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2013-11-04 05:56:09 AM
The rankings change if you want a collection of them in jars of formaldehyde.
 
2013-11-04 07:47:09 AM

staplermofo: The rankings change if you want a collection of them in jars of formaldehyde.


Or just in the fridge in case you get a bit peckish.
 
2013-11-04 08:20:39 AM
Always remember ladies, its uter-US, not uter-YOU.
 
2013-11-04 08:54:27 AM
Always keep track of the what.

Always.
 
2013-11-04 08:55:52 AM
It's very nice for Iceland and all that, but the story is how the Scandinavian countries weaned themselves away from the overwhelming influence of Christianity over the past 3 centuries.

Maybe communism is good for at least that one thing.
 
2013-11-04 09:01:56 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's very nice for Iceland and all that, but the story is how the Scandinavian countries weaned themselves away from the overwhelming influence of Christianity over the past 3 centuries.

Maybe communism is good for at least that one thing.


I was unaware Iceland was in the Warsaw Pact
 
2013-11-04 09:02:10 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's very nice for Iceland and all that, but the story is how the Scandinavian countries weaned themselves away from the overwhelming influence of Christianity over the past 3 centuries.

Maybe communism is good for at least that one thing.


I feel dirty for agreeing with you on this. Now say something mind numbingly stupid so the world can get back on track correctly again.
 
2013-11-04 09:03:09 AM
Gender politics, socialism, religion... this thread should be a blast.
 
2013-11-04 09:03:44 AM

Smoking GNU: AverageAmericanGuy: It's very nice for Iceland and all that, but the story is how the Scandinavian countries weaned themselves away from the overwhelming influence of Christianity over the past 3 centuries.

Maybe communism is good for at least that one thing.

I feel dirty for agreeing with you on this. Now say something mind numbingly stupid so the world can get back on track correctly again.


boobz r gud
 
2013-11-04 09:04:36 AM
You know where the best place to have a uterus is? Behind the vagina that's around my boner.
OH!
 
2013-11-04 09:05:27 AM

Modified Wooden Paper Towel Holder: You know where the best place to have a uterus is? Behind the vagina that's around my boner.
OH!


Logged in to this account just to post that, eh?
 
2013-11-04 09:06:11 AM
Australia comes in at a dismal 24 . . . out of 136 countries.

24 out of 136 (in the top 20%) is "dismal"? Sure, it ain't number one, but c'mon.
 
2013-11-04 09:07:28 AM
 FTA : They boast the most prevalent belief in evolution

Nothing makes a uterus happier than pondering the nature of its own origin.
 
2013-11-04 09:11:02 AM
I register all my uteri in Maine, insurance is cheaper that way...
 
db2
2013-11-04 09:15:02 AM
They cook it with a wonderful marinade there.
 
2013-11-04 09:16:09 AM
Iceland is also the best place to have a uterus, according to the folks at the World Economic Forum.

It's also the place where they felt the need for an app designed to ensure that you're not committing incest.
 
2013-11-04 09:19:08 AM

miss diminutive: Iceland is also the best place to have a uterus, according to the folks at the World Economic Forum.

It's also the place where they felt the need for an app designed to ensure that you're not committing incest.


Icelandic people have a very unique look about them.  In many women, the features around their eyes and nose can be very attractive.  If you're telling me that's the result of generations and generations of inbreeding, well, you've put a slight damper on my Monday.
 
2013-11-04 09:20:25 AM
img.fark.net
Saw this in one of the articles on that page.  Never though I would see Anne Frank as a Disney princess.
 
2013-11-04 09:22:46 AM
So does it have to be your uterus? Can it be any uterus? Will they be provided or is it BYOU?
 
2013-11-04 09:26:48 AM
Note to self:  Word salady headline = instant greenlight.
 
2013-11-04 09:27:30 AM
Nice! The USA is in the top 20%. Now, will one of you broads go make me a sandwich, please?

/they wouldn't say 'please' in Yemen, honey
 
2013-11-04 09:27:40 AM

kd8our: [img.fark.net image 324x403]
Saw this in one of the articles on that page.  Never though I would see Anne Frank as a Disney princess.


A druish princess? Just what I need.
 
2013-11-04 09:28:38 AM

Yogimus: kd8our: [img.fark.net image 324x403]
Saw this in one of the articles on that page.  Never though I would see Anne Frank as a Disney princess.

A druish princess? Just what I need.


Funny she doesn't look druish
 
2013-11-04 09:29:25 AM
I wish I had a uterus so that I could feel wanted by Iceland.
 
2013-11-04 09:30:01 AM
Steamed or broiled?
 
2013-11-04 09:32:33 AM

kd8our: [img.fark.net image 324x403]
Saw this in one of the articles on that page.  Never though I would see Anne Frank as a Disney princess.


TVTropes has had a page on it for years.
 
2013-11-04 09:33:09 AM
And the worst place to have a uterus: Fark.com
 
2013-11-04 09:34:59 AM

phalamir: AverageAmericanGuy: It's very nice for Iceland and all that, but the story is how the Scandinavian countries weaned themselves away from the overwhelming influence of Christianity over the past 3 centuries.

