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(The Local)   Cops called out to house with loud screaming and banging only to find Swedish family assembling Ikea products   (thelocal.se) divider line 75
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2013-11-08 12:22:43 PM
LOL headline.  Nice work.
 
2013-11-08 12:24:11 PM
If a new relationship can survive jointly buying and assembling something from IKEA, it can survive anything.
 
2013-11-08 12:24:12 PM

Cold_Sassy: LOL headline.  Nice work.


+1 Subby
 
2013-11-08 12:24:12 PM
The Sweeds actually BUY this shiat?? It's not only for export to stupid Americans??
 
2013-11-08 12:25:53 PM
www.mikesacks.com
 
2013-11-08 12:27:10 PM
Swedish? IKEA is Dutch.
 
2013-11-08 12:27:13 PM
No, they wanted to know which one of them ate the last of the viili. Or piimä, filmjölk, skyr or tette milk. Whatever that slimy stuff was.
 
2013-11-08 12:28:29 PM
The last line of the story left me wanting to see pics.

Toothpaste war sounds like messy fun.
 
2013-11-08 12:30:19 PM
Assembling furniture drives people crazy. Worst fights I've ever had with my wife revolved around sitting there trying to put that shiat together. Americans are mad for pressboard crap furniture, for some reason, something I never dealt with in my family as a child. We've had to agree that we just buy real furniture from now on.

/ncsb
 
2013-11-08 12:34:22 PM
I'm trying to get my company to up date the 1960's steel case furniture for IKEA stuff.  This way when my coworkers travel on business I can reassemble their office in to voltron
 
2013-11-08 12:35:53 PM
Swearing in Swedish sounds a lot like screaming.
 
2013-11-08 12:39:09 PM
T-shirt idea:

I SURVIVED THE TOOTHPASTE WARS.



T-shirt idea 2:

THE FAMILY THAT SWEARS

IN SWEDISH TOGETHER,

GROWS TOGETHER

IKEA

 
2013-11-08 12:39:37 PM
No, I find that very likely, actually.
 
2013-11-08 12:40:35 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-11-08 12:42:13 PM
Why the fark were these a-holes assembling IKEA furniture at 1:00 in the morning anyway?
 
2013-11-08 12:42:46 PM
Their stuff can be put together by toddlers, don't see what everyone's problem is...
 
2013-11-08 12:44:58 PM

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: Why the fark were these a-holes assembling IKEA furniture at 1:00 in the morning anyway?


To be fair, it was only 9:30 in the morning when they started.
 
2013-11-08 12:47:34 PM
I've put together a couple of things from IKEA.  Back in the mid 80s I worked in the electronics area of a department store selling cheap rack stereo systems and different kinds of self assembly entertainment furniture.  That crap would make the IKEA stuff seem like something hand-crafted by Bavarian, wood working forest monk-elves.
 
2013-11-08 12:53:20 PM
If you can't handle IKEA instructions, you really need to give up on life.
 
2013-11-08 12:55:11 PM
 
2013-11-08 12:56:35 PM

Best Princess Celestia: Their stuff can be put together by toddlers, don't see what everyone's problem is...


friedo: If you can't handle IKEA instructions, you really need to give up on life.


I agree, since I'm the one in my family who assembles all the IKEA furniture, not my husband!
 
2013-11-08 12:59:01 PM
I never had a problem with it. When I get stuck, I dig out the instructions and read them. Oddly, I'm always in demand when my friends move...

Ikea stuff is miles better than the stuff sold at Wal*Mart; some of that crap doesn't go together correctly even when you do read the instructions.
 
2013-11-08 12:59:02 PM
The husband:

www.toughpigs.com
 
2013-11-08 12:59:16 PM
I've been there - but it's always been my own damn fault for screwing something in upside-down or some similar idiotic mistake.
 
2013-11-08 12:59:20 PM

ChipNASA: The Sweeds actually BUY this shiat?? It's not only for export to stupid Americans??


What's wrong with Ikea?
 
2013-11-08 01:00:46 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ChipNASA: The Sweeds actually BUY this shiat?? It's not only for export to stupid Americans??

What's wrong with Ikea?


Everybody hates the Dutch.
 
2013-11-08 01:00:54 PM
To those that think that IKEA furniture is easy to assemble... did you grow up with LEGOs or K'NEX or things of that nature?

I would assume that those that grew up deciphering the assembly diagrams of building toys would have no problems with IKEA instructions.
 
2013-11-08 01:02:15 PM
www.geekytechnews.com
 
2013-11-08 01:03:15 PM

Best Princess Celestia: Their stuff can be put together by toddlers, don't see what everyone's problem is...


This. I never understood the complaints about Ikea. I've bought some stuff from them, never had a problem putting it together.
 
2013-11-08 01:03:45 PM
FTA: It remains unclear if the baby was simply crying in need of attention, or whether it too was frustrated by the complexity of the Ikea instructions.

