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Author: Scott Ritcher (page 3 of 24)

When the sun shines, we shine together.

When the sun shines, we shine together.

I just saw a grown man wearing white pants.

I just saw a grown man wearing white pants.

Fuckin bloggers!

Pfft!

”My new shit just dropped!” -Karl Marx

”My new shit just dropped!” -Karl Marx

Some people are really good at basketball.

Some people are really good at basketball.

FoxNews should change their slogan from “Fair and balanced” to “Constitutional fan fiction”

FoxNews should change their slogan from “Fair and balanced” to “Constitutional fan fiction”

“Hi, I’m Martin Luther, I’ll be your server today.”

“Hi, I’m Martin Luther, I’ll be your server today.”

It’s a beautiful day to relax in the park with a curl up with a good iPhone.

It’s a beautiful day to relax in the park with a curl up with a good iPhone.

I just witnessed the birth of a beautiful new peanut!

I just witnessed the birth of a beautiful new peanut! So heartwarming.

People just love looking at their phones! I guess I do too. It’s fun!

People just love looking at their phones! I guess I do too. It’s fun!

Were there no sunny days during World War II? I’m in Berlin right now and it’s gorgeous.

Were there no sunny days during World War II? I’m in Berlin right now and it’s gorgeous.

We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky.

We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky.

So awesome to get multiple push notifications about who won the Kentucky Derby while I’m waiting for the live stream on the goddamn NBCSports website to “initialize.”

So awesome to get multiple push notifications about who won the Kentucky Derby while I’m waiting for the live stream on the goddamn NBCSports website to “initialize.”

Episode 24: It’s Never Too Early

Karin and Scott talk about job changes, Scott’s new apartment/flat (again), Scott’s foray into the bourbon business, and the mailman brings audio postcards from Karin’s trips to Crete and Scotland.

 

 


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Pustegränd

Here are a few photos from a tiny street called Pustegränd on the island of Södermalm in central Stockholm.

The street is just a couple blocks long and is about 130 meters in length (425 feet). A large portion of that distance is made up of steep stairs that connect the higher elevation of the island to the streets near the water.

This short video from Apple Maps shows where is Pustegränd is located in Stockholm.

Here is a link to the street on Google Maps.

Episode 23: Alternative facts and booze-loving babies

Scott spent his Christmas holidays/vacation in – where else? – America. But just how much did he have to drink? Judging by his audio postcard from a New Orleans bar it seems he was 80 per cent/percent drunk. At least. Or so he says.

Karin, on the other hand, is terrible at math/s and doesn’t do percentage drunkenness. But at least she knows she was drunk enough to force her visiting Best Friend Beth™ make the first snow angel of her life. Audio proof provided.

And, did you know who really loves going to breweries and bars? Babies do! And Scott has the evidence.

It’s a brand new episode, live from sunny Bandhagen, where spring has sprung, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing! (How’s that for an alternative fact?)

 


Episode 22: Don’t Get Your Knickers in a Twist

It’s the 10th December – which is not Lucia Day, nor is it Saint Nicholas’ Day or Karin’s birthday. It’s Nobel Day!

We speculate about the reasons why Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature this year. Our theory? The Swedish Chef on the Muppet Show most definitely has something to do with it.

And for all our dedicated fans who enjoyed our laundry room special, we return to air our – or, in fairness, Karin’s – dirty laundry in public.

That’s all for 2016. Merry frickin’ Christmas from your favo/u/rite Snuggling with the Enemy personalities!

 


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Summer Panoramas of Stockholm

Here are a couple recent panorama images of Stockholm taken on a gorgeous day, August 13, 2016, from Champagnebaren at Mosebacke on Södermalm.

Click the images to view them larger, then click again to see them at full resolution.

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My Swedish television debut

As Karin and I discussed in Episode 21 of the Snuggling With the Enemy podcast, I recently made my Swedish acting debut in a television commercial.

The company is Boxer, a satellite TV provider, and their new product allows people to receive many channels regardless of where they are. Sweden, as you may know, is a huge and largely natural country, so getting cable TV in your camper or summer cottage is sometimes not possible.

One might think you should just relax with your family and friends instead of traveling to the countryside to watch television.

My only spoken line in the spot is, “I husvagnen också?” which means, “In the camper, too?” To which Boxer’s recurring character Robert – a man with a large creepy, digitally-animated head – replies, “Absolutely.”

Check it out below!

Episode 21: Swedish is Disgusting

Infart

Swedish is a beautiful language. That is, as long as you just listen to the Swedish Chef on The Muppet Show. But when you start dissecting what it is those Swedelings are actually saying, it turns out to be DISGUSTING.

Find out the true story behind words like “infart,” “kock,” “puss” and “Titti” as Scott and Karin get together in their Bandhagen studio to record a new podcast episode… in the company of an entire box of rosé. You’ll also find out everything you never wanted to know about Karin’s new job, Scott’s acting career, and shopping at Willy’s.

We know you’ve waited a long, long time, but here it is now. An extra-long episode for all you Snugglers!

 


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Episode 20: Life Companion

 

Want to improve your chances of finding love through online dating? And who (or what) exactly is Karin’s new life companion?

Find out in the second-anniversary episode of Snuggling with the Enemy, in which we talk about the Dos and Don’ts of Tinder!

Welcome to episode number 20 of Snuggling with the Enemy!


 

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Episode 19: Knowing Me, Knowing You (Season 3 Premiere)

One whole year since recording our last full episode, Snuggling with the Enemy returns to the podwaves for a brand new season of podcast funtimes.

Find out what really went down in Farsta, what happened to the first-hand contract, and what the Snugglers have been up to in the past year!

Season 3 opens with the usual, ridiculous laugh track and references most people will never get, submerged, as always, in a pool of otherworldly sound effects. Oh, and of course, we pay tribute to Sweden’s pride and joy: ABBA.

We are BACK IN THE GAME.

 


 

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Episode 18: The Lost Episode

From the depths of the archive vaults deep down in the Stockholm suburb of Farsta come the ultimate Snuggling with the Enemy outtakes: It’s THE LOST EPISODE!

For your aural pleasure, we present a WHOLE THIRD of an episode consisiting of Scott & Karin airing their DIRTY LAUNDRY in public – NOT excluding their DIRTY UNDERPANTS!

Also on The Lost Episode: Communal laundry rooms and launderettes/laundromats! Overly tight trousers/pants! Karin’s Best Friend Beth™! We finally settle correct – and incorrect – pronunciations of the word bourbon! And… that’s it, really.

Enjoy!

 


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Flashback 4th of July

 

Flashback 4th of July in Middletown, Kentucky. That’s me on the left with Talking Baby Beans.

Tack för den här tiden

Tack för fem(-ish) fantastiska år på Bonnier Tidskrifter.

The Carjoela Wedding

My associates Alicia Cavender, Chris Reinstatler, Carla Wettig and I, at Carla’s wedding to former teen model Joel Jacob in Louisville.

Rooftop sweating and drinking in steamy Louavull.

The Ritcher family

A family reunion and some Mexican food in Louisville.

Picture!

I’m on a boat, as they say.

 

I’m taking some notes.

I’m taking some notes by the water in Stockholm with a couple souvenir writing instruments from my hometown.