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 10th Birthday10th Birthday by Asa Butcher
 Ovi's Double BirthdayOvi's Double Birthday by Asa Butcher
Birthdays are an opportune moment for a person to reflect on their life, their achievements, their ambitions, but today is a little different. Yes, Ovi magazine is celebrating a fourth incredible year since its creation in 2004, but for this write
 Ovi Bad Boys Podcast #140Ovi Bad Boys Podcast #140 by The Ovi Team
Download of the Ovi Bad Boys Podcast is totally free of charge. On the podcast page you will find all of their archived shows, which is a recording of their weekly live show broadcast across the Helsinki region on Lä
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 The day of Finnish literatureThe day of Finnish literature by Asa Butcher
Finland has its flags up again today to honour both Aleksis Kivi Day and Finnish Literature Day, since Kivi is commonly referred to as the creator of modern Finnish literature. When it came to deciding how to approach
 080808080808 by Asa Butcher
Eight, huit, acht, kahdeksan, ocho, or simply a number 8. Less simply, it is 2x2x2, VIII, smaller than nine, larger than seven, lucky for the Chinese, inspiration for an article for me… the number eight - where would the world be without tha
 Lift Spirits #02Lift Spirits #02 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger... perhaps this will lift your spirit.
 Lift Spirits #01Lift Spirits #01 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger... perhaps this will lift your spirit.
 ShowBizz #53ShowBizz #53 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa's Show Bizz.
 2nd Opinion #452nd Opinion #45 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.
 ShowBizz #52ShowBizz #52 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Dino & Anty #16Dino & Anty #16 by Thanos K & Asa B
Dino is a vegetarian virgin dinosaur and his best friend is Anty, a carnivorous nymphomaniac ant.More Dino & Anty
 2nd Opinion #442nd Opinion #44 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.For more
 ShowBizz #51ShowBizz #51 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 2nd Opinion #432nd Opinion #43 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Life Undercover #56Life Undercover #56 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 2nd Opinion #412nd Opinion #41 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Life Undercover #55Life Undercover #55 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Half a century of coversHalf a century of covers by Asa Butcher
Here at Ovi we love numbers, especially landmarks, and today we have another perfect opportunity to showcase material from our archive. Today marks the 500th cover made by the Ovi Team and there was no chance we would miss this chance to take you
 2nd Opinion #402nd Opinion #40 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Life Undercover #54Life Undercover #54 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Spud-you-don't-likeSpud-you-don't-like by Asa Butcher
"You don't like potato! Who doesn't like potatoes? Go on, try one… just one! It won't hurt you… give it a nibble… okay, why don't you try it with some baked beans? What! You don't like baked beans either?
 2nd Opinion #392nd Opinion #39 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 A peak at MMVIIIA peak at MMVIII by Asa Butcher
Using my mystical crystal ball I can provide you with a sneaky peak at what lays in store for us in 2008. Don't worry! I don't possess supernatural abilities, just extraordinary research skills that can dazzle those easily impressed.
