Friday, May 13, 2005

Today's Photo: King

Looky, looky, a Swedish King! It's Carl XIV Johan. He was also called King Schnapps since he encouraged the Swedish farmers to produce a lot of vodka instead of just growing potatoes. The mighty statue is placed in Norrköping. That's a town north of Linköping where people are dumb and ugly. But that's a story for another day. More info on King Schnapps can be found here.

Carl Johan proceeded to take his forces across the Swedish-Norwegian border and after a short war the Norwegians agreed to elect Carl XIII as king with Carl Johan as his successor. Carl XIII died in 1818 and Carl Johan now became king of both Sweden and Norway.

Norway is a country west of Sweden where people are dumb and ugly. Except for Runar. He's very fucking dumb and ugly.


Sara said...

There was a statue in the middle of a roundabout in a village I used to live near.
I don't know who the statue was built for. No one really cared since the pubs are three streets away.

Koala Mentala said...

All statues should be destroyed to make room for ME.