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Herr Wilkus
Posted - 2010.12.24 14:19:00 - [1]
 

Outside perspective from an American in Scandinavia.

Psycho Finnish Christmas songs.

Sika, se kuulan kalloon saa
Sika, sen seta teurastaa
Sika, ja seta verta juo
Sika, se joulumielen tuo.

Loosely translated:

Pig, it gets a bullet in the skull.
Pig, the uncle slaughters.
Pig, then uncle drinks the blood.
Pig, it brings the Christmas spirit.


Dorian Wylde
Posted - 2010.12.24 14:23:00 - [2]
 

Who could have foreseen such barbarism from people descending from VIKINGS

If you hear any loud horns heading to your house for this post, I advise you to run.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.12.24 14:28:00 - [3]
 

Bullet in the skull ? That's so much more "humane" than what our guys do to pigs around here... pin'em down and slice their jugular just right so their heart keeps pumping all the blood out until the pig dies from severe blood loss.

Rakshasa Taisab
Caldari
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2010.12.24 14:31:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Dorian Wylde
Who could have foreseen such barbarism from people descending from VIKINGS

Sorry, the Finnish are not related to vikings... We emigrated from somewhere around Siberia long ago, and thus don't share much genes with the rest of Europe.

Herr Wilkus
Posted - 2010.12.24 14:35:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Bullet in the skull ? That's so much more "humane" than what our guys do to pigs around here... pin'em down and slice their jugular just right so their heart keeps pumping all the blood out until the pig dies from severe blood loss.


Wasn't commenting on differing methods of procuring pork - it was more a comment on relative cultural preference for 'Christmas music.' I wonder if the Finnish schoolchildren perform this at their Christmas pageants. That would be kind of cool, as long as you weren't the one forced to dress as the pig.

Destination SkillQueue
Are We There Yet
Posted - 2010.12.24 14:47:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Herr Wilkus
Originally by: Akita T
Bullet in the skull ? That's so much more "humane" than what our guys do to pigs around here... pin'em down and slice their jugular just right so their heart keeps pumping all the blood out until the pig dies from severe blood loss.


Wasn't commenting on differing methods of procuring pork - it was more a comment on relative cultural preference for 'Christmas music.' I wonder if the Finnish schoolchildren perform this at their Christmas pageants. That would be kind of cool, as long as you weren't the one forced to dress as the pig.


Sika is a relatively old(1980), but still very popular pop song. You could consider it a traditional alternative christmas song and everyone knows it. Christmas pageants have more often traditional christmas songs, with the typical christmas themes and they consist from a good mix of religious and non-religious songs. Some of them are just local versions of familiar american christmas songs, like Petteri punakuono-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Buck Futz
Posted - 2010.12.24 16:53:00 - [7]
 

Finns that stay together, slay together!!!

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2010.12.24 16:58:00 - [8]
 

Moved from General Discussion.

pasr mestea
Posted - 2010.12.24 17:01:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: pasr mestea on 24/12/2010 17:03:22
Edited by: pasr mestea on 24/12/2010 17:01:07
Edited by: pasr mestea on 24/12/2010 17:00:57
Juice Leskinen - Sika Linkage


Pig

Our x-mas celebration starts already on May
At that time the pigs have the delicatessen in their mouths, it gets fatter
it grows bigger, it grows stronger
And come the November
and children's singing goes like this: it is no doubt the star of the x-mas

Pig - it takes a bullet in its head
Pig - nice man will slaughter it
Pig - and nice man will drink its blood
Pig - and it brings the X-mas spirit

I looked at the lying boar in the pig sty
With a painful expression, with a swelling stomach
At X-mas I don't remember the pig
Only ham I slobber after
and children's singing goes like this: it is no doubt the star of the x-mas

Pig - it takes a bullet in its head
Pig - nice man will slaughter it
Pig - and nice man will drink its blood
Pig - and it brings the X-mas spirit

