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  • jonttaxtr
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    MUni-Meet

    Now it's Finnish MUni Meet day, only one guy from Kuopio riding with me

    If you are in finland, welcome to ride with us!!!

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  • jonttaxtr
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    MUni Meet

    PIM!!!

    Tänne Kuopioon muutes mahtuis edelleen rälläämään ja MUnimaan 30.-31.7.2005.
    Joten kaikki kynnelle kykenevät kruisimaan yhdellä renkaalla!!


    Finnish MUni Meet 30.-31.7.2005 in Kuopio, Finland.
    Welcome!

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  • leo
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    The earlier mentioned Linda will be after the weekedn in Finland for a while.
    SMS me at +31 624-235053 and I'll SMS you her number back, so you can arange an apointment before she leaves The-Netherlands.

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  • Orange
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    Ah, that's exactly the kind of jokes that we tell about norweigans here!

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  • klaym
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    Orange: I couldn't remember any good swede jokes so I searched the net for some. Here's one I somehow found particularily hilarious (translated from Finnish):

    Swedish workmen are working on a new road. They need to blow up some rock out of the way with dynamite. One of them is ordered to light the fuse igniter. Hands shaking, he's fumbling a match out of the matchbox when another workman hollers "It's gonna blow!". They both run behind a nearby tree to take cover. After waiting for a couple of minutes, the other asks:
    -Did you get it lit?
    -I didn't have time to.


    Well that wasn't particularily about swedes (could be replaced with anything, like blondes) but in traditional Finnish swede-jokes, the typical swede is a bit retarded and gay :P
    I don't know where this kind of stereotype has come from, I don't have anything against swedes personally

    edit: correcting the joke a bit
    Last edited by klaym; 2004-07-30, 07:01 PM.

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  • Orange
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    4. Well.. Finns make jokes about Swedes, but they are considered quite nice people anyway. Germans and Russians aren't much liked. America is so far away that I don't think there is a strong opinion of Americans in general here. Bush and his politics are commonly not liked though (as I believe is the case in many countries) [/B][/QUOTE]


    Answer to the first sentence: Aw, don't say that you are as cruel as the norweigans!
    Tell me a joke about the Swedes please!

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  • Orange
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    Jag har en enhjuling i köket = I have a unicycle in the kitchen (I guess?!) ;D

    Yup, correct! Spelling absolutely correct too. It's fun to actually hear Finnish people speak Swedish too. It sounds rather fun...

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  • BillyTheMountain
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    Very cool. That's all good to know. I'll bet the meatballs are like what we in the USA call "Swedish meatballs." They are different from Italian meatballs, and usually served with a meat gravy rather than tomato sauce.

    Enjoy!

    Billy

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  • klaym
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    BillyTheMountain:
    1. Hehe!

    2. Besides uniing I do some jogging, ircing (in quakenet by the nick klaym), and in the winter I sometimes go downhillskiing with blades. I don't consider myself a very 'sporty' kind of type though as 70% of my spare time goes on IRC and on the computer.

    3. In the summer people grill sausages. A 'traditional' kind of meal in Finland is like, meatballs and potatoes, lasagne or macaroni, etc.

    4. Well.. Finns make jokes about Swedes, but they are considered quite nice people anyway. Germans and Russians aren't much liked. America is so far away that I don't think there is a strong opinion of Americans in general here. Bush and his politics are commonly not liked though (as I believe is the case in many countries)

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  • BillyTheMountain
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    Have a convention

    Quick, before unicycling becomes the big popular fad it is in the USA, have the Finnish Unicycling convention (and require medal winners to be Finnish). Than get entered into the Guiness Record Book for winning ALL the medals at the convention!

    What else do you do besides unicycle?

    What is a popular Finnish treat to eat?

    Do Finns like Americans?

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  • klaym
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    Yes, Nokian tyres originate from the city of Nokia, as does the telephone company. Tyres are still being produced here but telephones are nowadays made in... Taiwan? I don't know. And yes, someday I'll have a muni with a 3" Gazz on it Preferably before winter arrives!

    Treepotato: The thing I like here in Finland is that all seasons are very different and versatile. The summer is usually very warm (This has been a lousy summer though, as Joona replied before but for a few days now it has been very warm and sunny, over 25 celsius in the shadow) and the winter is usually very cold, reaching to up to -25 celsius or more. In the summer finns go to saunas and go swim in the thousands of lakes we have here. In the winter we get a lot of snow. In Lapland the amount of snow on the ground is often measured in meters! That would make one extreme mUni ride ;D

    edit: thanks Joona!
    Last edited by klaym; 2004-07-23, 07:26 PM.

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  • joona
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    BWAHAHHAAAA!! He's back, and his even bigger than before (152lbs). WHOOO!!

    Well, you alreay e-mailed me but still, welcome to the forums.

    Treepotato, in winter it's quite cold around here, but in summer it's usually nice and warm. This summer it has been raining a hell of a lot. I don't like rain too much. But still, if you come here, come during winter. Cold = Snow = Fun

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  • treepotato
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    what's finland like? is it very cold?

    even though i'm only 15 i'm trying to think of places i want to visit and maybe live when i' older on my list is:

    Switzerland
    Finland
    Scotland
    Austria

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  • daino149
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    If you are from Nokia, why don't you have a big ole MUni with a Gazz tire? Or is that the wron place I'm thinking of?

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  • uniikki
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    Here we are. http://www.unicycling.org/roster/

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