Good Lordi!!!

Herra Jumala!  The Finnish heavy metal band Lordi has won the Eurovision competition. Conan O’Brien must be so proud.  If you haven’t already (and I’m sure you have), check out the website: eurovision.tv. It must be seen to be believed. Yes, the land of the midnight sun, naked saunas, salty licorice, and Santa Claus (not to mention ...

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Herra Jumala!  The Finnish heavy metal band Lordi has won the Eurovision competition. Conan O'Brien must be so proud.  If you haven't already (and I'm sure you have), check out the website: eurovision.tv. It must be seen to be believed.

Herra Jumala!  The Finnish heavy metal band Lordi has won the Eurovision competition. Conan O’Brien must be so proud.  If you haven’t already (and I’m sure you have), check out the website: eurovision.tv. It must be seen to be believed.

Yes, the land of the midnight sun, naked saunas, salty licorice, and Santa Claus (not to mention home of the Air Guitar World Championships and the Wife-Carrying World Championships) has pulled a major upset and beaten out the rest of the continent. If you’ve spent any time in Finland, you’ll know what a glorious victory it is for ALL non-Indo-European-language-speaking Finns, not just the ones who wear leathery satanic masks; sport long, stringy wigs; glare with bloodshot demon eyes; clad themselves in reindeer fur and capes; and spend a lot of time around smoke machines. Just imagine the national pride….ahhhh, sigh!  (Just for the record, having spent a year as an exchange student in Finland as a teenager, I tease, because I love.) Onneksi olkoon!  Hyvää Suomi!

 

Christine Y. Chen is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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