Norwegian Blogger to Americans: 'What if it Was You Who Didn't Have Any Butter?'

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Tommy ponders his butter-less Christmas
If you are like most Americans, you are blissfully unaware of the Norwegian butter crisis. To help you catch up, here is a comprehensive recap and analysis: Norway is almost out of butter. You probably didn't think about this as you slathered golden pads of greasy joy on your fluffy pancakes this morning. Perhaps you would be more inclined to care if the crisis had a face. Enter Tommy, a blogger from Oslo, who asks in a video both heartfelt and heartbreaking, "What if I came home to you and took your butter from your fridge?" Check out Tommy's plea after the jump.

On his blog, Tommy clarifies some of the more controversial statements from the above video:

when I say "fuck you american pepole"
So, I mean actually not ALL! amreicanere!
Only those not taking the crisis in Norway seriously! Sjønner?

Sjønner, Tommy. Sjønner loud and clear.

We would send all of our extra butter, but the Norwegian dairy cooperative Tine has been historically coddled by your government and spared from the competition that foreign dairy trade would bring. Tariffs have been lowered, but any butter sent now would surely arrive after Christmas, which means no julekake for you.

Beklager, from the bottoms of our hearts.

A Butter message to the USA! [via Best Week Ever]

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Guest
Guest

He may have a point, but he's not very good at articulating himself. E.g 'fridge shaker'??

Tscore
Tscore

wow. just what does he do with all that butter when he has it? scary to think...

Robert
Robert

Butter is worthless crap, yellow fat, something your body is better without! I wish the US would run out of butter, then I wouldn't have to tell all those obese chefs to stop putting it on my food!

Bradley Greenwood
Bradley Greenwood

Wow... finally something that the Europeans can admit we are superior at; butter supply.In fact, Americans are so awash in butter, we are famous for "buttering-up" PEOPLE, and we don't even eat them... well, you know.

Guest
Guest

I hope he's joking.  When I first heard about the shortage, I figured an entire country's population would be reduced to having a low-fat Christmas.  Maybe we Americans have no business saying that, since our idea of a meal is fast food.  Can most of us visit a salad bar without loading up on shredded cheese and dressing?  Of course not.  Habits can change, though, and if cheese- and dressing-free salad bars ever become popular in Norway, they'll forget all about saturated fat.

Forget it.  If people in Northern Europe are going berserk over a butter shortage, they're as nutritionally challenged as we are here.     

Bernie Finkelsteen
Bernie Finkelsteen

I think he has a point. Marlon Brandon couldn't have done that anal intercourse scene in Last Tango without butter.

Guest
Guest

The Chris Crocker of Christmas? But I'm not really comfortable laughing at someone's poor English and making fun of their complaints of not having food to celebrate Christmas. Still, he's a star and I'm pretty sure he simply figured out a way to get that butter! You know the butter truck is backing up right now. 

Frank H Jump
Frank H Jump

Bitter butter blogger has gone bonkers. Poor bugger.

Glenn
Glenn

Actually, Norwegian butter is pretty delicious, better than American. I'd be pissed, too.

ToreBear
ToreBear

I think he is joking, I laughed anyway. The Butter crisis is a bit overblown, but still very funny. I think those who are purists in their cookie baking will go the extra mile to secure the butter, the rest will just use margarine or something.

Supplies are coming in, but with all the hype people are probably buying a little extra when the stores have it in stock. Hence demand becomes even higher. Hell I had to go to wikipedia to find out that butter an margarine are different things.

ToreBear
ToreBear

Don't worry. Laugh away. I'm Norwegian and I laughed. Never seen this guy before, then again I don't watch the typical entertainment shows. Don't know weather he is a comedic act or if he is for real. I think he is a comedic act or something.

Blaidd_Drwg
Blaidd_Drwg

Pay no attention to Robert. He's obviously not quite right. He probably has a problem with bacon, too. The way I see it, either you like bacon or you're wrong.

Guest
Guest

Yes, butter and margarine are different, but both tough on the arteries.  I recommend staying clear of both.

Now, please excuse me while I call out for pizza.  Wait.  That doesn't sound right.

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