X-mas is full of ham, bacon, shank,
fat, neck and, of course, vodka
When the X-mas is over and the night set in
Then is the man what he eats

Pig - it takes a bullet in its head
Pig - nice man will slaughter it
Pig - and nice man will drink its blood
Pig - and it brings the X-mas spirit

****ing pig
From: http://lyricstranslate.com

Baneken
Gallente
The New Knighthood
Apocalypse Now.
Posted - 2010.12.24 18:20:00 - [10]
 

Above translation is partially incorrect and is missing about 1/2 of the actual song:
whole lyrics
Even that translation has parts which are translated incorrectly.

1. Jouluntähti l. 'star of Christmas' refers to both the one in top of the Christmas tree and the the star of Bethlehem while also having a literal meaning of indicating the pig being a main star of the show.

2. Sika, kun sitä suolataan (pig, while it's being salted)
Sika, yhdessä kuolataan (pig, we slobber (it) together)
Sika, ja isi mielellään (pig, and dad likes to)
Sika, on vesi kielellään (pig, drool it)

Sika, lopulta tappoi sen (pig, was finally killed)
Sika, ympäristö vatsanhappoisen (pig, by the gastric environment)
Sika, voi kuinka isi syö (pig, oh how daddy gorges)
Sika, isiltä loppuu vyö (pig, daddy's now running out of belt)

Anyway those are supposed to in (true)passive which English doesn't have and (partially) because Finnish also lacks future tense. Also I'm no song writer so don't ask me how are you going sing that song in English with those words. Razz

Edgar Berberos
Posted - 2010.12.24 18:28:00 - [11]
 

Juice Leskinen (RIP) is a rocksinger and lyricist known for his controversial and parodic songs. Sika (Pig)is a popular christmas song in Finland, but as it has been pointed out most of us still tend to sing/listen to more "behaving" songs like M.A. Numminen's Joulupukki puree ja lyö (Santa bites and hits) here

Duvida
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2010.12.24 18:47:00 - [12]
 

Sooo... does the pig wish he had an angel tonight?

Baneken
Gallente
The New Knighthood
Apocalypse Now.
Posted - 2010.12.24 20:32:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Duvida
Sooo... does the pig wish he had an angel tonight?


Dunno because we always have a star only swedes and other weirdos would put anything but a star on top the Christmas tree.

Caleidascope
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2010.12.24 23:25:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Rakshasa Taisab
Originally by: Dorian Wylde
Who could have foreseen such barbarism from people descending from VIKINGS

Sorry, the Finnish are not related to vikings... We emigrated from somewhere around Siberia long ago, and thus don't share much genes with the rest of Europe.

My colleague, Rakshasa Taisab, is referring to Suomi people, who look very different from the Europeans who went viking.

And for proper slaughter of pigs, you need a this Suomi Model 1931:

http://www.jaegerplatoon.net/kp_Suomi_1.jpg

Image changed to URL. Zymurgist

Niccolo Paganini
Posted - 2010.12.25 00:30:00 - [15]
 

I look Finnish

Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2010.12.25 10:15:00 - [16]
 

With just a few modifications this could be a great political song in the USA.



Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2010.12.25 12:21:00 - [17]
 

finland seems a nice place to work.

Caleidascope
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2010.12.25 18:24:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
finland seems a nice place to work.

I hope you are joking. Finland is at and above Arctic Circle, winter 6 months of the year. The levels of alcoholism in Finland are staggering.

Zhim'Fufu
Posted - 2010.12.25 19:20:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Caleidascope
Originally by: Grimpak
finland seems a nice place to work.
The levels of alcoholism in Finland are staggering.
And suddenly some of the com chatter when there are Finfleet in fleet makes sense. Smile

Sandslinger
NorCorp Enterprise
No Holes Barred
Posted - 2010.12.25 19:56:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Caleidascope
Originally by: Rakshasa Taisab
Originally by: Dorian Wylde
Who could have foreseen such barbarism from people descending from VIKINGS

Sorry, the Finnish are not related to vikings... We emigrated from somewhere around Siberia long ago, and thus don't share much genes with the rest of Europe.

