Thursday, March 26, 2009

king oscar of fulton street market

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from the West Loop
Chicago, IL

8 comments:

anon said...

I guess you are dying to know the origin of this product and its place in cultural history? Hint: Think Finnmärk, think Lüleaa ...

Mikkel said...

WOOOOOOOOO!!! GO KING OSCAR'S SARDINES!!!!!!!!!

suttonhoo said...

ha! I figured oscar would have a fanbase in the Finnmärk community but I had no. idea. y'all would be this enthusiastic.

there's more to the story? please: do tell.

anon said...

For the bare facts of Finnmärkian sardines and the eternal quest for world domination, see http://tinyurl.com/cvaedu. As far as the cultural significance of same sardines is concerned ... Wheew, don't get me started ... Suffice it to say that the magnificent Culture Palace of Lüleaa is actually an old sardine factory ...

mrtn said...

Ah, yes. King Oscar, you old fishmonger. How the hell are you? Cornerstone industry to the stars.

mrtn said...

Btw, R's old boss owns a huge (2%) share of King Oscar through her family business, and a very large share of the holding company (a family company) which is the majority stockholder... as well as running a small publishing house for children's literature. She's insanely rich. Luleå's richest woman. Her brother owns two more percent.

Mikkel said...

Did I tell you about the time my big-nosed Finnish friend hatched a scheme to make her his love slave? For the money, of course. She's not exactly "snop".

mrtn said...

I remember. In fact, I was there once when he was developing new angles to the scheme.

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