 Life Undercover #53Life Undercover #53 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Art in Politics - Politics at 24 frames-per-secondArt in Politics - Politics at 24 frames-per-second by Asa Butcher
As America psyches itself up for another Presidential Election, I will have to familiarise myself with American politics via the Hollywood Handbook once again. Thanks to movies I am able to follow the political system of the USA a little easier
 Life Undercover #52Life Undercover #52 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Ovi's hat-trickOvi's hat-trick by Asa Butcher
Where were you on December 20th 2004? What were you doing? Who were you with? Should you have been with that person? Do you still keep in contact with them? Is it any of my business? I can answer each of those questions
 An Ovi Christmas CardAn Ovi Christmas Card by The Ovi Team
Ovi magazine takes a deep breath and wishes everybody one of the following: Boas Festas! Buon Natale! Buorit Juovllat! Chestita Koleda! Craciun fericit si un An Nou fericit! Feliz Navidad! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Glædel
 2nd Opinion #382nd Opinion #38 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Jingle Bells, Batman Smells...Jingle Bells, Batman Smells... by Asa Butcher
Does anybody know who first coined the alternative playground lyrics to James Lord Pierpont's classic Christmas song? How many of you have sung 'Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg; The Batmobile lost
 2nd Opinion #372nd Opinion #37 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 A black & white ChristmasA black & white Christmas by Asa Butcher
Okay, I apologise for the rather uninspired title, but your response may thaw a little after I explain my reasoning for the choice - or, on the other hand, you may hate it even more and not make it to the second paragraph of this review, in which
 ShowBizz #50ShowBizz #50 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Life Undercover #51Life Undercover #51 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 ShowBizz #49ShowBizz #49 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 A Gladiatorial English DirectorA Gladiatorial English Director by Asa Butcher
Ridley Scott, arguably one of the best English directors plying his trade in Hollywood at present, notches up his 70th birthday today and to honour him upon this special day I present a review of the sword and sandal
 Life Undercover #50Life Undercover #50 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 2nd Opinion #362nd Opinion #36 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 You cannot fake qualityYou cannot fake quality by Asa Butcher
"You cannot fake quality,” were the words of one Croatian journalist as he summed up England’s pitiful performance against his country and their resulting failure to qualify for the Euro 2008 Championships. It isn’t the firs
 Life Undercover #49Life Undercover #49 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 2nd Opinion #352nd Opinion #35 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Circling the drain?Circling the drain? by Asa Butcher
On Thursday one of our readers felt the need to pose the question: Is Ovi's quality circling the drain or is it just me? Well, it was certainly a question that caught my eye and has prompted this response.As co-editor of O
 ShowBizz #47ShowBizz #47 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Life Undercover #48Life Undercover #48 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
The Malaysian carmaker Proton has announced plans to develop an "Islamic car", designed for Muslim motorists. The car could boast special features like a compass pointing to Mecca and a dedicated space to keep
 Go Ratchet!Go Ratchet! by Asa Butcher
Cast your mind back to Ovi's fifteenth theme issue, yes the one published in June 2006, now do you recall a book review entitled "Cool as f***"? I know some of you do because it inspired a number to rus
 2nd Opinion #342nd Opinion #34 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 ShowBizz #46ShowBizz #46 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
Eating a meal rich in compounds called flavonoids reduces some early signs of heart disease, research shows. An Institute of Food Research team focused on one of the compounds, quercetin, which is found in tea, onions, a
 2nd Opinion #332nd Opinion #33 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 ShowBizz #45ShowBizz #45 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
A 16 billion pixel image of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper has been posted on the internet, allowing art lovers close up details of the 15th Century work. The image is 1,600 times stronger than those taken with a ty
 Life Undercover #47Life Undercover #47 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 2nd Opinion #322nd Opinion #32 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Finland's 1st Red Nose DayFinland's 1st Red Nose Day by Asa Butcher
Almost twenty years ago I remember wearing a red nose to school and participating in the first ever Comic Relief, which has now become widely known as Red Nose Day. I was ten years old and quite happy to walk around
 ShowBizz #44ShowBizz #44 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Fontaine of YouthFontaine of Youth by Asa Butcher
Following the recent passing of Deborah Kerr at 86 recently, it is warming to be reminded that there are still a few of the great leading ladies of the 1930s and 1940s remaining. Strangely, two of these surviving lea
 Life Undercover #46Life Undercover #46 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 2nd Opinion #312nd Opinion #31 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
Italy's Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli wants a new anti-vandalism law after a man threw a bucket of red dye into the Trevi fountain in Rome. It is incredible
 Empty arms, shattered dreamsEmpty arms, shattered dreams by Asa Butcher
Here at Ovi magazine we are an emotional group of people, with acute awareness and sensitivity for many global issues. Our heightened conscience has inspired us to fight against the abuse of the environment, inexcusa
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
England's Jonny Wilkinson landed two late kicks as the champions fought back to reach their second Rugby World Cup final in a row with a dramatic 14-9 win over hosts France.
