>I feel many Suomi would contend that Ian has just described the mire,
>monotony, and misery that is Orussia and not their own wild and rugged
Let's put it this way: there are two types of tango in our world. There is the Argentinian tango, which is EXCITING, PASSIONATE, FIERY!!! See La Cumparsita.
And then there is the FINNISH tango, which is a form of organized migratory behavior, best shown in Satumaa.
Remember, I live next-door as it were. If there is a more dour and miserable people than the Finnish, I don't know who they would be. But, it must also be said that the Finnish most likely not only agree but take great pride in that. 'Sisu' is the center of the Finnish soul.
Oh, and speaking of the Finnish tango, and other types of traditional music? While it doesn't rock? It ROCKS! My own opinion, of course, but...Viljo Vesterinen FTW, as it were.
Gott's Leetle Feesh in Trousers!