My colleague, Rakshasa Taisab, is referring to Suomi people, who look very different from the Europeans who went viking.

And for proper slaughter of pigs, you need a this Suomi Model 1931:

http://www.jaegerplatoon.net/kp_Suomi_1.jpg

Image changed to URL. Zymurgist


Omg. Someone actually properly using the word viking, as in the verb to go viking.

Someone with more then a hollywood understanding of history on my eve online Shocked


@ the OP if you live in scandinavia and think the finns were Viking you pretty much fail at understanding the history of your place of residence. Laughing

Herr Wilkus
Posted - 2010.12.25 20:44:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Herr Wilkus on 25/12/2010 20:45:21
Yes, I understand the Finns aren't Vikings. From what I understand, the jury is out on whether or not Finland is 'Scandinavia'.(Person who said that wasn't the OP, BTW.) I merely implied they are barbarians. Laughing

Need more evidence?
Killer Demon Santa in the new Finnish movie Rare Exports, anyone?

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2010.12.26 01:17:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Caleidascope
Originally by: Grimpak
finland seems a nice place to work.

I hope you are joking. Finland is at and above Arctic Circle, winter 6 months of the year. The levels of alcoholism in Finland are staggering.
they are? AWESOME! will apply to a working visa ASAP!Cool

Wendat Huron
Stellar Solutions
Posted - 2010.12.26 03:52:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Wendat Huron on 26/12/2010 03:55:07
No need, just bring the alcohol and stfu and you're in.

Finland is a nordic country, however loosely defined that is but it's not Scandinavia, that is the scandinavian peninsula, Norway and Sweden and Denmark added.

Pandele Bishnitzaru
Posted - 2010.12.27 08:07:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Bullet in the skull ? That's so much more "humane" than what our guys do to pigs around here... pin'em down and slice their jugular just right so their heart keeps pumping all the blood out until the pig dies from severe blood loss.


hmmm ... are you from eastern europe akita ? :)

Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2010.12.27 08:17:00 - [25]
 

I shot a boar once in the side of the head with a .357 Magnum. Hit the eye boss, the thick part on the side.

The boar then got really angry, tried to kill me, the hounds, and the houndsmen. I had to stab it to death with a knife.

Marinated in cola and Jim Beam for two days, it tasted great.


Lesson: use a rifle.



Sardon Darkstar
Caldari
0ne Percent.
Posted - 2010.12.27 18:23:00 - [26]
 

A friend of mine told me, metal is mainstream music in Finland. Apparently their idea of "elevator music" is not James Last, but Napalm Death.

Dunno if that's all true though. But reading the op, it might be.

Elias Riikonen
Ex Machina Libertas
Posted - 2010.12.27 19:36:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Sardon Darkstar
A friend of mine told me, metal is mainstream music in Finland. Apparently their idea of "elevator music" is not James Last, but Napalm Death.

Dunno if that's all true though. But reading the op, it might be.

Close call whether I'd call metal mainstream music, but yeah, it's a lot more popular here in Finland than in most places.

Here, it has happened that people win X-Factor / American Idol format competitions with a strong focus on singing metal. Also, the one time Finland won the Eurovision song contest, it was weird people in monster suits singing metal.

Baneken
Gallente
The New Knighthood
Apocalypse Now.
Posted - 2010.12.27 20:32:00 - [28]
 

Although most finns certainly appreciate metal, not everyone is a fan, hell we even have our own brand of tango.

Dannerkongen
Posted - 2010.12.28 15:40:00 - [29]
 

u guys just wish u where vikings!

Wendat Huron
Stellar Solutions
Posted - 2010.12.28 16:27:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Dannerkongen
u guys just wish u where vikings!


There are no viking raiders coming for this guy.


 

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