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I assume it is not pledge week in Norway. The BBC reports that Norway’s NRK broadcasts 12-hour wood burning programme

It may be a slow burner but will it fire up the audience? Norwegian public TV is broadcasting a programme showing a crackling fireplace – for 12 hours.

The NRK woodathon features firewood specialists providing commentary and advice on subjects such as chopping, stacking and burning the wood.

The transmission, entitled Hel Ved, also features music and poetry.

They obviously believe in educational television at NRK, but this is a bit extreme for my tastes. The thought of a group of Vikings gathering around a television and taking notes on wood chopping techniques caused me to think of this video, for some reason.

7 comments

1 Badtux { 02.19.13 at 3:08 am }

Groan. Now I’m going to go to sleep humming “spam spam spammity spam, spam spam spam!” all night long. AGH! That’ll teach me the drawbacks of checking my Google Reader newsfeed before hitting the sack :).

2 Bryan { 02.19.13 at 10:40 am }

It really annoyed the cats when I previewed the link, but you need something uplifting after Townes Van Zandt yesterday. ;)

3 Kryten42 { 02.19.13 at 9:32 pm }

Hmmm! Well, this is good timing! ;) :D

I was sent this YouTube link about an *apparent* flash mob disrupting Antwerp Central Station. It was actually a promotion for “Looking for Mary”. Still, it was funny and well done! :D

I needed a laugh, so I decided to pass it on! (Watch it at full screen if you can). :lol:

Central Station Antwerp goes wild!

“Antwerp Central goes wild because Looking for Mary is coming! See how more than 200 dancers turn the station on its head at the sound of the Sound of Music!”

Enjoy! :D

4 Bryan { 02.21.13 at 12:18 am }

That is some amazing ‘close order drill’. It takes a lot of practice and professionalism to pull that off. It certainly beats ad posters that everyone will ignore, and generates free media. If Belgium had a functioning government, they would probably pass a law prohibiting such events, but the way things have been going, there is no immediate need for concern.

Of course the kids make it memorable, and the checkerboard floor makes it easy to find your ‘spot’.

The ‘audience’ was certainly part of the show…

5 Kryten42 { 02.22.13 at 4:24 am }

Yeah, I enjoyed it. :D

The kids obviously enjoyed themselves. Good to see! :D Some of the oldster’s were looking a bit worried (oe bewildered), but good to see everyone got into the spirit towards the end. :)

Here’s another dance mob, in the UK this time… I would have enjouyed it mor about 20 years ago! (Especially since I was in the UK then). ;) :lol:

Flash Mob 100 Girls Dance in Piccadilly Circus to Beyonce Single Ladies

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6 Badtux { 02.22.13 at 10:08 am }

So Bryan, the part that annoyed the cats when you previewed the link, was that the part where you put on your own Viking helmet and started singing along with the Vikings? :).

(Yes, I know someone geeky enough to do such things. He also has a full-sized replica of the Tardis in his garden, heh!).

7 Bryan { 02.23.13 at 12:14 am }

It is encouraging to see young people engaged in any kind of public activity, even if it isn’t considered ‘serious’ or ‘political’. They are taking a risk, even if it is minor, and engaging in public activity, instead of hiding away in small groups out of sight.

The price is nice, but I’m set for now.

Well, Badtux, I did sing along, but all of my swords, etc. are in storage in my brother’s basement in New York. I did consider buying a TARDIS computer case until I discovered you had to buy the whole computer, which is way over-priced for the components in it. The case isn’t worth $1,500 with a intel duo-core, 8GB of RAM, and a 0.5 TB hard drive. They should sell the case alone, if they want to make some real money.