 Life Undercover #45Life Undercover #45 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Stick to stampsStick to stamps by Asa Butcher
When I first heard that one of my uncles was a philatelist I first assumed it was a political affiliation and then when I discovered he was also a philatelic member the innocent child in me could only pray that it could be treated with antibiotics
 2nd Opinion #302nd Opinion #30 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 ShowBizz #43ShowBizz #43 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has bought the travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet, founded by husband and wife team Tony and Maureen Wheeler in 1972, publishes around 500 titles that are w
 40 years of BBC Radio One40 years of BBC Radio One by Asa Butcher
At 7 a.m. on September 30th, 1967, BBC Radio One was launched with Tony Blackburn welcoming in the new broadcasting era with the words, "And, good morning everyone. Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio 1!
 I Spy QI Spy Q by Asa Butcher
Quills are those feathery writing devices used in ye olden days when Thanos went to school and dinosaurs roamed the earth, but thanks to progress we are no longer plucking feathers from the butts of large birds to write our shopping lists. It is a
 2nd Opinion #292nd Opinion #29 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
The UN is ready to broaden its activity in support of Iraq, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said. Mr Ban said at a key meeting in New York the time for determined action on Iraq had come, but that a greater UN presence
 The sci-fi benchmarkThe sci-fi benchmark by Asa Butcher
Hollywood in the 1950s generated a number of superb science-fiction productions that are not only worthy of repeat viewings today, but are also prime material for remakes. It was a decade that brought us The Day
 Life Undercover #44Life Undercover #44 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Mr and Mrs PirateMr and Mrs Pirate by Asa Butcher
What could be more appropriate than a review of a pirate-themed book on International Talk like a Pirate Day? Don't worry, me hearties, I shall not be writing this review using pirate vernacular nor
 ShowBizz #42ShowBizz #42 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
Greeks are going to the polls in a general election, weeks after wildfires left more than 60 people dead. The main challenge to Prime minister Kostas Karamanlis and his centre-right party, New Democracy, is the socialist
 Stuffed dogs, burlesque & M*A*S*HStuffed dogs, burlesque & M*A*S*H by Asa Butcher
There was one thing that I never knew about Alan Alda until I started reading his autobiography: I don't really like him! I don't hate him, but he has never ranked among my favourite actors or made me want to
 UK's only cool brand?UK's only cool brand? by Asa Butcher
The CoolBrands Council, a group of style experts, designers and commentators from across Britain, in association with a YouGov poll on the opinions of more than 2,000 members of the public, have voted the luxury spor
 Farewell Anita RoddickFarewell Anita Roddick by Asa Butcher
Last night I was checking the BBC site when I saw that Jane Wyman, one of Hollywood's biggest stars of the 1940s and '50s and the first wife of former US President Ronald Reagan, had died aged 93 and I was going to write about her, but the
 ShowBizz #41ShowBizz #41 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Trekkies of the world unite!Trekkies of the world unite! by Asa Butcher
Many people consider May the 4th as Star Wars Day, but what about those who don't believe in the Force and the Dark Side? The ones that boldly go where no Man has gone before, the ones who practice the Vulcan ner
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
Osama Bin Laden is said to be preparing to release a video message to the American people to coincide with the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The announcement was made on an Islamist website, where al-Qaeda's
 7/3657/365 by Asa Butcher
One year ago we published an article entitled "Opinion sevenfold" that proclaimed the great news that Ovi magazine was metamorphosing from a monthly PDF into a daily edition. Today we are taking a moment to absorb the fact that a whole y
 Leet - a global sports realityLeet - a global sports reality by Asa Butcher
How often in life do you get the chance to play a brand new sport, where anyone can win $1 million and also become the next sports and TV icon? This chance is an innovative new sport called Leet and it will be the core of a new reality television
 The Bold Switch-OffThe Bold Switch-Off by Asa Butcher
Despite the growls of dissent and howls of outrage from Thanos, Finland turned off its five analogue transmission networks early this morning leaving homes without a digital receiver, a set-top box, or an integrated digital television unable to wa
 International Day of the DisappearedInternational Day of the Disappeared by Asa Butcher
Imagine hearing a noise outside your home one day or night. Imagine the next sound is your door being smashed down. Imagine a group of armed men perhaps wearing uniforms screaming and shouting at you and your family.
