The Swedish Jeff: Scandinavian Dudeism
By John Jansson
I was asked to write a report on “Dudeism in Scandinavia” over a month ago and I just started on this. There’ve been a lot of ins and outs lately. I’ve been lying around in my couch pretty much and thinking about this little article, what to write and how to write it and I realized that there are no strict rules for this so I’ll just write it. By now you’re probably thinking “What in god’s name are you blathering about!?” and yeah maybe you are right. So let’s get to it shall we?
Dudeism in Scandinavia is not easy to find unless you keep your eyes and ears open, I’m proud to tell you that according to a statistic Sweden is the laziest country in Europe! That’s a good sign. However it doesn’t always show. So what’s a typical Dude in Scandinavia? Most of them are typical workers or unemployed people but you can find one or two within the rich crowd as well. There are more dudes here than one may think. The problem is that eighty to ninety percent of them don’t know that they are dudes. The people around here call us hippies or stoners, and yeah we might smoke pot and look a little hippie-like, but if you done your homework, Larry, you should know that there is big difference between a Dude and a Hippie … uhh lost my train of thought there. Oh yeah, the philosophy of Dudeism needs to be spread more here in Scandinavia and I’m gonna take on that mission soon, maybe, if I feel like it. To quote a friend of mine who is a true dude in every way: “That sounds like work to me.”
So that’s it for this time. What was my point? I’ll tell you what my point is … uh, oh well, it’s down there somewhere. Let me take another look. Next time I’ll write something about cool dudes in Scandinavian history. There are a few of them actually. Well until then take it easy out there. Or as we say in Swedish: “foga er” (abide).