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 Posted:   Apr 5, 2017 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Here Thomas ... they're still working with this stereotype:


Oh, I love these videos! I got a new channel to watch.

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2017 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Here Thomas ... they're still working with this stereotype:


Oh, I love these videos! I got a new channel to watch.


Yeah, they are actually hilarioussmile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2017 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

US is a f'king shit hole right now.

Well, if it's any comfort, you're ahead of Ireland, Germany, Belgium and the UK, and WAY ahead of France and Spain. I'm also surprised to see Japan as low as 51st place. Likewise surprised to see Tanzania as low as THIRD LAST! I was there a few years back, and didn't get the impression that the country fared worse than a lot of the war-torn countries elsewhere in Africa and the Middle East, for example. But of course, I only saw a fragment of the society.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2017 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Every time we visit Spain I think 'I could live here, no problem'.
Even their film composer/score scene is vibrant now, with festivals, concerts and labels releasing stuff we love.
If I was emigrating t'other way, I'd choose Canada over USA. Don't know why, it's just always looked nicer and less crazy.
Scandi countries are nice, but are too expensive cost of living-wise and can appear cold, remote and bleak to me at times.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2017 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

"...Norway seems to be the only [nation with oil reserves] that has genuinely recognized that the resource [of oil] is finite. Norway has been careful not to overexploit its oil or natural gas, ensuring that supplies will last. This oil-rich country derives nearly all its electricity from hydro[-electric sources], with just a small number of natural gas power stations installed to buffer against periods of decreased river flows.

Norway is extremely well placed to face the next few decades and will become of the small number of oil and gas producers through [the] period of exorbitant oil prices [that will ensue as oil availability declines]."

Life without Oil (Prometheus Books, 2011), Steve Hallett

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2017 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

This Year Norway was NO1 in the poll.. never been there though but would like too eventually, I've travelled to Switzerland, Austria, both nice countries & the skiing is perfect.. very laid back people both R peaceful..

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2018 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

This Year Norway was NO1 in the poll..

And Oslo might be the next Los Angeles? It looks like "maybe," with a new film coming out of Norway, featuring an earthquake in their capital.




Does this mean that Thor going to be the next Charlton Heston, married to Ava Gardner but canoodling with Genevieve Bujold? smile




But foreign films usually have more brains than American films, so maybe it won't be another one of these.....

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2018 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

THE QUAKE is a considerably better film than the turkey that is EARTHQUAKE, but still a film with many problems. Not on the level of its prequel from a few years ago, THE WAVE. But it's fun that we've started to do disaster films in this country too.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

A book I'm reading says that with Norway's social safety nets, and opportunities to be re-trained for a new profession if you lose your old one, it is a place where one can "fail, without being a failure."

Nice!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2019 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

That is, in essence, true, although my own personal battles with the social services make it hard to sign off on the system's international reputation.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2019 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

THE QUAKE is a considerably better film than the turkey that is EARTHQUAKE, but still a film with many problems. Not on the level of its prequel from a few years ago, THE WAVE. But it's fun that we've started to do disaster films in this country too.

Took 50 years but Norway finally has its own Irwin Allen! wink The film looks pretty cool. Though as Ive said before it saddens me the rest of the worlds filmmakers are becoming "Hollywoodized".

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2019 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Took 50 years but Norway finally has its own Irwin Allen! wink The film looks pretty cool. Though as Ive said before it saddens me the rest of the worlds filmmakers are becoming "Hollywoodized".

That's nothing new. Film industries all over the world were aping Hollywood techniques shortly after they become institutionalized in the Golden Age. But usually, other countries put their slant on things. That's the case with these disaster movies. A new Norwegian disaster movie is right around the corner, called TUNNELLEN (THE TUNNEL).

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2019 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

That is, in essence, true, although my own personal battles with the social services make it hard to sign off on the system's international reputation.

Hmmm. Sort of like a zillionaire saying, "It's so hard to find a decent butler these days." smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2020 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

Once upon a time, Norway was a terrible place to live.

For skateboarders.

From about 1977 to 1989, it was banned.

https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/stories/features/detail/when-norway-banned-skateboarding/


 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2020 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

Now it's a great place...


...For knitters, who have 8-hour championship knitting to watch on TV:
National Knitting Night Norway

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-24771009/norwegian-broadcaster-to-air-national-knitting-night

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2020 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

I've heard they don't like expanded scores in Norway, so, off my list !

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2020 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Now it's a great place...


...For knitters, who have 8-hour championship knitting to watch on TV:
National Knitting Night Norway


Yes, we've had a number of 'slow TV' concepts over the last years. In fact, I believe we pioneered this particular thing. Here's a list of all the ideas, including the knitting one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_television

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2020 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Cricket?
Knitting?
Hmmmmm, what shall I watch? (turns telly off)

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2020 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

I've heard they don't like expanded scores in Norway, so, off my list !

Like!

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2021 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

We're going to have to fight our way past Thor once the end is nigh....

https://boingboing.net/2020/10/28/oreo-built-an-asteroid-proof-oreo-bunker-in-the-arctic.html

 
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