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2019-09-19 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Pippi Thunberg wins Amnesty’s highest human rights award
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Posted by Fred 2019-09-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [337 views ]  Top

#1 Why am I reminded of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall"?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-19 00:50||   2019-09-19 00:50|| Front Page Top

#2 That's Nice....I suppose.
Posted by Sonny Black 2019-09-19 07:26||   2019-09-19 07:26|| Front Page Top

#3 Moron.
Posted by Lex 2019-09-19 08:26||   2019-09-19 08:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Just when you need a snowflake to get triggered about Europeans sailing across the Atlantic to tell the natives what to do...

The 16-year-old, who is taking a year out of high school

Yet being sold as some kind of skald. Still, more qualified for Yale than Hogg.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-09-19 10:30||   2019-09-19 10:30|| Front Page Top

#5 Based on the laugh-out-loud-funny "Amnesty's Highest Human Rights Award", I was gonna go with Bee.

Given that Amnesia International normally has nothing to do with the weather, I take this as yet another example of Blair's Law - all the world's multiple idiocies uniting to become one giant useless force.
Posted by SteveS 2019-09-19 12:50||   2019-09-19 12:50|| Front Page Top

#6 Yale's a lock. They need to backfill the Screaming Brat, Jeralyn Luther.
Posted by Lex 2019-09-19 12:52||   2019-09-19 12:52|| Front Page Top

#7 I guess, if the information I came across is accurate, one of her middle names, and she has like five names, is Tintin.

Meant nothing to me, but I guess Europeans would know about this comic adventure series character? If someone more worldly than I could help, is this a common enough name that it could just be coincidence, or did her parents likely do that on purpose?
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-09-19 13:47||   2019-09-19 13:47|| Front Page Top

#8 Plus comme Milou que Tintin, je pense
Posted by Lex 2019-09-19 15:19||   2019-09-19 15:19|| Front Page Top

#9 Hope she hits an iceberg on her trip home.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2019-09-19 20:54||   2019-09-19 20:54|| Front Page Top

#10 Plus comme Milou que Tintin, je pense

Only time I'd heard Tintin as a name was in The Crow - missed the Spielburg movie I guess. I wouldn't expect anyone outside my area to know who Hank the Cowdog is, though a scotch drinking dog is intriguing.

I am reminded of a conversation I had with a Chicago area teacher who went through her orbit went a sister and brother named respectively, Tequila and Salt, named I guessed for something the parents found important in their lives...
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-09-19 21:35||   2019-09-19 21:35|| Front Page Top

#11 Since Geta is the daughter of an actress the name might not (directly) refer to the comic magazine but rather to the name of the Swedish actress Anna Catharina Tintin Anderzon.
Posted by European Conservative 2019-09-19 21:47||   2019-09-19 21:47|| Front Page Top

#12 Thank you EC, though it seems a stretch..so is thinking it is a reference to a comic book character.

My money is one more than one Tony Stark (surname)s out there though.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-09-19 21:58||   2019-09-19 21:58|| Front Page Top

#13 It could be both actually.

But Greta is no Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter Långstrump, who was an extremely smart kid :-)
Posted by European Conservative 2019-09-19 22:06||   2019-09-19 22:06|| Front Page Top

#14 At least daughter of Efraim makes some sense :)

Pippi Longstocking was exactly what I thought seeing her photo for the first time, and with a production like that it is impossible to think that there isn't an image consultant involved, especially considering her father's career and pedigree. I guess Princess Leia hair would be a bit too on the nose.

And perhaps a bit cynical on my part, a name like George Washington Bush is to initiate a certain emotional response.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-09-19 22:30||   2019-09-19 22:30|| Front Page Top

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