“What I’ve learned is that you should not ask a Norwegian what he likes about firewood, but how he does it—because that’s the way he reveals himself. You can tell a lot about a person from his firewood stack.”
Best article ever? Best article ever.
“One thing that really dividesis bark.”
Norway: a nation divided.
Norwegian public television plans to broadcast a burning fireplace for 12 straight hours from Friday evening, with firewood specialists providing color commentary, expert advice and a bit of cultural tutoring.
“We’ll talk about the very nerdy subjects like burning, slicing and stacking the wood, but we’ll also have cultural segments with music and poems,” Rune Moeklebust, a producer for state broadcaster NRK.
“It will be very slow but noble television.”
My kind of television.
“it will be very slow but noble television”
Did somebody say explosion?
I can’t explain why, bt my first thought was “Team Free Will”.
/I might have watched too much Supernatural
TOP TEN SAFEST COUNTRIES IN A ZOMBIE OUTBREAK
10: Sweden – A favorably small population, and many natural defenses help Sweden capture the tenth spot. Its military is well trained, well equipped, and solely focused on the defense of its people and lands.
9: Argentina – As the eighth largest country in the world by land mass, Argentina is sandwiched by the Andes Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Its high level of urbanization keeps it from climbing higher on the list.
8: Finland - The Finnish benefit from being surrounded by other countries strong in zombie survivability, and their population density of just 41 people per square mile doesn’t hurt either.
7: Norway – The fact that the tiny country of Norway came in 2nd in Gold Medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics shows they know how to thrive in icy conditions. A lot of snowy land and a few hearty people is a recipe for survival.
6: Bolivia – With mountains to protect them from its neighbors, and the worst economy in South America, Bolivian’s are used to managing without modern conveniences, and can ably fend for themselves.
5: Kazakhstan – Borat made the whole world laugh at this little country, but Kazakhstan may get the last laugh. The rugged terrain, formidable climate and an extremely low population density are key survival factors.
4: Russia – Low population density, huge land barriers, and a battle-tested people give Russia the number four spot. If the Nazis couldn’t take Leningrad, there’s no reason to think Nazi zombies can.
3: United States – With over 83 people per square mile, the U.S. is considerably more dense than any other country in the top five, but its heavily armed citizenship is more ready for a battle than most.
2: Canada – Sure, its 35 million residents are packed in a thin strip along the country’s southern border, but gun ownership is common, and there’s plenty of room to head north when the dead rise.
1: Australia – This vast nation grabs the top spot because of its population density of just 7.5 people per square mile, and the fact that it has the world’s biggest moat surrounding it on all sides.
Despite popular belief, not all Scandiavians were Vikings.
In Old Norse the term “viking” was a noun that referred to overseas expeditions. The phrase “fara i viking” means “to go on an expedition”, and in later texts implies piracy or raids. Therefore, a Viking (Norse vikingr) was someone who participated in these expeditions; an explorer, warrior, or pirate.
Finns were never Vikings, and in fact had little contact with Scandinavia during the Viking Age.
I’m a bit oO About the picture but…
Royal Birthdays for today, October 7th.
Frederick I, King of Denmark and Norway, 1471
Maria Maddalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, 1589
Charles XIII, King of Sweden, 1748
Nicholas I, King of Montenegro, 1841
Friedrich, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine, 1870
Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Burnei, 1946
Senate Seeiso, Princess of Lesotho, 2001
This is some awesomely inspiring creepy scary apocalyptic setting…
Rokysopp - The Drug.
This video was released a year ago, but I’ve only recently started to get into Royksopp so it is still new to me. It’s fantastically shot, with the three teenage girls looking misplaced yet fitting at the same time among all the urban decay and half demolished buildings… a disconcerting effect.
The directors, Noel Paul and Stefan Moore (also known as that go), have cast the girls perfectly. They exude the kind of untouched innocence you’d expect from high school girls like them with their unabashed stares and searching eyes. But they also have a solemnity about them, like they have seen and done things you could only imagine. When the blonde is clutching the machine gun, it’s like it fits in her hand somehow.
Definitely reminds me of Gummo by Larry Clark where everyone just looks a little inbred and the environment is very uneasy.
I like the added touch of the “American Pie” lyrics scrawled on one of the walls: “Singin’ this will be the day that I die.”
When I first saw this video I thought it was shot somewhere near the Chernobyl site, but it’s actually closer to home that I thought — Detroit. I think this is how ugly is made beautiful.
Damn.. Places I didn’t even know was possible..
Denmark: Look, Norway! It’s our son!
Norway: … *probably thinking about what an idiot Denmark is*
Iceland: Put me down, brute!