Re: Swedish italians (was: Why Do We Die?)

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 02 Feb 1999 11:30:25 -0500

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> "Michael S. Lorrey" <> writes:
> > Anders Sandberg wrote:
> >
> > > Interestingly enough we got three swedish-italian members
> > > in Aleph (likely far above average for an association of our size,
> > > especially earlier when we were smaller). All our first dinners were
> > > italian food.
> >
> > Ha, I'm Scottish/Swedish/Italian (50%/25%/25%).
> Hmm, that Swedish-Italian mix again. Is there something that makes
> Swedish-Italians especially extropic? And can we find the gene/meme
> for it so we others can get it too? :-)

I dunno. Could be the food!

Getting hopelessly stereotypical here, seeing Swedes as being depressed, morose, and introspective over their present situation in life, and the Italians as being romantic idealists who are paradoxically cynical about government and always figure out ways around it, plus the Scottish predisposition to tinker with things....

Don't get me started on kilt jokes...

Seriously, I would imagine that a Swede who married an extrovert Italian must themselves be pretty extroverted for a Swede.

Mike Lorrey