Thursday, January 19, 2006

Filipino Swedes in Kuwait


This is an ad for the Kuwait IKEA.

8 comments:

ACertain(E)Swede said...
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Peter Moore said...

That's a classic! Think I might print it and stick it on my noticeboard to brighten my days.

scarfalonius said...

Heheh..No, you're not the only one.

Here in Athens, the Afghan refugees play cricket in the park on Sundays. Cultures cross and criss cross. Evidently Ikea's picked up on it.

Did you ever see that documentary about Daniel Johnston? They went to Sundance last year. Coulda been you, Marie! You thought of doing that way back in the 80s.

Marie said...

In Jersey City, the Indians and Sri Lankans play cricket in the park two blocks from my house. I love it.

As for Daniel Johnston... you might hear a familiar voice interviewing Daniel during some of the footage in that documentary.

Marie said...

Oh c'mon E-Swede... don't you dress like this on weekends?

Ed Ward said...

When Ikea opened a new store in Berlin they had ads like that, except it was Turks in Swedish clothing, or with blonde wigs. I thought it was borderline racist, but apparently the Turks thought it was funny. Or else just ignored it, which they're good at doing here.

ACertain(E)Swede said...

Sure Marie, you've got me there.. I mean, the lovely blue west, those decadent baggy trousers, that seductive little hat and those tight and sexy white socks - what's not to like?!

ACertain(E)Swede said...

Speaking of IKEA ads - here's a good one from our friendly neighbour in the east:
http://www.photosight.ru/photo.php?photoid=1225884&ref=section&refid=19