Comedy freakin' gold.
 
kth
2013-11-08 01:08:04 PM

CivicMindedFive: If a new relationship can survive jointly buying and assembling something from IKEA, it can survive anything.


The closest I've ever seen my parents to divorce was when they were trying to put a desk together in my first apartment in 1994. They'll be married 50 years next year.

The rule in my marriage is that one person is in charge. It matters not at all which person that is. But just one person runs the show for any particular project and the other person merely follows direction.
 
2013-11-08 01:08:35 PM
The Aristocrats?
 
2013-11-08 01:14:56 PM
It gets worse. The instructions were in English.
 
2013-11-08 01:22:29 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: Ikea stuff is miles better than the stuff sold at Wal*Mart; some of that crap doesn't go together correctly even when you do read the instructions.


Sauder makes some truly crappy "furniture."

fuhfuhfuh: To those that think that IKEA furniture is easy to assemble... did you grow up with LEGOs or K'NEX or things of that nature?



Yes, plus I'm an engineer (but not a real one, just a software engineer).  A year ago I had to jerry-rig an IKEA futon bed because a piece was broken.   The long rectangular steel beam had the receiving nut* break off probably due to a poor solder joint.  When you titled the beam from side to side you could hear that little guy rolling back and forth along it's length. It was the second step in the instructions; this was the base frame that you attached the bed to; there was no "going without this." To make matter worse, I waited until the night before a couple was supposed to sleep on this guest bed!  I ended up using winching tie-downs to keep the base frame in one piece, and finished assembling the bed.  IKEA was awesome and sent me a replacement piece, which is still in the basement, waiting for me to disassemble and fix the bed.  Maybe I'll even get to it!


/*and THAT is where you stopped reading!
//I also realize the correct answer would be "cut the hollow beam, retrieve the nut, and use a blowtorch to re-assemble it.  Sorry, I don't weld.
 
2013-11-08 01:22:39 PM
Sounds like a lot of screamers in Sweden

Giggity!
 
2013-11-08 01:23:39 PM
*Sigh*  titled == tilted,  and it's == its.


/before you view,  PREview.
 
2013-11-08 01:25:31 PM

fuhfuhfuh: To those that think that IKEA furniture is easy to assemble... did you grow up with LEGOs or K'NEX or things of that nature?

I would assume that those that grew up deciphering the assembly diagrams of building toys would have no problems with IKEA instructions.


Actually, yes. I loved LEGOs as a kid. Never thought of it like that.
 
2013-11-08 01:26:59 PM
Impossible. No real Swede would be caught dead shopping there.
 
2013-11-08 01:27:09 PM

mekkab: *Sigh*  titled == tilted,  and it's == its.


/before you view,  PREview.


You really ARE a software engineer!
/shouldn't you use = anyways since you're trying to assign the correct value, not comparing them?
 
2013-11-08 01:34:04 PM
satwcomic.com
 
2013-11-08 01:34:14 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Swedish? IKEA is Dutch.


LOLWUT
 
2013-11-08 01:35:34 PM
CSB: when i moved to france in '99, i furnished my entire apartment with ikea furniture. the two days it took to set it all up were filled with the nastiest, most evil swear words i have ever uttered. seriously.

once it was up, though, the stuff was great!
 
2013-11-08 01:35:59 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: No, they wanted to know which one of them ate the last of the viili. Or piimä, filmjölk, skyr or tette milk. Whatever that slimy stuff was.


... And another one :)
 
2013-11-08 01:46:58 PM

fuhfuhfuh: To those that think that IKEA furniture is easy to assemble... did you grow up with LEGOs or K'NEX or things of that nature?

I would assume that those that grew up deciphering the assembly diagrams of building toys would have no problems with IKEA instructions.


I grew up with Legos, but I never actually looked at the instructions.  I just had a big bucket of bricks that I would assemble into whatever I felt like building.
 
2013-11-08 01:48:39 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: [www.geekytechnews.com image 605x1085]


You know, I really hope somebody has a rainbow lightsaber and/or a light-whip in the new Star Wars movies now.
 
2013-11-08 01:51:47 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: [www.geekytechnews.com image 605x1085]


Props to Bigz2k and ikea

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-08 01:55:38 PM

Cold_Sassy: LOL headline.  Nice work.


The headline merely describes the events that took place in the article. It sounds like you didn't read the article and assumed the headline was a euphemism for something else when it isn't.
 
2013-11-08 01:56:16 PM

FlashHarry: Quantum Apostrophe: Swedish? IKEA is Dutch.

LOLWUT


upload.wikimedia.org

http://www.economist.com/node/6919139

LOLWEB
 
2013-11-08 02:00:19 PM

Best Princess Celestia: Their stuff can be put together by toddlers, don't see what everyone's problem is...


Not everyone has a toddler on hand.
 
2013-11-08 02:01:34 PM
Quantum Apostrophe:

LOLWEB

so a swedish company founded in sweden by a swede is dutch?

got it.

/lived in stockholm as a kid. spent many an afternoon diving in ikea's ball-pit.
//wait - that didn't come out right
 
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