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Let it Be: a wonderfully ridiculous slice of must see Norwegian TV

In 2010, Norwegian TV show Gylne Tider, aka Gyldne Tider (trans: Golden Times) produced this stupendous video.

The show featured presenter by Øyvind Mund, cameraman Steinar Marthinsen and sound engineer Ingar Thorsen travelling to meet their childhood heroes. Having journey through Scandinavia asking ‘Didn’t you used to be..?’, the third series focused on international stars, such as: Linda Evans, Pamela Sue Martin, Lorenzo Lamas, Sabrina, Samantha Fox, Mark Hamill, Bo Derek, Al Corley, Bruce Boxleitner, Richard Chamberlain, Glenn Medeiros, The Bangles, Duane Loken, Mel Smith and Peter Shilton. For the 2010 series someone thought it a sound idea to get a load of familiar faces sing and have them sing The Beatles’ Let it Be.

Look out for: Pamela Anderson, Mickey Rourke, Jason Alexander, Glenn Close, Ricki Lake, Roger Moore, Daryl Hannah, John Nettles and more…

 

Posted: 3rd, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Hunters mistakenly enter zoo and kill two elk

elks shot

 

To  Norway shot dead two elk only to realise seconds later that they had been shooting through the fence into a zoo.

“I reacted with disbelief, and the first few seconds afterwards were pretty unreal,” says Heinz Strathmann, the chief executive of Polar Park zoo, north of the town of Narvik. Two hunters out shooting elk spotted their prey – in the zoo.

“I think this is very sad, and it’s not okay. We had five elk, now we have only three.”

The hunters rang the zoo, explaining that their elk hounds had managed to get inside the elk enclosure, and then given chase, preventing the hunters from realising that they were shooting into a zoo.

“This is a regrettable mistake made in connection with lawful hunting on the outside of the park,” says Arne Nysted, chairman of the wildlife tribunal in Troms County. “It was a fatal error, but everyone understands that it was not done at all on purpose.”

 

Posted: 20th, October 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Norway’s Curling Team Are Early Leaders In Olympics Fashion Stakes With Their ‘Life-Changing’ Trousers

NORWAY’S Olympic curling team is in fine fettle for the upcoming games in Sochi.

Member of Norway's Men's Olympic Curling Team from left Thomas Ulsrud, Torgor Nergard, Christoffer Svae, and Havard Vad Petersson wear their new Sochi 2014 suits as they pose for a photographer in New York Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo)

Member of Norway’s Men’s Olympic Curling Team from left Thomas Ulsrud, Torgor Nergard, Christoffer Svae, and Havard Vad Petersson wear their new Sochi 2014 suits as they pose for a photographer in New York Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo)

 

The Norwegians have form:

 

Norway's Martin Sesaker, left, and his teammate Stine Haalien work on the stone while playing against Estonia during a mixed team curling event at the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Norway’s Martin Sesaker, left, and his teammate Stine Haalien work on the stone while playing against Estonia during a mixed team curling event at the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

 

The designer is Christoffer Svae, who tells the AP that he asked a company called Loudmouth to jazz up the team’s kit:

“It’s definitely been life-changing for us,” Svae told the AP. “Not so much in the everyday but when we travel around the world for curling, it doesn’t always matter if we do well or not, people still think that we win stuff because we are always in the media.”

“I don’t think you’ll see a lot of the other teams do the same that we did,” Svae added, “they feel it’s our thing.”

If you look closely at the new kit, you can see a boy in tricycle riding up the zigzags.

 

Norway's skip Torger Nergard throws his rock as first Havard Vad Petersson, left, and second Christoffer Svae sweep during a match against Sweden, at the Curling World Championships, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, April 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Norway’s skip Torger Nergard throws his rock as first Havard Vad Petersson, left, and second Christoffer Svae sweep during a match against Sweden, at the Curling World Championships, in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, April 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

This photo made March 21, 2010, shows Norway's skip Linn Githmark, center, during an evening draw against Canada in Swift Current, Sask. There was a large package waiting for Norway when the team arrived in Swift Current, Sask., for the women's world curling championship. Out of the box came even louder versions of the loud pants their male counterparts popularized at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver last month.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press/HO, Michael Burns)

This photo made March 21, 2010, shows Norway’s skip Linn Githmark, center, during an evening draw against Canada in Swift Current, Sask. There was a large package waiting for Norway when the team arrived in Swift Current, Sask., for the women’s world curling championship. Out of the box came even louder versions of the loud pants their male counterparts popularized at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver last month.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press/HO, Michael Burns)

Norway's skip Torger Nergard releases a stone on his way to win a semifinal match against Scotland, at the Curling World Championships, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, April 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Norway’s skip Torger Nergard releases a stone on his way to win a semifinal match against Scotland, at the Curling World Championships, in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, April 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Norway's Christoffer Svae, left, and Torger Nergaard, sweep a stone delivered by Haavard Vad Petersson, top, in a win over China in men's curling at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Norway’s Christoffer Svae, left, and Torger Nergaard, sweep a stone delivered by Haavard Vad Petersson, top, in a win over China in men’s curling at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

 

Posted: 22nd, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment


Norway’s Vertical Cemetery Offers A Cracking View Of The Dead

 

oslo burial

 

WHEN you die , you will ascend. You will rise up in Martin McSherry’s vertical cemetery. The Royal Danish School of Architecture students has showcased his design at the Oslo conference for Nordic cemeteries. His work has been  commended as “a highly original contribution”.

