Bamse magazine is one of Sweden’s most beloved childrens’ publications, with a readership mainly about age 10. Its title character’s name does mean “The Big One”. But still, I must say that I was as surprised as Bamse himself and the squirrel when I saw what that troll is doing with such glee to the cow on the cover. Also, I wonder if those are silicone udders.


  1. #1 LordJesus
    September 19, 2011

    He obviously tries to hurl the cow into the creek!

  2. #2 Birger Johansson
    September 20, 2011

    That is not a creek, that is a deep ravine! We have no pirhana-infested waters, so we have to stick to “dry” mayhem.

    (Other mayhem) We have found the origin of the “Barbarians with skulls impaled on spikes” cliché:
    “Dig reveals human skulls mounted on stakes” http://www.thelocal.se/36226/20110919/

    Comment 1: at 6000 BC, it means Swedes were first with ths “badass barbarian” practice. Comment 2: The people at Lake Mälaren have stayed badass ever since.

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