Feeds

Reg FoTW star feted in Finnish press

Ambassador, you spoil me

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

Poland's cultural ambassador to the Internet, "jpzr" has been feted in the Finnish press this week after he published his views of the country he left at Christmas.

The fellow was already a star amongst Register readers for this Flame of The Week.

Sometime at the end of last year, he left his employer Nokia to move to Germany, leaving behind this amazing, rambling rant about Finland.

Now the Finns have struck back, with a vicious parody of the original.

[Warning: like much great satire it is highly offensive, but it is one of the funniest things I've ever found on the Internet (sample: Polish inventions to the world cuisine include the Hamburger, which is a meat coupon in between two bread coupons; and the author - step forward, whoever you are - has the "jpzr" writing style licked.]

The original "Finland is lame" is countered with " SUPER Pooland!!!111!!! =l33t!"; and the ever evolving revision numbers of "jpzr"'s classic (it was Version 16 on Monday, and is now up to Version 29) is matched with a rotating blur of a revision counter.

Although "jpzr"'s talent for diplomacy has so far only been recognized in small technical communities, such as Java for mobile devices [sample - sample - sample] taking on an entire nation is an ambitious development.

"Do not piss off the Finns. We have very formidable way of showing our emotions. If someone is to diss the Finns, it is we ourselves," writes the author.

One fascinating footnote comes from a reader and former colleague, whose name we must not use:- "I used to live in the opposite block to 'jpzr'. The 'dog in the cold' photograph is taken outside our local grocery store in Tampere. I've a feeling it's his girlfriend's dog."

OK, that's enough. ®

Related FoTW

"Look in the mirror, Mr Piranha"

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE
Examining the frothy disconnect in indie cafe culture
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.