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November 25, 2009
Scandis Love Them Some Nail Beds
Posted by Gregory of Yardale at November 25, 2009 12:13 PM
Sweden is the closest thing on Earth to progressive utopia, and is cited as the counter-example to socialism's spectacular FAILS in Cuba, North Korea, the Soviet Union, Zimbabwe, Detroit, post-colonial India, East Germany, and pretty much any place on Earth not populated by Swedes.
Progressives lecture that Sweden's expansive social programs result in the healthiest, best educated population on Earth. But the healthy, well-educated Scandis seem to be as susceptible to quack medicine as ... well, the same healthy, well-educated moonbats who believe in magic healing crystals. The current Scandi health fetish is beds of nails; actually padded mats embedded with thousands of plastic spikes.
“It’s quite painful initially,” said Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, 46, a yoga instructor and writer who uses her nail bed almost every day. “When a person stands up after lying on the mat, she said, “the back looks picked at, as if with a fork.”
As with all health fads, the mats’ salutary effects can be exaggerated, with some people promising cures for everything “from schizophrenia to dandruff,” Ms. Rolfsdotter-Jansson said. But many nail mat users claim relief from sleep problems, migraines and even asthma.
Somehow, I suspect if the military had made terrorists lay on one of these things, they would be indicted for war crimes; just as the "atrocities" that occurred at Abu Ghraib would be considered "too vanilla" (banal) for the Folsom Street Fair.
I feel the same way about those Neti Pot things: what some would call 'sinus irrigation' I'd call 'self-inflicted waterboarding'.
Posted by: The Watcher at November 25, 2009 1:02 PM
If thats not enough the goverment of sweeden has adopted that rediculous animal right philosephies of the PETA dipwads forcing its good citizens to make all animals comfortible
Posted by: Spurwing Plover at November 25, 2009 1:53 PM
From The Doktor of WebShire. Enjoy!
Posted by: The Doktor at November 25, 2009 2:16 PM
I LOVED the Swedish Chef! I loved that whole show. Remember the two old guys? Priceless.
Posted by: Karin at November 25, 2009 2:51 PM
I suppose their is rationing of tetanus shots as well.
Posted by: James McEnanly at November 25, 2009 7:42 PM
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Posted by: KHarn at November 25, 2009 7:46 PM
Doesn't everyone want their back to look like it's been picked at by a fork?
Posted by: Judith M. at November 25, 2009 8:09 PM
Karin those two old guys were STATLER & WALDORF They were a couple of ghosts on the movie MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL
Posted by: Flu-Bird at November 25, 2009 9:17 PM
To think this nation once used to be the terror of Europe, inspiring awe from the hall of the mountain king. Any wonder the Saracens think they're ripe for the picking?
Posted by: Conservigilant at November 26, 2009 4:27 AM
I'm Swedish. My mother has a mat like that and it hurts like hell. However, my back gets warm and feels nice afterwards.
BTW many Swedish people are tired of socialism and moonbats. But just like in the US, the elite is of very different opinions than most normal people. Things are looking bright though as we have a very popular and responsible center/right government that will probably win next election as well.
Using Sweden as a sucessful example of socialism is just wrong as Sweden's wealth is based on free trade and high work ethics. Socialism has done its best to destroy these values but it look like the tides are finally turning...
Posted by: Swede at November 26, 2009 10:22 AM