Friday, March 19, 2010

Introducing the "Power Schvitz"

A gift from the Finnish Embassy, and taking DC by storm.

It's a bipartisan, invitation-only event. But "bipartisan" doesn't mean "immune to intra-Nordic rivalry." Oh, no. Watch the last line:

[Embassy spokesman Kari Mokko] says ... "I try to be civil and benevolent." He regales guests with a barrage of Finnish sauna facts ("We have more saunas than cars," "When Finnish peacekeepers are sent to Africa, the first thing they do is build a 190-degree sauna") and argues tirelessly for the superiority of Finnish saunas over Swedish ones. ("Theirs is a lot milder: 130 degrees. It's just like a hot room.")

1 comment:

mark said...

of course ;-)