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(The New York Times)   The new smash hit on Norwegian television? A show about firewood. That's 12 hours long. "I couldn't go to bed because I was so excited"   (nytimes.com) divider line 97
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2013-02-21 08:46:49 AM  
static.guim.co.uk
What's all this about Norwegian wood?
 
2013-02-21 08:47:34 AM  
For a second, I thought that was supposed to be a Torchwood joke.
 
2013-02-21 08:48:50 AM  
i1247.photobucket.com

Norwegian that gives me wood......
 
2013-02-21 08:51:19 AM  
What has two thumbs and sports some righteous Norwegian wood? This guy.
 
2013-02-21 08:52:06 AM  
  The book sucked..
 
2013-02-21 08:53:06 AM  
i giggled the entire time i read that article

/you said wood
 
2013-02-21 08:53:34 AM  
Norway sounds awesome.

I've wanted to move there for years, but they won't admit the likes of me.

Smart people.
 
2013-02-21 08:54:03 AM  
Norwegian wood?  Eh, eh, know-what-I-mean, know-what-I-mean?  Chop-chop, nudge-nudge, wink-wink!
 
2013-02-21 08:54:03 AM  
You know who else liked Norwegian wood?
 
2013-02-21 08:55:05 AM  
Series companion book.
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-02-21 08:55:31 AM  
so.... did Colbert scoop the NYT?
 
2013-02-21 08:55:56 AM  
I like making wood.

/and by "making wood" I mean cutting and stacking firewood
 
2013-02-21 08:55:59 AM  
img541.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-21 08:56:14 AM  
And now for a 5 minute film on Norway!
 
2013-02-21 08:59:58 AM  

abfalter: Norwegian wood?  Eh, eh, know-what-I-mean, know-what-I-mean?  Chop-chop, nudge-nudge, wink-wink!


"Candid" wood stacking ;)
 
2013-02-21 09:01:36 AM  
Serious Wood!
 
2013-02-21 09:01:53 AM  
I think my dad would love this book. I was exposed to wood cutting and firewood gathering since I could walk. We have always had a wood fire even with central heating and go yearly for firewood. Chopping wood and stacking it is just about one of the better exercises you can get.
 
2013-02-21 09:02:48 AM  
The program sounds like the video equivalent of minimalist music.
Fine by me: if they put on programs like that in the US, I might subscribe to cable.
 
2013-02-21 09:06:04 AM  
As long as it's about other people's firewood. I wouldn't watch it of my own a cord.
 
2013-02-21 09:09:51 AM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: As long as it's about other people's firewood. I wouldn't watch it of my own a cord.


****guffaw****
 
2013-02-21 09:12:02 AM  
It's knot TV -- it's Xylem TV.
 
2013-02-21 09:13:53 AM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: As long as it's about other people's firewood. I wouldn't watch it of my own a cord.



   yew made me laugh...
 
2013-02-21 09:14:11 AM  
A moose once bit my sister.

/obscure?
 
2013-02-21 09:14:55 AM  
You can't show wood on American TV.
 
2013-02-21 09:15:01 AM  
Just sit on a rug, bide your time, and drink some wine while watching the show.  Isn't it good?
 
2013-02-21 09:18:47 AM  
You wanna know the best part? We have to pay the equivalent of $400 a year to NRK so they can come up with great programming like this. Their last big hit was "Hurtigruten", a show which consisted of 3 weeks of nothing but a big boat cruising up and down the coast.

/think about this the next time you biatch about your taxes going to PBS and NPR
 
2013-02-21 09:18:54 AM  

Tillmaster: The program sounds like the video equivalent of minimalist music.
Fine by me: if they put on programs like that in the US, I might subscribe to cable.


Or you could just go to YouTube.
 
2013-02-21 09:19:16 AM  

Cereal Fetish: Just sit on a rug, bide your time, and drink some wine while watching the show.  Isn't it good?


      having a nice sardine liqueur right now..
 
2013-02-21 09:20:31 AM  
I thought if you have wood for more than 4 hours you need to see a doctor to prevent permanent injury.
 
2013-02-21 09:20:41 AM  
Ladies and gentlemen.... NORWAY!!!  Let's give it a round of applause, shall we?
 
2013-02-21 09:22:06 AM  

Guadior42: A moose once bit my sister.

/obscure?


Wröng køuntri.
 
2013-02-21 09:24:16 AM  

Lee's_Austin: abfalter: Norwegian wood?  Eh, eh, know-what-I-mean, know-what-I-mean?  Chop-chop, nudge-nudge, wink-wink!

"Candid" wood stacking ;)



Perhaps some holiday stacks?
 
2013-02-21 09:24:17 AM  
The first Modern Marvels I saw was about salt. A whole hour. I ended up watching the whole thing because it was interesting, and then I thought "I just spent an entire hour learning about salt....WTH?"
 
