ANTI-RANT: Last Night in Sweden

Evidently Trump cited the horrific events that happened “last night in Sweden” during his love fest campaign rally for the 2020 election.
Nothing happened in Sweden.
This would be just another alternate fact in the increasingly bizarro world America is now inhabiting were it not for Twitter, which immediately adopted the hashtag #lastnightinSweden. The tweets there will warm your heart (especially if you like Ikea and the Swedish Chef).
Also, I’m moving to Sweden.

16 thoughts on “ANTI-RANT: Last Night in Sweden

  1. It is great. Twitter normally quieter on weekends as people go do more things so they seek fewer online distractions but this hashtag was ticking over.

    Also, Sweden wins because of the (I hope not apocryphal) story of the response to homosexuality being considered an illness. They called in sick and stayed home from work giving reason as feeling homosexual.

    I know I need to check that story on Snopes. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy this current example of Swede-related excellence.

  2. You know the great thing about Sweden?

    They can go through most of their days without mentioning Putin’s Poodle.

    I’m finding that hard to do.

  3. He just keeps digging the hole deeper…

    Didn’t there used to be a “subscribe by email” option to get notified when there is a new post? I am still getting notifications at my current email, but I’m going to be switching everything from yahoo to google (gods help me, that’s a lot of everything) and I need to sign up under the new address. Help?

    1. It’s probably no help, but I use Newsify on my iPad to subscribe to this and other blogs. It’s the only RSS feed I could discover that doesn’t require you to have an account with Google. Plus doing it this way saves my email from getting stuffed up with blog posts. Good luck with your migration.

      1. Of course, since you’re signing up with Google anyway, you’ll have your pick of RSS feeds; I think probably Google offers something themselves, only I’ve never got nearer than the other end of a bargepole to their ecosystem.

      1. I can’t figure out the RSS feed thing. I don’t think you’re the inept one. The thing I loved about the notification by email (which maybe got lost when things got redone?) is that it means I don’t have to remember to check the blog to see if there is a new post. I miss a lot of stuff if I actually have to remember something…

    2. I made the transition from another mail service to Google a couple of years ago, and it was rough at first, getting used to it and finding everything I needed to switch (and I ran into one thing I’d missed last night) but I’m SO happy now that I did it.

      I recommend making a paper list of all the accounts you plan to switch and check them off as they’re done, because it will take time, and if you’re like me, you’ll forget which ones you’ve done, and you’ll have middle-of-the-night brainstorms about new ones that need to be added to the list.

        1. I’m afraid I’m going to have to do that, too — switch from Yahoo to something else. First, Google members on my favorite mailing list don’t get my mails because of some strange bouncy thing (people have given me articles about it; I still think it’s strange). And now, Yahoo Mail has these horrible ads that take up entirely too much bandwidth, so my cursor is frozen for several seconds, sometimes in the middle of a thought. Of course, by the time the cursor is back, the thought is usually lost. I hate that, and it seems that I hate that even more than the idea of switching everything over. And of course, the last straw is that Yahoo users are considered . . . well, Yahoos. Down in the bottom of the basket, with AOL and hotmail users. Usually, I don’t care about reputation, but in combination with the other things, yes, I think it’s time to change. School’s out at the end of the month, and I’ll have some time.

          BTW, Deborah, I still have a “subscribe” button that I can push. I usually see it under my name and stuff when I make a comment, but it seems there’s a button somewhere to subscribe without commenting (I think it’s under the comment/name/email box). I’m using a reviled browser, though, so it may be old-fashioned enough to keep those things . . . .

  4. I forgot to claim my happy moments for the week at Refab yesterday, but I have to say, Twitter makes me happy these days. Sure, there are trolls, and I’m not convinced of the impact of Twitter when used for commercial purposes or even nonprofit awareness-raising, but the creativity and passion showcased there do lift my mood.

    1. I love Twitter, too. I think it’s just a matter of being selective about who you let into your feed. I do go look at one famous person who is very upset about Brexit/Trumpage. But I don’t follow him. I just go look at him, and he’s often got very interesting things about the rotten state of the world, plus things about the creative side of life, so it balances out.

      It’s very easy to create an echo chamber — and I don’t think that’s a bad thing, as long as your echo chamber is bright and happy and cheerful! Regularly planned expeditions outside to the rotten side of life are also a good thing, but they should be planned, and not allowed inside your personal chambers on an unplanned basis.


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