Daily Distraction: @Sweden
Posted by Katie Ostoich on June 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM
What do you get when a country’s Tourism Board gives a random citizen control of their Twitter feed for a week? The best PR campaign ever! Sweden decided to give their account to a new Swede every week. It’s genius. Mostly because this week, they gave it to the amazing Sonja Abrahamsson, who by all accounts, is a nutter. She is unfiltered crazy. And thankfully for us, she is not tweeting in her native Swedish, but in English. She is the best.
Sweden Sonja has had control of @Sweden since Sunday, and so far she's freaking people the hell out. Mostly because nothing she says makes any sense ("Today we are having some kind of uterus for dinner. Not sure what kind of uterus. I ordered it from the internet"), but also because of this:
Sonja Abrahamsson's series of tweets on the subject Tuesday began: "Whats the fuzz with jews. You can't even see if a person is a jew, unless you see their penises, and even if you do, you can't be sure!?"
She went on to point out that the Nazis made Jews wear stars so they could tell who was a Jew, mentioned that she grew up in a place with no Jews and concluded: "Im sorry if some of you find the question offensive. Thats was not my purpose. I just don't get why some people hates jews so much."
Yeah, ok so that’s a little awkward. But this 27 year old mom (described in her bio as “Holy mother of two,” whatever that means) is mostly just a freaking hilarious clueless, cheerful woman.
And really, you don’t want to miss gems like this: “Swedish prisons are like hotels. You come to prison as a thug but comes out as P Diddy.” Or, “If my kids fall and get hurt I sometimes scream like "DID YOU JUST SLIDE IN YOUR OWN PUKE", and they forget the pain and become happy.”
As Lindy West, who wrote for Jezebel, says, “It's just so refreshing to see an actual human being get to represent their country without all their nutty ideas and idiosyncrasies airbrushed right out. Because we are all weirdos. Kudos to Sweden for just not giving a fuck. Can you imagine some crazy lady Tweeting for @America about breast-feeding? We can't even talk about uterine health without conservative panties bunching up—so forget about eating mail-order mystery uteruses.”
So please, check out @Sweden. Sonja will have you cracking up. I can’t wait to see who they pick next week!!!