Skip to main content

~ THE HAPPIEST PLACES ON ERF ~


So one of those studies where they analyze the most exuberant countries in the world was just undertaken again. I was not surprised by the results, although I would have liked to see Sweden on the list.

5.) NEW ZEALAND
why: because it is nicknamed "the World's Youngest Country"
it is pretty
it is right next to Australia
there are a lot of slutty ladies there.




4.) AUSTRALIA
why: because all those spawn of British rejects are really quite pleased with themselves!
it is kind of warm
nobody lives in the middle!
it IS Australia
"I'm moving to Australia!"- Alexander
they have great electronic music (i.e. Cut Copy and the Presets)
they are attractive and also tan.
WHY ELSE, SIMON




3.) FINLAND
why: because Finland is awesome?
because they are near Sweden.
I love you Finland, you are our 4th or 5th largest group of readers.
they have Moomin
their government doesn't suck
FORBES WAS TALKING SHIT ON YOU FINLAND
they make good design
IDK what else to say
except that a group of Finns told me I looked like that bitch from Gilmore Girls. thanks!




2.) DENMARK


why:
because it too is close to Sweden!
all the Danes I've met have been really happy, which I think is sweet.
THEIR ROYAL COUPLE IS HOT.
it's easy to start a business in Denmark!
they ride bikes everywhere
and you know, speak English.
I think they owned Greenland at one point. AWESOME.

I kind of wish I owned Greenland....>_>.....<_<
who owns Greenland now?

1.) NORWAY

why: BECAUSE THEY ARE LOADED

and


countries that did not make the list
North Korea
Afghanistan
Mexico
Iran

why the United States did not make the list
we have
the tea party and Juggalos.


things that are coming up for the Useless Critic:

some kind of Oscar pool
another Ursula review!
two interview-things
concert listings
a review of the new Cut Copy album
a review of that new Natalie Portman/Ashton Kutcher film which I may or may not be seeing.

- b-r-i-t-t

Comments

  1. New Zealand also wins because they have Flight of the Conchords!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

3 New Lana Songs Come Out From Upcoming Album "Blue Banisters"

Not even that far off from "Chemtrails Over The Country Club" being released this past March, Lana Del Rey dropped three new singles off her upcoming project, "Blue Banisters." They include the title track, "Text Book," and "Wildflower Wildfire." All three songs seem to merge the worlds of "COCC" with "Norman Fucking Rockwell," specifically Lana's mouthful of a track "Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me To Have But I Have It." They also seem uncharacteristically more confessional than most of Lana's catalog to date, specifically "Wildflower Wildfire," which alludes to a conflict with her mother. She even starts the track with "Here's the deal," readying to show more of her backstory than she ever has in her decade-plus-long career. The three songs are gorgeous - especially "Text Book," which has a haunting quality to it (she mentions "Black Lives Matter" i

Tusse releases French Language Version of "Voices"

In case you missed Eurovision this past weekend - and if you're an American, you likely did - there were some truly talented acts among those competing for this year's prestigious title. There were some pretty boring acts, and there were only a few of truly strange contestants this time around (bummer).  Sweden's act Tusse was pretty talented; his joyful and uplifting track "Voices" was actually one of the few that seemed rather memorable to me. Turns out he's releasing it in French - which makes sense, as Tusse is Kongo-Kinshasa born. Tusse is enormously popular in Sweden from what I can tell, having won both Melodifestivalen (Sweden's precursor to Eurovision) and Swedish Idol. He's a talented guy, and I'm sure we're just seeing the start of what is bound to be a long and prolific career.   (you might not be able to watch this outside of Sweden so, see below) The French version of "Voices" is available for streaming here .  Also, whi

"Round the Bend" - Zoon (Beck cover)

My favorite album of Beck's has long been "Sea Change," for approximately the 20 or so years it's been out. I would probably regard it as one of my personal favorite records, for its wistfulness and its beauty. When I heard about Zoon (aka Zoongide’ewin) - the musical project of Daniel Monkman - covering the "Sea Change" track "Round the Bend," I was somewhat skeptical simply because the album holds such a place in my heart. Now, prior to hearing about this cover, I wasn't so familiar with the work of Zoon. And now, I've got to say, in my best Owen Wilson - Wow.  Apparently we both hold the 2003 Beck album in high esteem. Said Daniel about "Sea Change," "After my first listen I was so moved and at the time I was going through a pretty bad break up and this album helped me process my depression. Throughout my time away from music I’d always have a copy beside me; it kept inspiring me that I could try any kind of music style. I