Maybe communism is good for at least that one thing.

I was unaware Iceland was in the Warsaw Pact


They were in the beer league.
 
2013-11-04 09:36:42 AM
Isn't this the same country that needs a dating app to make sure you don't fark your own cousin?
 
2013-11-04 09:39:53 AM
How does having a lesbian leader make having a uterus better? ... Unless... What's their version of kissing babies?
 
2013-11-04 09:42:25 AM

VladTheEmailer: Isn't this the same country that needs a dating app to make sure you don't fark your own cousin?


I've never heard that

/by "never", I mean "not in the first dozen posts in this thread"
 
2013-11-04 09:46:39 AM
what to the what to the what to the WHAT?

atribecalledquest.com
 
2013-11-04 10:11:10 AM

VladTheEmailer: Isn't this the same country that needs a dating app to make sure you don't fark your own cousin?


Don't know, but they have the Alþingi, so they have that going for them.

/CSB:  used þ as an example of letters disappearing from English in my class, and then used Alþingi as an example of the letter still being around.  Some students went to great lengths to include þingi in every exam
// "þ " is "th", so the word is "thingie"
///College freshmen will laugh at anything even remotely scatological.
 
2013-11-04 10:11:27 AM

kd8our: [img.fark.net image 324x403]

Saw this in one of the articles on that page.  Never though I would see Anne Frank as a Disney princess.



A Jewish Princess?

She's in the attic!


/ aisle seat, kosher meal
 
2013-11-04 10:12:28 AM

GRCooper: VladTheEmailer: Isn't this the same country that needs a dating app to make sure you don't fark your own cousin?

I've never heard that

/by "never", I mean "not in the first dozen posts in this thread"


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04/23/iceland-s-incest-prev ention-app-gets-people-to-bump-their-phones-before-bumping-in-bed.html
 
2013-11-04 10:15:15 AM
Iceland is as cold as my ex's heart..
 
2013-11-04 10:18:25 AM
The World Economic Forum also determined the best place to have a Wang.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-04 10:22:09 AM

Snarfangel: The World Economic Forum also determined the best place to have a Wang.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x389]


Check out the size of this guy's Wang.  He must have been taking those pills.

www.ricomputermuseum.org
 
2013-11-04 10:29:10 AM
Maybe they just fewer dirty whores trying to kill their incest rape babies en utero?
 
2013-11-04 10:29:39 AM
I'm sure all 1200 people living on that desolate semi-frozen island is remarkably happy about this occurrance.

Does EVERY article about Iceland have to include a photo of Bjork?  This could have been about prostate cancer in Iceland and that woman would still be shown.  Because Iceland = Bjork.

/And occasionally an evil hockey team.
//Though they are mostly an external protagonist embodying a group's internal struggles rather than "evil"...
///At least ill tempered.
 
2013-11-04 10:35:47 AM

Rapmaster2000: Snarfangel: The World Economic Forum also determined the best place to have a Wang.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x389]

Check out the size of this guy's Wang.  He must have been taking those pills.

[www.ricomputermuseum.org image 800x600]


That thing's like, 5 1/4" inches floppy!
 
2013-11-04 10:36:05 AM
azizonomics.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-04 10:37:07 AM

Snarfangel: The World Economic Forum also determined the best place to have a Wang.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x389]


Well, since Iceland has the Iceland Phallological museum, that makes perfect sense.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Phallological_Museum

In all seriousness, though

It is unethical at the least and downright evil for politicians to pander to critical-thinking-impaired folks like creationists, right-to-lifers, religious nutcases, rednecks, senile old people, climate-change deniers and  supporters of medical quackery, in exchange for some cheap votes or campaign funds,

The people who run Iceland seems to have "got it". The US needs a lesson here.
 
2013-11-04 10:41:29 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: Snarfangel: The World Economic Forum also determined the best place to have a Wang.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x389]

Well, since Iceland has the Iceland Phallological museum, that makes perfect sense.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Phallological_Museum

In all seriousness, though

It is unethical at the least and downright evil for politicians to pander to critical-thinking-impaired folks like creationists, right-to-lifers, religious nutcases, rednecks, senile old people, climate-change deniers and  supporters of medical quackery, in exchange for some cheap votes or campaign funds,

The people who run Iceland seems to have "got it". The US needs a lesson here.


Right. Your opposition disagrees with you because they don't think.
 
2013-11-04 10:43:29 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: Snarfangel: The World Economic Forum also determined the best place to have a Wang.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x389]

Well, since Iceland has the Iceland Phallological museum, that makes perfect sense.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Phallological_Museum

In all seriousness, though

It is unethical at the least and downright evil for politicians to pander to critical-thinking-impaired folks like creationists, right-to-lifers, religious nutcases, rednecks, senile old people, climate-change deniers and  supporters of medical quackery, in exchange for some cheap votes or campaign funds,

The people who run Iceland seems to have "got it". The US needs a lesson here.


So, we should blindly follow THOSE people?
 
2013-11-04 10:44:01 AM
Don't forget the great Curling.

en.ria.ru
 
2013-11-04 10:46:21 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: The people who run Iceland seems to have "got it". The US needs a lesson here.


