Wednesday, February 28, 2007

When the Swedes Finally Invade and Become Our New Overlords, I Will Be a Prize Worker in Their Factory

I've been assembling a lot of assemble-yourself furniture recently

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  1. That's what I could have used on my six weird things list: I'm one of the few people who enjoy putting Ikea furniture together. Not that that was an offer.

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  2. I actually like it too, though last night, after about four hours of it, I slipped into a trance and started talking like the Swedish Chef. (That's how they talk up there, right?)

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  3. Dude, I'd be right along side you in that factory!

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  4. IKEA is a privately-held, international, low-cost home products retailer. IKEA was founded in Sweden by Ingvar Kamprad, but is owned by a Dutch-registered foundation, controlled by the Kamprad family. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner/franchiser of the IKEA trademark and the IKEA Concept. It has corporate offices in the Netherlands, Sweden and Belgium. IKEA is an acronym: Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd. Ingvar Kamprad grew up at Elmtaryd in Agunnaryd parish. The IKEA brand is owned by another company with complex ownership via several companies and foundations in at least three countries. Stores pay a 3% royalty on all products sold to the brand owners.

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  5. If they can do for politics what they've done for pressed wood furniture, they've got my vote.

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  6. Yeah, New Orleans could probably use some Swedish overlords right about now. They could devise an ingenious and efficient system for converting Mardi Gras refuse into Category 5 levees.

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  7. Slimbotest?

    BTW, I looked at a getting an armoire shipped here. Cost of armoire: 249. Cost of shipping: 309.

    That U-Haul to Houston sounds feasible. The lingonberrys are calling.

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  8. My testy alter-ego...

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  9. frederika6:35 PM

    I used to leave in Sweden. I can verify that they do, indeed, speak exactly like the Swedish Chef. All the time. And they take it very seriously. And for the first two weeks you live there, it is very very hard not to laugh at everyone who speaks to you.

    The Swedish Chef actually speaks two real words of Swedish. One is chicken, and the other one I forget.

    Oh, and the Swedish Chef is the most popular muppet in Sweden, by far.

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