Saturday, February 16, 2013

Philosophy Wire! Burn… Burn… Burn…

42DB25658163043F595C98A7F144A599Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-02-16]:

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. The idea was inspired by the SECOND BEST selling book in Norway which concerns… what else… fire wood! [source: Yahoo! TV]

NRK is not new to quirky programming.

In 2011, it broadcast 134 hours non-stop of a cruise ship going up the Norwegian coast to the Arctic, bagging the world record for the longest continuous TV program along the way.

At one point 600,000 people tuned in to watch that program with 3.2 million people, or over 60 percent of the population, glued to the screen at one point.

And an earlier broadcast of an eight hour train journey from Oslo to Bergen was so popular, NRK had to repeat it.

Who says that money and progress is synonym of mental health?

Well, I have to go now.

I am going to watch a flower grow…

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