I've told you my Finnish joke, haven't I. I heard it years ago on BBC shortwave when they were doing a half hour on Finland. I expect it was early on in the show:
Two Finns go to a cabin in the woods for a long holiday weekend of drinking. On the second day one says "shouldn't we have something to eat" to which he receives the reply "did we come here to drink or to talk?"
That's the joke. Apparently things are still a wee bit dour in the land of the Finns as their English-language TV new service host, Kimmo Wilska, was fired for making a little joke at the end of the broadcast following a news item about the regulation of bars. As new service City Lehti reports: "Ylen uutisten lukija Kimmo Wilskan harkitsematon huumori nousi tänään aina lööppeihin saakka." Imagine that! While the YouTube video above is choppy, you can see it is not a very abrasive joke and I don't know if you actually see him drinking - is there even any beer in the bottle? It's just a little giggle. Hardly a firing offense. Unlike, perhaps, the beard.