 I Spy OI Spy O by Asa Butcher
Offline: Local Area Connection has no signal – Contact your local provider for assistance. Yes, I am disconnected, cut off and hate every isolated minute. What am I supposed to do with my life now my access to the World Wide Web has been bru
 2nd Opinion #282nd Opinion #28 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Helsinki Children's FestivalHelsinki Children's Festival by Asa Butcher
Friday August 17th signalled the launch of the Helsinki Festival, a two-week arts festival that presents music, theatre, dance, visual arts, cinema and city events featuring both Finnish and non-Finnish artists of in
 European Peoples' FestivalEuropean Peoples' Festival by Asa Butcher
From July 23rd-28th, the European Peoples’ Festival will take place in Ekenäs (Tammisaari), Finland, for the very first time. The festival is a celebration of European friendship where 800 guests from 17 EU countries participate in s
 And that was June 2007...And that was June 2007... by The Ovi Team
Well, what did you make of that month? The world thought it was bidding farewell to Tony Blair, but within hours he was back in the headlines in his new job, and everybody in the Northern Hemisphere was patiently expecting the start of summer,
 Photo of the MonthPhoto of the Month by The Ovi Team
Every month Ovi Magazine chooses one photograph of Finland to present in its 'Photo of the Month section. For those who have yet to discover this section in our magazine, it can be found inside the Gallery, which also offers an archive of all our p
 Life Undercover #38Life Undercover #38 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Perilous pacifiersPerilous pacifiers by Asa Butcher
One of my pet hates before even becoming a parent was dummies, also known as pacifiers and soothers, thoughtlessly stuffed into the mouths of babies and toddlers. I have always believed that they are completely pointless, damage a child's natu
 Terminator teddyTerminator teddy by Asa Butcher
While browsing through the BBC website I spotted a story entitled "US designs a 'robo-bear' to rescue injured soldiers" and immediately had to read it – well, wouldn’t you? It appears that the US military is developin
 Law of the stagLaw of the stag by Asa Butcher
Whether you call it a bachelor party, a stag night, a bulls party, a bucks party or even polttarit, it is commonly known as the groom's last glimpse of freedom and an excuse to party one final time with his friends, although the exten
 ShowBizz #33ShowBizz #33 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 2nd Opinion #202nd Opinion #20 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Life Undercover #35Life Undercover #35 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Who knows?Who knows? by Asa Butcher
Hey Christians! How much are you willing to bet that Jesus was the Son of God? Seriously, how much money are you prepared to back this improvable claim? The same goes to all religious groups, sects and cults – would you be willing to ‘
 Sunday plans changedSunday plans changed by Asa Butcher
Last Sunday was a day that I would dearly like to forget and pretend never happened, yet my enthusiasm for sharing a story and writing for Ovi could never let any part of my life remain private for too long, so prepare for a candid insight into Su
 It's Europe Day!It's Europe Day! by Asa Butcher
At first I was a bit confused as to why Europeans needed a day on which to be reminded that the continent of Europe exists, as if it would sink beneath the waves in a sulk if we didn’t pay it attention once a year – perhaps that is wha
 ShowBizz #32ShowBizz #32 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 I Spy GI Spy G by Asa Butcher
Geeks, well it is only natural that they are spied on May 4th, since it is commonly known as 'Star Wars Day'. You didn’t know that? Well, think about it…'May the 4th be with you'…are
 2nd Opinion #192nd Opinion #19 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Blasted into orbitBlasted into orbit by Asa Butcher
Over the past few weeks a number of famous individuals have passed away, but it was the story of Star Trek actor James Doohan's ashes being sent about 70 miles above the earth for a 15-minute flight and eventual soft return to earth that caugh
 Life Undercover #34Life Undercover #34 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 ShowBizz #31ShowBizz #31 by Thanos K & Asa B
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