2013-02-21 09:24:36 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-21 09:24:45 AM  
If you want a good, slow burn, it's best to go with oak or hickory. These are good overnight woods, or day-long, for when you're away at work. These woods produce long-lasting hot coals. Ash will give you an intermediate burn. It's useful for when you get home in the evening as a bridge between slow burns. Ash can be plentiful throughout the Midwest as the ash bore continues to expand through the United States. If you need a starter, or something to get a quick burst of heat, it's best to go with poplar. Poplar is everywhere. These are the basic foundation woods. There are other woods that one can burn, such as maple, another slow-burning wood if well cured. You will want to avoid any sap-ridden woods such as evergreen. They are pollutants, creating a dark and pungent smoke.
 
2013-02-21 09:24:52 AM  
Norwegians are serious about their wood.

ocj.com
 
2013-02-21 09:25:16 AM  
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2013-02-21 09:29:51 AM  

Riche: Tillmaster: The program sounds like the video equivalent of minimalist music.
Fine by me: if they put on programs like that in the US, I might subscribe to cable.

Or you could just go to YouTube.


Excellent. Thanks. It didn't occur to me.
 
2013-02-21 09:30:25 AM  
i1.ytimg.com

"I am pagan trapped in this conservative hell that is Norway"
 
2013-02-21 09:31:40 AM  

twomutts: You wanna know the best part? We have to pay the equivalent of $400 a year to NRK so they can come up with great programming like this. Their last big hit was "Hurtigruten", a show which consisted of 3 weeks of nothing but a big boat cruising up and down the coast.

/think about this the next time you biatch about your taxes going to PBS and NPR


We've got the same thing with SVT. Which is a major reason why I do not own a TV. They're finally getting around to mandating that the fee will also apply to computers, since you can access their website from one, but my ISP (which is awesome, BTW), is fighting that and has come out with blocking software from their end, making it impossible for me to go to the site (at least without spoofing). I'm not sure that will be enough to stop them from trying to shake me down, but I have zero intention of ever paying them.

I get the importance of having non-commercial TV, I really do. I support it. In fact, if they just used tax revenue I'd have no issue with it, even if that meant a small boost in the tax rate. But the way in which they've gone about it, and the exorbitant amounts they charge for the privilege, just makes me despise them.
 
2013-02-21 09:35:23 AM  

amindtat: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x300]


i1247.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-21 09:35:58 AM  

Here Comes Everybody: [img541.imageshack.us image 500x400]


Leaving happy
 
2013-02-21 09:40:28 AM  

genepool lifeboat: And now for a 5 minute film on Norway!


"Quick! Everyone shuffle awkwardly through the aisles to the exit before it closes!"

/Yeah, I know the drill
 
2013-02-21 09:43:20 AM  
I once had a Norwegian

/ok, a Norwegian once had me
 
2013-02-21 09:54:33 AM  

ds_4815: genepool lifeboat: And now for a 5 minute film on Norway!

"Quick! Everyone shuffle awkwardly through the aisles to the exit before it closes!"

/Yeah, I know the drill


It's funnier when everyone runs.

/Still love Epcot though.
 
2013-02-21 09:55:51 AM  

swahnhennessy: twomutts: You wanna know the best part? We have to pay the equivalent of $400 a year to NRK so they can come up with great programming like this. Their last big hit was "Hurtigruten", a show which consisted of 3 weeks of nothing but a big boat cruising up and down the coast.


We've got the same thing with SVT. Which is a major reason why I do not own a TV. em.

I get the importance of having non-commercial TV, I really do. I support it. In fact, if they just used tax revenue I'd have no issue with it, even if that meant a small boost in the tax rate. But the way in which they've gone about it, and the exorbitant amounts they charge for the privilege, just makes me despise them.


Worst part is that the only things ever worth watching on SVT are not even produced by them, so what the fark is the point?

Of course, I am pissed because my wife has to only pay the bills that come in her name. Which is like, one plus radiotjänsten. She just kept tossing them out, and then I get a letter from the debt collectors and we ended up owing a couple hundred extra dollars on two bills.
 
2013-02-21 09:57:10 AM  
When I was a kid, we moved into a house that had one of those conical '70s fireplaces. Dad didn't think I was old enough to use the chainsaw, so I got to to cut up logs with a saw that ran on elbow-grease. I also got acquainted with a splitting maul.
We put a Franklin stove in the basement family-room of out next house. More sawing, more splitting, more stacking. I mostly disliked it, but there were times when adolescent anger and angst got burned off to good effect by splitting fire-wood.

I miss having a fireplace, now.
 
2013-02-21 10:01:54 AM  
This is not a repeat from 1966 on WPIX?
images.fineartamerica.com /the original screensaver
 
2013-02-21 10:05:23 AM  
How can you spot an extroverted Norwegian?

When he talks to you he looks at your shoes.
 
2013-02-21 10:05:25 AM  
Wood, wood, wood, wood, wood, wood, wood, wood, woooooooddddd. EVERYBODY SING!
 
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