On the other hand, they spawned Björk , so they must be doing something terribly, terribly wrong...
 
2013-11-04 11:03:54 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: The people who run Iceland seems to have "got it". The US needs a lesson here.


For what it's worth, I agree. But, I would also speculate that the International Monetary Fund's economic assassins are going to have a hard time perverting, and corrupting Iceland's leadership. So, expect that the US will foment some assassinations to bring them to heal, and finally allow our sacred corporate overlords to bend them over too. We're all getting Bjork'ed in the pooper.

I'll grade myself:
2/10

FTFM
 
2013-11-04 11:04:11 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's very nice for Iceland and all that, but the story is how the Scandinavian countries weaned themselves away from the overwhelming influence of Christianity over the past 3 centuries.

Maybe communism is good for at least that one thing.


No, I didn't take that from the article. What I got from the article was that when you run a country like a business (ie Western Europe, the US, Australia etc) all manner of inequality goes down, simply because of the greed. It's only when a government starts to properly care for and protect it's citizens (which is its basic remit) that a country will flourish.

/USA PLC
//EU Ltd.
 
2013-11-04 11:04:53 AM
Iceland. It's hard not to love a country which has had a democratic Parliament (the Althingi, or all-thing, for over a thousand years.

The Scandinavian countries so often top the rankings in things that matter (to liberals, but also to conservatives) that I call them "all the usual suspects", a designation that includes a selection of other small European countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and so forth.

There are several reasons for this. For one thing, they are Nordic countries. There seems to be a close connection with a sub-polar climate and social cohesion, if only because nobody wants to invade a country with a sub-polar climate. Canada, Australia and New Zealand are often ranked among "all the usual suspects". In the past, South Africa and Argentina might have qualified, although both went down the wrong road politically and became police states.

Iceland has one of the toughest climates of any country, so it qualifies with bells on.

Second, the famed liberalism and social democracy of these countries is indeed based on a special kind of social cohesion, but this is just as prevalent among Scandinavian conservatives as liberals and socialists. It is a form of democracy, pragmatism, and care for others. Canada sometimes shows these same tendencies. Indeed, they reach as far as the UK and New England--the Northern states of the USA are less different from Canada and the UK than you might think. The Scots, the Irish, the Welsh, the Cornish, and the English all have similar attitudes which date to prehistoric tribal law and custom.

Third, women and men in these countries often had to work hard and fight hard, side by side at times. An isolated farm is like a small country--it risks invasion constantly, so there's no room for sentimental bourgeois sexism or the gynaceum--men may have to stand on their plow to get it to cut rock hard soil, but sometimes it is a woman pulling it. The Scandinavian countries and even CAN-AUS-NZ and bits of the UK and US have a deep peasant culture where egalitarianism and democracy and so forth are strong. The Scandinavians granted women a relatively high status and free roles long before Christianity turned up and still do.

Since some of ancestors came from Denmark, I know more about that country. I know that their Church parishes have the same boundaries as their civil parishes, for example, and that they have an Established Church, as do Sweden, etc.

The Church in these countries, like the Church in England, is an arm of the Government. The Sovereign of the UK is also Protector of the Church. An Established Church can be of two kinds, as Adam Smith observed: it can be a docile, bureaucratic, not too dogmatic or evangelical branch of the public service or it can be a dogmatic, militant and interfering Old Church Lady. Even if there is no established church, the various sects and denominations can be militant and revolutionary or pacific and not too much trouble.

In the USA, the Protestant sects are militant and evangelical, often bigoted, chauvinistic, and mammonolatrous, while the Roman Catholic Church and the "mainstream Protestants" are more liberal and eucumenical. (As Father Ted knows well, that word "eucumenical" can be used to answer all religious questions, although in the US it is a dirty word for many of the more rambunctious fundies and even the more.

In Scandinavia, the Church is generally of the bureaucratic, worldly model. This is not to say that the declining band of Christians is not devout and moral and sometimes active, but they tend to be under control. The Post-Christianization of Europe is no doubt most advanced in these countries. Some, like the UK, have learned the hard way. Some were never 100% Christianized or Romanized. Even England fell to the Roman Catholic Church, with Ireland maintaining great independence for a long time, so this makes a difference in attitudes towards women, sexuality, marriage, work, and so forth.

I perceive a certain right-ward drift in the UK, where the religious are getting radicalized and more aggressive. In the US and Canada, the liberal churches went down for decades but have bounced back by adapting to the needs of their congregations. My parent's church is now housed in a new building with an attached hall and nursary which would not look out of place in any Scandinavian village or parish. A lot of the new buildings that have gone up since I became an adult look identical to Scandinavian, Russian or New England models--a lot of neo-salt box type of plain but attractive construction. But I digress.

In short, Iceland is very probably a good place to be a woman. Not an easy place. The Icelanders have such a small population they have to track their genealogies to avoid inbreeding and they are workaholic even by New England or frontier standards. But life there is good.

And who doesn't love elves? Even an atheist can believe in them if she wishes because they are, after all, real living creatures like Bigfoot or Unicorns, and not ghosties like the soul or gods or angels.
 
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