He says: “Existing cemeteries will slowly be removed to provide land to the city’s living souls. The vertical cemetery, with its open front, will become a significant part of the city and a daily reminder of death’s existence. In time, the city’s tallest and largest building will become a grave for all its citizens – the city’s ever-changing monument.”

 

oslo burial 1

 

There will be distinct floors for all believers and non-believers. Muslims, Jews, Christians and more will be slotted in. Who gets to see out eternity above whom is a moot point. But, then, the cemetery will grow because it’s modular. It can be like a religious game of jenga. You just have to lean to slot in together.

If Ikea did cemeteries, it would look a lot like this.

And it will grow and grow, the tower of decay casting a shadow over the city, creeping up on you. Death is not something that happens to other people. It’s creeping up on you.

Still, some things don’t change even with McSherry’s design: the dead love to be buried with a good view.

 

Posted: 30th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Norwegian girl’s Knife Game Song gives British border police an idea

HAVE you heard the ‘Knife Game Song’? It’s the new tune that all would -be immigrants and migrant workers hoping to live in David Cameron’s ‘Broken Britain’ have to sing. The song is the work of Hanna Fylling Ellingseter, a Norwegian girl with a dream of eating like the locals do a kebab shop in South London:

Spotter: Reddit

Posted: 4th, March 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment


When The Butter Runs Out in Norway Laugh At Local Food Fans

I’M sure you’ve seen this little piece, the Great Butter Famine going on in Norway?

Yes, isn’t it terribly amusing when one of the richest nations in the world runs out of a basic food stuff. There’s got to be some craziness behind it all. And indeed there is.

Norway is one of the very few places with farming policies even more stupid than our own dearly beloved EU. They “protect” their farmers even more than Brussels does. Part of that protection is that there is a quota and then a tax upon the top of the quota on importing butter into the nation.

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Posted: 14th, December 2011 | In: Money | Comment


Can Irish Butter Smugglers Reach Norway In Time?

BUTTER is big business in Norway:

Butter is now selling on Norway’s top auction website, with a 250-gram piece starting at around $13, roughly four times its normal price.

Just weeks before Norwegians will be expecting to eat plenty of buttery traditional biscuits and other homemade Christmas treats made with love and the liberal inclusion of dairy products, residents of the world’s second-richest per-capita country can’t even hope for help from a friendly neighbour who is rolling in butter.

Top dairy producer Denmark lies just across a narrow sea channel, but its stores of creamy butter will be kept out of the country by the high import duties of Norway, the only Nordic nation that does not belong to the European Union.

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Posted: 10th, December 2011 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


Holidaying Norwegian Policewomen Hunt Down And Capture Spanish Flasher

TO Spain, where Norwegian holidaymakers Brit Randulff Karlsen, Cecilie Lorentzen, Helen Solheim, Line Janson and Marianne Hagenes have apprehended a Spanish flasher. The man was wearing only socks and trainers in Torrevieja when the policewomen spotted him.

Says Brit:

”I have never chased and arrested a naked man before. At least not in my spare time. We had been out and eaten, when we saw a man standing and showing off a couple of streets below us. But we thought he was drunk, and let us not be affected by it.”

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Posted: 3rd, October 2011 | In: Strange But True | Comments (4)


Kay Burley’s Norway Masterclass: A Sky News Bombshell (Photos)

A BIG fertiliser nitrate bomb has gone off in Olso. Many are dead. The device was detonated close to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s offices. He was not there.

Sky News’s Kay Burley is live:

“We can hear the Norwegians talking whatever language it is they speak there.”

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Posted: 22nd, July 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (5)


Norway’s NRK Broadcasts Five-Day Ship’s Voyage: 8000 Minutes Of Uninterrupted Telly

GIVEN that most of TV coasts towards an obvious conclusion to soupy muzak, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK’s episode of Hurtigruten’s MS Nord-Norge voyage from Bergen north to the line’s turnaround point in Kirkenes is a progression of so many ITV dramas and TV documentaries. The show lasts 8,000 minutes.

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Posted: 19th, June 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Eco Pressure Group FFF Have Sex In Public And A Cathedral To Save Rainforests

TO Norway, where eco pressure group Fuck For Forests have been pretending to shag on a cathedral’s altar to publicise global deforestation (photo of of the three shaggers for fig leaves in the Oslo Domkirke). They will continue to shag in public places until you notice the “threatened nature“.

As the organisation given seed money by the Norwegian Government and brought you by the sounds of FFF and The Cumshots, says:

Sex is often shown to attract us to buy all kind of bullshit products and ideas, so why not for a good cause?…Saving the planet IS sexy! Why not get horny for a good cause? It makes it easier for you and me to stay positive in an already too suppressed world. Read our “War on error” and “love manifest” to know more about the FFF philosophy.

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Posted: 15th, June 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment


The Norwegian News Flash Flasher

THE Norwegian news flash is NSFW. It adds to the Norwegian news oeuvre, a body of work that features The Weather In Norwegian, the Daily Mirror’s Live TV show in which Eva Bjertnes or Anne-Marie Foss wore bikinis over their occluded fronts…

Posted: 3rd, December 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Norway Man Find For Having Sex While Speeding On The Motorway

TO Norway, where a man, aged 28, is spotted having sex while driving too fast on the motorway.

The man is moving at 20mph over the speed limit. A woman is “sitting on the man’s lap”.

The police do as they must and before arresting the man, filmed the moment “for evidence”.

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Posted: 13th, April 2009 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)