Swedes Are Flipping Out Over P.C. Changes to Pippi Longstocking

Apparently, Pippi Longstocking is a Swedish cultural icon. And when national broadcaster STV recently announced it would edit a couple of the more racist scenes from a beloved 1969 television adaptation, the decision was met with howls of outrage. Really? Preserving the casual racism in a television show for children… » 12/03/14 3:40pm 12/03/14 3:40pm

If You Have a Ton of Facebook Friends, You Stay at This Hotel for Free

Do you remember a few years back when Jimmy Kimmel started encouraging people to delete their surplus Facebook friends? Because, let's face it, none of those 3,567 people you "friended" because they went to your college (or were fake Facebook friends with your college buds) are actually your friends. Turns out, doing… » 11/25/14 1:50pm 11/25/14 1:50pm

Swedish Campaign Searches for a New Term for Female Masturbation

When it comes to self pleasure, dudes have a lot more ways to describe their one-on-one time than women. Sure, we're not exactly short for euphemisms: flicking the bean, polishing the pearl, beating around the bush, and the fan favorite: Jilling off, etc. For some reason plenty of people find female masturbation to be… » 11/23/14 12:15pm 11/23/14 12:15pm

​Swedish Man's Rape Conviction Overturned Because of "Sexsomnia"

Earlier this month, a Swedish appeals court overturned conviction and two-year prison sentence of Mikael Halvarsson, a man who allegedly assaulted a woman while he was asleep, citing that he was fully asleep when the attack happened. This isn't the first time someone was acquitted for "sexsomnia," a condition similar… » 9/20/14 4:36pm 9/20/14 4:36pm

Man's Name Is 63 Words Long, Starting with Kim-Jong Sexy Glorious Beast

A 25-year-old Swedish man who's spent thousands of dollars extending his first name to 63 words claims to have the world's longest first name. Kim-Jong Sexy Glorious Beast Divine Dick Father Lovely Iron Man Even Unique Poh Un Winn Charlie Ghora Khaos Mehan Hansa Kimmy Humbero Uno Master Over Dance Shake Bouti Bepop… » 7/02/14 6:30pm 7/02/14 6:30pm

Need a Professional Opinion on That Scary Dick Rash? Use This App!

Got a worrisome pustule on your crotch that's probably an ingrown hair but could theoretically be something more serious? Well, there's now an app called First Derm that'll allow you to text a doc a pic of your, ahem, situation. Finally, you can stop pestering your friends in the medical profession about your oozing… » 6/24/14 6:20pm 6/24/14 6:20pm

Swedish Marines Go All Out for Greased Lightning Parody

If there's one thing that can be said for the Swedish Marines (and this is the first time I've really heard about the Swedish Military, so I have very few things to say), it's that they don't skimp on showmanship. Military music videos have been huge hits in the past but none seem to possess the pure oomph and… » 1/25/14 4:15pm 1/25/14 4:15pm

Judge Rules That 'No' Means 'Yes'

Last week, a Swedish judge ruled that a man who proceeded to have sexual intercourse with a woman who was screaming "NO" so loudly that she went hoarse was not guilty of rape. People were understandably upset. And so, today, the judge wrote an op-ed clarifying that what he MEANT was that rape really depends on whether… » 1/14/14 12:00pm 1/14/14 12:00pm

Sweden Introduces New Movie Rating System Based on the Bechdel Test

OH MY GOD, SWEDEN. Staaaaaaahhp!!! Fresh on the heels of codifying their new gender-neutral pronoun, those plucky Swedes are getting even more proactive in their attempts to turn mommies into people. Unafraid to incorporate feminist thought (i.e. basic fucking equality) into official policy—can you imagine!?—some… » 11/06/13 5:50pm 11/06/13 5:50pm

Dude Wakes Up and Can Only Speak Swedish, So He Moves to Sweden

Michael Boatwright, a 61-year-old Navy veteran, was found unconscious in a Palm Springs Motel 6 with five tennis rackets and no memory of being Michael Boatwright. When he woke up in a hospital a few days later, he insisted that his name was Johan Ek, he lived in Sweden, he didn't know shit about tennis rackets, and… » 8/23/13 6:20pm 8/23/13 6:20pm