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BEST OLE AND LENA JOKE Minneapolis 1998 -

Professional and amateur Scandinavians alike recognize that the Ole & Lena joke is a necessary and inescapable ethnic albatross. So, just like an Italian-American with a pasta sauce, or a Scot with a plaid wallet, the Scando-Yank might as well keep a good Ole & Lena handy for those (frequent) awkward pauses in conversation: Ole and Lena got married. On their honeymoon trip they were approaching Minneapolis when Ole put his hand on Lena's knee. Lena giggled and said, "Ole, you can go farther if ya vant to." So Ole drove to Duluth.

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