the future.
In this land of Viking lore, men are at the heart of the gender-equality debate. The ponytailed center-right finance minister calls himself a feminist, ads for cleaning products rarely feature women as homemakers, and preschools vet books for gender stereotypes in animal characters. For nearly four decades, governments of all political hues have legislated to give women equal rights at work — and men equal rights at home.
Swedish mothers still take more time off with children — almost four times as much. And some who thought they wanted their men to help raise baby now find themselves coveting more time at home. But laws reserving at least two months of the generously paid, 13-month parental leave exclusively for fathers — a quota that could well double after the September election — have set off profound social change. Read on…
In this short film from Norway (original title Der Nede Sørger de Ikke) we meet two classmates who can´t adjust to life at school. Even though he has lived there for a year now, Thomas has still not been accepted by his classmates. Karsten is an oddball liked by few. The film is about the day when they, for various reasons, sneak away from their swimming lesson and destroy the carpentry room.
Voters here blew a loud raspberry at Iceland’s political establishment Saturday, handing victory in the capital’s municipal elections to an upstart political party that ran a blatantly satirical, humor-based campaign.
After promising a polar bear for the Reykjavik zoo and making other unorthodox proposals, the six-month-old Best Party won 34.7% of the vote, securing six of the 15 seats on the city council. It was closely followed by the Independent Party—the traditional powerhouse in the city—with 33.6% of votes and five seats. The Social Democratic Alliance, which currently governs Iceland in coalition with the Left-Green Movement, won three seats while its coalition partner was left with one.
The win for the Best Party—whose slogan loosely translates to "Whatever Works!"—puts its leader Jon Gnarr, Iceland’s best-known comedian, in a strong position to become mayor of Reykjavik, a post that is sometimes a launching pad for national politics. Although the Bests are two seats short of an absolute majority, longstanding enmity among the other parties will make it hard for them to agree on an alternative candidate. Read on…
A recent new addition to the ranks of gorgeousness at one of Scandinavia’s top Model Agency’s Scoop Models is this long haired beauty called simply Felix. It does seem strange that such beauties can be found in the Mens category rather than say The Boys Section. Just loving that long mane of hair. And definitely another model in the Allen Roth mould. More at The Beauty Hunter