Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ranking of coolest countries

CNN had a funny article today on the world's coolest countries. The USA made #5 on the list. Norway, unfortunately, did not make the top 12.

Norway did get mentioned in the introduction to the article:
The main problem is, of course, every nationality in the world believes it is the coolest -- with the exception of Canadians, who are far too self-deprecating for that sort of thing.
Ask a man from Kyrgyzstan which people cut the biggest dash and he will say, "the Kyrgyz." Who knows (seriously, who would know?) he might be right.
Ask a Norwegian and he will carefully finish chewing his mouthful of Thai green curry, take a swig of Thai Singha beer, gaze wistfully across the Thai resort of Phuket at the sunshine that eludes his country for 10 months of the year, then mumble softly, with a semi-suicidal lack of conviction: "Norwegians."

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