A young Finnish man and his dog get stuck in a fox spirit's dream

While guiding the Aurora Borealis across the sky, a mischievous young fox spirit accidentally traps an entire Finnish town in a land of slumber. Now the only hope for restoring everything to normal is Hannu, a grouchy young slacker, and his faithful dog Ville, who must convince their fellow villagers to return to the… » 9/28/13 8:30am 9/28/13 8:30am

No fandom is safe from the relentless assault of Winnie the Pooh

We all know Winnie the Pooh as a beloved children's book character, a Disney icon and, of course, a honey fetishist. But the "willy nilly silly old bear" and his friends have made three recent incursions into nerd-dom that may indicate a more concerted effort by the denizens of Hundred Acre Wood to take over every… » 11/23/12 7:30am 11/23/12 7:30am

Finland’s brilliant plan for dealing with nuclear waste: pulling a…

After decades of planning and $12 billions of investment, the United States grand plan to dispose of the nation's nuclear waste in Nevada's remote Yucca Mountain melted down in political rancor like... well, kind of like a nuclear plant melting down. The Obama Administration pulled the plug on funding the project… » 5/13/12 8:00am 5/13/12 8:00am

Here's a reason not to go spelunking in the Helsinki train tunnels

You might run into this 12-meter-long dragon and have to do that cartwheel-legged, Scooby Doo run off the premises. This sculpture was constructed by Valve, a Finnish LARPing group who built (and left) it there last month. Between this and the Wizard Quest in Wisconsin, we have a good case for building more dragons in… » 8/27/11 9:30am 8/27/11 9:30am

Bilbo and Frodo go to Helsinki in the Finnish Lord of the Rings

While we're waiting for the live-action adaptation of The Hobbit to figure out what the heck it's doing, here's Hobitit, the 1993 Finnish miniseries that's one of the few live-action adaptations of Middle Earth. » 9/15/10 10:30am 9/15/10 10:30am