Friday, March 10, 2006

When Conan came to Finland

by Nick
For those of you who watch Conan O'Brien, tonight's show is a must-see. It covers, and I'm guessing effectively ends, that bizarre episode in Finlandic history when Conan found out about Finnish president Tarja Halonen, and decided to help her in the Finnish national elections. Mostly because they looked alike.
Apparently the whole hour will be dedicated to Conan's visit to Finland after Tarja's victory. He was greeted like a head of state.

Looks like great stuff.

By the way, Tarja is a woman.

4 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

I think it's funny and that the Finns are all so on board with this. If some TV show host in Finland decided to do this with our elections, the outrage would never end.

So, chalk one up for the people of Suomi. They're good people.

3/10/2006 05:39:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I've been waiting for this all week. I'll have to make sure to DVR it. I'll be drinking appletinis and playing World of Warcraft tonight so I'll probably forget.

I've had one of those weeks that can only be remedied by getting girl-drink-drunk and escaping to a land of magic and wonder.

3/10/2006 06:02:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

I've had one of those weeks that can only be remedied by getting girl-drink-drunk and escaping to a land of magic and wonder.

Finland?

Brian, how did you know they call themselves Suomi?

3/10/2006 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Same way I know everything else: I looked it up at Wikipedia.

You Svenskar really ought to try it some time.

3/11/2006 12:43:00 AM  

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