Fictional Finns and Facts

Whoa! Captain Pirk of CPP Potkustart (of the Star Wreck fame) has been chosen as one of the finalists for the The Fictional Finnish Person (Satusuomalainen) contest, sharing the top eight with such illustrious persons as Uuno Turhapuro, Väinämöinen and Moomintroll.

That should teach them to run internet votes. I can already hear the rattle of complaints flowing to Yle... "Wrong person!" "But that's a nerd!" "He's not famous because I've never heard of him!" "Geeks used modems to hack the system!" (This was, BTW, a real comment from someone who got annoyed at Finland sending a monster rock man to the Eurovision Song Contest.) ;-)

(Via the Star Wreck blog, which also mentions that the classic wartime propaganda Donald Duck cartoon "Der Fuehrer's Face" is available on Google Video.)




Comments

I don't know what generation we are, but i bet Generation X will never fully understand the power of Internet and the power of ad hoc networks that are established over the Internet.

--Jasmo, 30-Mar-2006


Well... I've somehow always thought myself as part of Gen X; you know, being lost all the time ;-). But then again, I've been exposed to the internet since 1989.

I don't think you can mark an exact point in time. The kids will always get the reality better than the old people.

--JanneJalkanen, 30-Mar-2006


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