Tag Archives: Sweden

Dogs driving cars, I kid you not

This isn’t one of those joke photos where somebody puts Spot on their lap as they’re cruising down I-5.

This is a BBC news report from New Zealand, where they’re teaching dogs to truly drive cars.

Related post: Cats who open freezers and dogs who fetch COLD BEER

Three things:

1) Anything said with a British accent is — by definition — 15,923 times more awesome.

2) It is official: New Zealand raaawks.

3) When can I hire a trained Schnauzer  chauffeur from New Zealand, and does he require health benefits and a 401(k)?

Related posts: 

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This is Guy Bergstrom the writer, not the Guy Bergstrom in Stockholm or the guy in Minnesota who sells real estate or whatever. Separate guys. Kthxbai.

Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

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Caturday: Swedish commercial stars SKYDIVING CATS

As a Swede, and the owner of a cat who’s the sidekick of the Hound of the Baskervilles, this video amuses me.

Well done, makers of commercials in the Sweden.

If you haven’t seen if before, two more of my favorite commercial from the Sweden and the Denmark.

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 or whatever:

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This is Guy Bergstrom the writer, not the Guy Bergstrom in Stockholm or the guy in Minnesota who sells real estate or whatever. Separate guys. Kthxbai.

Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

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Best headline ever: Belarus expels Sweden’s envoy after teddy bear incident

The nation of Belarus, a leftover from the old Soviet Union, is all upset and in therapy because Swedish democracy activist types organized an invasion of paratrooper teddy bears, each one bearing a message of peace and human rights and such.

Here’s the story: Belarus expels Sweden’s envoy after teddy bear incident

Have you heard of a better prank? Putting a bunch of Crazy Glue on the toilet seat doesn’t compare.

Another headline: Belarus admits air invasion by teddy bears

Is there video? Oh yes.

Teddy Bear paratrooper people of Sweden, I salute your creativity and courage. Belarus could have scrambled MiG‘s to shoot you out of the sky. But no, you flew low and steady, allowing the brave teddy bear paratroopers to successfully deploy their chutes and accomplish their mission of peace and tolerance. Well done.

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This is Guy Bergstrom the writer, not the Guy Bergstrom in Stockholm or the guy in Minnesota who sells real estate or whatever. Separate guys. Kthxbai.

Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

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Two insane illusions turn beauty into ugliness

Science tells us that beauty is all about symmetry, which is a word that I can spell.

That’s because a symmetrical face proves that you have good genes. A lopsided face full of scars and whatnot proves that you have bad genes, bad hygiene and possibly got into a fight with Mr. Green Jeans.

So, your brain’s need for supermodels from Sweden with great genes and symmetry also makes you very, very susceptible to this illusion, which is seven separate flavors of awesomesauce.

Beauty to ugliness illusion

As a bonus, the same evil researchers in white lab coats put together the same illusion featuring a bunch of celebrities, which will change how you think of Tom Cruise forever.

Celebrity faces – distortion illusion

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This is Guy Bergstrom the writer, not the Guy Bergstrom in Stockholm or the guy in Minnesota who sells real estate or whatever. Separate guys. Kthxbai.

Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

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Pieces of the World

I have been to a few places, and shot them with the Nikon of Infinite Beauty.

These shots got printed on canvas and framed for my first photo show, Pieces of the World.

Big thank you’s to the Candi and the Vini for thinking of it, and making it happen — and to everybody who showed up, from near or far.

On my earlier blog, I wrote a few stories about the India and Dubai trip, so when  I find time, I’ll repost those & write something  about Iceland and Sweden.

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This is Guy Bergstrom the writer, not the Guy Bergstrom in Stockholm or the guy in Minnesota who sells real estate or whatever. Separate guys. Kthxbai.

Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

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