The Local Watch

English-language Swedish newspaper “The Local” first came to Lester & Charlie’s attention when friends at the Political Carnival showed them an article titled “Church Cock Victory Joy: ‘It’s Huge and Majestic.’” The paper has become somewhat addictive and paints Sweden in a curious light.

Sweden, it turns out, ranks itself as the most competitive nation in the EU. Its environmental minister flies around in a helicopter scaring kids. It seems to endure a “freak tornado” every day. It has a nude model who is suing a guy for constantly taking pictures of her naked. Apparently American children prefer Swedish to English. And the big news this week is a “retard doll that shocks shoppers.”

(Editor’s note: Lester & Charlie will be returning from Stockholm next week.)